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In around 2007-08, I started a retirement hobby of researching and writing about Qing China only to give it up after a few months, because the subject was simply too vast and way beyond the limit of what I can (or wish to) manage. I then came up with a brilliant idea (at least I thought it was) to narrow down the scope to first-of-its-kind events that took place in modern China. That, didn't go well either because I found almost no connections to most of the people or events I wrote about. Once again, I quit. After a short break whilst still wanting to write, I turned my attention to an even smaller (and a more personal) subject – Hong Kong – meanwhile keeping the "first" concept, and went to work. The rest, as they say, is history. (8/20/2012)

My Favorite Period in the History of Hong Kong

I am no historian, and as I see it, I am not even qualified as a student of history -- except in a philosophical sense. If there were such a thing as a hunter-gatherer in the world of historical studies, that would be me. However unqualified I may be, I've put myself in charge of dividing the history of Hong Kong into periods so that I can prioritize my studies. And, I determine that there should be three: the "Nothing Happened" period, the "Culture Fusion" period, and the "Identity Crisis" period. Nothing Happened is the period that begins with the arrival of the first human beings, roughly in the 5th millennium BCE, and ends in 1838. The onset of the First Opium War in 1839 lift the curtain on the Culture Fusion period, which carries on for 110 years until 1948, by the time the Chinese civil war was drawing to a close. [Some said it is Colonial Hong Kong that I am referring to. Well, more and less, I added four more years at the start and cut 49 years at the end. (11/14/2015)] The Identity Crisis period begins with the 1949 establishment of PRC and is still going on today.

Deciding which is my favorite period in Hong Kong's history is a bit like eating a carrot, I cut off both ends before I do anything else. I have no need to write about the Nothing Happened period as, seriously, nothing much had happened back then. Shifting to the nearer end of the timeline, although I am a baby boomer and can unequivocally identify myself with the Identity Crisis period, I wish not to write about it, whether objectively or "biasly" because it becomes very personal and gets too close to the heart of my mind. Isn't it much better if someone would pick this up say a century from now and write a scholarly article about this period, if that's too much to hope for, a blog post will do just fine. So that's it, my choice, the Culture Fusion is a period in which the most vivid historical records of Hong Kong were generated. Striving to be as acutely observative as one could and yet staying distantly detached, I am researching and writing happenings in this period as a bystander. I like being a bystander. (8/26/2012)

Who's Who and What's What

You'll know all what I know about the first and earliest events of its kind in and of Hong Kong all the way to the year 2015 if you have the patience to read through the table below. Here are a few notes I wish to draw your attention to before you set off your journey. Enjoy! (1/19/2015)
  1. The data in the table are sortable and can be arrayed according to time, names and specifics of the "first of its kind" events. To do this, use the buttons atop the table.
  2. Contents of each entry are normally hidden in order to save space, to display them simply click on the title of the entry under the "First Event" column (for example, "Photo studio") and to hide them, click again on the same title. Well, if the display doesn't open, it means I haven't written anything on that particular event.
  3. Almost all of the people and events tabled here are featured in other articles in this blog. The best way to look up these people or events is to make use of the "Search This Blog" box located on the sidebar on the left.
  4. Selected local, regional and world events of historical significance are added to this table as references in context. They were marked by a pink star.
  5. The term "dollar" and the dollar sign "$" refer to the Hong Kong dollars.
  6. The country flags placed under the names of non-Chinese are for easy reference to indicate the nationalities or countries of origin of these persons. These are present days flags and some of them may not correspond with the historic period of the events in matter. Additionally, Coats of arms are used in country flags' stead where applicable.
Updated April 6, 2016; 645 entries in total.

