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Saturday January 9, 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.

Bought blue dress at Merritts and slip for $10.  Send Coca Cola and Doubleday Doran (El Eco) bills of $1 and $4 resp.  Very wet and cold weather.  Alyce Claire insists that Carsey was here today in a company car and that he could stay only 30 minutes or so. He never did find me because we went several places in town. Seems too much like imagination that he was here at all.   Surely hated to miss him!

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

The debate over gun control begins in Washington D.C after NRA Secretary -Treasurer C. B Lister called for prohibiting the private sale of a “freak” class of weapon – the Magnum Handgun. 



Italy banned interracial marriage in its African colonies.

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People’s Commissar of Military and Naval Affairs of the Soviet Union

Russia’s Leon Trotsky arrived in Mexico

A new New Yorker and Saturday Evening Post

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Chicago Daily Tribune Jan 9, 1937
Chicago Daily Tribune Jan 9, 1937