Monday 20 Dull + rainy. Lucy + Arthur’s Aunt – Mrs Hindle came up to luncheon last October Mattie came with her. Non of us could forget it, but we tried to be cheerful We had a meat pie for lunch Mrs Hindle is very fond of it, it is an English dish. Mrs Baldwin run in while they were here. They stayed untill nearly five then we had to clear the table + wash the dishes + reset the table for our dinner. After dinner was cleared away was glad to sit down. The day before – Sunday – we rode out to Fred’s + got some books + papers. Stopped on the way home + got some strawberries at a farmers of whom Fred told us. They were beautiful berries + only twenty five a box
NOTES + EXPLANATIONS
On this day in history: June 17, 1927 (Friday)
- American occupation troops began their withdrawal from Nicaragua, with a small contingent group of a contingent of U.S. Marines sailing from Corinto.
- Born: Wallace Wood, American comic artist, in Menahga, Minnesota (d. 1981)
- Died: John R. Thompson, 62, founder of one of the first fast food restaurant chains in the United States. Thompson built on the concept of the cafeteria, catering to business people in large cities. At the time of his death, there were 120 Thompson’s Restaurants in 42 states.
On this day in history: June 18, 1927 (Saturday)
- Marshal Chang Tso-Lin began a military dictatorship in northeast China, with Beijing as his capital, and vowed to purge the entire nation of Communists led by Mao Zedong and Nationalists led by Chiang Kai-shek.
- The first of 15 million U.S. air mail stamps, printed with a picture of the Spirit of St. Louis in honor of Lindbergh’s flight to Paris, went on sale and were sought after by collectors. The 10¢ stamps went on sale in St. Louis, Detroit, Washington and Lindbergh’s boyhood hometown of Little Falls, Minnesota.
- Born: Paul Eddington, British actor, in London (d. 1995)
On this day in history: June 19, 1927 (Sunday)
- Plans were announced for the merger of the Great Northern Railway and the Northern Pacific Railway, the two largest carriers in the northwestern United States, with lines Seattle and Minneapolis. The Interstate Commerce Commission eventually (1931) rejected the proposal to create the “Great Northern Pacific Railway Company”. A larger merger would finally take place in 1970, with the two companies and others joining as the Burlington Northern Railroad. As of 1996, the two former systems are now part of the BNSF Railway.
On this day in history: June 20, 1927 (Monday)
- The Geneva Naval Conference opened with representatives of the United States, the United Kingdom and Japan discussing further limitations on the building of warships, including a prohibition against submarines. The Conference was a failure, adjourning on August 24 with no agreement
- Aristide Briand, former Premier of France, visited the U.S. Embassy in Paris and presented his proposed treaty to outlaw war. The Kellogg–Briand Pact would be signed in 1928 by many of the world’s superpowers.
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