On This Day

What Happened on January 15, 1922

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
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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
1922 Highlights

About January 15, 1922

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 99 years, 8 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Capricorn