Monday December 23, 1935

(This is an entry from the journal entitled Mexico Summer written by Elizabeth Lancaster Carsey 80-years-ago.  Click here to read more)

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

Children looking into Marshall Field's holiday windows:
Children looking into Marshall Field’s holiday windows

Opera singer Kirsten Flagstad is on the cover of Time Magazine.

TIME Magazine Cover: Kirsten Flagstad -- Dec. 23, 1935

An Abyssinian soldier wearing a gas mask during training at Addis Ababa in preparation for an expected poison gas attack by the Italians

The Italians first used chemical weapons in Ethiopia, spraying mustard gas and dropping bombs with mustard agent on Ethiopian soldiers and civilians.

In a Christmas radio message, Austrian Chancellor Kurt Schuschnigg announced an extensive amnesty for political prisoners. It benefited both Socialists who fought in the Austrian Civil War and Nazis who participated in the July Putsch.

Col Charles Lindbergh.jpgIt was announced that Charles Lindbergh and his family had departed the United States for England due to kidnapping threats against their 3-year-old son



Chicago Daily Tribune December 23, 1935
Chicago Daily Tribune December 23, 1935












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