100 Years Ago – 4 April 1921

4 April 1921

The threat of a joint strike by the Triple Alliance, the Miners Federation of Great Britain, the National Union of Railwaymen and the National Transport Workers’ Federation, continued to cause concern for the Government.

There was an attempt by members of Sinn Fein to set fire to a number of hotels in Manchester, with one incident resulting in a shootout where a police officer was injured.

At the Ambassadors’ Council in Paris, it was agreed to establish a customs cordon in the Rhineland.