Decade - 1900s

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Travel & Places
Decade - 1900s

What drastically changed tourism in the 1900s?

mass production of the automobile and superhighways.

That's certainly one factor, but not the only one. The development of the railways in the 19C was the first major incentive to tourism; and still the prime mover for holidaymakers until at least half-way through the 20C, when mass ownership of cars and improvements in road transport generally took the lead.

Later of course came air travel at prices low enough for any reasonably affluent family to take holidays abroad, and with this, the consequent rapid development of the resorts - an effect the railways had brought.

Interestingly, in the UK the railways may be regaining some of that traffic as motoring becomes costlier and less pleasant; and the Channel Tunnel has taken a lot of traffic that would otherwise have had to use the conventional ferries.

Decade - 1900s

What time is 1900?

That time is using a 24 hour clock instead of a 12 hour, so 1pm is 1300, to figure any time out past 12, subtract 12 from it and add pm


Decade - 1900s
Actors & Actresses
Celebrity Births Deaths and Ages

What is Rudolph Valentino known for?

Rudolph Valentino was an Italian actor, sex symbol, and early pop icon. Known as the "Latin Lover", he was one of the most popular international stars of the 1920s, and one of the most recognized stars of the silent film era. He is best known for his work in "The Sheik" and "The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse". His death at age 31 caused mass hysteria among his female fans, propelling him into icon status.

History, Politics & Society
Decade - 1900s

What did people wear in the early 1900s?

Have you ever seen "The 1900 House" reality TV show? Where a family is chose from hundreds applying, to go back in time and live just as they did then. In England. You can see what they had and had to do way back then. Do you have any idea how long it use to take to wash laundry?

Different countries and different areas of countries differed. Yet great details you can have here. Free to watch over his Internet.

You may pray to God for details on this also.

Decade - 1900s

Where did garment workers toil?

Garment workers worked in factories.

Native American History
Decade - 1900s

What Native American chief had blue eyes?

Chief Quanah Parker. Half-breed Comanche Chief who was the son of Cynthia Ann Parker and Comanche warrior Noconie. He was the last chief of the Quahadi Comanche Indians.

Decade - 1900s

Why didn't women get the vote before 1900s in the US?

They did not feel that women had a say in government or even anywhere. It was not until June 4th 1919 that the 19th amendment was passed allowing women to vote.

Cable Television
Satellite Television
Parenting and Children
Decade - 1900s

How has children's television changed since the 80's?

Its changed a lot over the years. Theres more sex, violence and disrespect. Children learn how to swear at their parents, friends and family. The music teaches children how to be sex icons and to have lots of sex because thars the thing to do and also how to treat the women of America. Especially black females.

African-American History
Decade - 1900s
Rosa Parks

What was Rosa Parks's family's names?

Her parents were named James McCauley & Leona Edwards McCauley. Her brother and sister-in-law were Sylvester & Daisy. Her husbands name was Raymond Parks. Raymond's parents, whom had both had died by the time he met Rosa, were named David Parks & Geri Culbertson Parks. Rosa's paternal grandparent's were Anderson & Louisa McCauley. And, her maternal grandparent's were Sylvester & Rose Edwards.

History of the United States
Decade - 1900s
Century - 1800s

What invention improved water transportation?

steam engine

and man made canals.

Decade - 1900s

What are some examples of germ warfare in the 1900s?

small pox by british to first nations but that had happen in 1763

Decade - 1900s

What was the average price of a gallon of milk in 1900?

about 25 cents

Women's Clothing
Decade - 1900s

Did girls always wear dresses in the early 1900s?

Most of the time.

Authors, Poets, and Playwrights
Decade - 1900s

Who is Andrew Mearns and why did write The Bitter Cry?

The Secretary of the London Congregational minister in Chelsea

He lived: 1837-1925.

He wrote The Bitter Cry because poverty was a big issue in the country at the time. It was meant to shock readers into realizing people weren't poor because of their own fault.

Decade - 1900s
Political Office Holders

Who was the president in 1851?

This depends on the country/organization you are asking about. Please re-ask your question or see related questions.

United States: Millard Fillmore (born January 7, 1800 in Summerhill, New York; died March 8, 1874 in Buffalo, New York) succeeded Zachary Taylor as the thirteenth President of the United States, serving between July 9, 1850 and March 4, 1853, including the whole of the year 1851.

Las Vegas
Decade - 1900s

What is the population of Las Vegas Nevada?

According to the 2008 estimates Las Vegas has 558,383 residents. Urban population is estimated at 1,314,357 and Metro at 1,865,746.

