Thursday July 23, 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

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

Eleanor Holm c. 1936.jpgEleanor Holm was suspended from the U.S. Olympic swimming team for attending drinking parties while aboard the SS Manhattan transporting the athletes to Germany





Alf Landon formally accepted the Republican nomination for president before a crowd of 80,000 in Topeka, Kansas. “If I am elected chief executive of this nation, I propose to restore our government to an efficient as well as constitutional basis”, Landon declared.

The Nationalist side in the Spanish Civil War set up a government (Junta) in Burgos.

Women pleading with rebels for lives of Republican prisoners, Constantina, Seville, 1936.

White Terror: The Nationalists took over Granada and began killing anyone suspected of Republican leanings.

The French government decided to aid the Spanish Republic in the Civil War.




Chicago Daily Tribune July 23, 1936
Chicago Daily Tribune July 23, 1936

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