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Monday July 20, 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

Gaines arrived about 10 this morning!!!! Got all the gossip – Everybody OK in Ga. except Harold Moody who is paralyzed from the waist!  Yesterday we waxed floors and Harold G finished the baby bed.

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


The Siege of Cuartel de la Montaña ended in Republican victory.

The first long-range combat airlift in history took place when several Spanish aircraft on the Nationalist side transported a small number of troops from Spanish Morocco to Andalusia. The airlift across the Strait of Gibraltar was necessary because most of the Spanish Navy remained loyal to the government.

The Campaign of Gipuzkoa began.

The Montreux Convention Regarding the Regime of the Straits was signed




 Benito Mussolini is on the cover of this week’s Time Magazine. 


There is some relief from the heat in the Twin Cities.Forecast Disclaimer

Chicago Daily Tribune June 20, 1936
Chicago Daily Tribune June 20, 1936