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Finland - Historical Events
Date Event
1156-01-20

According to legend, freeholder Lalli slays English crusader Bishop Henry with an axe on the ice of lake Köyliönjärvi in Finland.

1245-02-21

Thomas, the first known Bishop of Finland, is granted resignation after having confessed to torture and forgery.

1605-08-08

The city of Oulu, Finland, is founded by Charles IX of Sweden.

1771-10-09

The Dutch merchant ship Vrouw Maria sinks near the coast of Finland.

1809-03-29

King Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden abdicates after a coup d'état. At the Diet of Porvoo, Finland's four Estates pledge allegiance to Alexander I of Russia, commencing the secession of the Grand Duchy of Finland from Sweden.

1809-09-17

Peace between Sweden and Russia in the Finnish War. The territory to become Finland is ceded to Russia by the Treaty of Fredrikshamn.

1848-05-13

First performance of Finland's national anthem.

1857-09-23

Russian warship Leffort disappears in a storm in the Gulf of Finland; 826 die

1900-02-14

Russia responds to international pressure to free Finland by tightening imperial control over the country.

1900-06-26

The Russian Tsar orders that Russian must be the official language of Finland, despite growing unrest within Finland and increasing international concern over Russia's behavior there

1904-06-16

Eugen Schauman assassinates Nikolai Bobrikov, Governor-General of Finland.

1907-03-15

Finland is 1st European country to give women the right to vote

1907-05-23

The single chamber Parliament of Finland gathers for its first plenary session.

1910-06-30

Russia absorbs Finland

1917-04-16

[OS Apr 3] Lenin arrives back from exile in Russia at Finland Station, Petrograd to join the Russian Revolution

1917-12-06

Finland declares independence from Russia (National Day)

1917-12-18

Soviet regiment (Stalin/Lenin) declares Finland Independent

1918-01-01

Last day of the Julian calendar in Finland

1918-01-12

Finland's "Mosaic Confessors" law went into effect, making Finnish Jews full citizens.

1918-01-14

Finland & USSR adopt New Style (Gregorian) calendar

1918-01-28

Finnish Civil War: Rebels seized control of the capital, Helsinki, and members of the Senate of Finland go underground.

1918-02-22

Germany claims Baltic states, Finland & Ukraine from Russia

1918-03-07

World War I: Finland forms an alliance with Germany.

1919-06-06

Finland declares war on bolsheviks

1919-07-17

Finland adopts constitution

1920-10-14

Part of Petsamo province ceded by Soviet Union to Finland

1931-02-16

Extreme right wing Pehr Evind Svinhufvud becomes president of Finland

1932-01-21

USSR & Finland stop non-attack treaty

1932-02-29

Failed coup attempt by fascist Lapua Movement in Finland

1938-07-20

Finland awarded 1940 Olympic games after Japan withdraws

1938-09-03

1940 Olympic site changed from Tokyo Japan to Helsinki Finland

1939-11-04

1940 Olympics awarded to Helsinki, Finland

1939-11-29

USSR drops diplomatic relations with Finland

1939-11-30

USSR invades Finland, bombs Helsinki

1939-12-14

Soviet Union attacks Finland-League of Nations drops Soviet Union

1940-01-12

World War II: Soviets bombs cities in Finland.

1940-02-01

Russia begins new offensive against Finland

1940-02-29

Finland initiates Winter War peace negotiations

1940-03-02

Soviet armies conquer Tuppura Island Finland

1940-03-12

Finland surrenders to Russia during WW II, gives Karelische Isthmus

1940-03-13

Finland-Russian cease fire signed, the Winter War ends. Finland gives up Karelische

1941-06-22

Finland invades Karelia

1941-06-25

Finland declares war on Soviet Union

1941-06-26

Finland enters WW II against Russia

1941-11-25

Finland joined the Anti-Komintern Pact.

1944-09-04

Finland breaks diplomatic contact with Nazi Germany

1944-09-19

Armistice between Finland and Soviet Union is signed. (End of the Continuation War).

