Friday July 24,1936

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’s teammates arranged a petition asking American Olympic Committee Chairman Avery Brundage to reinstate her. German officials told Brundage, “she has been punished enough and discipline is bound to prevail after this public warning.”

The heat returns in the Midwest. It is the hottest day in Nebraska history with 42 cities hitting all-time record highs.  The hottest temperature recorded in Minden, Ne at 118 degrees.

Surrender of Red Soldiers, Somosierra, Madrid - Google Art Project.jpg

The Battle of Guadarrama was fought, resulting in Republican victory.

A human speaking clock prior to the invention of automated equipment

Customer information on the Speaking ClockA speaking clock service was introduced in the United Kingdom.





The French right-wing press led by L’Écho de Paris attacked France’s policy of support for the Spanish Republic, arguing it would could lead France into open conflict with Germany and Italy.


Popeye gets movin’

Amelia took delivery of the Electra on July 24, 1936, her 39th birthday
Chicago Daily Tribune July 24, 1936
Chicago Daily Tribune July 24, 1936

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