Tuesday July 28, 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

Actress Mary Astor fights for custody of her 4-year-old daughter in the bitter divorce from Dr. Franlkyn Thorpe.

The Burgos Junta declared total martial law in all Nationalist-held parts of Spain.

The Spanish Republic confiscated all church property in Spain to consolidate its resources to fight the uprising.

German aircraft arrived in Morocco to assist the Nationalist side.


Charles Lindbergh accepts a ceremonial sword from Hermann Göring

The Lindberghs met Hermann and Emmy Göring at a luncheon

Chicago Daily Tribune July 28, 1936
Chicago Daily Tribune July 28, 1936

Francisco Franco granted an interview to Jay Allen of the Chicago Tribune in which he claimed that his government was neither monarchist nor fascist, but “Nationalist Spanish”, and that he had launched the rebellion to save Spain from communism. When asked what form his government would take, Franco replied it would be a “military dictatorship” with a plebiscite later on “for the nation to decide what it wanted.”

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