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January 15, 1922 in History

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Events in History

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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Birthdays in History

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

Deaths in History

  • John Kirk Barry, British physicain, naturalist, explorer (with Dr. David Livingstone), politician, and abolishionist, dies at 89
1922 in History