Gillespie, of New York, was the first known American to reside in the British Hong Kong. He ran mercantile and auction businesses from a warehouse he owned at #46 Queen's Road under the auspicious of C.V. Gillespie 記唎士庇行. When Gillespie returned to the United States in 1847, he brought with him three Chinese servants (2 unnamed men and a woman called Marie Seise – she once married a Portuguese sailor by the name of Seise). Latter day historians have declared the three the earliest Chinese immigrants to the United States.
Date (y/m/d)NameFirst Event
1845/03/06West, [s.n.]
Photo studio
Photo studio
1920Capell, Violet
Ballet teacher, full-time
Ballet teacher, full-time
1842Bridgman, Rev. Elijah Coleman 裨治文
Protestant missionary from the United States
Protestant missionary from the United States
1845Adnams, James
Saddler
Saddler
1894/05/08Ah Hung
Plague patient
Plague patient
1842/08/10Ah Nam
Homicide
Homicide
1869/10/31Alfred Ernest Albert
Visit by a member of the British Royal Family
Visit by a member of the British Royal Family
1843Anderson, Dr. Alexander
Colonial Surgeon
Colonial Surgeon
1844Sterling, Paul Ivy
Attorney General
Attorney General
1872Bain, William Neish
Ice-making machine
Ice-making machine
1874Kyle and Bain
Ice-making plant
Ice-making plant
1879Bandmann, Daniel Edward
Shakespeare's plays
Shakespeare's plays
1841Belcher, Cdr. Edward 卑路乍
Survey of the Hong Kong harbor
Survey of the Hong Kong harbor
1850/07/01Boggs, Eli
Pirate boss, U.S. national
Pirate boss, U.S. national
1866Hong Kong Hotel Company
Hotel company
Hotel company
1929/01/17Braga, Jose Pedro 布力架
Legislative Council member, not Briton; not Chinese
Legislative Council member, not Briton; not Chinese
1847Hong Kong Theatrical Company
Theatrical company
Theatrical company
1940/06/12Wong Yu-lung, Dr. 黄裕綸
Medical doctor struck off the Register of Medical and Surgical Practitioner
Medical doctor struck off the Register of Medical and Surgical Practitioners
1940/04/24Pang Iu-ki, Dr. 彭耀基
Medical doctor censured by the Medical Board
Medical doctor censured by the Medical Board
1888Cantile, Dr. James 康德黎
Medical school dean
Medical school dean
1974/02/15Cater, Jack 姬達
ICAC Commissioner
ICAC Commissioner
1921Ho-tung, Irene 何奇姿 (after married Irene Cheng)
University [local] female students
University [local] female students
1995Cheng Kum-po, Dr. Ignatius 鄭鑑波
Organ transplantation society
Organ transplantation society
1865/03/02Chomley, Francis 孔萊
HSBC Chairman
HSBC Chairman
1955/04/11Chow Tse-ming 周梓銘
Assassination attempt on a PRC premier
Assassination attempt on a PRC premier
1890Chung Boon-chor, Dr. 鍾本初
Hospital house surgeon, Chinese
Hospital house surgeon, Chinese
1896Chung Boon-chor, Dr. 鍾本初
Tung Wah Hospital Medical Superintendent
Tung Wah Hospital Medical Superintendent
1895/10/11Clark, Dr. Francis William
Medical Officer of Health
Medical Officer of Health
1952/09/20Clarke, Arthur Grenfell 歧樂嘉
Inland Revenue Ordinance Review Committee Chairman
Inland Revenue Ordinance Review Committee Chairman
1999/09/08Clarkson, Adrienne Louise (nee Poy, formerly Ng Bing-tse 伍冰枝)
Canadian Governor-General
Canadian Governor-General
1843Collinson, Lt. Thomas Bernard 歌連臣
Map of Hong Kong drawn by a Briton
Map of Hong Kong drawn by a Briton
1844Cook, John H.
Masonic lodge master
Masonic lodge master
1995Crawford, Perveen Iqbal (nee Khan) 高佩雲
Aircraft [small prop] pilot, woman
Aircraft [small prop] pilot, woman
1867Cunningham, Edward L. 金能亨
HSBC Chairman, U.S. national
HSBC Chairman, U.S. national
1843/01/13d'Aguilar, Maj-Gen George Charles 德忌笠 (or 德己立)
Lieutenant Governor
Lieutenant Governor
1952/06/28Dan, Judy 但茱迪
Miss Universe contestant
Miss Universe contestant
1956Dan, Judy 但茱迪
Academy Award winning film cast
Academy Award winning film cast
1946de Kantzow, Sydney
Airline company [and flag carrier]
Airline company [and flag carrier]
1889Des Voeux, George William 德輔
Golf club president
Golf club president
1846Dill, Dr. Francis
Colonial Surgeon died in office
Colonial Surgeon died in office
1883/03/02Doberck, William 杜伯克
Meteorological observatory director
Meteorological observatory director
1845Drinker, Sandwith
Ice importer
Ice importer
1844/02/20Duddell, George 都爹利
Opium monopoly
Opium monopoly
1983Dunn, Lydia Selina 鄧蓮如
Trade Development Council Chairman, woman
Trade Development Council chairman, woman
1988Dunn, Lydia Selina 鄧蓮如
Executive and Legislative Councils Senior Unofficial Member, woman
Executive and Legislative Councils Senior Unofficial Member, woman
1992Dunn, Lydia Selina 鄧蓮如
HSBC Deputy Chairman, woman
HSBC Deputy Chairman, woman
1990Dunn, Lydia Selina 鄧蓮如
Baroness
Baroness
1844Duus, Nicolai
Water supply to ships at anchor
Water supply to ships at anchor
1845Duus, Nicolai
Flush toilet
Flush toilet
1855Duus, Nicolai
Consul of Sweden
Consul of Sweden
1855Duus, Nicolai
Consul of Norway
Consul of Norway
1889Eastmond, Clara
Hospital matron
Hospital matron
1922/04/06Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David
Visit by Prince of Wales
Visit by Prince of Wales
1873Eitel, Ernest John 歐德理
Fung shui book written by a European
Fung shui book written by a European
1880/08/31Eitel, Ernest John 歐德理
Naturalized British subject
Naturalized British subject
1975Elizabeth Alexandra Mary
Visit by the Queen of Great Britain
Visit by the Queen of Great Britain
1997/01/25Fan Hsu Lai-tai, Rita 范徐麗泰
Legislative Council [Provisional] President
Legislative Council [Provisional] President
1998/07/01Fan Hsu Lai-tai, Rita 范徐麗泰
Legislative Council President, post-colonial
Legislative Council President, post-colonial
1991/10/05Fan Sheung-tat, Dr. 范上達
Organ transplant, liver
Organ transplant, liver
1946Farrell, Roy Clinton
Airline company [and flag carrier]
Airline company [and flag carrier]
1920/03/10Fok Hing-tong 霍慶棠
YWCA
YWCA
1920Fok Hing-tong 霍慶棠
Department store female salesclerk
Department store female salesclerk
2006Fok Kin-ning, Canning 霍建寧
Taxpayer, 100 million dollars
Taxpayer, 100 million dollars
1845/08/01Fung Attai 馮亞蒂
Opium monopoly, Chinese holder
Opium monopoly, Chinese holder
1844/02/24Haly, Capt. George Thomas 希利
Police Superintendent
Police Superintendent
1945/09/01Harcourt, Adm. Cecil Halliday Jepson 夏慤
Governor, military [British]
Governor, military [British]
1848/03/08Harland, Dr. William Aurelius
Chloroform anesthesia application
Chloroform anesthesia application
1867Hellend, George Johann
HSBC Chairman, Norwegian national
HSBC Chairman, Norwegian national
1864Ho Fuk-tong, Rev. 何福堂
Protestant minister, Chinese
Protestant minister, Chinese
1879Ho Kai, Dr. 何啟
Medical degrees received by a locally-born Chinese
Medical degrees received by a locally-born Chinese
1881Ho Kai, Dr. 何啟
Anglo-Chinese marriage
Anglo-Chinese marriage
1892Ho Kai, Dr. 何啟
CMG awarded to a Chinese
CMG awarded to a Chinese
1902Ho Ko-tsun, Dr. 何高俊
Bacteriologist's assistant, Chinese
Bacteriologist's assistant, Chinese
1922Ho Ko-tsun, Dr. 何高俊
Hong Kong Sanitarium Chairman
Hong Kong Sanitarium Chairman
1881Ho Lai Shi 何黎氏
Taxpayer, top woman
Taxpayer, top woman
1898Ho Nai-hop, Dr. 何乃合
Medical Officer for the New Territory
Medical Officer for the New Territory
1887/08/23Ho Shan-po, Wyson 何神保
Solicitor, Chinese
Solicitor, Chinese
1842/08/10Ho Wai
Homicide victim
Homicide victim
1922Ho-tung, Clara (nee Cheung) 張靜蓉
Dog's home
Dog's home
1954Love is a Many-Splendored Thing
Academy Award winning film on location
Academy Award winning film on location
1847Huang Kuan 黃寬
Chinese to study in the West
Chinese to study in the West
1857Huang Kuan, Dr. 黃寬
Doctorate degree, Chinese
Doctorate degree, Chinese
1844/02/09Hulme, John Walter 休姆
Chief Justice
Chief Justice
1847/12/30Hulme, John Walter 休姆
Chief Justice suspended on charges of habitual drunkenness
Chief Justice suspended on charges of habitual drunkenness
1851Humberg, Rev. Theodore 韓山文
Church, Protestant [for Hakka]
Church, Protestant [for Hakka]
1902/02/Hunter, Dr. William
Bacteriologist
Bacteriologist
1901Irving, Edward Alexander 伊榮
Education Director
Education Director
1921Irving, Rachel Mary Margaret 艾惠珠
University [local] female students
University [local] female students
1923Irving, Rachel Mary Margaret 艾惠珠
University [local] female undergraduate
University [local] female undergraduate
1923/06/01Irving, Rachel Mary Margaret 艾惠珠
Juvenile Labor Inspector, woman
Juvenile Labor Inspector, woman
1945/09/25Jackson, Herbert W.
Shark attack, fatal
Shark attack, fatal
1919/03/04Johnston, Reginald John Fleming 莊士敦
Chinese Emperor's tutor
Chinese Emperor's tutor
1872/07/16Norodom, Prohmbarirak
Visit by a reigning king
Visit by a reigning king
1872/04/16Kennedy, Arthur Edward 堅尼地
Oath error
Oath error
1949/12/01Koh, Kimmy 高建美
Police sub-inspector, woman
Police sub-inspector, woman
1892Kong Ying-wah, Dr. 江英華
Medical doctor, locally trained
Medical doctor, locally trained
1975Koo Hui Mu-pin, Elaine 古許慕彬
Meteorologist, woman
Meteorologist, woman
1893Kwan King-leung, Dr. 關景良
Medical doctor, locally trained, to practice in Hong Kong
Medical doctor, locally trained to practice in Hong Kong
1840sKwan Yuen-cheong 關元昌
Dental practitioner, Chinese
Dental practitioner, Chinese
1874/10/14Kyle, John
Ice-making machine patent
Ice-making machine patent
1890-ca.Lai A-mui 黎阿妹
Hospital matron, Chinese
Hospital matron, Chinese
1921Lai Po-Cheun 賴寶川
University [local] female students
University [local] female students
1925Ho-tung, Irene 何奇姿 (after married Irene Cheng)
University [local] female undergraduate, local
University [local] female undergraduate, local
1967/08/24Lam Bun 林彬
Assassination of a radio personality
Assassination of a radio personality
1992Lam Chek-yuen, Jerry 林淔源
Fire Services Director, Chinese
Fire Services Director, Chinese
1973/05/Lam Kin-ming, Meg 林建明
Beauty pageant live television
Beauty pageant live television
1973Miss Hong Kong Pageants
Beauty pageants namesake
Beauty pageants namesake
1842Langer, F.
Architect
Architect
1966Lee Ching-chee, Rev. 李清詞
Protestant minister, woman
Protestant minister, woman
1946/06/23Lee Choi-fat 李裁法
Miss Hong Kong pageant
Miss Hong Kong pageant
1946/06/23Lee Lan 李蘭
Miss Hong Kong
Miss Hong Kong
1921/08/16Li Siu-fan 李少帆
Assassination on stage
Assassination on stage
1986/12/13Leong Ka-hong, Dr. Milton 梁家康
Test tube baby
Test tube baby
2005Leung Ko May-yee, Margaret 梁高美懿
HSBC Group General Manager, woman
HSBC Group General Manager, woman
2009/05/06Leung Ko May-yee, Margaret 梁高美懿
Bank CEO, woman
Bank CEO, woman
1975Leung Ping-chung, Dr. 梁秉中
Organ replantation, hand
Organ replantation, hand
1957Leung Shun-yin, Lily 梁舜燕
TV actress
TV actress
1989/06/Leung Wai-yu 梁慧瑜
Bus driver, woman
Bus driver, woman
1948Li Tso Sau Kwan, Ellen 李曹秀群
Justice of the Peace, woman
Justice of the Peace, woman
1948Li Tso Sau Kwan, Ellen 李曹秀群
CBE awarded to a Chinese woman
CBE awarded to a Chinese woman
1965/06/23Li Tso Sau Kwan, Ellen 李曹秀群
Legislative Council member, woman
Legislative Council member, woman
1912/07/04Li Hung Hung
Assassination attempt on a colonial governor
Assassination attempt on a colonial governor
1984/06/01Li Kwan-ha 李君夏
Police Senior Assistant Commissioner, Chinese
Police Senior Assistant Commissioner, Chinese
1985Li Kwan-ha 李君夏
Police Deputy Commissioner, Chinese
Police Deputy Commissioner, Chinese
1989/12/02Li Kwan-ha 李君夏
Police Commissioner, chinese
Police Commissioner, Chinese
1997Li Kwan-ha 李君夏
Police [former] Commissioner CPPCC appointment
Police [former] Commissioner CPPCC appointment
2007/07/18Li Kwok-po, David 李國寶
Bank CEO investigated by sec in usa
Bank CEO investigated by SEC in USA
1930sLi Po-chun 李寶椿
Rolls Royce
Rolls Royce
1944/01/25Li Tim-oi, Rev. Florence 李添嬡
Anglican Church priest, woman
Anglican Church priest, woman
1962/08/Ling Tsui Yuen-yuen 林徐婉圓
Asian Games medalist
Asian Games medalist
1910Liu Shifu 劉思複
Assassination squad
Assassination squad
1845/07/Loo Aqui 盧亞貴
Opium monopoly, Chinese holder
Opium monopoly, Chinese holder
