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12.04.1961 - First space flight

12.04.1961 - First space flight

4/12/2018 11:00:00 AM
On April 12, 1961, Gagarin became the first human to travel into space in Vostok 3KA-2 (Vostok 1). His call sign in this flight was Cedar . According to international media, from orbit Gagarin made the comment, "I don't see any god up here." There are however no such words in the full verbatim record of Gagarin's conversations with the Earth during the spaceflight [1] While in orbit Gagarin was promoted "in the field" from the lowly rank of Senior Lieutenant to Major - and this was the rank at which TASS announced him in its triumphant statement during the flight. At the time the Soviet authorities thought it was more likely he would perish during his descent than survive. Returning to Earth, Gagarin became very famous. Nikita Khrushchev rushed to his side and Gagarin issued a statement praising the Communist Party of the Soviet Union as the "organiser of all our victories". He then toured the world. Khrushchev saw Gagarin's achievement as a vindication of his policy of strengthening the Soviet Union's missile forces at the expense of conventional arms. This policy antagonised the Soviet military establishment and contributed to Khrushchev's eventual downfall.
Anniversary of the April Uprising
Anniversary of the April Uprising
4/20/2018 12:57:00 PM
Various initiatives throughout Bulgaria are to mark today the 140th anniversary since the April Uprising.
 Orthodox Christians mark Toma’s Sunday
Orthodox Christians mark Toma’s Sunday
Today we mark International Roma Day
On April 8 we mark International Roma Day. On the occasion Sofia will be the venue of a forum entitled “European funds: possibilities for support of Roma integration”.
EASTER SUNDAY
EASTER SUNDAY
4/8/2018 8:00:00 AM
Name day of everyone named Velichko, Velichka, Velika, Veliana, Velina, Villi, Svetla.
Holy Saturday
Holy Saturday
4/7/2018 8:00:00 AM
It is also a time to remember family and the faithful who have died as we await the resurrection, or to honor the martyrs who have given their lives for the cause of Christ in the world.
Good Friday (also Holy Friday)
Good Friday (also Holy Friday)
4/6/2018 8:00:00 AM
The Holy Friday marks the respect of the entire Christian world to the crucified Jesus.
Holy Thursday
Holy Thursday
4/5/2018 8:00:00 AM
Holy Thursday is the day when all women are supposed to color bright eggs for Easter family gathering.
Easter thoughts on Christ and his resurrection - the Turin shroud
Around Easter people always think and talk about miracles and the resurrection of Christ. The story of the Turin Shroud is one of the miraculous stories we have to accept and not seek for expalnati...
Easter Bunny History
Easter Bunny History
4/3/2018 9:00:00 AM
The Easter bunny has its origin in pre-Christian fertility lore.
HOLY WEEK before Easter
HOLY WEEK before Easter
4/2/2018 8:00:00 AM
Holy Week is the last week of Lent, the week immediately preceding Easter Sunday.