This blog is about the story of my family here in America. We arrived in the 1630s as Puritans, and became the common folk of the New World.

When was the 19th century?

The 19th century was from January 1st, 1801 to December 31st, 1900. The 20th century was from January 1st, 1901 to December 31st, 2000. We are now in the 21st century, which began in 2001, although most people celebrated in it 2000. As I recall, Prince celebrated it in 1999.

Using the name of the century is really the best way to describe these eras. Saying something like *the 1800s* can be confusing as it could mean from 1800 to 1810.

Oh, and by the way, in spite of the fact that 20th Century Fox is still using that logo, this is the 21st Century. Although I do like that logo!

Above: photo of Billy Mathews at the Commercial Hotel in 1884, northwest corner of Jefferson and Central, Phoenix, Arizona. 19th century.
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