In Hong Kong 1964: For sale: Tsim Sha Tsui Mansion, 6th floor flat, 900 square feet. Sitting room, three bedrooms, colour bath, all mod cons and a piano. Price $85,000. 1967: Kathryn Grayson opened her two-night stand at the Mocambo Nightclub. The American actress had starred in such films as Kiss Me Kate, Showboat and The Merry Widow. 1970: Local impresario Harry Odell, 73, urged the government to build a stadium for healthy cultural shows which would appeal to the masses. He criticised the proposed construction of an $8 million museum. 'Workers don't understand works of art. It is only for the privileged few. It's a waste of money,' he said. 1974: The Lee Theatre announced tickets were now on sale for an all-American country music show, headlined by Buck Owens. The Texas native had topped the country charts with his hits Streets Of Bakerfield and Act Naturally, later covered by The Beatles. Ticket prices started at $20. Around the world 1741: Jethro Tull, English agriculturalist, died. He invented the seed drill and pioneered the planting of seeds in rows. 1849: In the second British-Sikh war, the British inflicted a huge defeat on a force of 50,000 Sikhs under Shir Singh at the battle of Gujrat. 1911: Japan and the United States signed a commercial treaty limiting the flow of Japanese workers to the US. 1918: The Australian cavalry captured the city of Jericho in what was then Jordan. 1944: Japanese Field Marshal Hajime Sugiyama was replaced as Chief of the Imperial Army General Staff by General Hideki Tojo, the prime minister. 1947: The first instant camera, the Polaroid, was demonstrated by inventor Edwin Herbert Land in New York. 1965: Black nationalist leader Malcolm X was murdered in New York as he was about to address a meeting of his Afro-American Unity Organisation. 1972: Richard Nixon became the first serving US president to visit China. 1973: A Libyan Boeing 727 was shot down over an Israeli military airfield, killing 104 passengers. 1975: Three aides of US ex-president Richard Nixon: former attorney-general John Mitchell, former chief of staff H R Haldeman and domestic adviser John Ehrlichman were jailed for obstructing the course of justice in the Watergate affair. 1983: More than 800 people died in ethnic rioting which followed elections in the Indian state of Assam. 1997: North Korean Vice-Premier Hong Song-nam was named acting premier in place of Kang Song-san, one of the most powerful figures in the secretive Stalinist state. 2000: South Africa expelled Sierra Leone's vice-president and former rebel leader Foday Sankoh, after complaints that he had violated a United Nations travel ban.