1961Lo, Helen Andrene 羅凱倫 (Helen A. Roe after 1st marriage, Helen A. Griffiths after 2nd marriage)
Law firm owner, woman
Law firm owner, woman
1986Lo, Helen Andrene 羅凱倫 (Helen A. Roe after 1st marriage, Helen A. Griffiths after 2nd marriage)
Judge, woman
Judge, woman
1960Lo Hin-shing 羅顯勝
Bar Association Chairman, chinese
Bar Association chairman, Chinese
1951Yu Shuk-siu, Patirck 余叔韶
Crown Counsel, Chinese
Crown Counsel, Chinese
1992Leong, Jacqueline Pamela 梁冰濂
Bar Association Chairman, woman
Bar Association Chairman, woman
1948-ca.Loseby, Patricia J.
Solicitor, woman
Solicitor, woman
1922Loseby, Rosa Maria (nee Brown)
Dog's home
Dog's home
1894/05/08Lowson, Dr. James Alfred 婁遜
Plague case, diagnostic physician
Plague case, diagnostic physician
1894/05/10Barker, George Digby 白加
Foul bill of health
Foul bill of health
1842Lunn, Dr. [s.n.]
Autopsy
Autopsy
2009Ma Hon-yeung 馬漢揚
Insider trading conviction
Insider trading conviction
1844Martin, Robert Montgomery
Colonial Treasurer
Colonial Treasurer
1992/12/07Mok Chi-keung, Dr. 莫志強
Organ transplant, heart, surgeon
Organ transplant, heart
1992/10/07Chiu Wan-hoi 趙云開
Organ transplant, heart, patient
Organ transplant, heart, patient
1843/08/29Morrison, John Robert 馬儒翰
Legislative Council member died in office
Legislative Council member died in office
1847Morrison, Dr. William
Colonial Surgeon appointed by Home Government
Colonial Surgeon appointed by Home Government
1943Morse, Arthur 摩士
HSBC Executive Chairman
HSBC Executive Chairman
1955Munroe, Florence
Rooftop school
Rooftop school
1867Nissen, Agathon Friedrich Woldemar 尼遜
HSBC Chairman, German national
HSBC Chairman, German national
1849d'Esterre Parker, Norcott
Crown Prosecutor accused of piracy
Crown Prosecutor accused of piracy
1996/01/22Leung Man-kin, Michael 梁文建
ICAC Commissioner, Chinese
ICAC Commissioner, Chinese
1997/04/01Yam Kwan Pui-ying, Lily 任關佩英
ICAC Commissioner, woman
ICAC Commissioner, Woman
2013/07/Tong Hin-ming, Timothy 湯顯明
ICAC [former] Commissioner, investigated by ICAC
ICAC [former] Commissioner, investigated by ICAC
1861Perceval (also spelled Percival), Alexander 波斯富
Chamber of Commerce Chairman
Chamber of Commerce Chairman
1885Poate, Dr. Herbert
Dental surgeon
Dental surgeon
1970/12/04Pope Paul VI
Visit by a pope
Visit by a pope
1843/04/05Pottinger, Maj-Gen Henry Eldred Curwen 砵甸乍
Governor
Governor
1990Purves, William 浦偉士
HSBC Holdings Group Chairman
HSBC Holdings Group Chairman
1882/08/Quincey, William W.
Police inspector, Chinese
Police inspector, Chinese
1860/02/29Rawling, Samuel Bartlett
Reservoir
Reservoir
1903/12/16Reid, Thomas H. 黎德
Journalistic association
Journalistic association
1866/02/12Rennie, William Hepburn
HSBC audit
HSBC audit
1965Rodrigues, Dr. Alberto Maria
Medical societies, federation
Medical societies, federation
1884Ryrie, Phineas
Jockey Club Chairman
Jockey Club Chairman
1873Sasson, Solomon David
HSBC Chairman, Indian of Iraqi Jewish descent
HSBC Chairman, Indian of Iraqi Jewish descent
1901Shewan, Robert Gordon 休恩
Electricity company, Kowloon
Electricity company, Kowloon
1932Shewan, Robert Gordon 休恩
Lawsuit, severance pay
Lawsuit, severance pay
1904Sibree, Dr. Alice Deborah (after married Alice Hickling) 西比
Medical doctor, woman
Medical doctor, woman
1866/02/12Smith, Caleb Tangier
HSBC audit
HSBC audit
1850Smith, Rev. George
Anglican Church Bishop
Anglican Church Bishop
1870Smith, Grant
Ferry [cross harbor] by steam launch
Ferry [cross harbor] by steam launch
1862/03/04Stewart, Frederick 史釗域
School [public] headmaster
School [public] headmaster
1949Sheldon, Harold
Bar Association
Bar Association
1921Stubbs, Reginald Edward 司徒拔
SPCA parton
SPCA parton
1892Sun Yat-sen, Dr. 孫逸仙
Medical doctor, locally trained
Medical doctor, locally trained
1865/03/03Sutherland, Thomas 修打蘭
Bank [local] founder
Bank [local] founder
1865/03/03Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Company
Bank, local
Bank, local
1952/07/Sze Tsung-sing, Dr. 施正信
WHO official
WHO official
1984Tang Chi-chien, Jack 唐驥千
Chamber of Commerce Chairman, Chinese
Chamber of Commerce Chairman, Chinese
1932Teo Soon Kim 張舜琴
Barrister, woman
Barrister, woman
1982/09/26Thatcher, Margaret Hilda
Visit by a sitting British Prime Minister
Visit by a sitting British Prime Minister
1920Thomas, Dr. George Harold 譚嘉士
Doctorate in Medicine awarded by a local university
Doctorate in Medicine awarded by a local university
1947Thomas, Dr. George Harold 譚嘉士
Medical Services Director [acting], locally-born
Medical Services Director [acting], locally-born
1899Tse Tsan-tai 謝纘泰
Cartoonist
Cartoonist
1843/06/07Tucker, Dr. Alfred Green Gayton
Hospital ship surgeon
Hospital ship surgeon
1845/05/13Tucker, Dr. Alfred Green Gayton
Medical society
Medical society
1997/07/01Tung Chee-hwa 董建華
Chief Executive, Hong Kong SAR
Chief Executive, Hong Kong SAR
1948Valtorta, Mgr. Enrico Pascal 恩理覺
Roman Catholic Bishop
Roman Catholic Bishop
1911/03/18Van den Born, Charles
Flight [powered]
Flight [powered]
1843/07/21Waldron, Thomas Westbrook
Consul of the United States
Consul of the United States
1901/01/10Yeung Ku-wan 楊衢雲
Assassination
Assassination
1920Wan Tun-mo, Dr. 尹端模
Medical society for Chinese
Medical society for Chinese
1920Wang Chungyi, Prof. 王寵益
Professor, Chinese
Professor, Chinese
2006Wang Kung Yu-sum, Nina 龔如心
Billionaire, woman
Billionaire, woman
1897Wildman, Rounsevelle
Consul General of the United States
Consul General of the United States
1842Winchester, Dr. Charles Alexander
Government doctor
Government doctor
1850Winniberg, Jane Tregarthen (nee Curnow)
Milliner
Milliner
1858Wong Shing 黃勝
Juror, Chinese
Juror, Chinese
1989Wong Tin-chun, Dr. 黃殿春
Dental Association President, woman
Dental Association President, woman
1988/06/29Wu Cheng-chung, Mgr. John Baptist 胡振中
Roman Catholic Cardinal
Roman Catholic Cardinal
2011Wu Lai-fong, Anna 胡麗芳
Fire Services Assistant Divisional Officer, woman
Fire Services Assistant Divisional Officer, woman
1926Woo So-ching, Cathrine (Katie) 胡素貞
MBE awarded to a Chinese woman
MBE awarded to a Chinese woman
1933Woo So-ching, Cathrine (Katie) 胡素貞
Doctorate degree, woman
Doctorate degree, woman
1974/02/15Official Languages Ordinance
Chinese as an official language
Chinese as an official language
1952/01/Yeo Kok-cheang, Dr. 楊國璋
Medical and Health Services Director, Chinese
Medical and Health Services Director, Chinese
1986Youde, Edward
Governor died in office
Governor died in office
1861/05/29Chamber of Commerce of Hong Kong
Chamber of Commerce
Chamber of Commerce
1899Chaung Moon-hung, Dr. 周夢熊
Dental surgeon, Chinese
Dental surgeon, Chinese
1994Chan Fung Fu-chun, Dr. Margaret 陳馮富珍
Health Director, woman
Health Director, woman
2006/11/09Chan Fung Fu-chun, Dr. Margaret 陳馮富珍
WHO Director-General
WHO Director-General
1876/05/18Ng Choy 伍才 (alias Wu Tingfang 伍廷芳)
Barrister, Chinese
Barrister, Chinese
1879/04/30Grant, Ulysses Simpson
Visit by a former President of the United States
Visit by a former President of the United States
1880/01/19Ng Choy 伍才 (alias Wu Tingfang 伍廷芳)
Legislative Council member, Chinese
Legislative Council member, Chinese
1878Ng Choy 伍才 (alias Wu Tingfang 伍廷芳)
Justice of the Peace, Chinese
Justice of the Peace, Chinese
1926Chow Shouson 周壽臣
Executive Council member, Chinese
Executive Council member, Chinese
1997Leung Oi-sie, Elsie 梁愛詩
Justice Secretary, woman
Justice Secretary, woman
1941Wu Zung 胡忠
Taxi boss
Taxi boss
1927Ho-tung, Dr. Eva 何嫻姿
Medical degree awarded by a local university, woman
Medical degree awarded by a local university, woman
1914/05/Thomas, Dr. George Harold 譚嘉士
Medical degree awarded by a local univesrsity
Medical degree awarded by a local univesrsity
1959O'Rorke, Bridget
Administrative Service Cadet, woman
Administrative Service Cadet, woman
1961/10/Chau Shuet-yeng, Audrey 周雪瑩
Administrative Service Cadet, Chinese woman
Administrative Service Cadet, Chinese woman
1970Chan Fong On-sang, Anson Maria Elizabeth 陳方安生
Financial Secretary [Assistant], woman
Financial Secretary [Assistant], woman
1984Chan Fong On-sang, Anson Maria Elizabeth 陳方安生
Social Welfare Director, woman
Social Welfare Director, woman
1993Chan Fong On-sang, Anson Maria Elizabeth 陳方安生
Chief Secretary, woman
Chief Secretary, woman
2007Chiang Lei-lei, Lily 蔣麗莉
Chamber of Commerce Chairman, woman
Chamber of Commerce Chairman, woman
2011Chiang Lei-lei, Lily 蔣麗莉
Chamber of Commerce Chairman, jailed
Chamber of Commerce Chairman, jailed
1927Chau Sik-nin, Dr. 周錫年
Otolaryngologist, Chinese
Otolaryngologist, Chinese
1278Zhao Shi 趙昰
Emperor's sojourn
Emperor's sojourn
1992Cheung Lee Jia-wai, Vivian 張李佳蕙
Airport manager, woman
Airport manager, woman
1908Wong Sai-yan, Dr. 王世恩
Medical school in China, founder
Medical school in China, founder
2009Mackay, Maj-Gen Andrew
Police inspector turned army general
Police inspector turned army general
1998Poy, Vivienne (nee Lee) 利德蕙
Canadian Senator
Canadian Senator
1912/07/24May, Francis Henry 梅含理
Cadet turned governor
Cadet turned governor
1929d'Almada e Castro Jr., Leonardo Horacio 廖阿利孖打
Barrister, not Briton; not Chinese
Barrister, not Briton; not Chinese
1843/06/26Gordon, Alexander Thomas
Surveyor General
Surveyor General
1841/06/23Fitzgibbon, Thomas G.
Postmaster
Postmaster
1936/03/23British Imperial Airways
Air mail service
Air mail service
2008/04/09Lee, Rev. Raymond 李卓民
Airlines company bankruptcy
Airlines company bankruptcy
1925/01/24Kai Tak Airport 啟德機場
Airport
Airport
1947/06/22Lai Chi Garden 荔枝園 (later Lai Chi Kok Amusement Park 荔園遊樂場)
Amusement park with mechanical rides
Amusement park with mechanical rides
1903/08/28Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Animal welfare organization
Animal welfare organization
1950/01/13Dogs and Cats Regulation
Animal welfare law
Animal welfare law
1900/01/21Car
Motor car
Motor car
1905/04/26Hung B
Motor car accident
Motor car accident
1908/02/12Marican, Said Abamed
Motor car accident, fatal
Motor car accident, fatal
1918/11/14Bank of East Asia 東亞銀行
Bank [local], capitalized and run by Chinese
Bank [local], capitalized and run by Chinese
1865/02/05Gutter Rats Gang 坑渠老鼠
Bank heist
Bank heist
1849/10/Victoria Regatta Club
Boat race
Boat race
1938/02/04Brands and Products Expo 工展會
Expo to promote local products
Expo to promote local products
1700sTemple of Water Immortal 水僊古廟
Building erected for religious activities
Building erected for religious activities
1949Kowloon Motor Bus Company (KMB)
Bus, double-decker
Bus, double-decker
1920/01/01Dragon Motor Car Company
Bus service
Bus service
1841/05/15Population of 5,650
Census
Census
1913-ca.Traffic hours regulation
Motor car curfew
Motor car curfew
1909Vehicle license fees
Motor car tax
Motor car tax
1908/04/03Musso, Ferdinand
Motor car accident, driver charged for furious driving
Motor car accident, driver charged for furious driving
1911/01/27Nicol, T.M.
Motor car trip, round the Hong Kong Island
Motor car trip, round the Hong Kong Island
1911/03/20Angsley Wenrigues
Motor car accident, driver charged for manslaughter
Motor car accident, driver charged for manslaughter
1912/05/31Bowley, Francis Buimer Lyon
Motor car accident case, mistrial
Motor car accident case, mistrial
1912/08/Traffic signs
Traffic signs
Traffic signs
1913/04/Overland [#79 (tbc)]
Motor car fitted with electric self starter
Motor car fitted with electric self starter
1914/01/27Eastern Motor Company
Motor car street race
Motor car street race
1918/05/17Star Ferry Company
Ferry [cross harbor] for cars
Ferry [cross harbor] for cars
1919/01/20Potts, Patrick Cumming Hutton
Motor car fell into harbor
Motor car fell into harbor
1918/06/14Hong Kong Automobile Association
Motorists society
Motorists society
1920/11/29Car spirited away to Canton
Motor car theft
Motor car theft
1921/01/19McGrath, Henry Wilfred Scott
Traffic offense, double fine
Traffic offense, double fine
1921/02/08Yim Goon Hop, George
Motor car accident, multiple fatalities
Motor car accident, multiple fatalities
1921-ca.Santo, A.
Driving instructor
Driving instructor