History of the United States
African-American History
Decade - 1900s

Why is Booker T Washington famous?

r T. Washington was born into slavery, but freed as a child. He became educated, and was one of the first black men to promote education among the African-American population. During the early 1900's he was a key figure in the early civil rights movement, advocating fellow African-Americans to join the workforce and become educated in order to have a greater impact on society, and thereby gain equality over time. One of his famous statements about his belief that civil rights would come by hard work and education is "It is at the bottom of life that we must begin, not at the top." Around this same time, the NAACP was formed and men like W.E.B. Dubois were advocating civil rights protests to gain equality immediately, and labeled Washington "The Great Accommodator". However, Washington stood firm, believing that cooperation with white men in power was a better way to overcome racism in the long run than confrontation. Booker T's stance gave him the support of many white politicians and philanthropists, allowing him to further his cause of education for African Americans. Because of his accomplishments in being one of the first leaders to attempt to bring the races together, Washington was honored with being the first African American invited to the White House, the first pictured on a postage stamp, and has had dozens of schools around the nation named after him. Much of the success of the later civil rights movement with Martin Luther King, Jr.


the founder of Tuskegee Institute.

History of the United States
French Revolution
Decade - 1960s
Decade - 1940s
Decade - 1900s

What was life like for 1940's house wives?

though I was only a child, I certainly watched my mother and neighbors as well as my aunts and grandmothers as I grew up in the 1940's. Life was very different; most women did not work outside the home. Many homes did not have running water in the house; water was carried in buckets from an outside well, or perhaps some were lucky enough to have a pump inside. Hot water heaters were almost unheard of; water was heated on top of the stove (ours was a wood burning cook stove) and that water was used for washing dishes, washing clothes and bathing. Needless to say, baths were weekly, not daily as they are today. My own mother made laundry soap from animal fat and lye. Most of our food was raised by my mother and father; butchered animals, raised huge gardens and canned the produce for the winter months. My mother did have a washing machine, but clothes were not tumbled like they are today; they were agitated and then we hand-cranked them through a wringer to get the water out. They were always hung outdoors to dry. Everyone baked bread, pies and pastries at home; a loaf of store-bought bread was a seldom purchase and there certainly were not the varieties that we have today. My mother and other moms I knew, made a lot of the clothing for their families on treadle sewing machines. Most women were up at daybreak and still going strong after their children were in bed. No dishwashers, electric fry pans, slow cookers, convection ovens. I sort of chuckle when I hear women complaining today about all they have to do; Mom used to feed 25+ people at the holidays without any of the modern conveniences. I could go on and on, but will end by saying, "we ain't got it so darned tough now days."

Not sure where the above was raised, but the story told was way before the 40's. I have no memory or anyone getting up a daybreak as mentioned above. Unless this was a farm home and not in the city I was raised in Brooklyn New York and a teen in the 40's.Clothes were hung outdoors to dry there was a clothesline leading from the kitchen window strung across the yard to the house across the way. There is more and am writing a story about it. will add my link so you can follow.

History, Politics & Society
Colonial America
Decade - 1900s
Century - 1800s

How were cities physically reshaped in response to the early nineteenth century?

During the early nineteenth century there was a vast migration from the country into cities. This migration led to major problems in cities such as waste-management. It also helped to create urban slums. In addition to the migration from the American countryside, there were also waves of immigrants pouring into the country throuh Ellis Island, making cities, especially New York and its surrounding areas a lot more ethnically diverse. Because most of these immigrants were also poor, their coming to cities was another contributing factor to urban slums.

History of Australia
Famous People
Decade - 1900s

What were the names of Caroline Chisholm's children?

Caroline Chisholm's childrens' names were, Archibald, William, Henry, Sydney, Caroline and Monica.

Vietnam War
History of the United States
War and Military History
American Revolution
Decade - 1900s

What war was fought in the 1900's?

That needs to be cut down, so here are some that involve the US between 1900 and 1999.

The Phillipene War, The Boxer Rebellion, The Occupation of Haiti, WWI, WWII, The Korean War, The Vietnam War, The Beirut Peacekeeping Mission, The Persian Gulf War, Invasion of Grenada, Invasion of Panama,

Gulf War, Somalia, and you could add include the few minor Indian scrimishes that continued until about 1912 or Israel's attack on the Liberty, or Korea's attack on the Pueblo, and the Cold War or the Cuban Missle Crisis.

History of England
Decade - 1900s

What happened to King John in 1209?

King John was excommunicated by the church [The Pope] in 1209.

Excommunicatedmeans the you have done something bad [so can't go to heaven] so is sent to hell.

