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In 2010 scientists at the University of Manchester were awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics for inventing graphene, the world's thinnest material.
Alcock and Brown, both
The first international art exhibition was held in
The first computer with a stored programme and memory, nicknamed 'baby', was developed at the
The 2002 Commonwealth Games was the largest multi-sport event ever to be held in the
Manchester was the birth place of the worldwide co-operative movement. Granada Television's Coronation Street is the world's longest running soap opera.
The first professional football league was set up in the Royal Hotel at Piccadilly,
Manchester was the first city to recognise ICT as a priority in economic regeneration and the first to set up a Digital Development Agency.
The nation's first free, public library opened off
Despite having a market stall in
Frederick Royce met Charles Rolls in
Doctor Patrick Steptoe succeeded in producing the world's first 'test-tube' baby at
The world's first purpose built industrial estate was launched at
In 1853 John Benjamin Dancer working from 43 Cross Street invented microphotography and microfilms.
The first law in thermodynamics was discovered in
Sir Joseph Whitworth (1803-87) was the father of precision engineering. Ernest Rutherford working at
The first mechanically powered submarine was launched in 1880 to the designs of Hulme curate, the Rev. George Garrett.
The first and only swing aqueduct in the world is at Barton. Built in 1893, it carries the
Municipal parks Philips Park, Queens Park and Peel Park opened in 1846 to become the first municipal parks.
The first bus route ran from Market Street,