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Thursday October 22, 1936

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.diary 2

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


Drapeau de Rex.svgThe Belgian Rexist Party announced its intention to march on Brussels in a conscious imitation of Mussolini’s March on Rome in order to “sweep out the Paul van Zeeland government and its corruption” despite a government order banning the march. Van Zeeland made a national radio address that evening appealing for calm and announcing measures that amounted to martial law.

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General José Miaja Menant

General José Miaja was put in charge of the defence of Madrid.

The British press continued to tiptoe around the Edward VIII abdication crisis. London publication The News Week wrote that “the effects of the unofficial censorship have been disastrous, giving the impression abroad that there is something to hide.” The weekly publication Cavalcade, which had been running articles about the king and his friendship with Mrs. Simpson for weeks, ran a short notice of Simpson’s divorce suit and mentioned that thousands of words had been published in the United States about it. The Guardian ran an article about the possibility of the king’s coronation being postponed but avoided any direct explanation for why a postponement might take place

Image result for october 22, 1936The Mint Museum opens in North Carolina.





Chicago Daily Tribune October 22, 1936
Chicago Daily Tribune October 22, 1936