During her wide-ranging and consequential career, Minna Canth advocated for women’s rights and social causes. Her legacy continues; Minna Canth Day is celebrated annually on her birthday, March 19.
The year Helsinki Design Week, Scandinavia's biggest design fest, was founded
Anyone who has visited a bustling Helsinki café knows that stereotyping the Finns as antisocial is outdated and exaggerated. Yet award-winning Finnish photographer Mikko Lagerstedt has made a career out of displaying the beauty and nuances of solitude (see slideshow).
The year Francisco Tárrega composed the waltz that later became the Nokia ringtone
A Finnish invention allowing anyone to set up a restaurant for a day