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.
I washed my hair and it took until noon to dry even though it was a sunny morning! In the PM we went to San Angel. It was raining hard before we got off the street car so we made a dash for the convent and stayed until it stopped. Saw the mummies n everything and bought some pictures. A little boy took us to the Pedrazal and the Cuarto del Secreto but it was so wet around the latter that we didn’t try it out. Went to San Angel Inn and Jean treated me to some coffee. We had chocolate. She took some pictures of Convent patio and of D. Rivera’s house. At supper Ruiz’s were eating out and Arturo & Luz Maria came over and talked to us of ranch life.
Here’s what else was happening 80-years-ago today:
The British government announced plans to mass-produce gas masks with the goal of one for every citizen. The masks would be stockpiled in centers around the country and then issued free of charge when the government deemed it necessary.
These three are heading to Manhattan Beach to beat the heat. It was the 12th consecutive day the mercury topped 100 degrees in Springfield, Illinois. Record highs were broken in Collegeville, Indiana – 116, Columbus, Ohio – 106, Louisville, Kentucky – 107, and Minneapolis, Minnesota -108
Germany observed a memorial day for the Navy to mark the 20th anniversary of the Battle of Jutland. Hitler attended the dedication of the Laboe Naval Memorial but was not among those who spoke at the ceremony.
Peope in Toyko prepare for the Second Sino-Japanese War as they wear gas masks during training against future aerial attacks.