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Yury Gagarin

Person  Male  Born 9/3/1934  Died 27/3/1968

Categories: Exploring, Seriously Famous

Countries: Russia

Astronaut.  From Rianovosti: "Gagarin visited London in July 1961, three months after his legendary flight. He met with members of the Foundry Workers Union during his visit, as he had worked as a foundryman before his career in aeronautics, as well as with the British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan and Queen Elizabeth II."

Killed when the training jet he was piloting crashed.

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