Daily Archives: January 8, 2016

Wednesday January 8, 1936

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

Visited with Burdette’s in the evening – Saw Mrs. Martens and Mrs. Hightower in P.O. when we entered to pay bills, Yes!  today is pay-day!  Mrs. Martens has just returned from a month’s vacation in Nebraska with Mr. M’s people. Mr. Gilpin was at Burdette’s and their niece Mildred is still there.  It is Burdette’s wedding anniversary – eighteen years!!!

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

Ethiopia asked the League of Nations to dispatch a commission to investigate the use of poison gas by Italian troops.

Jewish booksellers throughout Nazi Germany were ordered to turn in their Reich Publications Chamber membership cards, without which no one was permitted to sell books




A Total Lunar Eclipse takes place

Lunar Eclipse Observation

Reza_Mohammadreza_Lifting_Veil.jpgIran’s Reza Shah announced a law according which wearing Hijab or Islamic veil is against the law, thus; the veil was officially outlawed.




A winter hurricane shocks Europe

Chicago Daily Tribune Jan 8, 1936 pg 16
Chicago Daily Tribune Jan 8, 1936 pg 16











Chicago Daily Tribune Jan 8, 1936
Chicago Daily Tribune Jan 8, 1936