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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

24th July 1980 Actor and comedian Peter Sellars died in London after a heart attack in The Dorchester Hotel.

24th July 1956 Brendan Behan's Quare Fellow, premieres in London

24th July 1936 The Speaking Clock speaks for the first time, from Dollis Hill, London.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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