Daily Archives: December 7, 2015

Saturday December 7, 1935

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

Shopped all afternoon – got up late.  Pauline came so did Gene to buy presents.  I got Alyce Claire’s for him.   Pauline decided to spend the night.  I got Mary Jo’s and Dad’s gifts.  We to see “Nevada” -(young people’s benefit)

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

In the news – How the world’s weather might be changing?

Chicago Daily Tribune Dec. 7, 1935 pg 14
Chicago Daily Tribune Dec. 7, 1935 pg 14

Dessie, Ethiopia was heavily bombarded again. International Red Cross representatives sent a formal protest of the bombings to the League of Nations.

Mussolini defiantly told his parliament that sanctions would not deter Italy from its path and that only “full recognition of our rights and the safeguarding of our East African interests” could solve the crisis. (sounds like Putin today)

British Foreign Secretary Samuel Hoare arrived in Paris for talks with French Prime Minister Pierre Laval on the Italo-Abyssinian conflict.

A new Saturday Evening Post and New Yorker hits news stands.


Japan publicly demanded absolute naval parity with the United States and Great Britain.


The Winnipeg ‘Pegs beat the Hamilton Tigers 18-12 to win the 23rd Grey Cup of Canadian football.

Popeye makes Spinach music.

Chicago Daily Tribune Dec 7, 1935
Chicago Daily Tribune Dec 7, 1935