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Wednesday July 29, 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

The Olympic Torch Relay is closing in on the Olympic Stadium.  Germany was the first to start the tradition

A Yugoslavian athlete hands over the Olympic torch

The Nationalists captured Huelva.

The Berliner Tageblatt revealed that Germany had begun to refortify Heligoland, contradicting its denial of July 13. The matter came up again in the House of Commons where Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden expressed the government’s feeling that “individual matters of this kind, though they cannot pass unobserved, should not be raised at a moment and in a manner which might react unfavourably” on negotiations underway for a new European peace settlement.

July 29, 1936: Accompanied by 20 sea lions brought to the Chicago Zoological garden at Brookfield, a huge elephant seal was urged into the new sea lion grotto by a group of keepers.A new elephant seal  accompanied by 20 sea lions  are brought to their new home at the Chicago Zoological garden at Brookfield.




Chicago Daily Tribune July 29, 1936
Chicago Daily Tribune July 29, 1936