1907

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May 28, 2022

Events

January 15 - The crofters of Laukko Manor, who started a daytime strike, began to be evicted from their apartments by the police in Vesilahti and Tottijärvi. Numerous clashes broke out between police and crofters. The events attracted attention throughout Finland. January 20 - A demonstration was held at Helsinki Railway Square on behalf of crofts evicted from Lauko Manor. January 22 - Helsinki's highest-ever air pressure of 1,066 hPa (mb) was measured. March 5 - The Second State Duma met in St. Petersburg. The soldiers dispersed the protesters. March 15 - The first parliamentary elections begin in Finland. April 17 - The Finnish Trade Union Confederation was founded in Tampere. April 24 - The town of Vammala was established by a decision of the Russian emperor Nicholas II. May 23 - First plenary session of Parliament. P. E. Svinhufvud of the Young Finnish Party was elected chairman, N. R. af Ursin of the SDP was elected first vice-chairman and Ernst Palmén of the Old Finnish Party was elected second vice-chairman. May 29 - Premiere of the first Finnish fictional play film (Smokers); the film was directed by Louis Sparre. June 10 - August 10 - Five cars compete in the 15,000-kilometer Beijing-Paris car race. The race, initiated by the Parisian newspaper Le Matin, was won by the Italian prince Scipione Borghese in a 40-horsepower Italian car. June 14 - The Norwegian Parliament rejects the granting of 73-48 voting rights to women. June 19 - The HJK football club was founded in Helsinki June 26 - To finance their activities, the Bolsheviks organized a bank robbery in Tiflis (now Tbilisi), the capital of Georgia, part of the Russian Empire. Dozens of bystanders were killed in the robbery. July 15 - The Second Hague Peace Conference kicks off in The Hague. July 25 - Korea becomes a protectorate of Japan. August 1 - The first camp in Scout history begins on Brownsea Island. August 3 - SVUL organized the first two-day freestyle championships in Tampere. Eino Pekkala from Tampere's Pyrinth was elected King of Sports. August 31 - Britain and the Russian Empire settle their differences over Persia, Tibet and Afghanistan. The deal ended Russia's and Britain's strategic competition for control of Central Asia (the so-called Big Game), and Russia joined the triple entente tripartite agreement with Britain and France. September 25 - Composer Jean Sibelius conducted the premiere of his third symphony in Helsinki. September 26 - New Zealand gains Dominion status in the British Empire. October 17 - The 1907 panic on U.S. stock markets began with a burst bubble and a few companies (United Copper and Gross & Kleeberg) were delisted. October 18 - The Hague (Second) Peace Conference ratifies the Hague Agreement. October 31 - Parliament passed the Prohibition Act. However, it was not confirmed by Emperor Nicholas II. December 2 - The Finnish Olympic Committee is established. December 8 - Gustav V succeeds his father, King Oscar II, to the Swedish throne.

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Kajaani Puutavara Osakeyhtiö was founded Emil Henriksson invented the Abloy lock.

Born

January-March

January 5 - Volmari Iso-Hollo, Finnish runner (two-time Olympic winner) (d. 1969) January 9 - Maurine Brown Neuberger, U.S. Senator (d. 2000) January 11 - Pierre Mendès France, Prime Minister of France (d. 1982) January 12 - Sigurd Wikström, Finnish bus entrepreneur and transport counselor (d. 1994) January 21 - Niilo Kokko, Finnish architect (d. 1975) January 22 - William Ralph Dean (“Dixie Dean”), Englishman