Tuesday June 30, 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

Margaret Mitchell holding her book

Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind, one of the best-selling novels of all time and the basis for a blockbuster 1939 movie, is published

The Copeland Committee released a scathing report on the United States’ lack of funding and maintenance of navigational aids

Haile Selassie appeared before the League of Nations to give a speech. Italian correspondents in the press gallery created a loud disturbance and had to be removed by police before he could speak. Selassie then made an impassioned speech recounting the principal events of the war and criticizing the League for its ineffective response.


Siegfried Eifrig carries the Olympic torch in Berlin, before it is carried into the Olympic stadium



Chicago Daily Tribune June 30, 1936
Chicago Daily Tribune June 30, 1936

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