On This Day

July 4, 1976 in History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in History

  • Israel launches hostage rescue mission of 106 Air France crew and passengers held at Entebbe Airport in Uganda by pro-Palestinian hijackers. Three hostages die along with all the hijackers, numerous Ugandan soldiers and Yonatan Netanyahu, an Israeli soldier
  • Opening ceremony of the Dai Bosatsu monastery Catskill Mt NY

Deaths in History

  • Antoni Słonimski, Polish poet (b. 1895)
  • Yonatan Netanyahu, Israel commander killed freeing Israeli hostages during Operation Entebbe in Uganda, at 30 years
1976 in History