Daily Archives: July 3, 2016

Nation rekindles Statue of Liberty as beacon of hope 30 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (July 3 1986)


Video: 'Liberty Weekend July 3 1986 Pt 1' (Reagan spoke at 9:28 p.m. and 11:04 p.m.; the torch was lit at 11:08 p.m.)

(Thursday, July 3, 1986, evening EDT; during Liberty Weekend) — With the eyes of America on its most cherished symbol of freedom, the city and the nation rededicated the Statue of Liberty in a blaze of light tonight, marking its centennial as a beacon of hope in New York Harbor. Continue reading Nation rekindles Statue of Liberty as beacon of hope 30 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (July 3 1986)

Israeli commandos launch mission to rescue 106 people held in Uganda 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (July 3 1976)


Video: 'Operation Thunderbolt: Entebbe Documentary (2000)'

(Saturday, July 3, 1976, 11:00 p.m. IST) — Israeli commandos tonight raided Entebbe airport in Uganda, rescuing 102 of 106 passengers and crew of an Air France jetliner seized June 27, 1976, by pro-Palestinian hijackers. Continue reading Israeli commandos launch mission to rescue 106 people held in Uganda 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (July 3 1976)

The Beatles arrive in Manila, forced to socialize with Filipino fat cat 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (July 3 1966)


Image: The Beatles at the press conference in Manila

(Sunday, July 3, 1966) — The Beatles arrived in Manila today from Tokyo (via a refueling stop in Hong Kong) wherein, after holding a news conference, they were surrounded by military personnel, separated from their their associates and forced to socialize on the private yacht of industrialist Don Manolo Elizalde off Manila‚Äôs south harbor.

The Beatles and entourage moved to the Manila Hotel at around 4:00 a.m. the following day.