The 1880s (pronounced "eighteen-eighties") was a decade of the Gregorian calendar that began on January 1, 1880, and ended on December 31, 1889.
The period was characterized in general by economic growth and prosperity in many parts of the world, especially Europe and the Americas, with the emergence of modern cities signified by the foundation of many long-lived corporations, franchises, and brands and the introduction of the skyscraper. The decade was a part of the Gilded Age (1874–1907) in the United States and the Victorian Era in the British Empire. It also occurred at the height of the Second Industrial Revolution and saw numerous developments in science and a sudden proliferation of electrical technologies, particularly in mass transit and telecommunications.
Prominent assassinations, targeted killings, and assassination attempts include:
See also: Romantic music
Especially the romantic dominated during this time period. The only other music forms during this time was the beginning of music styles like Expressionism. The romantic movement was meant to oppose the Industrial Revolution. The music also being in direct opposition to its prior styles like classic music. It was meant to stop the political and societal, by giving life a little bit of “magic” and “mysticism”. Generally it was against rational thinking and understanding in the world and wanted to replace it with Emotions like love. The music mostly consisted of musical pieces composed in harmonic structure.
Johannes Brahms 1885
See also: 1880s in fashion
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