7 May 1921
It was reported in the media that Germany was about to accept the terms of the ultimatum issued by the Allies, meaning that the threatened occupation of the Ruhr district didn’t need to take place.
It was confirmed that a meeting had taken place in Dublin between Éamon De Valera, the Irish republican leader, and James Craig, the first Prime Minister of Northern Ireland. The meeting was unproductive and it was revealed later that the two politicians were set up, with each one thinking that the other had called the meeting. Craig said in a statement following the meeting that expectations of peace should not be set too high.
A number of miners in Leicestershire and Derbyshire returned to work, increasing hopes amongst some that the miners’ strike might be coming to an end.