Thursday December 10, 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


Instrument of AbdicationEdward VIII signed the Instrument of Abdication. As recited in the House of Commons that day, it read: “I, Edward VIII, of Great Britain, Ireland, and the British Dominions beyond the Seas, King, Emperor of India, do hereby declare My irrevocable determination to renounce the Throne for Myself and for My descendants, and My desire that effect should be given to this Instrument of Abdication immediately. In token whereof I have hereunto set My hand this tenth day of December, nineteen hundred and thirty-six, in the presence of the witnesses whose signatures are subscribed.”

The 1936 Nobel Prizes were awarded in Stockholm. The recipients were Victor F. Hess of Austria and Carl David Anderson of the United States for Physics, Peter Debye of the Netherlands (Chemistry), Henry Hallett Dale of the United Kingdom and Otto Loewi of Austria (Physiologiy or Medicine) and Eugene O’Neill of the United States (Literature). In Oslo the Peace Prize was awarded to Carlos Saavedra Lamas of Argentina for his work ending the Chaco WarCarl von Ossietzky was retroactively awarded the Peace Prize for 1935, but he did not attend. The Norwegian Royal Family was conspicuously absent from the ceremony as well, probably at the request of the Government which feared German reprisals.

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