2015/03/Wong, Janet 黃靜
Crane operator [Container Port], woman
Crane operator [Container Port], woman
1910/01/17da Silva, M. Marques
Piano teacher, full-time
Piano teacher, full-time
1946Population of one million
Census, first million
Census, first million
1842/07/17Queen's Road Chapel
Church, Protestant
Church, Protestant
1903Empire Cinematography Theater 奄派亞影畫戲院
Cinema
Cinema
1931King's Theater 娛樂戲院
Cinema with air conditioning
Cinema with air conditioning
1985/02/12UA6
Cinema, multiplex
Cinema, multiplex
1924/05/01Queen's Theater 皇后戲院
Cinema screening sound films and color films
Cinema screening sound films and color films
1869/11/02City Hall
City Hall
City Hall
1862Pedder Street Clock Tower
Clock tower
Clock tower
1851/06/Hong Kong Cricket Club
Club, cricket
Club, cricket
1846/05/26English Club (later Hong Kong Club)
Club, non-sports
Club, non-sports
1849/10/25Victoria Regatta Club
Club, sports
Club, sports
1964/06/10Beatles, The
Concerts by world rock icon
Concerts by world rock icon
1844/08/21Supreme Court
Court, Supreme
Court, Supreme
1893/08/23Sharp, Matilda Lincoln
Cremation funeral service for a European
Cremation funeral service for a European
1893/08/23Caine, Capt. William 威廉堅
Curfew
Curfew
1842/03/23Currency
Currency, legal tender
Currency, legal tender
1863Hong Kong silver dollar
Currency, sovereign
Currency, sovereign
1866/04/07Kinder, Thomas William
Mint
Mint
1945Hong Kong Dollar pegged to Pound Sterling
Currency peg
Currency peg
1959Tak Shing House 德成大廈
Building with curtain wall facade
Building with curtain wall facade
1886Manson, Dr. Patrick 梅森
Dairy company
Dairy company
1845Burd, John
Consul of Denmark
Consul of Denmark
1887Poate and Noble
Dental practice
Dental practice
1900/01/08Ma Ying-piu 馬應彪
Department store owned and run by Chinese
Department store owned and run by Chinese
1913Yim Shan-shan 嚴珊珊 (born Yim Shuk-kai 嚴淑姬)
Film actress
Film actress
1913Master Chuang Tests His Wife (Zhuangzi Shiqi) 莊子試妻
Film produced by a local company
Film produced by a local company
1884/04/05Medical Registration Ordinance, 1884
Medical doctor registration
Medical doctor registration
1893/06/26Dog Ordinance, 1893
Dog license
Dog license
1890Star Street Power Station
Electric power station
Electric power station
1890/12/01/6pmHong Kong Electric Company
Electricity supplies
Electricity supplies
1888/08/Otis elevator
Elevator [lift]
Elevator [lift]
1955Royal Hong Kong Jockey Club
Escalators
Escalators
1956Man Yee Building
Escalators installed in a building open to the public
Escalators installed in a building open to the public
1960sFerrari [model unknown]
Ferrari
Ferrari
1959Ferrari Pininfarina
Ferrari, order placed
Ferrari, order placed
1848Duddell, George 都爹利
Farriery
Farriery
1842Abdoolally Ebrahim & Co. 鴨都喇利
Ferry, cross harbor
Ferry, cross harbor
1843/02/14P. Townsend & Co.
Ferry between Central & Stanley
Ferry between Central & Stanley
1868/05/23Hong Kong Fire Brigade 香港消防隊
Fire Services
Fire Services
1870British Blue Ensign with crowned HK
Colonial flag
Colonial flag
1936/03/23British Imperial Airways
Flight [commercial] between London and Hong Kong
Flight [commercial] between London and Hong Kong
1938/08/04Air France
Flight [commercial] between Paris and Hong Kong
Flight [commercial] between Paris and Hong Kong
2006/10/26Oasis Hong Kong Airlines, Flight O8 700
Flight of the now-defunct Oasis Hong Kong Airlines
Flight of the now-defunct Oasis Hong Kong Airlines
1873/02/13Botanical Garden Flower Show
Flower show
Flower show
1844/06/10Suppression of Public Gaming Ordinance
Gambling prohibition
Gambling prohibition
1864/10/Public Garden 兵頭花園 (later Botanical Garden, later Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens)
Garden, public
Garden, public
1878/04/24Ando Taro
Consul of Japan
Consul of Japan
1889Noma Den 野間傳
Tattooer
Tattooer
1864/11/12Duddell Street gas lamps 都爹利街煤氣燈
Gas street lamps
Gas street lamps
1864/12/03Hong Kong and China Gas Company
Gas supplies
Gas supplies
1841Gillespie, Charles Van Megen
American resident
American resident
1882/09/14Fung Ming-shan 馮明珊
Naturalized British subject, Chinese
Naturalized British subject, Chinese
1889/05/10Hong Kong Golf Club
Club, golf
Club, golf
1897/10/07Royal Hong Kong Golf Club
Royal nomenclature
Royal nomenclature
1851Pustau, William H.
Consul of Bremen
Consul of Bremen
1865Pustau, William H.
Consul of Hanover
Consul of Hanover
1869Eimbcke, Adolf Theodor
Consul of Norddeutscher Bund [North German Confederation]
Consul of Norddeutscher Bund [North German Confederation]
1863von Overbeck , Bn. Gustav Freiherr
Consul of Prussia
Consul of Prussia
1898/09/Deep Water Bay Course
Golf Course, 9-hole
Golf Course, 9-hole
1911 [tbc]Fanling Old Course
Golf Course, 18-hole
Golf Course, 18-hole
1955/09/05Sir Alexander and Lady Maurine
Locomotives, diesel electric
Locomotives, diesel electric
1911Winslow, Herbert Pinckney 溫思勞
Railway manager
Railway manager
1986/08/Cheng Man-ngar, Olivia 鄭文雅
Playboy Magazine cover girl
Playboy Magazine cover girl
1993/06/Cheng Man-ngar, Olivia 鄭文雅
Golfers society, women
Golfers society, women
1986Cheng King-hon, Albert 鄭經翰 (born Cheng Wing-fok 鄭永福 )
Playboy Magazine published in the Chinese language
Playboy Magazine published in the Chinese language
2000Cheng Man-ngar, Olivia 鄭文雅
Golf professional & instructor, Chinese woman
Golf professional & instructor, Chinese woman
2011/8/15/9pmCheng King-hon, Albert 鄭經翰 (born Cheng Wing-fok 鄭永福 )
Radio station, digital broadcasting
Radio station, digital broadcasting
1890/07/05Hong Kong Golf Club
Golf match
Golf match
1889Hapy Valley recreation ground
Golfing facilities
Golfing facilities
1842/03/31Pottinger, Maj Gen Henry Eldred Curwen 砵甸乍
Government, provisional
Government, provisional
1842/03/31Lena, Alexander
Government official, European not Briton
Government official, European not Briton
1858/08/08Ordinance #15 of 1858
Government budget submitted to the Legislative Council
Government budget submitted to the Legislative Council
1841/10/Belcher, Cdr. Edward 卑路乍
Harbor Master
Harbor Master
1932/01/01Betting Duty Ordinance, 1931
Tax on gambling
Tax on gambling
1841/01/Naval and Military Hospital
Hospital
Hospital
1841/07/21Typhoon
Typhoon [recorded]
Typhoon [recorded]
1841/08/30Mylius, George F.
Cemetery, public [not-Chinese]
Cemetery, public [not-Chinese]
1915/03/08Goucher, Ernest
Wild beast attack, fatal
Wild beast attack, fatal
1842/04/02Roman Catholic Cemetery
Cemetery, Roman Catholic
Cemetery, Roman Catholic
1852Parsee Cemetery
Cemetery, Parsee [Zoroastrian]
Cemetery, Parsee [Zoroastrian]
1857Jewish Cemetery
Cemetery, Jewish
Cemetery, Jewish
1863-ca.Muslim Cemetery
Cemetery, Mohammedan
Cemetery, Mohammedan
1880sHundu Cemetery
Cemetery, Hundu
Cemetery, Hundu
1845Colonial Cemetery
Racial segregation in public place
Racial segregation in public place
1891/01/Humby, Dai-hei (nee Wong) 黃帶喜
Cemetery [public], Chinese buried
Cemetery [public], Chinese buried
1841/05/24Fox, Lt. Benjamin
Grave memorial erected by colonialists
Grave memorial erected by colonialists
1844/11/26Ordinance #21 of 1844
Opium sales legalized
Opium sales legalized
1844/12/30Ordinance #22 of 1844
Standard weights and measures
Standard weights and measures
1845Sai On Lane opium divans
Opium divans owned by government
Opium divans owned by government
1912/03/11Ho Kai, Dr. 何啟
Knight, Chinese
Knight, Chinese
1841/06/14Johnston, Alexander Robert 莊士敦
Land sale
Land sale
1841Albany Godowns
Building erected by colonialists
Building erected by colonialists
1844/02/28Ordinance to define the law relating to slavery in Hong Kong
Law
Law
1843/06/26Legislative Council
Legislature [advisory capacity]
Legislature [advisory capacity]
1844/01/11Legislative Council Conferred
Legislative Council sitting
Legislative Council sitting
1850/06/14Jardine, David
Legislative Council Unofficial Member
Legislative Council Unofficial Member
1850/06/14Edger, Joseph Frost
Legislative Council Unofficial Member
Legislative Council Unofficial Member
1850/06/14Jardine, David
Legislative Council Senior Unofficial Member
Legislative Council Senior Unofficial Member
1922/09/Yeung Wo Nursing Home 香江養和園
Hospital established and run by Chinese doctors
Hospital established and run by Chinese doctors
1907Yue Yuen Amusement Park 愉園遊樂場
Amusement park
Amusement park
1844/10/01Sirr, Henry Charles
Barrister
Barrister
1845/06/Hulme, John Walter 休姆
Chief Justice appointed member of the Legislative Council
Chief Justice appointed member of the Legislative Council
1988/03/15Yang Ti-Liang 楊鐵樑
Chief Justice, Chinese
Chief Justice, Chinese
1843/06/30Justices of the Peace
Justice of the Peace
Justice of the Peace
1997/08/18Lam Chi-chiu, Albert 林志釗
Justice of the Peace, post colonial
Justice of the Peace, post colonial
1844/10/01Farncomb, Edward
Solicitor
Solicitor
1972/10/18Chung Sze-yuen 鍾士元
Legislative Council, equal use of English and Chinese in proceedings
Legislative Council, equal use of English and Chinese in proceedings
1875/01/02Chinese equivalent terms of government officers and departments
Chinese official titles
Chinese official titles
1991/10/05Lee Shu-kwan 李樹焜
Organ transplant, liver, patient
Organ transplant, liver, patient
1962/03/05Hong Kong Public Library
Library ran by the government
Library ran by the government
1841/04/30Caine, Capt. William 威廉堅
Chief Magistrate
Chief Magistrate
1842Fish market
Market, fish
Market, fish
1854/06/01Hong Kong Auxiliary Police
Police force, auxiliary
Police force, auxiliary
1843Malcolm, Lt-Col. George Alexander
Market built and owned by a Westerner
Market built and owned by a Westerner
1971/10/07Registered marriage
Marriage registration
Marriage registration
1975/01/08Ng Yat-chiu, Daniel 伍日照
McDonald's Restaurant
McDonald's Restaurant
1887/10/01Hong Kong College of Medicine for Chinese 香港華人西醫書院
Medical school
Medical school
1966/12/27Mo Chou, Lily 莫愁
Miss Hong Kong died by suicide
Miss Hong Kong died by suicide
1897Lumiere Brothers short films
Film screened
Film screened
1868/03/27Great World Circus
Circus performance
Circus performance
1848/03/Victoria Library and Reading Room
Library
Library
1872/02/14Tung Wah Hospital 東華醫院
Hospital, traditional Chinese medicine treatment
Hospital, traditional Chinese medicine treatment
1871/01/Smallpox Hospital
Hospital, epidemiological diseases
Hospital, epidemiological diseases
1904/06/07Alice Memorial Maternity Hospital 雅麗氏紀念產科醫院
Hospital, maternity
Hospital, maternity
1906[s.n.]
Midwives, locally trained and qualified under British system
Midwives, locally trained and qualified under British system
1893/09/05Nethersole School of Nursing
Nursing school, hospital-based
Nursing school, hospital-based
1843/08/10Seamen's Hospital
Hospital, private
Hospital, private
1875/01/01Lunatic Asylum
Hospital, psychiatric
Hospital, psychiatric
1849Government Civil Hospital 國家醫院
Hospital, government
Hospital, government
1843/06/23HMS Minden
Hospital ship
Hospital ship
1887Alice Memorial Hospital and Nethersole Hospital
Hospital, teaching
Hospital, teaching
1889/06/17Ermclinde, Sister and four others
Nurses, European female
Nurses, European female
1845/04/26Sinclair, Henry Daniel
Piracy, Westerner convicted of
Piracy, Westerner convicted of
1858Lock Hospital 性病醫院
Hospital, venereal diseases
Hospital, venereal diseases
1926/02/13Hong Kong Hotel 香港大酒店
Hotel fire
Hotel fire
1845Ice House
Ice warehouse
Ice warehouse
2007/09/10Standard, The 英文虎報
Newspaper, free [English]
Newspaper, free [English]
1959Diners Club
Charge card
Charge card
1974BankAmericard
Credit card
Credit card
1949/08/19Identity Card
Proof of residency
Proof of residency
1940/08/29Income tax
Tax based on entities
Tax based on entities
1999IPO electronic service
IPO electronic service
IPO electronic service
1999/11/12Tracker Fund of Hong Kong 盈富基金
IPO, ETF
IPO, ETF
2009/12/29Schramm Holding AG 星亮控股
IPO, European company
IPO, European company
2011/04/14SBI Holdings Inc.
IPO, Japanese company
IPO, Japanese company
