On This Day

What Happened on December 16, 1921

Historical Events


IrelandAnglo-Irish Treaty

The Anglo-Irish Treaty, agreed to by the British Parliament and Sinn Féin, is ratified

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Signature page of the Anglo-Irish Treaty
Signature page of the Anglo-Irish Treaty
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  • The Communist Party of South Africa (CPSA) calls for a united front in a pass burning campaign on Dingaan's Day

Famous Deaths

  • Camille Saint-Saëns, French composer (Samson et Dalila; Organ Symphony), dies of a heart attack at 86
1921 Highlights

About December 16, 1921

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 98 years, 11 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Sagittarius