1906 A typhoon with tsunami kills an estimated 10,000 people in Hong Kong.
1941 World War II: Hong Kong falls to the Japanese Imperial Army.
1945 World War II: The surrender of the Japanese troops in Hong Kong. The surrender is accepted by the Royal Navy Admiral Sir Cecil Harcourt.
1946 Cathay Pacific Airways is founded in Hong Kong.
1967 The establishment of TVB, the first wireless commercial television station in Hong Kong.
1969 The United Kingdom introduces the British fifty-pence coin, which replaced, over the following years, the British ten-shilling note, in anticipation of the decimalization of the British currency in 1971, and the abolition of the shilling as a unit of currency anywhere in the world. (Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, etc., had already abolished the shilling in favor of a decimal currency with exactly 100 pence per pound sterling or dollar, whichever was applicable.}
1984 The United Kingdom agrees to the handover of Hong Kong
1984 The Sino-British Joint Declaration, stating that the People's Republic of China would resume the exercise of sovereignty over Hong Kong and the United Kingdom would restore Hong Kong to China with effect from July 1, 1997 is signed in Beijing by Deng Xiaoping and Margaret Thatcher.
2003 Over 500,000 people protested against efforts to pass anti-sedition legislation in Hong Kong.
2003 A Neoplan bus, owned by Kowloon Motor Bus, collides with a truck, falls off a bridge on Tuen Mun Road, Hong Kong, and plunges into the underlying valley, killing 21 people. This is the deadliest traffic accident to date in Hong Kong.