1890s

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Years:
1890 1891 1892 1893 1894

1895 1896 1897 1898 1899

Decades:
1870s 1880s - 1890s - 1900s 1910s
19th century


The 1890s were sometimes referred to as the "Gay Nineties" which referred to the merriment and frivolity of the decade. The phrase, "The Gay Nineties," was not coined until 1926. This decade was also part of the Gilded Age, a phrase coined by Mark Twain, alluding to an era of prosperity also riddled with crime. However in America, the 1890s were marked by a severe economic depression sparked by the Panic of 1893, as well as several strikes in the industrial workforce.

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Events and trends

Commerce

Technology

  • Commercial production of automobiles began and was at an early stage.
  • Lawrence Hargrave makes first stable wing design for heavier-than-air craft.

Science

War, peace and politics

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

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