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Tuesday February 11, 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


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


The U.S. takes the gold in the 2-man bob sled at the 1936 Winter Olympics and  Norway sweeps the gold medal table in Speed Skating

Medal summary

Event Gold Silver Bronze
 United States (USA)
Ivan Brown
Alan Washbond
 Switzerland (SUI)
Switzerland II
Fritz Feierabend
Joseph Beerli
 United States (USA)
Gilbert Colgate
Richard Lawrence
 Switzerland (SUI)
Switzerland II
Pierre Musy
Arnold Gartmann
Charles Bouvier
Joseph Beerli
 Switzerland (SUI)
Switzerland I
Reto Capadrutt
Hans Aichele
Fritz Feierabend
Hans Bütikofer
 Great Britain (GBR)
Great Britain I
Frederick McEvoy
James Cardno
Guy Dugdale
Charles Green

In ladies Figure Skating – Sonja Henie successfully defended her 1928 and 1932 title; making her the most successful Olympic figure skater ever.

Rank Name Nation CF FS Total points Places
1 Sonja Henie Norway 1 1 424.5 7.5
2 Cecilia Colledge Great Britain 2 2 418.1 13.5
3 Vivi-Anne Hultén Sweden 4 4 394.7 28
4 Liselotte Landbeck Austria 3 6 393.3 32
5 Maribel Vinson United States 6 7 388.7 39



Team Great Britain

Great Britain pulled off a major upset in the Olympic ice hockey semifinal with a 2-1 victory over Canada.

At least one lawmaker believes the U.S. should tighten it’s immigration laws

Chicago Daily Tribune Feb, 11, 1936 pg 6
Chicago Daily Tribune Feb, 11, 1936 pg 6


Burt Reynolds:
Burt Reynolds

Actor Burt Reynolds was born in Lansing, Michigan

French police fought 200 pro-Italian students at the University of Paris calling for the dismissal of Gaston Jèze, who served as legal counsel to Ethiopia.

Dame Laura Knight circa 1910.jpg

Dame Laura Knight became the first woman appointed to the Royal Academy.








Chicago Daily Tribune Feb 11, 1936
Chicago Daily Tribune Feb 11, 1936