On This Day

What Happened on January 15, 1922

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Historical Events


IrelandAnglo-Irish Treaty

Arthur Griffith is elected president of the Irish Free State after Eamon de Valera resigns in opposition to the Anglo-Irish Treaty (De Valera will lead a military opposition seeking a unified and independent Ireland)
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Signature page of the Anglo-Irish Treaty
Signature page of the Anglo-Irish Treaty

Famous Birthdays

  • Sir Eric Willis, Australian politician, born in Murwillumbah, Australia (d. 1999)

Famous Deaths

  • John Kirk Barry, Dr/explorer David Livingstone's companion, dies at 89