Daily Archives: August 1, 2016

Saturday August 1, 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

No post today.

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

The opening ceremony of the 1936 Summer Olympics was held in Berlin. As with the Winter Games in February, there was confusion between the Nazi salute and the Olympic salute. Most countries gave one salute or the other as they passed Hitler in the viewing stand. The British and Americans did not salute at all and gave a military-style ‘eyes right’ instead. The Americans were also the only country not to dip their country’s flag while passing Hitler, in keeping with the U.S. custom of only dipping to the President of the United States.

France took a public stance of neutrality in the Spanish Civil War by announcing that volunteers would be allowed to go and fight as long as they did not carry arms on French soil.

The Nationalists captured Guadarrama


The heat wave shifts to the South  from its position over the northern Plains and is now anchored over the southern Plains

Chicago Daily Tribune August 1, 1936
Chicago Daily Tribune August 1, 1936