December 10, 2015 7:07 AM EST

Jan. 25

Mike Krzyzewski

First NCAA Division I men’s basketball coach to reach 1,000 wins

Jan. 9

Tiffany & Co.

Company’s first ad campaign featuring a same-sex couple

May 22

Ireland

First country to legalize gay marriage by popular vote

March 11

Google

First retail store opens in London

July 27

Jen Welter

First woman hired on an NFL coaching staff

June 19

Hawaii

First state to ban smoking by people under 21

Aug. 21

Army Rangers

First female soldiers graduate from the grueling U.S. military school

Sept. 20

Viola Davis

First black woman to win an Emmy for Best Actress in a drama (for How to Get Away With Murder)

Nov. 7

China

First diplomatic meeting with Taiwan in 70 years

Jan. 22

SkyMall

Last print issues of airline catalog start to be pulled from planes as company declares bankruptcy

Feb. 22

Leonard Nimoy

Last tweet before the Star Trek actor’s death: “LLAP” (Live long and prosper)

May 29

Cuba

Last day on U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism

May 17

Mad Men

Last episode airs on AMC

July 5

Grateful Dead

Last show played before the band’s retirement

Aug. 6

The Daily Show

Last episode with Jon Stewart as host airs on Comedy Central

Aug. 27

Discworld

Last novel in Terry Pratchett series published posthumously

Dec. 16

Abby Wambach

Last game to be played by retiring U.S. women’s soccer star

Oct. 16

US Airways

Last flight under the brand’s name after its merger with American Airlines

This appears in the December 21, 2015 issue of TIME.

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