Important dates


25 February

Training for the first Jaeger troops starts at the Lockstedt camp near Hamburg under Major Maximilian Bayer.

10 March

Tsar Nicholas II visits Helsinki.

15 April

The Bank of Finland stops paying gold coins for banknotes.

8 December

In his 50th anniversary concert in Helsinki, Jean Sibelius conducts the premiere of his fifth symphony. Sibelius’s birthday becomes a great national celebration.

24 December

The Emperor orders that the Finnish parliament shall not convene until normality is restored.