Jean Genevieve Garnerin was the first female parachutists, jumping from a hot air balloon in 1799.

In 1898, one of the first programmes to be broadcasted on radio was a yacht race that took place in British waters.

A baseball ball has exactly 108 stitches, a cricket ball has between 65 and 70 stiches.

Bill Klem served the most seasons as major league umpire – 37 years, starting in 1905. He also officated 18 World Series.

Ferenc Szisz from Romania, driving a Renault, won the first Formula One Grand Prix held at Le Mans, France in 1906.