CALENDAR of SIGNIFICANT DATES
Algeria – France Transfers Sovereignty
Iran, United States – The USS Vincennes mistakenly shot down an Iranian airbus airliner over the Persian Gulf.
Israel, Uganda – Raid On Entebbe Airport
The Israeli raid on Entebbe Airport in Uganda freed one hundred and three hostages from a hijacked Israeli airliner.
Algeria – Independence from France formally declared.
Australia – Unknown terrorists detonated a bomb outside of the Union Carbide factory in Sydney.
Bolivia – The Tupac Katari Guerrilla Army (EGTK) carried out its first terrorist act — blowing up an electric power pylon in the La Paz suburb of El Alto — on this date.
Pakistan – Zia Takes Power In A Coup