1945-03-04

Finland declares war on nazi-Germany

1946-03-12

Part of Petsamo province ceded by Soviet Union to Finland

1947-02-10

Province of Petsamo returned to Soviet Union by Finland

1950-02-01

Urko Kekkonen elected president of Finland

1952-07-19

15th modern Olympic games opens in Helsinki, Finland

1952-08-03

15th Olympic games close in Helsinki Finland

1954-04-19

58th Boston Marathon won by Veikko Karvonen of Finland in 2:20:39

1956-01-26

Porkkala military base returned to Finland by USSR

1956-02-15

Urho Kekkonen appointed president of Finland

1956-04-19

60th Boston Marathon won by Antti Viskari of Finland in 2:14:14

1959-04-20

63rd Boston Marathon won by Eino Oksanen of Finland in 2:22:42

1960-04-19

64th Boston Marathon won by Paavo Kotila of Finland in 2:20:54

1961-04-19

65th Boston Marathon won by Eino Oksanen of Finland in 2:23:39

1961-07-14

Finland's Miettunen government forms

1962-04-19

66th Boston Marathon won by Eino Oksanen of Finland in 2:23:48

1969-11-17

SALT-discussions open in Helsinki Finland

1972-04-17

76th Boston Marathon won by Olavi Suomalainen of Finland in 2:15:39

1980-02-24

USA Olympic hockey team defeated Finland, 4-2, to win the gold medal

1982-01-26

Mauno Koivisto elected president of Finland

1982-01-27

Mauno Koivisto installed as president of Finland

1982-07-31

Finland, Italy, Germany, Austria & France form American European Football Federation (AEFF)

1983-03-11

Ice Dance Championship at Helsinki Finland won by Torvill & Dean (GRB)

1983-08-07

Grete Waitz of Norway wins 1st all-women Marathon (Helsinki, Finland)

1985-03-17

Matti Nykanen of Finland set a world ski jump record of 623'

1987-09-02

West German pilot Mathias Rust, who flew a private plane from Helsinki Finland, to Moscow's Red Square, forms trial in Russia

1991-05-06

Seppo Raty of Finland sets javelin record to 301' 9"

1991-06-02

Seppo Raty of Finland improves his world javelin record to 318' 1"

1994-02-06

Martti Ahtisaari elected president of Finland

1994-03-01

Martti Ahtisaari inaugurated as president of Finland

1995-01-01

Austria, Finland & Sweden act to join European Union

1998-02-08

1st female ice hockey game in Olympic history Finland beats Sweden 6-0

2000-03-01

The Constitution of Finland is rewritten.

2002-10-11

A bomb attack in a shopping mall in Vantaa, Finland kills seven.

2004-03-19

A truck and a bus crash head-on in Äänekoski, Finland. 24 people are killed and 13 injured.

2006-03-01

Tarja Halonen is inaugurated as President of Finland for the second and last time.

2007-11-07

Jokela school shooting in Tuusula, Finland, resulting in the death of nine people.

2009-02-27

Statistics Finland informs that Finland's gross domestic product diminished by 1.3% in the last quarter of 2008 from the previous quarter

2010-06-09

Finland falls back into a state of recession after GDP contracted 0.4% in Q1 2010 and 0.2% in Q4 2009

2014-06-14

Alexander Stubb becomes Prime Minister of Finland

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Finland - Notable Birthdays

NurmiJun 13, 1897

Jari KurriMay 18, 1960

Finland - Birthdays
Date Event
1526-11-01

Catherine Jagellonica of Poland, queen of Sweden and duchess of Finland (d. 1583)

1804-02-05

Johan Ludvig Runeberg, Finland, poet

1806-05-12

J V Snellman, Finland, journalist/statesman/nationalist

1811-03-03

Vissarion Belinsky, Sveaborg Finland, Russian author (Literary Review)

1834-10-10

Aleksis Kivi, [Stenvall], Finland, writer/poet (Nummisuutarit)

1844-03-19

Minna Canth, Finland, playwright (The Pastor's Family) and social activist

1865-01-28

Kaarlo Juho Ståhlberg, first president of Finland (d. 1952)

