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Important Events of March – 9

Important Events of March – 9

Events:

  • 1959 – The Barbie doll makes its debut at the American International Toy Fair in New York.
  • 1974 – The Mars 7 Flyby bus releases the descent module too early, missing Mars.
  • 1978 – President Soeharto inaugurated Jagorawi Toll Road, the first toll highway in Indonesia, connecting Jakarta, Bogor and Ciawi, West Java.
  • 2011 – Space Shuttle Discovery makes its final landing after 39 flights.

Births:

  • 1985 – Parthiv Patel, Indian cricketer
  • 1956 – Shashi Tharoor, Indian politician, Indian Minister of External Affairs
  • 1934 – Yuri Gagarin, Russian colonel, pilot, and astronaut.

Yuri Gagarin:

  • yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin was a Soviet pilot and cosmonaut.
  • He was the first human to journey into outer space when his Vostok spacecraft completed an orbit of the Earth on 12 April 1961.
  • Gagarin became an international celebrity and was awarded many medals and titles, including Hero of the Soviet Union, the nation’s highest honour.
  • The Fédération Aéronautique Internationale awards the Yuri A. Gagarin Gold Medal in his honor.

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