2000IPO online subscription application
IPO online subscription application
IPO online subscription application
1993/07/15Tsingtao Brewery Co., Ltd. 青島啤酒
IPO, PRC company
IPO, PRC company
1875/04/16Cape d'Aguilar Lighthouse 鶴咀燈塔
Lighthouse
Lighthouse
1903/10/05La Vie et la Passion de Jesus Christ
Film, featured-length screened
Film, featured-length screened
1844/03/04Filipino seaman
Homicide Trials
Homicide Trials
1844/10/02Laong Awa & his wife Laong Kook-shi
Court criminal case
Court criminal case
1842Queenstown
Name of the European quarter
Name of the European quarter
1841/05/01Hong Kong Gazette 香港公報 or 香港鈔報
Newspaper
Newspaper
1853/09/24Hong Kong Government gazette
Government Gazette
Government gazette
1853/08/01Chinese Serial 遐爾貫珍
Newspaper, bilingual
Newspaper, bilingual
1867/04/China Punch
Newspaper, cartoon
Newspaper, cartoon
1842/3/24Advertisers unknown
Newspaper adverts
Newspaper adverts
1940Nurse and Midwives Association 香港護士及助產士會
Nurse and midwives professional organization
Nurse and midwives professional organization
1848Asile de la Sainte Enfance 聖童之家
Orphanage
Orphanage
1800sPo Yuen Pawn Shop 普源押
Pawn shop
Pawn shop
1844/09/Police Corporal, [s.n.]
Police death in the course of duty
Police death in the course of duty
1844/11/04Chinese man, [s.n.]
Execution
Execution
1894/06/Yersin, Dr. Alexander
Plague bacillus, the discovery of
Plague bacillus, the discovery of
1902/01/08Whale sighting
Whale sighting
Whale sighting
1846Marine Region
Police, water
Police, water
1982/08/18Lam Kor-wan 林過雲
Serial killer
Serial killer
1841/11/12Post office
Post office
Post office
1862/12/08Joubert, Jean Ferdinand
Postage stamp
Postage stamp
1990/04/30Xu Jiatun 許家屯
Defector, (former) PRC representative
Defector, PRC representative
2000/10/05MTR Corporation Ltd.
Privatized public utilities entity
Privatized public utilities entity
1857/11/24Ordinance for Checking the Spread of Venereal Diseases
Prostitution legalized
Prostitution legalized
1954/10/Shek Kip Mei Estate 石硤尾邨
Public housing development
Public housing development
1918/02/26Happy Valley Racecourse
Fire, sports ground
Fire, sports ground
1953/12/24Shek Kip Mei Great Fire 石硤尾大火
Fire, great
Fire, great
1904/07/15Peak District Reservation Ordinance, 1904
Racial segregation law
Racial segregation law
1870Rickshaw
Rickshaw
Rickshaw
1842Queen's Road and Hollywood Road
Roads
Roads
1961Plover Cove Reservoir 船灣淡水湖
Rubber dam, water supply system
Rubber dam, water supply system
1978Tai Po Tau 大埔頭
Rubber dam, irrigation and flood control
Rubber dam, irrigation and flood control
1846/12/06Keying 耆英號
Chinese sailing ship sailed to England
Chinese sailing ship sailed to England
1862Government Central School 中央書院
School, public
School, public
1842/11/01Brown, Rev. Samuel Robbins 鮑留雲
School headmaster
School headmaster
2011/12/01Coach, Inc.
Secondary offering, US company
Secondary offering, US company
1964/07/31Hong Kong Hang Seng Index 恒生指數
Share index
Share index
1843/08/17Shark sightings
Shark sightings
Shark sightings
1868Hong Kong Hotel 香港大酒店
Skyscraper
Skyscraper
1987/10/20Li Fook-shiu, Ronald 李福兆
Stock exchange, complete trading suspension
Stock exchange, complete trading suspension
1883/04/18Sanitary Board 潔淨局
Supervisory council
Supervisory council
1888/06/11Sanitary Board Election
Popular Election
Popular Election
1947Taxi regulatiuons
Taxi licensed
Taxi licensed
1971/01/26Enjoy Yourself Tonight 歡樂今宵
Television color program, locally production
Television color program, locally production
1967/11/19Macau Grand Prix 1967
Television live coverage
Television live coverage
1967/11/20Enjoy Yourself Tonight 歡樂今宵
Television live variety show, local production
Television live variety show, local production
1957/05/29Rediffusion 麗的映聲
Television station
Television station
1967/11/19Television Broadcasts Ltd. 電視廣播有限公司 (無綫電視)
Television station, free-to-air terrestrial
Television station, free-to-air terrestrial
1848/11/Victoria Theater
Theater
Theater
1841/01/26Belcher, Cdr. Edward 卑路乍
Geographic coordinates captured
Geographic coordinates captured
1841/01/26Belcher, Cdr. Edward 卑路乍
Peaks, naming of
Peaks, naming of
1844/07/10Treaty of the Bogue 虎門條約
Extradition of criminals agreement
Extradition of criminals agreement
1842/06/10Central Market
Market
Market
1843/12/22Stanton, Rev. Vincent John 史丹頓
Colonial Chaplain
Colonial Chaplain
1843/06/Matshed Church
Church, Anglican
Church, Anglican
1843/06/18Roman Catholic Church of the Conception
Church, Catholic
Church, Catholic
1843Dean, Rev. William 憐為仁
Church, Protestant [for Teochew]
Church, Protestant [for Teochew]
1843Mohammedan Mosque
Mosque
Mosque
1843/02/07Celestial
Ship, locally built [not Chinese in design and construction]
Ship, locally built [not Chinese in design and construction]
1843/01/20[s.n.]
Birth, British subject
Birth, British subject
1841Lane's Hotel
Hotel
Hotel
1846/03/04Vice Admiralty Court
Court, admiralty jurisdiction
Court, admiralty jurisdiction
1844/02/24Demarcation districts
Demarcation districts
Demarcation districts
1861/01/24May, Charles 查理士·梅理
Kowloon, Civil Commissioner
Kowloon, Civil Commissioner
1844/09/06May, Charles 查理士·梅理
Police chief with professional police background
Police chief with professional police background
1845/04/Oriental Bank Corporation 東藩滙理銀行
Bank
Bank
1847Oriental Bank Corporation 東藩滙理銀行
Banknotes
Banknotes
1844/12/18Amateur Dramatic Corps
Club, dramatic
Club, dramatic
1849/06/07Keppel, Capt. Henry
Raid on Macau
Raid on Macau
1855/01/23Hung Jen-kan 洪仁玕
Naval battle, near miss
Naval battle, near miss
1856/05/29Ordinance to explain certain enactments relating to shipping
British flag worn by ships owned by Chinese residents
British flag worn by ships owned by Chinese residents
1855/01/15Ordinance to enforce neutrality during the contest now existing in China
Neutrality status
Neutrality status
1854[s.n.]
Execution, Eurpoeans
Execution, Eurpoeans
1860/12/25Bryceson and Son
Organ, pipe
Organ, pipe
1860Sangster, Charles Frederick Augustus
Organist
Organist
1854/10/28Gaskell, William
Law Society
Law Society
1856/03/07Tam Achoy 譚亞財
Fire brigade, volunteer
Fire brigade, Volunteer
1862/05/03Ordinance to provide for the payment of pensions to the civil servants of the Government of Hong Kong
Pensions to civil servants
Pensions to civil servants
1862/08/31Ashton, Samuel
Masters and mates certificate
Masters and mates certificate
1862/07/07Ball, Henry John
Court for Summary Jurisdiction
Court for Summary Jurisdiction
1862/03/01Government Gazette, Chinese edition
Government gazette, Chinese edition
Government gazette, Chinese edition
1863/01/McGregor & Co. Godowns
Pier made of strong timber
Pier made of strong timber
1860/01/20Board of Education
Education governing body
Education governing body
1864/10/Robinson, Hercules
Club denied special privilege requested by governor
Club denied special privilege requested by governor
1862/03/01Hong Kong Volunteers
Civil defense unit
Civil defense unit
1867/07/02Pollard, Edward Hutchinson
Barrister given multiple contempt of court charges in a single court proceeding
Barrister given multiple contempt of court charges in a single court proceeding
1869/10/01Willcocks, Edward J.R.
Police school
Police school
1872/04/05Ordinance to make Provision for the Branding and Punishment of Criminals in certain Cases, An
Branding of Chinese convicts
Branding of Chinese convicts
1871/06/09China Submarine Company
Telegraphic communication via submarine cable
Telegraphic communication via submarine cable
1867Tung Hing Theater 同慶戲園
Theater, Chinese opera
Theater, Chinese opera
1867Oriental Bowling and Billiard Saloon and Fancy American Bar
Bowling alley
Bowling alley
1870/02/17Bush, August
Bicycle race
Bicycle race
1872/07/23Ordinance for registering Births and Deaths in Hong Kong
Birth and death registration
Birth and death registration
1872/09/Dengue fever
Dengue fever
Dengue fever
1872/07/29de Navarro, Jose
Pistol duel
Pistol duel
1934/01/Hong Kong Chinese Choral Society
Choral society, Chinese
Choral society, Chinese
1870Hong Kong Choral Society
Choral society
Choral society
1864Douglas Challenge Cup
Boat race, offshore
Boat race, offshore
1873/02/03General Chinese Printing Office 香港中華印務總局
Publishing company owned and ran by Chinese
Publishing company owned and ran by Chinese
1874/02/04Universal Circulating Herald 循環日報
Newspaper published and controlled by Chinese
Newspaper published and controlled by Chinese
2002/04/15Metro 都市日報
Newspaper, free
Newspaper, free
1842/03/17Friend of China, The
Newspaper printed in Hong Kong
Newspaper printed in Hong Kong
1872/04/17Chinese Mail 香港華字日報
Newspaper, Chinese language
Newspaper, Chinese language
1877/06/07Chan Su-kee, George
Marriage [civil], Chinese
Marriage [civil], Chinese
1881/10/21Alford, Robert Gervaise
Telephone
Telephone
1882/02/19Anderson, Robert
Fireman died in the course of duty
Fireman died in the course of duty
1863Jardine, Matheson & Co.
Telegraph
Telegraph
1853Slaughter house
Slaughter house
Slaughter house
1841/06/Malarial fever
Epidemic of infectious disease
Epidemic of infectious disease
1853/11/17Ordinance for the Removal of Doubts regarding the Right of Aliens to hold and Transfer Property within the Colony of Hong Kong
Alien land ownership
Alien land ownership
1880/04/27Hong Kong Polo club
Polo club
Polo club
1880/04/17Polo match
Polo match
Polo match
1903/11/Public bath house
Public bath house
Public bath house
1903/10/13Siberian Railway
Mail route [new] to Europe
Mail route (new) to Europe
1892/06/01Public laundries
Public laundries
Public laundries
1872/10/Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corporation 香港上海滙理銀行
Banknotes, one dollar
Banknotes, one dollar
1867/10/15Blockade of Hong Kong 1867
Blockade
Blockade
1843/08/16Committee of Public Health and Cleaniness
Committee appointed by government
Committee appointed by government
1865Gindell, A.
Bookbinder
Bookbinder
1871/03/24Improvements in electric telegraphs
Patents for inventions
Patents for inventions
1866/06/23Agra and Masterman's Bank Ltd. 呵加喇馬士打文銀行
Bank suspended payment
Bank suspended payment
1867/05/22Naval Yard Police Force
Police, naval yard
Police, naval yard
1867/08/15Public Gambling Houses License
Gambling legalized
Gambling legalized
1863/12/15Dent fountain
Drinking fountain
Drinking fountain
1930/03/31Trans-harbor pipeline
Water supply from Kowloon to Hong Kong Island
Water supply from Kowloon to Hong Kong Island
1932/03/10Lanepart, Herbert Edward
Nudist society
Nudist society
1924/12/Mow Fung, Frederick Charles 鍾茂豐
Masonic lodge master, Chinese descent
Masonic lodge master, Chinese descent
1891Lunatic Asylum for Chinese
Hospital, psychiatric [for Chinese]
Hospital, psychiatric [for Chinese]
1891Water supply to the Peak
Water supply to the Peak
Water supply to the Peak
1899/05/16Sham Chun [Shenzhen] occupied
Border conflict with China
Border conflict with China
1906/10/14S.S. Hankow
Fire, ship [with multiple fatalities]
Fire, ship [with multiple fatalities]
1644Da Qing 大清
Qing Dynasty established
Qing Dynasty established
1839First Opium War
Sino-British War
Sino-British War
1841Convention of Chuenpee 穿鼻草約
Sino-British Treaty (not ratified)
Sino-British Treaty (not ratified)
1842/08/29Treaty of Nanking 南京條約, signed
Treaty between Qing China and the United Kingdom to end the First Opium War; Hong Kong ceded to Britain
Treaty between Qing China the United Kingdom to end the First Opium War; Hong Kong ceded to Britain
1842/09/06Treaty of Nanking 南京條約, assented by Emperor Tao-kuang
Treaty between Qing China and the United Kingdom to end the First Opium War; Hong Kong ceded to Britain
Treaty between Qing China and the United Kingdom to end the First Opium War; Hong Kong ceded to Britain
1842/12/28Treaty of Nanking 南京條約, ratified by Queen Victoria
Treaty between Qing China the United Kingdom to end the First Opium War; Hong Kong ceded to Britain
Treaty between Qing China and the United Kingdom to end the First Opium War; Hong Kong ceded to Britain