1865-12-08

Jean Sibelius, Tavastehus Finland, composer (Valse Triste, Finlandia)

1867-06-04

Carl Gustaf baron Mannerheim, general/president of Finland (1944-46)

1869-08-14

Edvard Armas Jornefelt, Vyborg Finland, composer (Berceuse)

1870-11-27

Juho Kusti Paasikivi, president Finland

1872-04-22

Princess Margaret of Prussia, queen of Finland (d. 1954)

1873-08-20

Eliel Saarinen, Finland, architect (GM Tech Institute, Mich)

1873-10-22

Gustaf John Ramstedt, Finland-Swedish linguist and diplomat (d. 1950)

1883-05-31

Lauri Kristian Relander, 2nd President of Finland (d. 1942)

1893-04-05

Clas Thunberg, Finland, speed skater (Olympic-gold-1924, 28)

1897-06-13

Paavo Johannes Nurmi, Finland, 5K runner (Olympic-gold-1920/24/28)

1898-02-03

Alvar Aalto, Finland, architect (Finlandia House)

1900-09-03

Urho K Kekkonen, premier/president Finland (1956-81)

1902-09-21

Limari Salminen, Finland, 10K run (Olympic-gold-1936)

1907-09-28

Heikki Savolainen, Finland, pommel horse gymnist (Olympic-gold-1948)

1908-02-13

Sulo Nurmela, Finland, 4 X 100K relay skier (Olympic-gold-1936)

1909-02-18

Matti Jarvinen, Finland, javelin thrower (Olympic-gold-1932)

1914-11-12

Sylvi Saimo, Finland, 500m kayak (Olympic-gold-1952)

1917-05-16

George Gaynes, Helsinki Finland, actor (Henry-Punky Brewster)

1920-05-08

Tom of Finland, Finnish fetish artist (d. 1991)

1920-05-08

Tom of Finland, Daddy and the Muscle Academy

1920-05-17

Lydia Wideman, Finland, 10K cross country skier (Olympic-gold-1952)

1921-12-11

Maila Nurmi, Petsamo Finland, actress (Vampira)

1923-11-25

Mauno Koivisto, president of Finland (1982-94)

1924-06-22

Veikko Laihanen, World Ski Championships 1978 Lahti Finland

1924-12-14

Siiri Rantanen, Finland, cross country skier (Olympic-gold-1956)

1925-01-04

Veikko Hakulinen, Finland, 30K/50K cross country skier (Oly-gold-1956)

1926-06-29

Taisto Sinisalo, Fuck Off! - Images of Finland

1926-12-06

Martti Katajisto, Parkano Finland, actor (Mar Oksalla Ylimmaellae)

1928-10-09

Einojuhani Rautavaara, Helsinki Finland, composer (Kaivos)

1929-09-10

Pentti Siimes, [Pentti Kalevi Siimes], Helsinki Finland

1930-03-09

Taina Elg, Helsinki Finland, actress (Hercules in NY, Les Girls)

1933-02-05

Jorn Donner, Helsinki Finland, director (Anna, Tenderness)

1934-07-02

Birgitta Kiviniemi, Fuck Off! - Images of Finland

1934-9-16

Pentti Helanne, Girl of Finland

1935-02-04

Martti Talvela, Hiitola Karelia Finland, operatic basso

1936-03-09

[Aino] Elina Salo, Sipoo Finland, actress (Hamlet Goes Business)

1936-08-01

Markku Lahtela, Girl of Finland

1937-06-23

Martti Ahtisaari, President of Finland

1938-04-24

Lauri Anttila, A Stranger in Finland

1940-03-09

Reijo Taipale, Made in Finland

1941-04-23

Paavo Lipponen, Prime Minister of Finland 1995-2003

1943-12-24

Tarja Halonen, President of Finland

1945-07-07

Matti Salminen, Turku Finland, bass player (King Philipp-Don Carlos)

