:) What color was named after a bloody 19th-centurey European battle?

Answer: Magenta.


It was named for the Battle of Magenta, which was fought in 1859 near the town of Magenta in northern Italy during the Franco-Piedmontese war against Austria. The deep purplish color – on of the first dyes – was discovered soon after the battle and was named to commemorate it.


Source: The 365 amazing trivia facts calendar 2007.