Daily Archives: July 16, 2016

Thursday July 16, 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 1936 Heat Wave inspires creativity at a time there was no air conditioning

When the temperature peaked at an all-time high of 108° in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the want-ad staff at the ‘St. Paul Daily News’ was provided with 400 pounds of ice and two electric fans to cool the air in the press room. Photo from the Minnesota Historical Society.

An apparent attempt to assassinate Edward VIII was foiled on Constitution Hill. As the king’s horse passed the crowd while returning to Buckingham Palace from a colours ceremony in Hyde Park, a man raised a revolver. A woman grabbed the man’s arm and shouted, alerting a constable who knocked the weapon from his hand. The man, identified as George Andrew McMahon, told police he had no intention of harming the king and was only making a protest.

Adolf Hitler sent Edward a telegram offering his “heartiest congratulations” on his escape.

Step 9 of The Tour de France is completed.

Italy lifted its wartime restrictions on meat and nightlife curfews.

Charles Edward Coughlin

Father Charles Coughlin aligned himself with Francis Townsend and denounced President Roosevelt as a “great betrayer and liar”, saying, “He who promised to drive the money changers from the temple has built up the greatest public debt in the nation’s history. Is that driving the money changers from the temple?



Chicago Daily Tribune July 16, 1936
Chicago Daily Tribune July 16, 1936