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
Ethelyn Danis and Jean Stevenson came up to visit awhile and invited me and Dit to a luncheon tomorrow at the Grill Room of the Hilton at 12:30. Ethelyn arrived from Dallas Sunday or Monday. She is just the same as ever-even with an M.A. She and Jean both walked with Dit tonight for the first time in a long time. Very confusing letter from Ty-Ty n Mary Jo, Seems I did wrong to buy the blue wool!
Here’s what else was happening 80-years-ago today:
The Anglo-Egyptian treaty was signed. Britain recognized Egyptian independence and agreed to withdraw all troops from Egypt except those required to defend the Suez Canal.
The BBC broadcast its first television programme, a variety show called Here’s Looking at You.
Conscription(a draft) was introduced in Nationalist-held parts of Spain.
Shells from a Nationalist attack on Irun fell on the French side of the border. French authorities advised peasants to evacuate the area
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.
A new elephant seal accompanied by 20 sea lions are brought to their new home at the Chicago Zoological garden at Brookfield.
Francisco Franco granted an interview to Jay Allen of the Chicago Tribune in which he claimed that his government was neither monarchist nor fascist, but “Nationalist Spanish”, and that he had launched the rebellion to save Spain from communism. When asked what form his government would take, Franco replied it would be a “military dictatorship” with a plebiscite later on “for the nation to decide what it wanted.”
British authorities warned Spanish warships that if shells continued to fall on Gibraltar, British artillery would return fire.
Charles Lindbergh and wife Anne arrived in Berlin. Although ostensibly a goodwill visit, the American Embassy had invited Lindbergh in the hope that the German Air Ministry would try to impress him by inviting him to inspect their planes and air bases. That way, Lindbergh could take notes on the Luftwaffe’s capabilities and report back to the U.S. government. As it turned out, that is exactly what happened