In Hong Kong 1965: The results of the English School Certificate Examination were released by the Education Department. They revealed 5,262 of the candidates passed, out of the 9,680 who took the test. 1969: A youth was shot dead when he attacked a detective with a chopper in front of the Show Boat Nightclub in King's Road, North Point. The detective was part of an ambush trying to prevent a triad gang fight. 1971: Wilfrid Brambell, best known for his role in the British TV comedy series Steptoe And Son, arrived in Hong Kong for a party on the Peak in his honour. 1985: Police inspector Jeffrey Davison was found not guilty of killing inspector Graham Dallas with a kitchen knife in a violent struggle in 1984. They had been involved in a triangular relationship with a Thai woman. Around the world 216BC: The Carthaginians, under Hannibal, scored a notable victory over superior Roman forces at the Battle of Cannae. 1347: The French city of Calais surrendered to Edward III of England in the Hundred Years' War. 1460: James II, king of Scotland, was killed by the English during the siege of Roxburgh Castle. 1492: Christopher Columbus embarked from Palos de la Frontera, Spain, on board the Santa Maria, on his first voyage of westward exploration. 1610: Captain Henry Hudson, seeking a new passage to the Pacific, discovered the bay which now bears his name. 1778: La Scala opera house in Milan, the work of Giuseppe Piermarini, was opened. 1811: Elisha Graves Otis was born. US inventor, developer of the first safe passenger elevator. 1856: Alfred Deakin, three times prime minister of Australia from 1903-1910, was born. 1858: Lake Victoria, the source of the Nile, was discovered by English explorer John Speke. 1904: British troops entered Lhasa, Tibet, as the Dalai Lama fled. 1916: Sir Roger Casement, Irish nationalist leader, was hanged in London for treason. 1924: Joseph Conrad, Polish-born author of Lord Jim and Heart Of Darkness, died. 1926: US singer Tony Bennett, who made I Left My Heart In San Francisco his theme song, was born. 1936: Black athlete Jesse Owens won the first of his four gold medals at the Berlin Olympics. 1945: All ethnic Germans and Hungarians in Czechoslovakia were stripped of their citizenship. 1958: The US atomic submarine Nautilus became the first vessel to reach the North Pole under the ice. 1963: After nearly 300 performances at the Cavern Club, Liverpool, dating back to 1961, The Beatles played there for the last time. 1989: Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani was sworn in as the president of Iran. 1998: Alfred Schnittke, one of the most original and influential composers to emerge from the former Soviet Union, died. He was 63.