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Friday October 16, 1936

The story continues with the second journal.  This is an entry from her personal diary, bydiary 2Elizabeth Lancaster Carsey 80-years-ago. Click here to read more.

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


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The Siege of Oviedo ended in Nationalist victory.

Newspaper proprieter Lord Beaverbrook called on King Edward VIII and declared he would help enforce a voluntary media blackout on the king’s relationship with Mrs. Simpson.

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Rumors of King Edward’s relationship with Mrs. Simpson spread throughout England as the odds of Edward actually marrying her began to be weighed in the foreign press.American newspapers began disappearing from British newsstands without explanation. However, foreign magazines delivered to subscribers through the mail were arriving untouched.

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Paris went dark for one hour starting at 9:30 p.m. so a mock bombing raid could be conducted

Chicago Daily Tribune October 16, 1936
Chicago Daily Tribune October 16, 1936