Somebody got to be first

As people look in ending one year and bringing in the new year with a big bang celebration every year; there will always be someone who strive to have the first baby born on New Year’s. It’s a special honor to be the first born of the new year right at midnight. Do you know anyone who was born on New Year’s?

Do you remembered your first kiss? Your first love? Your first job? Your first home? Your first time? They are all very special. In this blog, I will be talking about those who was first in certain areas.

Adam was the first human and man created by God, then came Eve out of Adam’s ribs.

You may be surprised to know that Leif Erikson, A Norseman was actually the first to discovered America, before Christopher Columbus and the Pilgrims on the Mayflower. Yet he was not given as much recognition as the other 2. Why was that?

George Washington was the United States first President, once we won our independence from England. Abraham Lincoln was the first Republican President.

Hank Aaron was the first black baseball player to break Babe Ruth’s home run records. He was the home run king who defined racism. He faced down racism as he eclipse Babe Ruth as baseball’s home run king, hitting 75 homers and holding the most celebrated record in sports for more than 30 years.

Charley Pride was the first black country singer to make it. He had 52 top 10 hits on the billboard hot country songs chart. He had won country music entertainer of the year award in 1971. Before him, it was unheard of for a black country singer; but because of him there have been a few that followed but not duplicate his success.

Muhammad Ali was the first African American boxer, who real name was Cassius Clay. He was known as the Greatest. He won a gold medal in light heavyweight division at the 1960 summer Olympics and turned professional later that year. He became a Muslim after 1961. He won the world heavyweight championship, defeating Sonny Liston in a major upset on Feb. 25, 1964 at age 22. He denounced his birth name as a “slave name” and formally changed his name to Muhammad Ali. He was a very high profile figure of racial pride for African Americans during the civil rights movement and throughout his career.

Neil Armstrong was the first man to walk on the moon, July 16, 1969 in Apollo 11.

Geraldine Ferraro was the first female Vice President nomination, when Walter Mondale chose her as his running mate in 1984. Believe me, she was nothing like Kamala Harris, Sara Palin, and Hillary Clinton. For one, she was way smarter than Harris, you can trust her over Harris and Hillary Clinton. She never stood a chance though because of 2 strikes for Mondale. The biggest one was Reagan’s popularity in 1984. The second was Mondale couldn’t shake Jimmy Carter’s failure as President.

Hillary Clinton wasn’t the first woman to make a run for President. That honor goes to Victoria Woodhull back in 1872, even before women even had the right to vote. Even Elizabeth Dole and Michelle Bachman ran for President before old Hillary Clinton. Of course, I voted for Elizabeth Dole in 2000 election over George W. Bush.

Sandra Day O’Connor was the first woman to be appointed to the Supreme Court. She was nominated by President Reagan and confirmed to the congress.

Sally Ride was the first female astronaut to fly in space.

Kamala Harris may be our first woman Vice President, but I wouldn’t say it was very legal. As I mentioned before, the 2020 election was full of fraud all through the campaigns. So I won’t delve into it.

Barak Obama was the first African American President. First of all he defeated Hillary Clinton to get the Democrat nomination. He made history when he was elected President, defeating John McCain. First the reason he defeated Hillary was because she didn’t have the same charisma as her husband, Bill. Second, John McCain was a part of the old establishment in Washington and Obama represent change.

Old Hillary Clinton is still crying that she couldn’t be the first woman to break the glass ceiling for women to be President. You can say that she is a sore loser.

These are some of the first in America’s history. I can understand Hillary Clinton crying about not making history. I mean, who doesn’t like being pick last? Who doesn’t want to be first at something? Have you ever been picked last for a team such as in the sports for example? It’s not a very proud moment. It’s hard on a person self-esteem. They think that they are not good enough to be pick. Everybody wants to be first-nobody wants to be last!

Back to those questions I asked in the beginning, I didn’t share any of my first because it wasn’t the direction I wanted to go. If you want to share and answer those questions, I would love to hear from you in the comment.

These are just some of the first in America’s history. The list could go on and on.