1000 – Leif Erickson: First European to reach North America.
1519/1522 – Magellan: First to lead around-the-world expedition.
1919 – Captain John Alcock and Lt. Whitten-Brown of the Royal Air Force of Britain: First non-stop flight across the Atlantic Ocean.
1928/1947 – Richard Byrd: Antarctic explorer.
1961 – Yuri Gagarin: First man in space.
1962 – John Glenn: first man to orbit the earth.
1969 – Neil Armstrong: First man to walk on the moon.
And so it goes:
who wants to go to Mars?