Franz-Josef Heinz, leader of a separatist movement in the Palatinate and President of the so-called Government of the Autonomous Palatinate, is shot dead in Speyer. The people accompanying him are also killed.
[Overesch/Saal, p. 215]
14 January - 9 April
A committee of experts led by American financial expert and banker Charles C. Dawes discusses solutions to Germany's reparation problem. The group’s final report specifies an initial payment of 1 billion Goldmarks, which is to increase to 2.5 billion Goldmarks within five years. In order to stabilize the fragile German economy after the chaos of the post-war years, the German Reich is granted loans, mainly from the US.
[Kolb, p. 350-352]