100 Years Ago – 1 May 1920

1 May 1920

A deal was made with the dockers to avoid a national strike, with every worker receiving a minimum earning of 16 shillings per day.

The negotiations between Japan and Russia came to an end, with the Russians agreeing to most of the demands made by the Japanese. It wasn’t though until January 1925 that Japan recognised the Soviet Union as part of the Soviet–Japanese Basic Convention.

The Germans said that they were disarming, including handing over all of their aircraft and reducing the number of armed forces from 231,543 to 200,000.