In Hong Kong 1959: Sai Kung's new Sacred Heart Church was opened by Lawrence Bianchi, the Roman Catholic bishop of Hong Kong, about 90 years after missionaries first came to the area. 1963: Sammy Davis Jnr drew rave reviews for his two shows at City Hall. His imitations of Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley and Marlon Brando, among others, drew roars of laughter from the audience. 'You have excellent taste,' he told fans. 1968: Lam Man-wai, an 18-year-old wigmaker, with only four previous fights, won the Hong Kong bantamweight title when he beat Chan Kin-wah at the Colony Boxing Championships. 1971: Share prices went berserk on the colony's stock exchanges in yet another record trading session as stocks worth a staggering $211.4 million changed hands. The Hang Seng Index closed at an all-time high of 406.32. Around the world 1066: King Harald III Hardraada of Norway defeated English troops loyal to Harold II under the Earls Edwin and Morcar at the Battle of Fulford. 1519: Ferdinand Magellan sailed from Seville, Spain, with a fleet of five ships in an attempt to circumnavigate the globe. Only one, the Victoria, completed the journey. Magellan was later killed in a skirmish in the Philippines. 1746: Scotland's Young Pretender 'Bonnie Prince Charlie', Charles Edward Stuart, fled to France following his unsuccessful attempt to capture the British throne. 1854: A combined British-French force of 26,000 men under Lord Raglan defeated the Russian force of 40,000 under Prince Menshikov at the Battle of Alma in the Crimean War, opening the route to Sevastopol. 1863: Jacob Grimm, German philologist and collector of folk tales with his brother Wilhelm, died. 1870: The Italian army under Victor Emmanuel II seized Rome from the French and announced plans to make the city their country's capital. 1949: The first government was announced for the Federal Republic of Germany. 1957: Jean Sibelius, the Finnish composer best known for his orchestral suite Finlandia, died. 1978: John Vorster announced his resignation as Prime Minister of South Africa for health reasons after spending a period of 12 years in office. 1979: Emperor Bokassa of the Central African Empire was deposed by former president David Dako, who reverted the country to a republic. 1990: The East German parliament and the West German lower house approved the treaty unifying the two countries. 1998: Malaysian police arrested sacked finance minister Anwar Ibrahim after he led demonstrators through Kuala Lumpur. 1999: A multinational force arrived in East Timor and secured the airport in the capital Dili as Indonesia's internationally condemned military pulled out. 2000: Britain's MI6 spy headquarters was hit by a small missile from a rocket launcher.