Daily Archives: September 9, 2016

Wednesday September 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.

Mr. Shrinkle talks to me about teaching Spanish!!! Ojala!

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

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The excursion steamship Romance collided with the steamer New York in a fog near Boston Harbor. The Romance sank in less than twenty minutes but the New York was able to rescue all passengers and crew aboard and return to Boston Harbor despite a 12-foot hole in the bow

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Hitler gave an 8,500-word address before 800,000 Nazis on the subject of authority, which he called “the foundation of all harmony”. Unlimited individual liberty, Hitler asserted, led to anarchy. Following the speech, a proclamation outlined Nazi Germany‘s next goal as the restoration of its pre-war colonies and rebuilding its economy through a four-year plan.

Image result for Franco-Syrian Treaty of IndependenceFranco-Syrian Treaty of Independence: The French and Syrian governments signed a treaty of alliance and friendship. The pact provided for the French mandate over Syria to end within three years and for Syria to join the League of Nations.

An international conference for non-intervention in the Spanish Civil War opened in London.

Aleksandr Mikhailovich Orlov

Aleksandr Mikhailovich Orlov of the NKVD arrived in Spain to oversee the transfer of funds from the Spanish treasury to Moscow. This money would come to be known as Moscow gold.




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Prime Minister of Belgium

Belgian Prime Minister Paul van Zeeland gave a radio address explaining that the world was splitting up between left-wing and right-wing extremists, and the only way to prevent a split within Belgium was to pursue a policy of complete neutrality. This speech signalled a shift in Belgian foreign policy to avoid any kind of alliances that could draw the country into a war.

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The New York Yankees clinched the American League pennant by sweeping a doubleheader against the Cleveland Indians, 11-3 and 12-9.

Chicago Daily Tribune Sept 9, 1936
Chicago Daily Tribune Sept 9, 1936