Daily Archives: August 12, 2016

Wednesday August 12, 1936

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

No post today.

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

Day 10 of the 1936 Olympic Games


On this day in front of more than 90,000 fans, Hubert Shaw of the US team hit a first inning inside the park home run.

Marjorie Gestring, thirteen, triumphs in the springboard diving competition

3 metre springboard
Gold  Marjorie Gestring (USA) Silver Katherine Rawls (USA) Bronze  Dorothy Poynton-Hill (USA)

10 metre platform
Gold Dorothy Poynton-Hill (USA)Silver Velma Dunn (USA)Bronze Käthe Köhler (GER)



The first International Brigades volunteers arrived in Spain.

The All India Students Federation was founded.


Chicago Daily Tribune August 12, 1936
Chicago Daily Tribune August 12, 1936