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Tuesday September 17, 1935

(This is entry from the journal entitled “Mexico Summer” written by Elizabeth Whipple Lancaster Carsey 80-years-ago)

No post today:

Here’s what else was happening 80-years-ago today:

The biggest blimp (so far) takes flight

Manuel L. Quezon (November 1942).jpgThe Philippine Presidential elections were held. Manuel L. Quezon was elected the 1st President of the Commonwealth of the Philippines.




Britain amassed fifteen warships at Gibraltar as a precaution against Italy.


Brooklyn Dodgers outfielder Len Koenecke got into a fight while flying in a private airplane over Toronto after drinking heavily. He was hit in the head with a fire extinguisher and killed.

On this Constitution Day, President Hoover gives a speech on the Constitution and  Patriotism.

Chicago Daily Tribune  Sept. 17, 1935
Chicago Daily Tribune Sept. 17, 1935