publication date: Sunday, July 24, 2005 (part of Round XXVI)
clue: Few people save 1200 lives by being in the wrong place at the wrong time, but that's what this Tutsi-loving hotel manager accomplished in 1994.
explanation: Rusesabagina was a hotel manager when the Rwandan genocide started in 1994. Since his Tutsi wife was a target, he holed up in a hotel to wait out the conflict and saved 1200 refugees in the process. more…
solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Matthew Preston, Denise Sawicki, Amy Austin, Mike Eberhart, Aaron Shurtleff, Dave Mitzman, Elliot Farney, Jerry Mathis, Scott Horowitz, Megan Baxter, Aaron Fischer, Chris McKinnon, Michael Paul Cote, E. M., Wendy Hampson, Justin Hampson, and Bob Miller