1947-06-19

Paula Koivuniemi, The Voice of Finland

1947-12-15

Vesa Hauhia, Girl of Finland

1949-07-22

Lasse Viren, Finland, 5K/10K runner (Olympic-gold-1972, 76)

1949-11-20

Juha Mieto, Finland, 15KM skier (Olympic-silver-1980)

1955-11-04

Matti Vanhanen, Prime Minister of Finland

1958-05-09

Esko Rechardt, Finland, yachtsman (Olympic-gold-1980)

1958-06-30

Esa-Pekka Salonen, Helsinki Finland, conductor (Giro)

1960-05-18

Jari Kurri, Helsinki Finland, NHL right wing (Edmonton Oilers)

1961-04-15

Tiina Lillak, Finland, javelin thrower (Olympic-silver-1984)

1962-04-10

Jukka Tammi, hockey goaltender (Team Finland Oly-Bronze-1998)

1962-06-17

Michael Monroe, The Voice of Finland

1962-06-23

Kari Takko, Uusikaupunki FIN, hockey goalie (Team Finland)

1962-08-03

Tina Lehtola, Finland, women's ski jumper (world's record holder)

1963-03-22

Hannu Virta, Turku FIN, hockey defenseman (Team Finland)

1963-12-24

Timo Jutila, Tampere FIN, hockey defenseman (Team Finland)

1964-02-20

Christian Ruuttu, Lappeenranta FIN, hockey forward (Team Finland)

1964-03-11

Raimo Helminen, Tampere FIN, hockey forward (Team Finland, Oly-Br-98)

1965-02-28

Mikko Makela, Tampere Finland, NHL right wing (NY Islanders)

1965-05-29

Jammo Myllys, Savonlinna FIN, hockey goalie (Team Finland, Oly-Br-98)

1966-01-01

Mika Nieminen, Tampere FIN, hockey forward (Team Finland, Oly-br-1998)

1966-07-16

Jyrki Lumme, Tampere Fin, NHL defenseman (Canucks, Finland Oly-B-98)

1967-02-22

Marianne Ihalainen, ice hockey right wing (Finland, Oly-98)

1967-03-13

Satu Huotari, ice hockey defenseman (Finland, Oly-98)

1967-08-23

Markus Ketterer, Helsinki FIN, hockey goalie (Team Finland)

1968-02-02

Sari Krooks, ice hockey right wing (Finland, Oly-98)

1968-04-09

Janne Ojanen, Tampere FIN, hockey forward (Team Finland)

1968-10-27

Kata Karkkainen, Helsinki Finland, playmate (Dec, 1988)

1968-11-10

Lissa Maria Sneck, ice hockey goalie (Finland, Oly-98)

1969-01-09

Johanna Ikonen, ice hockey defenseman (Finland, Oly-98)

1969-03-29

Kai Nurminen, Turku FIN, hockey forward (Team Finland)

1969-06-01

Ari Sulander, hockey goaltender (Team Finland Oly-Bronze-1998)

1970-02-28

Mika Stromberg, Helsinki FIN, hockey defenseman (Team Finland)

1970-03-04

Marja Helena Paluila, ice hockey defenseman (Finland, Oly-98)

1970-03-19

Janne Laukenen, Lahti FIN, NHL defenseman (Finland Oly-B-98, Senators)

1970-09-19

Antii Tormenen, Espoo FIN, NHL forward (Finland Oly-B-98, Ottawa)

1971-02-24

Aki Rahunen, Finland, tennis star

1971-12-17

Sari Kristiina Fisk, ice hockey defenseman (Finland, Oly-98)

1972-04-22

Anna Falchi, Tampera Finland, actress (La Dolce Vita '90)

1972-06-06

Marko Kiprusoff, Turku FIN, NHL defenseman (Team Finland, Montreal)

1972-08-14

Katja Maaria Lehtd, ice hockey defenseman (Finland, Oly-98)

1972-11-25

Petteri Nummelin, Turku FIN, hockey defenseman (Team Finland)

1973-02-01

Tlia Reima, ice hockey center (Finland, Oly-98)

