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Tuesday December 8, 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.

No post today.

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


The NAACP wins the landmark case, Gibbs v. Board of Education, against the state of Maryland, ensuring that white and Black teachers are paid equally.


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Hans Fritzsche

German media acknowledged the British abdication crisis for the first time when Hans Fritzsche gave an address over the radio explaining that the German press had taken a stance “nobler” than that of foreign newspapers by not reporting on “the private affairs of those concerned.”

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Carl von Ossietzky

Nazi Germany imposed a travel ban on Carl von Ossietzky so he could not go to Oslo to accept his Nobel Peace Prize.

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General elections were held in Nicaragua. An alliance of the Liberal Nationalist Party and Conservative Nationalist Party claimed 99.83% of the vote.

Chicago Daily Tribune December 8, 1936
Chicago Daily Tribune December 8, 1936