May 10, 1936
Queen Elena of Italy has broken a bone in one of her toes and is confined to her bed. She broke the toe when she fell off "a ladder in her library" as she was reaching for a book, according to the New York Times.
The Queen was unable to participate in the Italian annexation of Ethiopia, "which which she becomes an Empress."
She is resting in bed "with her right foot in a plaster cast." The accident happened several days ago. The injury is not "deemed serious.""