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Friday April 3, 1936

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


Roswell Junior High School
Roswell Junior High School

Junior Play matinee and night – We dismissed at 2:30 for it.  Went to town and then played some tennis though the wind was blowing. A Mr. Larcum strolled over and refereed for us.  It turns out that he lives next door to Mrs. Martens.  The play was “Seventeen”  I know the story and there were 4 acts as it dragged a little before it was over!  We (Alyce Claire) took Mrs. Markham.  Later AC and I went to the Busy Bee for soup.  Harriet has put an idea for roller skates in my head!  Should like to brush up on my French, too!  Heard some Institute Officers making fair stabs at it last night at Grady’s – Reminded me of Jaime!

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

Richard Hauptmann

Convicted for the “Crime of the Century.   Richard Bruno Hauptmann is executed by electrocution for the 1932 kidnapping and murder of the 20-month-old son of Charles A. Lindbergh.



Germany sent Britain a point-blank refusal to promise not to fortify the Rhineland.

David Low Evening Standard,

The British government indicated that it would again apply pressure to impose an oil embargo against Italy unless it ceased its hostilities in Ethiopia, due to the strength of the evidence Britain now had that the Italians were using poison gas.

Nazi Germany banned Jews from working as veterinarians.

The shortest pro boxing match in history took place in New Haven, Connecticut when Al Carr knocked out Lew Massey in 10 seconds. This record was equalled in 1946 but not broken until 1984


Popeye goes skiing.

Chicago Daily Tribune April 3, 1936
Chicago Daily Tribune April 3, 1936