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Sunday June 7, 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.

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

The US Navy Destroyer 20 squadron sails off the coast of San Diego

File:US Navy Destroyer Squadron 20 off San Diego in 1936.jpg

June 7, 1936: Following a series of strikes and sit-ins that saw nearly 1.8 million French workers down their tools and occupy 8,441 factories, the government convened a meeting between labor and corporate representatives. The result was the Matignon Agreements, which included a 40-hour work week, increased union rights, collective bargaining rights, wage increases, and paid leave.:



The Matignon Agreements were signed to end the French general strike.

Juan Demóstenes Arosemena

A general election was held in Panama. Juan Demóstenes Arosemena was elected president.

A victory parade was staged in Rome for thousands of troops returning from the Second Italo-Ethiopian War.

Lucky Luciano being escorted into court by two detectives

Lucky Luciano was convicted on 62 counts of participating in a prostitution ring.






Popeye is upset there is no spinach

The G.O.P is ready to convene in Cleveland tomorrow – but they are still undecided on who the presidential nominee will be.

Chicago Daily Tribune June 7, 1936
Chicago Daily Tribune June 7, 1936