100 Years Ago – 6 December 1920

6 December 1920

The Daily Herald reported that Michael O’Flanagan, the Acting President of the Irish Republican Government, had sent a telegram to David Lloyd George, the Prime Minister, stating “You state that you are willing to make peace at once without waiting for Christmas. Ireland is also willing. What first step do you propose?”

More referendums were held in Scotland under the 1913 Temperance Act, which allowed localities to ban the consumption of alcohol in bars if a majority voted for it. In Edinburgh, there was a vote for no change, whilst in Glasgow, only four small areas voted for a restriction.

It was announced that Argentina had withdrawn from the League of Nations.