December 06

Published in On this Day listing

  • 1921 The Anglo-Irish Treaty—eighteen Articles of Agreement—was signed in London at 2.10am under threat from Lloyd George of ‘terrible and immediate war’.
  • 1982 Sixteen people—including eleven British soldiers—were killed in an INLA attack on the Droppin’ Well public house in Ballykelly, Co. Derry.
  • 1982 Seventeen people, including eleven British soldiers, were killed by an INLA bomb at the Droppin’ Well public house in Ballykelly, Co. Derry.
  • 1922 Under the terms of the Anglo-Irish Treaty (1921), Saorstat Éireann—the Irish Free State—came into existence.
  • 1921 Eighteen ‘Articles of Agreement for a Treaty between Great Britain and Ireland’—the Anglo-Irish Treaty—was signed in Downing Street, London, at 2.10am.
  • 1917 The French munitions ship Mont Blanc exploded in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in the most powerful man-made explosion before the nuclear age; 1,639 were killed and over 9,000 injured.
  • 1890After five days of discussion, the Irish Parliamentary Party split when Justin McCarthy walked out with 43 of the 73 MPs present.

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