Millennium: 2nd millennium

The 1890s were sometimes referred to as the "Mauve Decade," because William Henry Perkin's aniline dye allowed the widespread use of that colour in fashion, and also as the "Gay Nineties", under the then-current usage of the word "gay" which referred simply to merriment and frivolity, with no connotation of homosexuality as in present-day usage. The phrase, "The Gay Nineties," was not coined until 1926.

Events and trends[edit | edit source]

1895 Benz Velo. Along with its contemporary Duryea Motor Wagon, considered the earliest standardized cars. The decade marking further developments in the history of the automobile.

Commerce[edit | edit source]

Technology[edit | edit source]

  • Early commercial production of automobiles
  • People went to movies.

Science[edit | edit source]

War, peace and politics[edit | edit source]

File:Afrikaner commandos.JPG

Boer guerrillas during the Second Boer War

Culture, religion[edit | edit source]

Literature and arts[edit | edit source]

Others[edit | edit source]

People[edit | edit source]

World leaders[edit | edit source]

  1. Nasser-al-Din Shah, 1848-1896
  2. Mozzafar-al-Din Shah, 1896-1907

Important people[edit | edit source]

Entertainers[edit | edit source]

Sports[edit | edit source]

Books about the 1890s[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

Gay Nineties

External links[edit | edit source]

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