1843/04/05Charter of the Colony of Hong Kong
Hong Kong constituted as a colony of the British Crown
Hong Kong constituted as a colony of the British Crown
1856Second Opium War
Sino, Franco-British war
Sino, Franco-British war
1843/10/03Treaty of the Bogue 虎門條約
Treaty between Qing China and the United Kingdom to supplement the Treaty of Nanking
Treaty between Qing China and the United Kingdom to supplement the Treaty of Nanking
1858/06/13Treaty of Tientsin 天津條約
Treaty between Qing China and the coalition of United Kingdom, France, Russia and the United States to end the Second Opium War. Fighting, however, restarted on June 24, 1859.
Treaty between Qing China and the coalition of United Kingdom, France, Russia and the United States to end the Second Opium War. Fighting, however, restarted on June 24, 1859.
1860/10/24Convention of Peking 北京條約
Treaties between Qing China and the coalition of United Kingdom, France and Russia to end the Second Opium War. Qing China ceded to the U.K. the part of Kowloon south of the Boundary Street
Treaties between Qing China and the coalition of United Kingdom, France and Russia to end the Second Opium War. Qing China ceded to the U.K. the part of Kowloon south of the Boundary Street
1898/06/09Convention for the Extension of Hong Kong Territory 中英展拓香港界址專條
New Territories was leased to the United Kingdom
New Territories was leased to the United Kingdom
1894/07/25First Sino-Japanese War 甲午戰爭
War between Qing China and Japan
War between Qing China and Japan
1895/04/17Treaty of Shimonoseki 馬關條約
Treaty between Qing China and Japan to end the First Sino-Japenese War
Treaty between Qing China and Japan to end the First Sino-Japenese War
1860/10/24Order in Council of October 24, 1860 of the United Kingdom
Kowloon officially annexed to the Colony
Kowloon officially annexed to the Colony
1861/04/12United States Civil War
United States Civil War
United States Civil War
1865/04/14Lincoln, Abraham
President of the United States assassinated
President of the United States assassinated
1894/06/23de Coubertin, Baron Pierre
International Olympic Committee
International Olympic Committee
1896/04/15Games of the I Olympiad
Modern Olympic Games
Modern Olympic
1898/10/20Order in Council of October 20, 1898 of the United Kingdom
New Territories officially added to the Colony
New Territories officially added to the Colony
1899/12/27Order in Council of December 27, 1899 of the United Kingdom
Qing China's right to exercise judiciary power within the Walled City of Kowloon revoked
Qing China's right to exercise judiciary power within the Walled City of Kowloon revoked
1912/01/01Republic of China
Constitutional republic established in China
Constitutional republic established in China
1912/04/15Titanic, RMS
Largest ship afloat at the time sunk on maiden voyage
Largest ship afloat at the time sunk on maiden voyage
1914/07/28World War One
Largest war in world history at the time, 18 belligerents in total
Largest war in world history at the time, 18 belligerents in total
1918/07/11Nicholas II, Tsar of Russian Empire
Execution of the Imperial Romanov family in Ekaterinburg
Execution of the Imperial Romanov family in Ekaterinburg
1922/12/29Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
Constitutional republic with communism ideology established in Russia
Constitutional republic with communism ideology established in Russia
1925/03/12Sun Yat-sen, Dr. 孫逸仙
ROC's first president died
ROC's first president died
1929/10/29Great Depression
Wall Street crash set stage for world depression lasting till 1941
Wall Street crash set stage for world depression lasting till 1941
1929/10/29Aisin Gioro Puyi 愛新覺羅溥儀
Manchkuo Emperor
Manchkuo Emperor
1933/01/30Hitler, Adolf
German Chancellor
German Chancellor
1934/08/19Hitler, Adolf
Germany Fuhrer (merging offices of president and chancellor)
Germany Fuhrer (merging offices of president and chancellor)
1936/12/10Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David
Edward VIII of the United Kingdom abdicated in order to marry Willis Simpson
Edward VIII of the United Kingdom abdicated in order to marry Willis Simpson
1967/06/05Six-Day War
Israel engaged in war with Egypt, Jordan, and Syria
Israel engaged in war with Egypt, Jordan, and Syria
1967/10/17Aisin Gioro Puyi 愛新覺羅溥儀
Emperor [last] of China died in Beijing as a private citizen
Emperor [last] of China died in Beijing as a private citizen
1937/07/07Marco Polo Bridge Incident 盧溝橋事變
Japan's full scale invasion of China
Japan's full scale invasion of China
1937/05/06Luftschiff Zeppelin Hindenburg
The longest flying machine at the time caught fire and was completely burned down while landing in New Jersey
The longest flying machine at the time caught fire and was completely burned down while landing in New Jersey
1939/09/01World War Two
Nazi Germany's Poland invasion set off WWII
Nazi Germany's Poland invasion set off WWII
1941/12/08Battle of Hong Kong
Japan attacked Hong Kong; the city fell on Christmas Day
Japan attacked Hong Kong; the city fell on Christmas Day
1945/05/08World War Two [European Theater], the end of
German High Commands surrendered unconditionally to the Allies eight days after Adolf Hitler killed himself
German High Commands surrendered unconditionally to the Allies eight days after Adolf Hitler killed himself
1945/09/10Chinese Civil War [all out] 國共內戰
Communist forces engaged KMT army in battles later known as the Shangdang Campaign 上黨戰役
Communist forces engaged KMT army in battles later known as the Shangdang Campaign 上黨戰役
1945/08/15World War Two, the end of
Imperial Rescript on Surrender by Japanese Emperor Hirohito was broadcasted by NHK 玉音放送
Imperial Rescript on Surrender by Japanese Emperor Hirohito was broadcasted by NHK 玉音放送
1948/01/30Gandhi, Mohandas Karamchand
Indian independence leader assassinated
Indian independence leader assassinated
1949/10/01Mao Zedong 毛澤東
People's Republic of China proclaimed
People's Republic of China proclaimed
1950/06/25Korean War
Republic of Korea was invaded by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea
Republic of Korea was invaded by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea
1949/12/07Chiang Kai-shek 蔣介石
ROC government transferred to Taiwan
ROC government transferred to Taiwan
1953/07/27Korean Armistice Agreement
Korean War ended
Korean War ended
1954Vietnam War
Vietnam War
Vietnam War
1957/11/03Laika, the dog
Animal to orbit Earth [on USSR space craft Sputnik 2]
Animal to orbit Earth [on USSR space craft Sputnik 2]
1969/07/21Armstrong, Neil
Man walk on the moon
Man walk on the moon
1998/11/20International Space Station
Zarya module launched into orbit around Earth
Zarya module launched into orbit around Earth
1966/05/Cultural Revolution 無產階級文化大革命
Radical sociopolitical movement in China
Radical sociopolitical movement in China
1967/05/06Leftist Riots
Labor dispute at a Li Ka-shing owned factory triggered PRC sponsored riots by pro-communist activists and thugs
Labor dispute at a Li Ka-shing owned factory triggered PRC sponsored riots by pro-communist activists and thugs
1963/11/22Kennedy, John Fitzgerald
Youngest United States President assassinated [he was the youngest president elected to office]
Youngest United States President assassinated [he was the youngest president elected to office]
1972/02/21Nixon, Richard Milhous
United States President visited PRC
United States President visited PRC
1945/10/24United Nations membership, ROC
ROC was a UN charter member and a permanent member of the Security Council
ROC was a UN charter member and a permanent member of the Security Council
1971/10/25United Nations membership, PRC
PRC replaced ROC as a UN member; on November 23 the same year, ROC's seat in the Security Council was also given to PRC
PRC replaced ROC as a UN member; on November 23 the same year, ROC's seat in the Security Council was also given to PRC
1971/07/09Kissenger, Henry Alfred
United States Secretary of State visited China in secret
United States Secretary of State visited China in secret
1976/09/09Mao Zedong 毛澤東
Communist Party of China (CPC) Chairman died [he was also Chairman of the CPC Central Military Commission]
Communist Party of China (CPC) Chairman died [he was also Chairman of the CPC Central Military Commission]
1976/10/06Jiang Qing 江青
Gang of Four 四人幫 was arrested
Gang of Four 四人幫 was arrested
1964/10/16596 Project
Nuclear weapons test by PRC
Nuclear weapons test by PRC
1945/08/06Little Boy
Atomic bomb dropped [on Hiroshima]
Atomic bomb dropped [on Hiroshima]
1912/02/12Aisin Gioro Puyi 愛新覺羅溥儀
Emperor [last] of China abdicated
Emperor [last] of China abdicated
1968/04/04King, Rev. Martin Luther
Black civil right leader was assassinated
Black civil right leader was assassinated
1990/02/11Mandela, Nelson
South African anti-apartheid leader was released from prison after 27 years
South African anti-apartheid leader was released from prison after 27 years
1979/01/01Carter, Jimmy
United States formally recognized PRC and severed relations with Taiwan
United States formally recognized PRC and severed relations with Taiwan
1974/08/08Nixon, Richard Milhous
United States President resigned over the Watergate scandal
United States President resigned over the Watergate scandal
1975/04/30Fall of Saigon
Vietnam War ended
Vietnam War ended
1973/10/17Oil Crisis 1973
OPEC imposed an oil embargo against the United States, etc., and cut back reproduction
OPEC imposed an oil embargo against the United States, etc., and cut back reproduction
1985/07/21Li Xiannian 李先念
PRC President visited the United States
PRC President visited the United States
1984/12/19Joint Declaration of the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the People's Republic of China on the Question of Hong Kong 中華人民共和國政府和大不列顛及北愛爾蘭聯合王國政府關於香港問題的聯合聲明
Agreement for the transfer of the sovereignty of Hong Kong
Agreement for the transfer of the sovereignty of Hong Kong
1987/10/19Black Monday
Stock markets worldwide crashed
Stock markets worldwide crashed
1989/06/04Tiananmen Square Protests of 1989 八九民運
Student-led demonstration for democracy met by bloody PLA crackdown
Student-led demonstration for democracy met by bloody PLA crackdown
2011/05/02bin Laden, Osama
Al-Qaeda founder and mastermind of the 911 Attacks was killed by U.S. special forces
Al-Qaeda founder and mastermind of the 911 Attacks was killed by U.S. special forces
2003/10/15Yang Liwei, Lt. Col 楊利偉
Chinese national in space
Chinese national in space
2012/06/16Liu Yang, Maj 劉洋
Chinese woman in space
Chinese woman in space
2001/09/11911 Attacks
Terrorist attacks on the United States by Al-Qaeda
Terrorist attacks on the United States by Al-Qaeda
1996/07/05Dolly the sheep
Cloned mammal
Cloned mammal
1997/07/01Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China
Hong Kong's sovereignty was transferred from the U.K. To PRC, the successor state of ROC, which in turn was the successor state of Da Qing
Hong Kong's sovereignty was transferred from the U.K. To PRC, the successor state of ROC, which in turn was the successor state of Da Qing
1991/12/26Soviet Union dissolution
Demise of communism in Europe
Demise of communism in Europe
1989/11/09Berlin Wall fell
Bornholmer Straße border crossing was opened by GDR border guards to allow East Berliners to walk to West Berlin
Bornholmer Straße border crossing was opened by GDR border guards to allow East Berliners to walk to West Berlin
1990/10/03German reunification
German Democratic Republic's accession into the Federal Republic of Germany
German Democratic Republic's accession into the Federal Republic of Germany
1893/09/05Nethersole Hospital
Hospital for Chinese women
Hospital for Chinese women
1903Victoria Hospital for Women and Children
Hospital for women and children
Hospital for women and children
1893/06/02Great Northern Telegraph Company
Telephone exchange
Telephone Exchange


