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Thursday May 7, 1936

The 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.

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

Amy Johnson reclaimed her England-to-South Africa flight record when she landed her Percival Gull Six at Cape Town 3 days, 6 hours and 29 minutes after leaving Kent.

At dawn in Washington, D.C. it was discovered that someone had hoisted the flag of the Soviet Union on the flagpole of the United States Supreme Court Building overnight, and had knotted the halyard so well that it could not be hauled down. At the base of the flagpole a copy of The Harvard Lampoon was found, indicating the work of a prankster. Police called in the fire department, who extended a ladder up to the flag and burned it.

Irene Dunne photographed May 7, 1936 for the Lux Radio Theater production of Noel Coward’s Bittersweet





Popeye is looking for spinach

Chicago Daily Tribune May  7, 1936
Chicago Daily Tribune May 7, 1936