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27th March 2019 - 85 Years since the Birth of Yuri Gagarin
On 27th March 2019 Yuri Gagarin (Russian cosmonaut; 9 March 1934 – 27 March 1968) would have turned 85 years.

He became the first human to journey into outer space, when he completed an orbit of the Earth in his Vostok spacecraft on 12 April 1961.

In Russia the 12th April is still celebrated every year as "Cosmonautics Day".