Daily Archives: December 18, 2015

Wednesday December 18, 1935

(This is an entry from the journal entitled Mexico Summer written by Elizabeth Lancaster Carsey 80-years-ago.  Click here to read more)

8th class planned a Christmas party for Friday night, committees appointed and everything.  I got candy canes and gifts for the family Jaime asked me to buy – Is he in love or is he in love!! He never wrote letters like that before! Alyce Claire got an $8.00 set of Evening in Paris from Lawson – I know he really cares for her – She likes  him but says she isn’t in love – wouldn’t take much of that for me to like him!  Finished all the tests that were over there tonight – Hope that’s all !  Heard that Kagawa wold not be in El Paso!

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

Samuel Hoare resigned as British Foreign Secretary over the unpopular Hoare–Laval Pact.



A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck Sichuan Province in China that killed about 100 people and destroyed many homes.

While inaugurating the new municipality of Pontinia, Mussolini introduced “Faith Day”, in which Italians were to donate their wedding rings so the material could be melted down for use by the state.


Edvard Beneš became President of Czechoslovakia.Edvard Beneš.jpg

The Lanka Sama Samaja Party was founded in Sri Lanka.

Chicago Daily Tribune Dec 18, 1935
Chicago Daily Tribune Dec 18, 1935