In Hong Kong 1954: The partners and management of the Carnarvon Hotel, Kowloon, barricaded themselves in the building for 4.5 hours, preventing Supreme Court bailiffs from serving an injunction on some of the partners. 1957: A 12-year-old Chinese boy pleaded guilty in a Central juvenile court to the charge of causing a public nuisance. The young North Point resident had dialed 999 and asked the police officer who answered the call to sing him a Bing Crosby song. 1959: The death toll rose to 37, with 14 missing, as heavy rains pounded the colony. Boulders crushed 19 squatter huts built against the hillside behind Shau Kei Wan police station. 1968: About 700 left-wing students taunted police for the fourth consecutive night at a Cheung Sha Wan playground. After the students threw bottles and stones, the police moved in to disperse the crowd. 1973: Three youths were sentenced to hang after being found guilty in the Supreme Court of murdering a woman and her 19-year-old son in Wong Tai Sin resettlement estate. Around the world 1645: In the English civil war, the Battle of Naseby took place in Northamptonshire with the Parliamentarians under Oliver Cromwell and Sir Thomas Fairfax victorious over the Royalists, led by Prince Rupert of the Palatinate. 1777: The Stars and Stripes was adopted as the official flag of the United States of America. 1789: English Admiral Captain William Bligh and 18 others were cast adrift after a mutiny on HMS Bounty. 1800: Napoleon defeated the Austrians at the Battle of Marengo, northern Italy, during the War of the Second Coalition. 1839: The first rowing Regatta took place at Henley-on-Thames on the River Thames. 1883: Edward Fitzgerald, English poet best known for his Rubaiyat Of Omar Khayyam, died. 1928: Emmeline Pankhurst, English champion of women's rights, died. 1936: Maxim Gorky, the Soviet short story writer and novelist, died. 1940: The Swastika was hoisted on the Eiffel Tower as the German army goose-stepped down the Champs Elysees in Paris. 1946: John Logie Baird, who pioneered the development of television, died. 1949: Bao Dai was installed as president of the new state of Vietnam. 1972: A Japan Airlines DC-8 crashed at Delhi airport, killing 87 people. 1982: In the Falkland Islands, the Argentine military commander signed a surrender document at Port Stanley. 1986: Alan Jay Lerner, US playwright and lyricist, died. With Frederick Lowe, he composed musicals such as My Fair Lady and Camelot. 1989: Former US president Ronald Reagan was made an honorary knight by Queen Elizabeth. 1995: At the start of a major hostage crisis, Chechen fighters launched a commando-style raid on the town of Budennovsk, seizing hundreds of hostages.