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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
20th September 1989 Musical Miss Saigon, premieres in London
20th September 1938 Emlyn Williams' Corn is Green, premieres in London
20th September 1721 Irish actor Thomas Doggett, founder of the Doggett's Coat and Badge boat race, died in London.
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.)