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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 trends[]

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[]

Technology[]

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

Science[]

War, peace and politics[]

File:Afrikaner commandos.JPG

Boer guerrillas during the Second Boer War

Culture, religion[]

Literature and arts[]

Others[]

People[]

World leaders[]

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

Important people[]

Entertainers[]

Sports[]

Books about the 1890s[]

See also[]

Gay Nineties

External links[]


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