Sunday August 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.

Went to a tea at Wanda Howard’s for Ethelyn. Saw Mickey B. and Image result for one rainy afternoonJosephine Albow.  Mickey bought me home.  Went to see “One Rainy Afternoon” with Frances Lederer – absurd but cute.  Yesterday we walked to 5 points and several blocks on the way back.  Visited maternity ward of Masonic while in Five Points.  Not such a long walk!

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

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The head of Thomas Jefferson on the Mount Rushmore sculpture was dedicated in a ceremony attended by President Roosevelt

Sunday August 30,1936
Sunday August 30,1936







The Chicago Tribune published Jay Allen‘s famous account of the Massacre of Badajoz. “Eighteen hundred men – there were women too – were mowed down there in some twelve hours”, Allen reported. “There is more blood than you would think in 1,800 bodies.”

USS Kane (DD-235)

The destroyer USS Kane which was in Spanish waters assisting in the evacuation of American nationals, was attacked by an unidentified aircraft. A total of six bombs were dropped which landed near the ship but did no damage, and the Kanereplied with anti-aircraft fire in the direction of the plane. The United States sent protests to both sides in the civil war. The U.S. State Department said the altercation was probably a case of mistaken identity, even though the Kane was clearly flying the American flag.

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The Blue Riband

The Queen Mary crossed the Atlantic Ocean in a record time of 3 days, 23 hours and 57 minutes to claim the Blue Riband.



A new Popeye – Never Kick a Woman

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