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Tuesday November 12, 1935

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


Messiah Practice – There Mrs.Martens told me that we now had a preacher. Dr. Linebaugh had traded with a Rev Jones from near Ft. Worth!!! Will wonders never cease!  I wonder if that will make any differences!

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


Portuguese neurologist Antonio Moniz performed the first “leucotomy” – a procedure that involved cutting into the human brain.   An American doctor named Walter Freeman embraced the approach  – he renamed them “lobotomies.

In an effort to address nationwide supply shortages, Nazi Germany prohibited the export of important food and industrial raw materials.

The Ethiopian government reported a victory over Italian forces in Ogaden.

A 700-person lynch mob in Columbus, Texas hanged two African-American youths accused of raping and murdering a young white woman. The county attorney said he did not consider the citizens who committed the lynching a mob, and called their act “the expression of the will of the people.

Chicago Daily Tribune Nov 12, 1935
Chicago Daily Tribune Nov 12, 1935