On August 4, 1962, Nelson Mandela was arrested by South African police. His release and subsequent work brought peace, equality and democracy to South Africa and won him the Nobel Peace Prize. In 1994, black South Africans made even further strides and won the right to vote.
On July 4, 1976, an Israeli raid at Entebbe airport in Uganda and rescued over 100 hostages from the hijacked Air France flight from Tel Aviv to Paris. The flight had been hijacked by pro-Palestinian guerrillas and a total of 30 people were killed in the incident. The rescue mission later became known as Operation Entebbe.