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Thursday June 3,1937

The story continues with the second journal.  This is an entry from her personal diary, diary 2by Elizabeth Lancaster Carsey 80-years-ago. Click here to read more.

Got chiffon ruching  on morning mail! A record I say! Helped dad mend roof on back porch and bath but I don’t think it helped  much. Also helped (?) him fix a light over the door of the Annex. Had postponed party for May birthdays until tonight. my partner was the new chiropractor Dr. Bernard Walker. Very Nice

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The Duke of Windsor and Wallis Warfield (Simpson) were married at the Château de Candé in Monts, France.

Dizzy Dean refused to sign a letter of apology and threatened to sue Ford Frick for $250,000

 

 

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Wednesday June 2, 1937

The story continues with the second journal.  This is an entry from her personal diary, diary 2by Elizabeth Lancaster Carsey 80-years-ago. Click here to read more.

Sent special delivery to El Paso for Chiffon ruching.

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Rioting broke out around İskenderun and Antioch after the Syrian parliament refused to ratify the League of Nations‘ decision to make the İskenderun district autonomous.

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German War Minister Werner von Blomberg began a three-day visit to Italy to discuss German-Italian military ties.

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Dizzy Dean

 

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Dizzy Dean was suspended by National League President Ford Frick for referring to Frick and umpire George Barr “the two biggest crooks in baseball today.”

 

 

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Image result for june 2, 1937Fred Noonan and Amelia Earhart sit in the “Lockheed Electra”, the city of San Juan, Puerto Rico

 

 

 

Chicago Daily Tribune June 2, 1937
Chicago Daily Tribune June 2, 1937

Tuesday June 1, 1937

The story continues with the second journal.  This is an entry from her personal diary, diary 2by Elizabeth Lancaster Carsey 80-years-ago. Click here to read more.

Letter from Carsey saying Vida Holland’s brother jailed for burglary and she probably won’t be teaching again in Hobbs!  Mrs. Estes’ funeral.
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Dino Alfieri

 

In Italy, the Ministry of Popular Culture, Dino Alfieri,  ordered all foreign words and names to be Italianized. Louis Armstrong, for example, was to be known as Luigi Fortebraccio.

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Oldsmobile announced the first automatic transmission available to the public.

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Bill Dietrich of the Chicago White Sox pitched an 8-0 no-hitter against the St. Louis Browns

 

 

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Amelia Earhart‘s Lockheed Electra 10E NR16020 is refueled at Miami, Florida

Chicago Daily Tribune June 1, 1937
Chicago Daily Tribune June 1, 1937

 

Thursday May 27, 1937

The story continues with the second journal.  This is an entry from her personal diary, diary 2by Elizabeth Lancaster Carsey 80-years-ago. Click here to read more.

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Went to Brownsfield about middle of morning. Lovely ride – Everybody has had lots of rain. Ate lunch in Brownsfield and cleaned up. Carsey came for me at 6.  Went to Lubbock to “look around” and eat supper. Rode down to camp. Got there at 2 a.m.  Carsey is as grand as I’ve ever known him and seems to be glad I came.

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Schutzstaffel Abzeichen.svgThe Gestapo ordered 200 German Catholic newspapers to shut down for publishing articles critical of Nazi institutions

 

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Amelia Earhart’s poses with an airplane as it’s being built in Burbank ,CA

Chicago Daily Tribune May 27, 1937
Chicago Daily Tribune May 27, 1937

Thursday May 20, 1937

The story continues with the second journal.  This is an entry from her personal diary, diary 2by Elizabeth Lancaster Carsey 80-years-ago. Click here to read more.

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BBC Radio commentator Thomas Woodrooffe went on the air drunk and repeatedly slurred the phrase, “the fleet’s lit up.” as King George VI conducted a fleet review.

 

The Soviet Union executed 44 people as spies for Japan.

Image result for denny shute pga champ 1937Denny Shute won the 20th PGA Championship at Pittsburgh Field Club in Fox Chapel, Pennsylvania.

