Daily Archives: July 19, 2016

Sunday July 19, 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

17-year old Bob Feller of the Cleveland Indians made his major league baseball debut, pitching a scoreless inning against the Washington Senators






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Santiago Casares Quiroga
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Diego Martínez Barrio
José Giral.

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.


The Spanish uprising spread to Barcelona and the Sieges of Cuartel de Loyola, Gijón and Oviedo began.

Dolores Ibárruri

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.



Santa Monica beach


Americans flocked to the beach during the 1936 heat wave.   The mercury in Altus, Ok reached a record breaking 120 degrees






Chicago Sunday Tribune July 19, 1936
Chicago Sunday Tribune July 19, 1936