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noun: A 500th anniversary. (Also known as a quincentenary)
From Latin quingenti (five hundred), from quinque (five) + centum (hundred). Earliest documented use: 1884.
“[Ridley Scott’s] contribution to the Columbus quingentenary, 1492: ‘Conquest of Paradise’ (1992), was a dire return to British filmmaking.”
Brian McFarlane; The Encyclopedia of British Film; Oxford University Press; 2016.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:I am not one of those who believe that a great army is the means of maintaining peace, because if you build up a great profession those who form parts of it want to exercise their profession. -Woodrow Wilson, 28th US president, Nobel laureate (28 Dec 1856-1924)