In Hong Kong 1949: Tam Ying, 30, was fined $15 yesterday in a Kowloon court for playing a violin at 12 Mou Lam Street, at 35 minutes past midnight. 1954: At the Hoover in Causeway Bay, Wicked Woman was showing - 'she used sex the way a hoodlum used a gun'. Starring Beverly Michaels and Richard Egan. 1957: The Kremlin set 1973 as its deadline for achieving world domination, said Frederick C Schwarz, Australian executive director of the Christian anti-communist crusade. 1962: Reginald William St George, 38, came to Hong Kong to look for a bride. The Australian lawyer, who travelled 26 countries in his search, said he preferred to find a Chinese girl. Around the world 1487: The last great battle was fought on English soil, signifying the end of the 'War of the Roses' between the houses of York and Lancaster. Six thousand soldiers died in the Battle of Stoke, which secured the English throne for the Tudor monarchs. 1671: Rebel Cossack leader Stenka Razin was executed by quartering in Moscow's Red Square. 1869: Charles Sturt, English explorer who led several expeditions into the interior of Australia, died. 1890: Stan Laurel, British film comedian and half of film duo Laurel and Hardy, was born. 1932: Ban on Nazi storm troopers in Germany was lifted. 1960: US President Dwight D Eisenhower cancelled a visit to Japan after anti-American riots there. 1961: Russian dancer Rudolf Nureyev requested asylum in France while in Paris with the Kirov ballet. 1972: Baader-Meinhof terrorist group co-founder Ulrike Meinhof was captured by West German police in Hanover. 1976: Bloody rioting erupted in Soweto, South Africa, when black students protested being taught in Afrikaans. Six hundred died in months of racial upheaval. The day is now remembered as National Youth Day. 1977: The Supreme Soviet elected Leonid Brezhnev to the post of president to replace Nikolai Podgorny. 1977: Wernher von Braun, the German-US rocket engineer, died; he designed the German V1 and V2 rockets and later worked for Nasa. 1979: General Ignatius Kutu Acheampong, former military ruler of Ghana (1972-78), was executed for corruption. 1991: Tens of thousands of Filipinos fled the eruption of Mount Pinatubo along ash-clogged roads, while the US began evacuating all 20,000 dependents of Clark Air Force Base. Seven hundred people died. 1992: In Washington, US President George Bush welcomed Russian President Boris Yeltsin to begin a summit where they agreed in principle to slash strategic weapons arsenals by about two-thirds by 2003. 1993: UN forces in Somalia launched new aerial attacks against buildings belonging to warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid. 1999: In South Africa, Thabo Mbeki was sworn in as president, succeeding national hero and retiring leader Nelson Mandela.