The first pickup truck in the world was made by Gottlieb Daimler in 1886. Daimler created the first motor cycle in 1885.
In 1963, baseball pitcher Gaylord Perry remarked, "They'll put a man on the moon before I hit a home run." On July 20, 1969, a few hours after Neil Armstron set foot on the moon, Perry hit is one and only home run.
Persians first began using colored egs to celebrate spring in 3,000 B.C. 13th centrury Macedonians were the first Christians on record to use colored egs in Easter celebrations. Crusaders returning from the Middle East spread the custom of coloring eggs and Europeans began to use them to celebrate Easter and other warm weather holidays.
The first steam powered train was invented by Robert Stephenson. It was called the Rocket. Pulling a load of 13 tons, it averaged 12mph. Empty, it was capible of 29mph.
The first animal sent into outerspace was a dog, Laika. She was launched in Sputnik 2 on 3 November 1957. She died a few hours after launch. The exact cause is unknown, but it is likely due to faulty enviromental controls.