Famous Firsts for Newfoundland
1000 A.D. L'Anse Aux Meadows Viking settlement
1497 Italian Explorer John Cabot funded by Bristol Merchants sets foot on Newfoundland
1866 Cyrus Field has success with establishment of Transatlantic Cable between Ireland and Newfoundland, see the Great Eastern where would email be today if the cable they did not lay, or without the Telegraph.
1915 Cluny MacPherson invents gas mask
1919 First Transatlantic Flight
1932 First solo Transatlantic Flight by woman, Amelia Earhart Harbor Grace to Ireland
2003 Newfoundland's Academy of Science announces innovative Digital Clock