In Hong Kong 1960: Sharks were seen in the harbour off Jordan Road. Another, described by a ferry passenger as 'big', was spotted near Mongkok. 1964: Advertisement: For rent. Quiet seaview rooms, furnished. Mirador Mansion, 58 Nathan Road. $100-$180 monthly. 1971: Hong Kong had 404 banking offices, according to the Commissioner of Banking. There were 31 local banks with 242 offices, 39 foreign banks with 159 and three incorporated banks with one office each. 1976: More than 3,000 Shau Kei Wan residents were left homeless when a devastating fire destroyed their squatter homes in Aldrich Bay. Not since 1956 had a blaze left so many people without a home. Around the world 1587: England's Queen Elizabeth I signed a warrant for the execution of her cousin Mary, Queen of Scots. 1899: The United States flag was raised over the Pacific island of Guam, formerly under Spanish control. 1908: King Carlos I of Portugal and his son were assassinated in Lisbon. 1915: Stanley Matthews, former Blackpool and England player and the first footballer to be knighted, was born. 1917: German submarines attacked merchant ships from neutral nations going to Britain, a move that triggered the US entry into World War I. 1935: The Anglo-German conference was held in London to discuss Germany's rearmament; Italy sent troops to East Africa. 1937: Don Everly, of the internationally successful American pop duo the Everly Brothers, was born. 1946: Norwegian statesman Trygve Halvdan Lie was elected first secretary-general of the United Nations. 1958: Egypt and Syria proclaimed their union in a state to be known as the United Arab Republic. 1966: US comedy film actor and director Buster Keaton died. 1979: Iranian revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini returned to Teheran from Paris after 15 years of exile spent mainly in Iraq. 1991: South African President F W de Klerk announced he would scrap all remaining laws that upheld apartheid. 1992: US President George Bush and Russian President Boris Yeltsin signed the Camp David declaration stating that their countries no longer regarded each other as adversaries. 1993: Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin announced he would accept the return of 100 deported Palestinians. 1995: Communist Vietnam raised its red flag in Washington for the first time since the end of the Vietnam War as the two former foes opened liaison offices in each other's capitals. 1997: An Air Senegal plane crashed in Senegal, killing at least 20 people and injuring 30. 2001: Indonesia's parliament voted 393 to four to accept a report that found President Abdurrahman Wahid had acted improperly over two graft scandals.