Daily Archives: October 20, 2015

Sunday October 20, 1935

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

Played for Rally Day S.S. church morning and evening.   Nothing in S.S. class – practiced shorthand for a while.  Called Evelyn for  a shorthand manual but she doesn’t have one.  Card from Kate Balton inviting me to a party Thursday, during the convention.  Wrote Mahota, to see if she knew George Rummage, Alyce Claire’s friend.  Wrote to Jeanette – Pauline was up from Dexter for the first time since the first Saturday that I came to Roswell this year.   She is having a pretty good time and her work is not so heavy.  I am glad!

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



Mao Zedong arrives in Shensi Province in northwest China with 4,000 survivors and sets up Chinese Communist headquarters. The epic flight from Chiang Kai-shek’s Nationalist forces lasted 368 days and covered 6,000 miles, nearly twice the distance from New York to San Francisco.

Chicago Sunday Tribune Oct 20, 1935
Chicago Sunday Tribune Oct 20, 1935