Daily Archives: August 11, 2016

Tuesday August 11, 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

Day 9 of the 1936 Olympic Games

100 m backstroke
Nida Senff
Rie Mastenbroek
Alice Bridges
 United States

Rowing begins

The Battle of Mérida ended in Nationalist victory.

Portrait of a middle-aged man with short grey hair and a stern expression. He wears a dark military uniform, with a swastika on one arm. He is seated with his hands on a table with several papers on it, holding a pen.
Joachim von Ribbentrop
Barrymore in 1901

Joachim von Ribbentrop was made the German ambassador to Britain.

Ethel Barrymore announced her retirement from the stage




The German dirigible Hindenburg flying over Baltimore
Chicago Daily Tribune August 11, 1936
Chicago Daily Tribune August 11, 1936