Daily Archives: February 9, 2016

Sunday February 9, 1936

diary 2The story continues with the second journal.  This is an entry from her personal diary,  written by Elizabeth Lancaster Carsey 80-years-ago.  Click here to read more

Barely did get to church and S.S. without breakfast.  Slept until 5 in the afternoon and my sore throat has almost vanished.  Got letter from Jaime telling me of the opera. Someone else mailed it for there was a note on the back and Jaime wrote it Tuesday!  Saw “The Bride Comes Home” with Claudette Colbert and Fred MacMurray – quite good.  Lenore Shaffer went with me – Alyce Claire returned tonight


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

The 1936 North American Cold Wave begins to peak.

Chicago Tribune historical photo
Chicago Sunday Tribune Feb 9, 1936
Chicago Sunday Tribune Feb 9, 1936










Egypt reduced the age of conscription from 19 to 18 years of age

The Figure Skating competition begins and here are the results from Men’s Alpine Skiing at  the 1936 Winter Olympics

1. Franz Pfnür GER 99,25
2. Gustav Lantschner GER 96,26
3. Emile Allais FRA 94,69
4. Birger Ruud NOR 93,38
5. Roman Wörndle GER 91,16
6. Rudolf Cranz GER 91,03
7. Giacinto Sertorelli ITA 90,39
8. Alf Konningen NOR 90,06