Short Documentary film about events around that date throughout the century.
Title reads: "This Day - April 8th". Short Documentary film about events around that date throughout the century.
Apr 1933 - President Franklin D Roosevelt repeals prohibition. Legal deliveries of alcohol to Governor of New York Al Smith. Shots of beer drinking.
Apr 1931 - American airship delivers mail to President Herbert Hoover while he is on ship.
Apr 1936 - Opening of Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco in United States of America.
Apr 1932 - Sydney Harbour Bridge in Australia is tested before opening.
Apr 1939 - Launching of British Aircraft Carrier HMS Illustrious at Barrow.
Apr 1922 - Bismarck renamed as liner 'Majestic'. VS People giving joy rides on tanks for charity. VS of old cars being smashed and piled high and then burnt.
Apr 1926 - Viscount Field Marshal Allenby on tour of Canada.
Apr 1936 - King Edward VIII attends his First (and Last) Maundy service.
Apr 1922 - Billy Merson and Charlie Austin play golf in Variety Stars match.
Apr 1920 - Sir Thomas Lipton's yacht 'Shamrock III' sets sail.
Apr 1927 - Major Henry Segrave breaks World Landspeed record in his Sunbeam.
Apr 1938 - Len Harvey beats Jock McAvoy in boxing match from Harringay.
Apr 1942 - Convoys of ships carry supplies to Malta under enemy attack. Ships lay down a heavy smoke screen. Many of the ships make it through to the besieged island in the Mediterranean. Rear Admiral Philip Vian who led the convoy poses for the cameras.
Compilation of material from the Pathe Library - Paperwork gives details of sources. Made in 1956.