Daily Archives: May 9, 2016

Saturday May 9, 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.

diary 2To the dentist again for a filling.  Heard that Miss Perry got a ring from Mr. Adkin after the Grade Program Thursday night !  Congratulations!

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

Benito Mussolini announced the annexation of Ethiopia and proclaimed Italian East Africa in a triumphant speech from the balcony of the Palazzo Venezia. He declared a resurgent Roman empire and asked the assembled crowd, “Will you be worthy of it?” The crowd answered with a cry of “Si!”

Police in Thessaloniki fired on a crowd staging a general strike against the government of Ioannis Metaxas. 30 were killed and hundreds wounded.

The Hindenburg dumps water before landing in Lakehurst, New Jersey

The Hindenburg arrived at Lakehurst, New Jersey in a record time of 61 hours and 39 minutes





Police lineup in Los Angeles, California




After months of their debut on Rudy Vallee’s program, Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy broadcast their own show on NBC





Chicago Daily Tribune May 9, 1936
Chicago Daily Tribune May 9, 1936