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A Group Of Dwarves At Bucharest’S Train Station

 

 

 

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Image result for may 20, 1937Aviator Amelia Earhart poses next to her Electra plane’s propeller

Educator and Civil Rights activist Mary McLeod Bethune and husband posing during their wedding.

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Chicago Daily Tribune May 20, 1937
Chicago Daily Tribune May 20, 1937

Saturday March 20, 1937

The story continues with the second journal.  This is an entry from her personal diary, diary 2by Elizabeth Lancaster Carsey 80-years-ago. Click here to read more.

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Lou Gehrig signed a new contract with the New York Yankees for $36,000 plus a $750 signing bonus, making him the highest-paid player in baseball.

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Amelia Earhart‘s plane crashed as she attempted to take off in Honolulu. Earhart and her two passengers escaped injury

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Chicago Daily Tribune March 20, 1937

Thursday March 18, 1937

The story continues with the second journal.  This is an entry from her personal diary, diary 2by Elizabeth Lancaster Carsey 80-years-ago. Click here to read more.

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New London School explosion: A natural gas explosion destroyed a school in New London, Texas and killed at least 295 people. It remains the worst school disaster in American history.

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Arabs in Tripoli presented Mussolini with the “Sword of Islam” to symbolize his leadership and present him as a protector of the Muslim faith. A famous propaganda photo depicts Mussolini on horseback raising this sword above his head.

Republicans took Brihuega

BYGONE - 031717Just 36 days after the Mississippi River stood at a record 48.7 feet in Memphis on Feb. 10, the Chisca sat on a sandbar near Tunica

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Inside the Hindenburg Airship. Interior corridor of the passenger cabin.

 

 

 

 

 

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Amelia Earhart wears a lei upon arrival at Wheeler Field, Oahu, from California

Chicago Daily Tribune March 18, 1937
Chicago Daily Tribune March 18, 1937

Wednesday March 17, 1937

The story continues with the second journal.  This is an entry from her personal diary, diary 2by Elizabeth Lancaster Carsey 80-years-ago. Click here to read more.

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Charles de Chambrun

The former French Ambassador to Italy Charles de Chambrun was shot in the thigh by a woman who blamed him for breaking up her friendship with Mussolini

 

 

 

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Chicago Daily Tribune March 17, 1937
Chicago Daily Tribune March 17, 1937

Sunday March 14, 1937

The story continues with the second journal.  This is an entry from her personal diary, diary 2by Elizabeth Lancaster Carsey 80-years-ago. Click here to read more.

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Beginning at midnight the naval powers of France, Great Britain, Italy and Germany began patrolling Spanish seas with the objective of keeping foreign arms and volunteers out of the Civil War

 

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Amelia Earhart’s Lockheed-Electra airplane at Oakland Airport, ca.
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Duke, Chick Webb & Artie Shaw at a jam session at the Brunswick Recording Studio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chicago Sunday Tribune March 14, 1937
Chicago Sunday Tribune March 14, 1937

Saturday March 13, 1937

The story continues with the second journal.  This is an entry from her personal diary, diary 2by Elizabeth Lancaster Carsey 80-years-ago. Click here to read more.

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Image result for march 13, 1937Joe Petrali  riding a specially built streamlined Harley-Davidson in Daytona Beach,  he set a new one-mile motorcycle speed record of 136.183 mph. That record would hold for 11 years.

 

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The National Labor Relations Board issued a ruling in the Remington Rand strike, finding that Remington Rand committed acts of deceit, economic warfare and union breaking. The company was ordered to reinstate all strikers with back pay and recognize the union, but owner James Rand, Jr. refused and the strike continued.

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One of the few tank-vs.-tank engagements of the Spanish Civil War was fought near Trijueque when some Republican T-26s destroyed five Italian-made CV 3/35 tankettes and severely damaged two more

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Image result for march 13, 1937Amelia Earhart takes the $80,000 flying laboratory on a trial run over San Francisco Bay prepping for her around-the-world flight

 

 

 

 

Image result for march 13, 1937In Washington D.C., Albert Pike is using a stereoscope on a pair of photographs to bring out the relief and locate objects for a map;

 

 

 

 

Chicago Daily Tribune March 13, 1937
Chicago Daily Tribune March 13, 1937