Yuri Gagarin – Who Killed The First Man Into Space?
On 12 April 1961, Yuri Gagarin became the first human to travel into space, after being launched into orbit on the Vostok 3KA-3 spacecraft (Vostok 1).
He became the first human to journey into outer space, when his Vostok spacecraft completed an orbit of the Earth on 12 April 1961.
Gagarin was born to humble folk and his boyhood had been cut short by the war.
He used to break open flares for the writing ink, and then sell the shells as scrap for pocket money, but still have to walk barefoot to school.
An Instant Celebrity
Sir Nicholas Winton Saved At Least 669 Children During the Holocaust
On June 27, 2013 the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation honored Sir Nicholas Winton, English Holocaust savior that just turned 105!
And on October 28, 2014 he will be awarded the White Lion medal by the President of the Czech Republic.
And Czechs have repeatedly nominated Winton for the Nobel Peace Prize!
What Did Winton Do During The Holocaust?
During WW2, Winton saved more than 669 Jewish children from almost certain death in the Czechoslovakian death camps.
Catalina Escobar Gave Up A Successful Business To Help Teenage Mothers!
Catalina Escobar’s group provides support to teenage mothers in Colombia, where one in five girls age 15-19 is, or has been pregnant.
Escobar, 42, was a business woman with a highly successful international trading company until two deaths changed her life in October 2000.
The First Life Changing Event
A twelve day-old boy died in her arms when she working as a volunteer at a maternity clinic in Cartagena, Colombia.
"A life that could’ve been saved if the teenage mother could’ve raised the money for a treatment".
"His mother had needed only $30 and I had that in my pocket. I will never forget that. It was a preventable death".
The Second Life Changing Event
Alcohol And Drugs – The Death Of A Daughter
Just over seven years ago (October 2007), Leo McCarthy lost his 14-year-old daughter, Mariah, when a drunken driver hit her and two of her friends as they walked down a sidewalk near her home.
After discovering that the driver was just twenty years old, not old enough to drink legally, McCarthy made an unusual promise to the teenagers attending Mariah’s memorial service in Butte, Montana.
He said during her eulogy.
Three Israelis Saved Eight Children Who Were In Danger Of Drowning
Three very brave Israelis were hailed as heroes by the parents of children who watched helplessly from shore as their children were being swept out to sea.
Israel’s Channel 2 television station reported that the three Israeli surfers went to the aid of eight children struggling in the waters off Hawaii on Saturday, February 9, 2012.
After huge waves began surging toward the coast, the three Israelis, Tzvika Elias, Yair Naftali and Gabi Liptz, were hailed as heroes by the children’s parents.
"We had gone to a remote beach half an hour from Honolulu. The waves there were high, huge breakers about four meters high, and as the minutes passed, the waves got stronger and even higher".
Said, 30-year-old Elias, who lives in New York.