Yuri’s Night is an international celebration held every year on April 12 to commemorate the first manned space flight, accomplished by Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin. Individual Yuri’s Night celebrations are held all over the world, from Peru to Israel, but there is no central organization in charge of planning these events, so every city’s celebration will look completely different. 2,093 more words
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“Orbiting Earth in the spaceship, I saw how beautiful our planet is. People, let us preserve and increase this beauty, not destroy it!” ~ Yuri Gagarin
` Cosmonautics Day Marked with a Cherry Tree Grown from a Pit that was in Space Bursting into Bloom 6 Years Early '
#AceHistory2Research – TOKYO – April 12 – A cherry tree grown from a pit that was in space burst into bloom in Japan six years earlier, Japanese media reported on Saturday. 325 more words