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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 trendsEdit

Benz-velo

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.

CommerceEdit

TechnologyEdit

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

ScienceEdit

War, peace and politicsEdit

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Culture, religionEdit

Literature and artsEdit

OthersEdit

PeopleEdit

World leadersEdit

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

Important peopleEdit

EntertainersEdit

SportsEdit

Books about the 1890sEdit

See alsoEdit

Gay Nineties

External linksEdit


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