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
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Here’s what else was happening 80-years-ago today
Santiago Casares Quiroga resigned as Prime Minister of Spain. President Manuel Azaña appointed Diego Martínez Barrio to replace him, but Barrio resigned after only 7 hours when his attempt to negotiate a compromise with the rebels was rebuffed. José Giral became the new Prime Minister and decreed the formation of a militia to defend the Republic.
Dolores Ibárruri made a radio speech calling on Spaniards to fight against the military uprising. Her speech concluded with the famous words, ¡No pasarán! (They shall not pass!), which became the rallying cry of the Republicans throughout the Civil War.
Americans flocked to the beach during the 1936 heat wave. The mercury in Altus, Ok reached a record breaking 120 degrees