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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

23rd April 1975 Harold Pinter's No Man's Land, premieres in London

23rd April 1959 1st heliport in Britain opens in London

23rd April 1925 1st London performance of operetta Fasquita staged

23rd April 1881 Gilbert and Sullivan's opera Patience produced in London

23rd April 1775 Artist J.M.W. Turner was born in Covent Garden, London.go to related location

23rd April 1705 Richard Steele's Tender Husband, premieres in London

23rd April 1702 The Coronation of Anne I in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

23rd April 1685 The Coronation of James II (and VII of Scotland) in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

23rd April 1661 English king Charles II crowned in London

23rd April 1661 The Coronation of Charles II in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

Swede Wallenberg's Statue



Swede Wallenberg's Statue

Statue of Raoul Wallenberg, the diplomat who saved Jews in WW2.

Location: Great Cumberland Gate, Marylebone, London

Description: Here, outside the Swedish embassy is a statue of Raoul Gustav Wallenberg, a Swedish diplomat who saved thousands of Hungarian Jews in World War 2.

He was arrestd by the Soviet Army as they entered Budapest in 1945 and taken to Moscow where he died in custody.

On Sept. 22, 1981, the U.S. Congress granted honorary citizenship to the missing Wallenberg. (Such honorary citizenship had been granted only once before, to Sir Winston Churchill.)


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Swede Wallenberg's Statue

Statue of Raoul Wallenberg, the diplomat who saved Jews in WW2.


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