100 Years Ago – 4 May 1920

4 May 1920

The Polish military took the city of Kiev from the Soviets, with 25,000 prisoners having been taken and 120 guns during the battle.

James Larkin, an Irish agitator, was sentenced in New York for five to ten years in prison, with hard labour. He had been giving speeches in support of the communists in Russia and was accused and found guilty of being involved with criminal anarchy. Larkin was released in 1923 when he was pardoned by Al Smith, the Governor of New York, and he then returned to Ireland.