Alessandro Volta. The term "volt" was also named for Count Alessandro Volta.
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NAACP. W.E.B. Du Bois was on the staff of Atlanta University when he founded the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in 1909.
1066 Ad. Duke William of Normandy led the Battle of Hastings with 600 ships.
None. Although three people had scurvy on Captain Cook's first voyage, none of them died which was a first for the British Navy.
Alan Shepard. Alan Shepard's 1961 flight in the "Freedom 7" marked the first time an American reached outer space.