(This is an entry from the journal entitled “Mexico Summer” written by Elizabeth Whipple Lancaster Carsey 80-years-ago)
After breakfast at Hotel Italia where we stayed I put James and Betty on a dinky train – cito for Cholula and after buying some flowers, went to the hospital. They felt Carsey might like to visit without their being there but I think that I had been with them about enough too. I had a nice long visit with Carsey until they came about 2. We ate dinner and visited the Church “La Coupania” with its 12 apostles up back of the altar carved and covered with gold. After an hours walking and much inquiring of the police department we finally reached La Corona del Convents de Santa Rosa which is famous because of the “mole” legend connected with it – It is the built entirely of tiles. walls, ceiling, floor, sink, stone and shelves. Very interesting but we were quite ready to leave after a hasty adieu at the hospital. Took 7 o’clock bus back.
Here’s what else was happening 80-years-ago today:
The Italian race car driver Tazio Nuvolari wins the greatest victory of his career in the Grosser Preis von Deutschland (German Grand Prix) held on the Nurburgring racetrack in Nurburg, Germany. Also the Boeing Flying Fortress B-17 prototype takes her first flight.