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noun: A 500th anniversary.
adjective: Of or relating to a 500th anniversary.
From Latin quinque (five) + English centenary (100 years). Earliest documented use: 1877.
“This month’s quincentenary is of a tragic event that caused untold suffering and still today leaves a legacy of poverty, racism, inequality, and elite wealth across four continents.”
David Keys; Details of Horrific First Voyages in Transatlantic Slave Trade Revealed; The Independent (London, UK); Aug 18, 2018.
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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:The unrestricted competition so commonly advocated does not leave us the survival of the fittest. The unscrupulous succeed best in accumulating wealth. -Rutherford B. Hayes, 19th US president (4 Oct 1822-1893)