What's in a Name?

Chinese romanization is always a complicated thing, particularly when it involves names existing in the 19th Century and early 20th Century long before rules or schemes for Mandarin Chinese and Cantonese romanization were developed or standardized. My rule of thumb is to go for the most commonly used romanized name in each case and pay no attention to what scheme it was. Take for instance, for the Father of Railways in China 詹天佑 I have used his romanized name of Tien Yow Jeme, which was how he was commonly known internationally in his time, and has been referred to by historians in later times. Aren't we all happy that I don't have to include all the other variants of spelling, viz.: Zhan Tianyou (pinyin), Jim Tin-yau (Yale), Zim Tin-jau (jyutping), and Chan Tien-yu (Wade–Giles), when I mention his name.

Aliases for Chinese personalities written in this blog may include self given aliases and styles by intellects, baptist names given by churches, nicknames and nicknames-turned-proper-names. Some explanation may be needed for the last. Chinese names were very tricky things to put in English and to remember, worsen by the fact that interpreters existing during the onset of the intermingling of the Chinese and the Western peoples were mostly European or American missionaries who learned not a unified Chinese tongue but different dialects, almost never from well-educated people as the Chinese intellects wanted nothing to do with foreigners, let alone missionaries. When it came to names, I think the forerunner interpreters found a common solution, i.e. use nicknames, or twist the persons' names to make them easier to say and to remember.







