Tuesday July 14, 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

Freddie and Sallie came around awhile

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

Bastille Day celebrations along the Champs-Élysées were marred by further riots by right wing demonstrators.


The British government announced plans to mass-produce gas masks with the goal of one for every citizen. The masks would be stockpiled in centers around the country and then issued free of charge when the government deemed it necessary.



These three are heading to Manhattan Beach to beat the heat.  It was the 12th consecutive day the mercury topped 100 degrees in Springfield, Illinois.   Record highs were broken in Collegeville, Indiana – 116, Columbus, Ohio – 106, Louisville, Kentucky – 107, and Minneapolis, Minnesota -108

Chicago Daily Tribune July 14, 1936
Chicago Daily Tribune July 14, 1936

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