You say: Stop the Clock April 8.217 - Roman emperor Caracalla (Marcus Aurelius Antoninus) was assassinated.
1838 - Brunel's 236ft steamship steamship, watercraft propelled by a steam engine or a steam turbine. Early Steam-powered Ships
Marquis Claude de Jouffroy d'Abbans is generally credited with the first experimentally successful application of steam power to navigation; in 1783 his , Great Western, left Bristol for New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of on her maiden voyage.
1908 - Liberal Herbert Henry Asquith became prime minister.
1925 - The Australian government and the British colonial office British Colonial Office was a department of the British government in charge of the affairs of British colonies. Pre-Colonial Office
Prior to 1854, various departments of the British government were responsible for the affairs of the colonies:
1967 - Bare-foot Sandie Shaw won the Eurovision Song Contest for Britain with Puppet On A String.
1973 - Death of Pablo Picasso, aged 91, Spanish painter and sculptor who pioneered Cubism
1986 - Clint Eastwood was elected mayor of Carmel in California.
1986 - Graeme Souness joined Glasgow Rangers as player/manager
IN POLITICS: Clint Eastwood was elected mayor of Carmel in California on this day in 1986