It is unknown what the first country was, but Linguists refer to the first language in Europe as Indo-European.
Belgium to become the first European country to ban burkas.
Europe was the first country to claim TN, because Hernando DE Soto was European and he first explored Tennessee.
Really, every country in the European Union is European. Every country who joins the EU must have some sort of major connection to Europe, mostly by people or culture. Cyprus is the only country not geographically located in Europe (it is geographically located in Asia), however, it is politically, historically, and culturally a part of Europe. Turkey is also a candidate for membership and if they get accepted then they would most likely earn the title of most non-European country, as only 3% of its land lies in Europe.
India hosted the first Asian games.
I have been informed that Firhill Stadium, Glasgow, hosted the first European tie involving a Scottish football team. Can anyone confirm this?
Hamiton hosted it in 1930
Australia hosted the first Olympics in the Southern Hemisphere, when they hosted the 1956 Melbourne Olympics.The country also hosted the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
Switzerland was the first to introduce association football (soccer) to continental Europe.
Spain was not the first European country.
A country must first be either located in Europe or a Europeanized country, meaning their culture is adopted from Europe. A country must also have good foreign relations and a stable economy.
Portugal was the first European nation to send a ship from Europe around Africa to India and then back to Europe
It was Uruguay in 1930.
Greece, 800 BC,
Portugal became the first country to establish a route from Europe to Asia by sea. This was made possible by the 1494 Treaty of Tordesillas.
Great Britain was the first European country to settle Australia.