August 5, 2017 all-day

Aug 5, 1912. Swedish architect Raoul Gustaf Wallenberg was born at Stockholm, Sweden. He is credited with saving 100,000 Jews from almost certain death at the hands of the Nazis during WWII. Wallenberg was arrested by Soviet troops at Budapest, Hungary, Jan 17, 1945, and accordingto the official Soviet press agency, Tass, died in prison at Moscow, July 17, 1947 (although unconfirmed reports claim he died years later). He was the second person in history (Winston Churchill was the first) to be granted honorary American citizenship (US House of Representatives voted 3962, Sept 22, 1981).

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