This was the code name for the 1976 Israeli hostage rescue at Entebbe.

  • African Lightening
  • Bolt from the Blue
  • Fast Strike
  • Thunderbolt

Today in History: Born on July 16

1723

Joshua Reynolds, British portrait painter.

1821

Mary Baker Eddy, founder of the Christian Science movement.

1862

Ida Bell Wells, journalist.

1896

Trygve Lie, first secretary-general of the United Nations.

1907

Barbara Stanwyck, actress.

1911

Ginger Rogers, actress and dancer.

1928

Anita Brookner, writer (Hotel du Lac).

1941

Dag Solstad, Norwegian novelist and playwright.

1948

Ruben Blades, songwriter and actor.

1948

Pinchas Zukerman, violinist and conductor.