100 Years Ago – 27 September 1920

27 September 1920

Polish troops occupied Grodno, now in Belarus, following a counter-action against the Lithuanians, who had been co-operating with the Russian Bolsheviks. The Poles took 1,000 prisoners, 25 machine guns and three batteries in the action.

King George V and David Lloyd George sent their congratulations to Alexandre Millerand, who had become the French President after previously having served as the country’s Prime Minister. Millerand said in his acceptance message to France that the Treaty of Versailles would see a new future for Europe and the world.

Rioting took place on the Falls Road in Belfast, with one police constable being killed, along with three civilians. As a result, the military authority in the area ordered a curfew, meaning all inhabitants had to be inside between 22:30 and 05:00.