Saturday the twenty sixth
Beautiful + warm this a.m. Audrea + Edith went for violin lesson. Did not get home untill one o’clock. It had then turned cloudy + cold. Later on the sun came out + it was warm again. The Lester girls come down this afternoon. will stay to dinner. Edith will not go to Salem tomorrow. I dread the Sunday’s shut up in the house.
NOTES + EXPLANATIONS
On this day in history: March 26, 1927 (Saturday)
Marshal Chiang Kai-shek, Commander in Chief of the Cantonese armies, captured Shanghai “without firing a shot”, and arrived at the city on the gunboat Zhongshan, after sailing fromHankou. At the French Concession, Chiang met with local political and business leaders, who pledged their financial support if he would end his alliance with the Communists who had helped him gain control of the city.
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