1973-03-09

Lauri Tähkä, The Voice of Finland

1973-04-24

Ville Peltonen, hockey forward (Team Finland Oly-Bronze-1998)

1973-05-24

Ville Peltonen, Vantaa FIN, NHL forward (Team Finland, San Jose)

1973-06-12

Hanna Riikka Nieminen, ice hockey right wing (Finland, Oly-98)

1973-08-07

Kimmo Rinatnen, hockey forward (Team Finland Oly-Bronze-1998)

1974-01-02

Juha Lind, NHL forward (Team Finland Oly-Bronze-1998, Dallas)

1974-01-31

Pavi Sald, ice hockey defenseman (Finland, Oly-98)

1974-03-22

Tuomas Gronman, NHL defenseman (Team Finland Oly-Bronze-1998, Pitts)

1975-02-07

Marika Lehtimaki, ice hockey center (Finland, Oly-98)

1975-03-18

Kimmo Timonen, hockey defenseman (Team Finland Oly-Bronze-1998)

1975-05-22

Jaane Niinimaa, Raahe FIN, NHL defenseman (Finland Oly-br-98, Flyers)

1975-06-17

Petra Vaarakallio, ice hockey center (Finland, Oly-98)

1975-10-26

Katja Riipi, ice hockey left wing (Finland, Oly-98)

1976-02-11

André Wickström, Finland-Swedish comedian and actor

1976-09-22

Karita Tuomola, Miss Finland Universe (1997)

1976-10-03

Kirsi Haenninen, ice hockey defenseman (Finland, Oly-98)

1977-02-28

Aki-Petteri Berg, NHL defenseman (Team Finland Oly-Bronze-1998, Kings)

1977-06-24

Jason Agnello, Fire and Ice: The Winter War of Finland and Russia

1977-06-30

Lola Odusoga, Finland, Miss Universe-3rd place (1996)

1977-09-08

Maria Helena Selin, ice hockey right wing (Finland, Oly-98)

1977-11-05

Tuula Puputti, ice hockey goalie (Finland, Oly-98)

1978-02-23

Karolina Rantamaki, ice hockey left wing (Finland, Oly-98)

1978-08-20

Sanna Lankosaari, ice hockey right wing (Finland, Oly-98)

1980-9-09

Roy, Camping in Finland 2

1981-04-18

Elastinen, The Voice of Finland

1981-12-17

Emma Laaksonen, ice hockey defenseman (Finland, Oly-98)

1982-04-17

Joonas Loiri, Vesku from Finland

Finland - Deaths
Date Event
1156-01-20

Bishop Henry, patron saint of Finland

1904-05-16

N I Bobrikov, Russian governor-general in Finland, dies

1944-02-29

Pehr Evind Svinhufvud, President of Finland (b. 1861)

1950-11-25

Gustaf John Ramstedt, Finland-Swedish linguist and diplomat (b. 1873)

1951-01-28

Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim, president of Finland (b.1867)

1952-09-22

Kaarlo Juho Ståhlberg, first President of Finland (b. 1865)

1956-12-14

Juho Kusti Paasikivi, president of Finland (b. 1870)

1972-06-12

Edmund Wilson, US writer (To the Finland station), dies at 79

1980-07-31

Markku Lahtela, Girl of Finland

1986-08-31

Urho K Kekkonen, premier/president of Finland, dies at 85

1991-11-07

Tom of Finland, Finnish fetish artist (b. 1920)

1991-11-07

Tom of Finland, Daddy and the Muscle Academy

1995-04-06

Vieno J Sukselainen, PM of Finland (1959-61), dies

1996-02-09

Birgitta Kiviniemi, Fuck Off! - Images of Finland

2002-03-26

Taisto Sinisalo, Fuck Off! - Images of Finland

2004-01-16

Kalevi Sorsa, Prime Minister of Finland (b. 1930)

2004-03-21

Veikko Laihanen, World Ski Championships 1978 Lahti Finland

2010-04-26

Pentti Helanne, Girl of Finland

2017-05-13

Mauno Koivisto, Finland's former president, dies at 93


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