4 comments:

SharonOddieBrown said...

You have a wonderful blog here. I am researching Thomas Jackson of HSBC, and am starting to post more articles on my blog and web site that may or may not interest you: http://sharonoddiebrown.blogspot.ca/2014/02/thomas-jackson-and-overland-route.html
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I will keep visiting yours to learn more.

nialljoreilly.com said...

Your blog is most insightful. I have been researching about my uncle Private John Bernard Patrick Byrne (a.k.a “Barney”), HKVDC #4732, and Irish Prisoner of the Japanese in Shamshuipo and Sendai (1941-1945)... I have written extensively about him here: http://nialljoreilly.com/2013/12/07/barney-byrne-irish-prisoner-of-war-pow-in-hong-kong-and-japan/ which is a detailed account of his war diary.

In 1941 John Bernard Patrick Byrne's was examiner appointment as Examiner for setting up Hong Kong's original taxation system, the WRO, which didnt last long.
He was one of the last HKVDC members to surrender, noting he fought for Hong Kong rather than claiming a Third National Pass on account of his Irish citizenship.

After the war he set up John B P Byrne & Co, certified public accountants, on Ice House Street (Note: Now known as JBPB & Co, and operating as a subsidiary of BDO Limited in Hong Kong. JBPB was formerly known as Grant Thornton Hong Kong, while in the 1980′s it was known as Byrne & Co., and KMG [Klynveld Main Goedeler] Byrne). Unfortunately, Barney died in 1955 aged 41.

I am curious to know more about his legacy JBPB & Co....

Wenchao Huang said...

Appreciate your hard work in providing such interesting information. Thanks.
Gratful if you would consider inserting the following to HK's First.
Mr. LAM Jerry Chek Yuen, the first Chinese Director of Hong Kong Fire Services Department.

Rudi Butt said...

Thank you Wenchao for writing and your kind words.
Information about Mr. Lam Chek-yuen already exists in several posts, viz. A to Z, Who's Who and Timeline. It may be of interest to you I am working on a new post, Who's Who and What's What, that combines information contained in the three posts mentioned earlier into one table with sortable function. I hope I can have this done some time in June.
Do stay tune...

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