Daily Archives: February 10, 2016

Monday February 10, 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


Alyce Claire missed all afternoon – has an awful cold! Saw Mrs. Wolf and Head of Wanda’s baby born Dec 30.  Got a new dress a’la redigate from BonTon for $4.90 – Dark blue with bright print.   With black or white twill be good.   I have 3 parties planned. Wed for S.S. class, Thursday for Dramatic club and Friday for home room.  Hope one of them anyway, won’t materialize.  Too much of a good thing!

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

Battle of Amba Aradam

The Battle of Amba Aradam began on the northern front in Ethiopia.


The Nazi Reichstag passed the ‘Gestapo Law’ which included the following paragraph: “Neither the instructions nor the affairs of the Gestapo will be open to review by the administrative courts.” This meant the Gestapo was now above the law and there could be no legal appeal regarding anything it did.

Federal Reserve Chair Marriner S. Eccles is on the cover of this week’s Time Magazine

The U.S. Supreme Court decided Grosjean v. American Press Co..

Rose McConnell Long


Rose McConnell Long, widow of Huey Long, was sworn in as a U.S. Senator to serve the remainder of her late husband’s term




The weather takes center stage as the 1936 North American Cold Wave grips the nation

Chicago Daily Tribune Feb 10, 1936
Chicago Daily Tribune Feb 10, 1936