Tuesday December 31, 1935

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

Visited with pop. Watch party at the church.  Bill Brunson played. Surely do like him and hope he and Agnes do marry – perhaps – Jonathon evidently having a good time

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

Monopoly boardThe most successful board game of all time, Monopoly – which would go on to be printed in more than 40 languages and licensed in well over 100 countries – was patented on this day in 1935 by a salesman from Philadelphia named Charles B. Darrow.

The Imperial Airways passenger plane City of Khartoum ran out of fuel and crashed off Alexandria, Egypt. 12 of the 13 aboard were killed.

The Lindbergh family reached English shores and dodged an army of reporters, secluding themselves in a Liverpool hotel and turning down all requests for interviews.

King of Burlesque FilmPoster.jpegThe musical film King of Burlesque had its world premiere at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood


Chicago Daily Tribune Dec 31, 1935
Chicago Daily Tribune Dec 31, 1935

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