Monday December 30, 1935

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

Ty-Ty left for Silver City to visit Dit and Harold.  Mary Jo and I watched the Rose Bowl Specials from Dallas go through – one of the fellows, Lindsey Esco (?) Manager of the band, gave us each a figure of Peruna with the colors of SMU to wear – A pity  they lost so horribly!  Went to Bachora Smith’s Dinner – Bunco Party and played Bridge with Red Smith, Maxine Conore, Bill Neill – seven tables of Bunco besides!

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

Times Square New York City

Helen Hayes is on the cover of this weeks Time Magazine.

Baseball pitcher Sandy Koufax is born in Brooklyn.


Italian warplanes bombed a Swedish Red Cross field hospital in southern Ethiopia, killing 42. The bombing greatly angered Sweden and led to a diplomatic row with Italy.

Ethiopia protested to the League of Nations that Italy had used chemical weapons in violation of the Geneva Convention.

In order to economize gold, Nazi Germany restricted the size of wedding rings and the amount of gold that they could contain.

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Wehrmacht in front of audience in the film.

The Leni Riefenstahl-directed documentary Tag der Freiheit: Unsere Wehrmacht (Day of Freedom: Our Armed Forces) premiered in Germany

Playing in the snow in Philly
Chicago Daily Tribune Dec 30, 1935
Chicago Daily Tribune Dec 30, 1935

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