US Coins
Decade - 1900s

How much is an 1886 silver dollar worth no mint mark and in very good condition?

To clear up any confusion, the term is mint mark, not mint date, and ALL U.S. coins carry the motto E Pluribus Unum so that's not an identifying inscription.

Your coin is properly called a Morgan dollar after its designer. There's a full set of values at many sites - a good one is

Decade - 1900s
Century - 1800s

What historical events happened in late 1800s?

The Industrial Revolution and the invention of the steam train and loads of stuff (i.e sewing machine, elevator) that we would be nowhere without.


The Year Without a Summer in 1816, a year of severe climate abnormalities caused famines throughout the world as a result of atmospheric dust from volcanic eruptions.

The War of 1812 (1812-1815) fought between America and Britain.

The Era of Good Feelings (1816-1823/1824) in America.

The end of the Napoleonic Wars in 1814.

The Congress of Vienna reshapes the map of Europe after the defeat of Napoleon and introduces a policy of reaction and restoration throughout Europe (1814-1815).

The start of the Romantic era, which lasts until the mid-to-late 1850s and the beginning of the Victorian era.


Nationalistic independence helped reshape the world during this decade (1820's).

Invention of the photograph and the first still existing photograph taken in 1826.

Beethoven's Ninth Symphony premiers on May 7, 1824 in the Kärntnertortheater in Vienna.


Dutch-speaking farmers known as Voortrekkers emigrate northwards from the Cape Colony. (1830)

Croquet invented in Ireland. (1830)

Railroad construction begins in earnest in the United States. (1830)

The first assassination attempt on an American President with Andrew Jackson being shot twice. (1830)

The destruction of the Second Bank of the United States in 1836.


First use of general anesthesia in an operation, by Crawford Long (1840)

The first electrical telegraph sent by Samuel Morse on May 24, 1844 from Baltimore to Washington, D.C.

On August 29, 1842, the first of two Opium Wars ended between China and Britain with the Treaty of Nanking. One of the consequences was the cession of parts of modern day Hong Kong to the British. Hong Kong would eventually be returned to China in 1997.

Wave of revolutions in Europe. Collectively known as the Revolution of 1848. This led to mass emigration of these refugees into industrial cities of the United States as well as to other locations around the world.

In the mid 1840s several harvests failed across Europe, which caused famines. Especially the Great Irish Famine (1845-1849) was severe and caused a quarter of Ireland's population to die or emigrate to the United States and Canada.

The Panic of 1837 triggered by the failing banks in America follows a severe depression lasting until 1845.

Introduction of the postage stamp. The first of them is Penny Black, issued by the United Kingdom on May 1, 1840.


Discovery of Neanderthal fossils in Neanderthal, Germany

First official game of baseball played in 1845.

The 1860s were an extremely turbulent decade in the world, with numerous cultural, social, and political upheavals in Europe and America. Revolutions were prevelent in Germany and the Ottoman Empire. The abolition of slavery in America led to the breakdown of the Atlantic Slave Trade.

America experienced a state of total war, and advancements in military technology, such as the iron and steel warships in the Navy, added to the destruction.


The prototype telephone was invented by Alexander Graham Bell, but other versions were invented earlier by other people, Antonio Meucci.

A version of the light bulb was invented by Thomas Edison, but other versions were invented earlier by other people.

The phonograph is invented in 1877 by Thomas Edison.

The Anglo-Zulu War lasted from 11 January 1879 - 4 July 1879.

Jeanne Calment, born 1875, would eventually become the longest-living human being in recorded history. She lived until 1997, at the age of 122. She still holds the record as of 2009.

Atlas Bear goes extinct.

The British Empire continued to grow; this decade marked the beginning of the New Imperialism


Development and commercial production of electric lighting was underway.

Development and commercial production of gasoline-powered automobiles were undertaken by Karl Benz, Gottlieb Daimler and Maybach

Steel frame construction of "sky-scrapers" happened for the first time.

1885: Thomas Edison invents the first ever movie in Menlo Park, New Jersey.

The James-Lange theory of emotion was produced.

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. This decade was also part of the Gilded Age, a phrase coined by Mark Twain, alluding to the seemingly profitable era that was riddled with crime. 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.

1896: Gold was discovered in the Klondike; this caused a massive movement of people, goods and money to the new town of Dawson City, in the far northwestern corner

Second Boer War

Increasing importance of Art Nouveau style.

1899: Scott Joplin publishes his first collection of "rags"

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Decade - 1940s
Industrial Revolution

How did farming change between 1750-1900?

its because they were too lazy to hav enough crop so then they gave up:_)


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