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Yuri 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 April 12, 1961.
A postcard with an image of Yuri Gagarin
Hard to believe that glossy postage stamp actually has such a loose and fibrous structure. In the photo: torn edge of a postage stamp.
Former U.S. first lady Nancy Reagan stands next to the stamp with the image of her husband Ronald Reagan at a ceremony in the Reagan library in Simi Valley city, California.
(AP Photo/Ventura County Star, Rob Varela)
Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima is a historic photograph taken on February 23, 1945, by Joe Rosenthal. It depicts five United States Marines and a U.S. Navy corpsman raising the flag of the United States atop Mount Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima in World War II.
George V (George Frederick Ernest Albert; 3 June 1865 – 20 January 1936) was King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Emperor of India, from 1910 through World War I (1914–1918) until his death in 1936.
King George V. Portrait
George V who ruled the British Empire more than 25 years, made philately by one of the most popular hobbies in the Great Britain. He took a great interest in a collecting of stamps when he was only 13 years old. He did his first purchases at Pembertone and Charles Phillips. By 1890 George had already have enough serious collection. George's father , Edward, helped the son with a rare material for the collection which usual philatelists had no possibility to get. George was the first who received angular quartblocks of all stamps which were issuing in British Empire. Also his father bought the collection of stamps of his brother Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and gave it to his son.
Here is a postage stamp "Belka and Strelka" from Soviet Union, with very famous dogs on it who did their feat of arms 49 years ago:
Belka (literally "squirrel", or but as a dog's name most likely means "Whitey" ) and Strelka ("Arrow" ) spent a day in space aboard Korabl-Sputnik-2 (Sputnik 5) on August 19, 1960 before safely returning to Earth.
They were accompanied by a grey rabbit, 42 mice, 2 rats, flies and a number of plants and fungi. All passengers survived. They were the first Earth-born creatures to go into orbit and return alive.