100 Years Ago – 23 June 1921

23 June 1921

The King and Queen visited Belfast to formally open the Parliament of Northern Ireland, with the day passing by without any trouble in the city.

William James Pirrie, the chairman of Harland and Wolff and former Lord Mayor of Belfast, was elevated to the Peerage as Baron Pirrie to mark the opening of the new Parliament.

The Labour Party conference in Brighton rejected by a substantial margin a proposal for the Communist Party to affiliate.