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This Day, 56-Years Ago, Yuri Gagarin Became The First Human EVER To Enter Space (And Orbit The Earth To Boot)!

by Anura Guruge

I got to meet him when he visited Ceylon
(now Sri Lanka) in 1961.

I was 7 years old. But, of course, knew who he was.

I got to shake his hand.

To this day, I consider this one of the highlights of my rather uneventful life.

Yes, we commemorated his birthday which was on March 9 (1934).

So he went to space 34-days after his 27th birthday.

He died, tragically, when he was 34.

Wikipedia entry. Click to ENLARGE and read here. Link: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuri_Gagarin

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by Anura Guruge