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Wednesday July 22, 1936

diary 2The 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

Southern Pacific RR


Gaines left at 8:30 P.M. We watched his train pull out and surely regretted his going so soon –

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

A strong windstorm, possibly a tornado, moved across the Iowa State Teachers College campus and destroyed the wooden football field bleachers.  The high in Sioux City reached 105 degrees

Aftermath of the July 22, 1936 storm.

A new plane is tested by Amelia Earhardt 

LA Times July 22, 1936
Chicago Daily Tribune July 2, 1936 pg 2
Chicago Daily Tribune July 2, 1936 pg 2


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

Chicago Daily Tribune July 22, 1936
Chicago Daily Tribune July 22, 1936