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Hitler was saved from drowning by a priest when he was 4 years old.
6 million lives were saved by Bill Gates with vaccines and better healthcare.
Fidel Castro has said that he saved ten working days a year by not bothering to shave.
TV show House M.D. saved a patient in Germany when doctors remembered watching the same symptoms in an episode.
If everyone in the world washed their hands properly, a million lives could be saved a year.
A WW1 homing pigeon saved 194 men by delivering a message despite losing a leg, an eye and having been shot through the chest.
In 1997, James Cameron saved Guillermo del Toro’s father from Mexican kidnappers by paying the US$1 million ransom.
A Muslim family that saved Jews during the Holocaust, was later saved by Israel during the genocide in Bosnia, and converted to Judaism.
Ronald Reagan was a lifeguard during high school and saved 77 lives.
During WW2, two polish doctors saved 8,000 Jews from the Holocaust by faking a typhus epidemic that stopped the Nazis entering their town.
Norman Borlaug, an agricultural scientist, developed new strains of crops which yielded 4 times as much food . He is said to have saved the lives of over a billion people, making him one of the most influential men in human history.
In Auschwitz, an SS guard fell in love with a Jewish prisoner. He saved her life multiple times and she testified on his behalf during his post-war trial.
When building the Golden Gate Bridge, the lead structural engineer insisted on the installation of a safety net at an exorbitant cost of US$130,000. It saved 19 workers.
During WW2, a Japanese Consul saved 6,000 Jews from the Holocaust by writing them all Visas to Japan even after the government told him not to.
During WW2, Japanese war criminal Tojo Hideki attempted suicide after the surrender. He was saved and resuscitated by Allied forces, who then hanged him.
Cincinnati is named after Cincinnatus, a ruler of the Roman Empire who saved Rome from crisis and then retired to his farm rather than rule.
Academy Award-winning actress Hilary Swank lived in a car with her mother while they saved up for an apartment in Los Angeles.
Steve McQueen’s infidelity might have saved his life. He was supposed to attend the dinner party where the Manson family murdered Sharon Tate and others, but skipped it after he “ran into a chickie.”
During WW2, an Italian doctor prevented Nazis from taking Jewish patients by claiming they suffered the fictitious ‘K Syndrome’. He saved 45 lives.
Notre Dame, one of Paris’ oldest edifices, was almost demolished in the 19th century and was only saved by Victor Hugo, who planted it back in the public’s hearts and consciousness through his novel.