In 1975 Junko Tabei from Japan became the first woman to reach the top of Everest.

The first instance of global electronic communications took place in 1871 when news of the Derby winner was telegraphed from London to Calcutta in under 5 minutes.

The first modern Olympic Games were held in Athens, Greece in 1896. There were 311 male but no female competitors.

Korfball is the only sport played with mixed teams, consisting of 4 men and 4 women.

The oldest continuous trophy in sports is the America’s Cup. It started in 1851, with Americans winning for a straight 132 years until Australia took the Cup in 1983.