Yuri Gagarin
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This week in history: 11 - 17 April

The week when Pol Pot, the former Cambodian leader responsible for millions of deaths, died, the Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first man in space, the first Indonesian edition of Playboy magazine was met with angry protests, Paula Radcliffe set a new women's marathon world record, and the Titanic sunk after hitting an iceberg in the Atlantic.

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