Daily Archives: July 18, 2016

Saturday July 18, 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

Spanish women defending the Republic in the Siege of the Alcázar in Toledo, 1936. Wikimedia Commons/Google Cultural Institute

The Spanish Civil War begins as a revolt by right-wing Spanish military officers in Spanish Morocco and spreads to mainland Spain.

The Spanish government announced on the radio that the uprising had been contained. The Spanish uprising spread to Seville. In Madrid, the Siege of Cuartel de la Montaña began.

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Arthur Greiser

The Free City of Danzig suspended its constitution. Senate President Arthur Greiser ordered the move to crush opposition to the Nazi-controlled government.

The Montreux Convention

At the Montreaux Conference, the signatories of the Treaty of Lausanne agreed to grant Turkey the right to remilitarize the Dardanelles. The Russian navy was granted the right to free passage through the straits during peacetime, but during wartime all belligerents would be prohibited from using the straits unless acting for the League of Nations or under a regional pact signed with Turkey

A new Saturday Evening Post and New Yorker

A 16 pound baby boy is born in Minnesota.