Daily Archives: August 14, 2016

Friday August 14, 1936

diary 2

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

Start for El Paso at 6 a.m. Central Time. In El Paso by 8:30.  M.J. -See Dit. Go to town.  M.Jo gets two pair shoes.  See Will Rogers in “Conn. Yankee in King Arthur’s Court”  Family take Mary Jo back about 4 that afternoon – Dit has chest of drawers from Ruidors


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

A huge crowd of over 15.000 people gathers around a scaffold to witness the public hanging of 22-year old Rainey Bethea.  Shewas the last person to be publicly executed in the United States

Day 10 of the 1936 Olympic Games

The US men’s basketball team wins gold.

The US takes Gold in mens 8 man rowing.




Battle of Badajoz: Nationalist forces led by Juan Yagüe captured the walled city of Badajoz. Once inside a savage repression known as the Massacre of Badajoz began, making headlines around the world.

Portugal accepted a French proposal for neutrality in the Spanish Civil War, an important step in the international nonintervention agreement France was seeking.

President Roosevelt made one of his few foreign policy statements of the election campaign in Chautauqua, New York. “We shun political commitments which might entangle us in foreign wars”, the president said. “We avoid connection with the political activities of the League of Nations … I hate war. I have passed unnumbered hours, I shall pass unnumbered hours, thinking and planning how war may be kept from this Nation.” This is remembered as the “I Hate War” speech

Chicago Daily Tribune August 14, 1936
Chicago Daily Tribune August 14, 1936