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Saturday September 5, 1936

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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.

Harold Myron born last night at 12:30 A.M.  Weighed 7 lb 5oz – perfect!  saw her just a few minutes this P.M.

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

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Nationalists drove back a Republican counterattack on Irún.

A new New Yorker and Saturday Evening Post

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The Battle of Cerro Muriano began.

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Beryl Markham completed the first east-to-west transatlantic solo flight by a woman. Due to bad weather eating up her fuel supply she had to make a forced landing at Baleine Cove, Nova Scotia short of her goal of New York. The plane landed in the mud and took significant damage but Markham only sustained a cut to the forehead.

8 spectators were killed in the ninth annual Tourist Trophy Race in Northern Ireland when driver Jack Chambers lost control of his Riley on the wet track and crashed into the crowd. The race was never held again.

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This is the purported date that the famous photograph The Falling Soldier was taken by Robert Capa during the Spanish Civil War, although the authenticity of the photo has been called into question




Chicago Daily Tribune Sept 5, 1936
Chicago Daily Tribune Sept 5, 1936