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1896 is a year in the 19th century. It is the seventh year in the decade of the 1890s, better known as The Gay Nineties. There were no major wars being fought in that year.

Known Events[]

  • Cracker Jack is introduced.[1]
  • Baron Pierre de Coubertin revives the Olympic games.[2]

Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego?[]

In Episode 44, the Time Pilots meet Ned Dinglehopper, a nobody who wants to compete in the now-revived Olympic Games. Using his information, the Time Pilots travel to 1896, where they learn that a two days’ pay for a plumber was under $10 ($7), a law school tuition cost over $100 ($200), and a Singer sewing machine cost under $10 ($9).

In Episode 62, the Time Pilots are trying to travel forward to 1892, but Baron Wasteland zaps their fact fuel, causing them to overshoot their destination and end up in 1896. There, they learn that two pounds of cream cheese cost around 25 cents, a window shade cost around 25 cents, a typewriter cost around $25, and half-a-dozen roses cost around 25 cents.