Daily Archives: October 1, 2016

Thursday October 1, 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.

Wrote Mary Jo asking about the check.  Have only 12 in Spanish Club

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

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General Francisco Franco is named head of the rebel Nationalist government in Spain

In Valencia, the Spanish Cortes met for the first time since July 18 and passed a law granting home rule to the Basque Country.

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Al Smith

Al Smith gave a nationally broadcast address in which he broke from the Democrats and endorsed Alf Landon for President of the United States.

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Juan  Demóstenes Arosemena became President of Panama.


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The Bourdon Bell is raised for placement in Rockefeller Tower
Chicago Daily Tribune October 1, 1936
Chicago Daily Tribune October 1, 1936