Daily Archives: August 9, 2016

Sunday August 9, 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

Have a ride with Mr. Moore (Payton Meat Co.) to Van Horn this afternoon. Am reading ‘Goya” by Schneider – Rather like it.  Finished ‘Winding Lane’ by Phillip Gibbs and A Story of Henry VIII ‘The King Rides’ or something like that, last week.  Have discovered I like P.E. Wadehouse better than Benchley as a steady diet.  Got home about 6 p.m. The family was expecting me on the train – Fooled ’em!

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

Day 7 of the 1936 Olympic Games

African American track star Jesse Owens wins his fourth gold medal of the Games in the 4×100-meter relay

Nationalists storm Merida


The Battle of Mérida began.

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King Edward VIII


Edward VIII left Šibenik on a cruise of the Adriatic Sea. Wallis Simpson was among his guests, but the British press refrained from writing about their relationship

The Hindenburg flies over Philladelphia







Chicago Sunday Tribune August 9, 1936
Chicago Sunday Tribune August 9, 1936