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1900 - 1909 › Articles

After the "Gay Nineties", 1900 - 1909 was a quieter time

This decade began with a lot of changes: After 63+ years on throne, Queen Victoria died. William McKinley was assassinated and Teddy Roosevelt became President. Wilbur and Orville Wright flew the first documented airplane. As the years moved on, the focus was less on the partying of the Gay Nineties and more on the business of manufacturing: The Model T was debuted in 1908.