(This is an entry from the journal entitled “Mexico Summer” written by Elizabeth Whipple Lancaster Carsey 80-years-ago)
Late to the eight o clock and of course the prof. was there! We went to town at nine thinking to cash Betty’s check only to find that the hawk opened at 10. When we got back to school Dean Del Rio called a meeting to say there would be no more school because all schools would march in silent (?) disapproval of the killing of 4 students in Tabasco. If we wanted to go we were to go at once to the statue of Charles IV. Of course we went and as soon as most of the schools had assembled they marched to the Zocals, past the Palace to the Law School. We dropped out after they passed the Palace. They got the bodies of the students, put them in the hearses and marched to the Panteon Frances. We saw the procession again passing the Zocals. After eating a tiny lunch we returned to the U. where they had said there was to be a program. However, the postponed it and after getting the money changed, we came home about 3:30. I have a blister on each heel and am quit sunburned. I wore my good white shoes because I thought we would be at the program! Instead we walked miles!
Here’s what else was happening 80-years-ago today: