100 Years Ago – 6 January 1922

6 January 1922

The meetings of the Supreme Council at Cannes opened to discuss the future prosperity of Europe and to deal with matters still unresolved following the First World War. Belgium said that the country could not afford to forego the reparations that had been agreed, saying that they wanted the payments to be made to them in full.

A newspaper correspondent from London reporting on the Dáil Éireann in Dublin was kidnapped by armed men. After a protest from other journalists the Irish leader Michael Collins confirmed that the correspondent was safely released.

A large fire broke out at a timber yard in Hartlepool which covered 80 acres and caused £1 million of damage, although no lives were lost.