First in the World



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First in the World


Field

Person

The First person to land on the moon

Neil A. Amstrong (U.S.A)

The First to launch search Satellite or "artificial moon"

U.S.S.R.

The first man to enter space

Late Maj. Yuri Gagarin (USSR)

The first woman cosmonaut in the world

Valentina Tereshkova

The first Woman Astronant pilot

Lt.Col.Eileen Marie Collin (US)

The first person to float in space

Alexei Leonav (Russia)

The first American astronaut (2nd in world) to floatin space

Edward White

The first Russian cosmonaut to make two space flights

Late Col. Vladimir Komarov

The first American astronaut to make two space flights

Gordon Cooper (U.S.A.)

The first manned space ship longest stay in space for 11 days

Apollo - 7 (U.S.A.)

The first manned spaceship to space flight round the moon

Apollo - 8 (U.S.A.)

The first space craft to leave solar system

Pioneer - II (U.S.A.)

The first country to launch a cosmic space rocket towards moon

U.S.S.R.

First crew transfer between orbiting space ships

Soyuz-4 and Soyuz-5 (U.S.S.R.)

The first man to stay long in space

Valery Ryumin

The first space shuttle

Columbia (U.S.A.)

The first woman to command a space shuttle mission (Columbia)

Eileen Collins (U.S.A.)

The first tourist to space

Dennis Tito (U.S.A.)


Epithets


1

Bengal's Sorrow

Damodar River

2

Blue Mountains

Nilgiri Hills

3

Britain of the South

New Zealand

4

City of the Golden Gate

San Francisco (USA)

5

City of Dreaming Spires

Oxford (UK)

6

City of Magnificent Distance

Washington, DC, USA

7

City of Sky - Scrapers

New York

8

City of Seven Hills

Rome

9

City of Palaces

Kolkata

10

China's Sorrow

Howang-Ho

11

Cockpit of Europe

Belgium

12

Dark Continent

Africa

13

Eternal City

Rome

14

Emerald Island

Ireland

15

Empire City

New York, U.S.A.

16

Forbidden City

Lhasa, Tibet

17

Garden of England

Kent, England

18

Gate of Tears

Bab-el-mandeb, Jerusalem

19

Garden City

Chicago

20

Gateway of India

Mumbai

21

Gift of the Nile

Egypt

22

Granite City

Aberdeen, Scotland

23

Great Whiteway

Broadway, New York

24

Granery of South India

Tanjore

25

Hearing Pond

Atlantic Ocean

26

Hermit Kingdom

Korea

27

Holy Land

Palestine

28

Island Continent

Australia

29

Island of Cloves

Zanzibar

30

Island of Pearls

Bahrain

31

Key to Mediterannean

Gibraltar

32

Lady with a lamp

Florence Nightangle

33

Land of Lakes

Scotland

34

Land of Golden Fleece

Australia

35

Land of Golden Pagoda

Myanmar

36

Land of Kangaroo

Australia

37

Land of Lilies

Canada

38

Land of Morning Calm

Korea

39

Land of Thunderbolt

Bhutan

40

Land of Five Rivers

Punjab, India

41

Land of Rising Sun

Japan

42

Land of Midnight Sun

Norway

43

Land of Thousand Lakes

Finland

44

Land of Maples

Canada

45

Land of White Elephant

Thailand

46

Mysore Tiger

Tippu Sultan

47

Manchester of India

Mumbai

48

Manchester of Tamil Nadu

Coimbatore

49

Never Never Land

Prairies of N. Australia

50

Pearl of the Pacific

Guyayaquil Port of Ecuador

51

Playground of Europe

Switzerland

52

Playground of India

Kashmir

53

Pearl of the Antilles

Cuba

54

Pillar of Hercules

Gibraltar

55

Pink City

Jaipur

56

Quaker City

Philadelphia, U.S.A.

57

Queen of the Adraitic

Venice, Italy

58

Queen of Arabian Sea

Kochi

59

Roof of the World

Pamirs, Central Asia

60

Saint of the Gutters

Mother Terasa

61

Sickman of Europe

Turkey

62

Spice Garden of India

Kerala

63

Sugar Bowl of the World

Cuba

64

Venice of the East

Alappuzha, India

65

Venice of the North

Stockholm, Sweden

66

White City

Belgrade, Yugoslavia

67

Windy City

Chicago, U.S.A.

68

White Man's Grave

Guinea Coast

69

World's Bread Basket

Prairies of N.America

70

World's Loneliest Island

Tristanda Cuntra

71

Yellow River

Howang Ho






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