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Old April 13 2011, 09:29 AM   #24
Re: Yuri Gagarin - First Man in Space (50th Anniversary)

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. . . It's also pretty ironic that he went into space exactly 100 years to the day after the start of the American Civil War.
A mildly interesting coincidence and irony are two different things.
I think you'd be right if Gagarin's flight were 100 years after the end of the Civil War, but I think the first human spaceflight coming on the 100th anniversary of the start of an important war qualifies as irony.
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