In Hong Kong 1958: Two residential lots in Shek O were put up for public auction. The first, an 18,000-square-foot lot, had an upset price of $72,000. The 15,200-sq-foot lot had an upset price of $68,400. 1964: 'Computers are developing minds of their own and could lead to the destruction of the human race in a nuclear war,' warned American scientist John Wilkenson. Writ large but ignored by Asia's burgeoning hi-tech industries. 1970: A Bangkok woman was shot in the leg and robbed of a $15,000 wedding ring while visiting the Tiger Balm Gardens during her honeymoon. 1976: Hongkong & Shanghai Hotels' boss, Horace Kadoorie, visited England and placed an order for eight Rolls-Royce motor cars worth GBP250,000. It was the largest single order placed with the factory. Around the world 1312: German King Henry VII was crowned Holy Roman Emperor in Rome. 1613: The original Globe Theatre in London burned down during the first performance of Shakespeare's Henry VIII. 1855: The Daily Telegraph was first published in London. 1858: George Washington Goethals, the US engineer who built the Panama Canal and was first governor of the zone, was born. 1886: Robert Schuman, French statesman and prime minister who pioneered the European Coal and Steel Community, born. 1905: The Automobile Association was formed in London by 50 motorists to counter what they saw as police hostility towards the motor car. 1910: Frank Loesser, US composer and lyricist of Broadway hit Guys And Dolls, was born. 1916: Irish nationalist Sir Roger Casement was found guilty of treason and sentenced to death for conspiracy with Germany. 1966: In the Vietnam War, US planes bombed Hanoi and Haiphong for the first time. 1967: Primo Carnera, Italian world heavyweight boxing champion from June 1933 until June 1934, died; he won the title by knocking out Jack Sharkey and lost it when he was knocked out by Max Baer. 1972: The US Supreme Court ruled that the death penalty was contrary to the constitution. 1974: Isabel Peron was sworn in as president of Argentina, taking over from her ailing husband Juan Peron. 1981: Hu Yaobang succeeded Hua Guofeng as Chinese Communist Party chairman. 1992: Algerian head of state Mohamed Boudiaf was assassinated as he opened a cultural centre in the eastern Algerian town of Annaba. 1995: A department store in Seoul collapsed killing 502 people in South Korea's worst peacetime disaster. 1995: Lana Turner, one of America's most glamorous movie stars, died aged 75. 1999: Kurdish guerilla leader Abdullah Ocalan was sentenced to hang by a Turkish court for treason. 1999: Garegin I, head of the 1,700-year-old Armenian Apostolic Church, one of the world's oldest Christian faiths, died. He was 66.