In Hong Kong 1959: The (New) St Paul's Convent School, now under construction in Happy Valley, would hold 600 girl students when it was completed the following September. The 84,000-square-foot building would house 15 classrooms and 10 special rooms and laboratories. 1962: Several local jade merchants became millionaires overnight when a 40-kg crude jade stone they bought at a low price was found to contain flawless jade. The stone was worth more than $3 million after it was cut. 1964: One man was killed and 59 people injured when a tram car leapt the rails in Queen's Road East, Wan Chai, rammed another tram and overturned. 1972: A spokesman for the Commerce and Industry Department said the Government had no direct evidence that 'fake' watches were being manufactured in Hong Kong in large quantities. The department's comments were prompted by a statement from the Swiss Watch Industry that described the colony as the centre of a multi-million dollar 'fake watch' operation. Around the world 1204: Constantinople was captured by the Crusaders in the Fourth Crusade. 1654: The Ordinance of Union came into effect, uniting Ireland and Scotland with England. 1709: The English magazine The Tatler, founded by Sir Richard Steele, was first published. 1861: The American Civil War began with an attack on Fort Sumter in South Carolina by the Confederate Army under General Pierre Beauregarde. 1945: Franklin D Roosevelt, US president for a record four terms, died in office. Vice-President Harry S Truman took over. 1954: Bill Haley and the Comets recorded the song Rock Around The Clock. It sold an estimated 25 million copies worldwide, making it the second biggest-selling single at the time behind Bing Crosby's White Christmas. 1961: The Soviet Union put the first man in space. Cosmonaut Yuri Gargarin was launched in the spacecraft Vostok I for a single orbit of the Earth in a 108-minute flight. 1981: Joe Louis, heavyweight boxing champion, died aged 66. He held the world title for a record 12 years and won 68 of his 71 professional fights. 1981: The world's first reusable space shuttle, Columbia, was launched at Cape Canaveral. 1989: US boxer Sugar Ray Robinson, five-time winner of the world middleweight championship and unbeaten welterweight champion, died. 1994: The entire Rwandan cabinet fled Kigali while the radio urged civilians to support the armed forces. 1996: Kuala Lumpur's Petronas Towers were declared the world's tallest buildings. 1997: Albania's King Leka I returned home after 58 years in exile. 1999: Fourteen people were killed when a NATO missile hit a train on a bridge over the Grdelica ravine in southeast Serbia, during the conflict over Kosovo. 2000: At least 138 people drowned after a small cargo boat sank off Jolo island in the southern Philippines.