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Wednesday July 8, 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


I am 27 years old!  Jaime gave me “Tweed” perfume that I’ve wanted so long and the aaaothers gave me “Woolcott’s Reader” that I also have wanted.  Very nice day.  I think a year ago I went to Xochimilco – This is the first time in three years that I’ve celebrated my birthday with part of my family!



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

An explosion at the Royal Arsenal in Woolwich killed 5 people.

The British government announced that German airships would no longer be allowed to fly over Britain except in cases of emergency due to weather. The decision was made after the Hindenburg chose a course over England during a recent flight to the United States and back, drawing concerns that German officers aboard could be studying military bases and learning government secrets

Chicago Daily Tribune July 8, 1936
Chicago Daily Tribune July 8, 1936