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The first human in space, Yuri Garragin, killed....

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March 28, 1968

THE RUSSELL DAILY NEWS, Russell, Kansas, March 28, 1968

* Yuri Gagarin killed (1st report)
* Soviet cosmonaut
* 1st human in space fame

This 4 page newspaper has a three column headline on the front page: "Yuri Gagarin Killed In Airplane Mishap" which tells of the death of the 1st man in space, Yuri Gagarin.

Other news and advertisements of the day. Small binding holes along the spine, otherwise good condition.

wikipedia notes: On 27 March 1968, while on a routine training flight from Chkalovsky Air Base, he and flight instructor Vladimir Seryogin died in a MiG-15UTI crash near the town of Kirzhach. The bodies of Gagarin and Seryogin were cremated and the ashes were buried in the walls of the Kremlin on Red Square. Gagarin was survived by his wife Valentina, and daughters Galya and Lena.

Category: The 20th Century