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Thursday July 1, 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.

Got here this morning at 1 am!! The Ruizes had waited at the station since 11.  They took Jean Howe with me because she had no place to stay and we could not look for a room then.  They are so nice to me! I have a tiny room and a laboratory facing the back patio.  I like it very much. Looked at one room for Jean which was in a nice home but cost 120 pesos a month! Bought tickets for a show at El Palacio de Bellas Artes tomorrow and went to La Cartagena (neighborhood theater) to see “Alla’ en el Rancho Grande” a Mex Production. Very good. A second feature was “Dr. Socretes” with Paul Muni – Only Fair. Saw Mrs. Ruiz’s father and sisters and brother. Mr. Ruiz’s mother is here for a few days until her house is finished.  The baby, Bernardo is precious but none of the three children resemble each other – I am afraid that Ramoncito is still my Favorite! Jean is now doing exercises on the floor – so energetic.  It has rained nearly all afternoon and night!

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

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A group of gudaris (Basque soldiers) in Elgeta, 1937

The Biscay Campaign ended in Nationalist victory.

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Roman Catholic bishops in Spain issued a joint letter pledging their support for the Nationalists.

The Irish general election was held. Fianna Fáil again fell just short of a majority, winning exactly half of the 138 seats in the Dáil Éireann.

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Great Seal of the Irish Free State

A constitutional referendum was held in Ireland in tandem with the general election; 56% of voters approved the new constitution.

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Martin Niemöller

German authorities arrested Martin Niemöller.

Promotional Post Card showing Clifford J. MacGregor, Map to Ft. Conger and the Schooner A.W. Greely

 

The MacGregor Arctic Expedition began.

 

 

 

 

Chicago Daily Tribune July 1, 1937
Chicago Daily Tribune July 1, 1937

Friday June 18, 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.

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Ty-Ty’s birthday but we are all waiting until the kids come from El Paso over the week-end.  Had a letter from Carsey in which he says if I come back by Laredo he’ll meet me there and bring me home!  Can’t think of anything nicer!  Will I?!!

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

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Nationalists captured the Santo Domingo hills northeast of Bilbao after a week-long assault and surrounded the city completely.

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Achille Starace

Secretary of the National Fascist Party Achille Starace made it mandatory for all members of the party to subscribe to Mussolini’s newspaper, Il Popolo d’Italia.

Nearly 2000 Cigar workers in Detroit go on strike

 

 

 

 

 

Popeye goes to the Night Club.

Chicago Daily Tribune June 18, 1937
Chicago Daily Tribune June 18, 1937