Important dates


9–10 October

The parliament elects Prince Friedrich Karl of Hesse as King of Finland with 64 votes for and 41 against.

15 October

In a private session of the Senate, Otto Stenroth proposes that the entry of Friedrich Karl should be prevented. The Senate cannot reach a consensus over the question.

15 October

State Regent P. E. Svinhufvud signs the Crofters Act, which allows tenant farmers to redeem their farms or parts of farms on favourable terms.

30 October

State Regent P. E. Svinhufvud pardons over 30,000 Red prisoners.