Tuesday December 1, 1936

The 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

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Bishop of Bradford Alfred Blunt

The Edward VIII abdication crisis finally came out into the open in Britain when the Bishop of Bradford Alfred Blunt, speaking at his diocesan conference about the upcoming royal coronation, said of the king that “Some of us wish that he gave more positive signs of his awareness.” The Yorkshire Post used the speech to question the king’s behaviour and the rest of the British press soon followed suit, finally breaking their policy of self-imposed censorship.

5,000 Germans landed at Cádiz to fight for Franco.

Nazi Germany passed several new laws. Membership in the Hitler Youth was made mandatory and the death penalty was introduced for those who hoarded their wealth abroad.

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The Inter-American Conference for the Maintenance of Peace opened in Buenos Aires, Argentina. U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt opened the conference with an address that included The More Abundant Life phrase

Chicago Daily Tribune December 1, 1936
Chicago Daily Tribune December 1, 1936

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