July 31 marks the centenary of the birth of the high priest of monetarism, Milton Friedman.
Martin Luther King asked President John Kennedy to issue a new emancipation proclamation on the centenary of the first.
One hundred years ago today was the occasion for James Joyce to publish a piece on “The centenary of Charles Dickens.”
On the centenary of World War I, Europe's suddenly facing a crisis of Russian aggression.
Thus are the historiographical trenches dug for the centenary.
Barnes's centenary History: "It produced a profound impression."
We cannot, therefore, as yet fix upon the objects of our centenary Offering.
Burns, the truthful poet, looks forward a hundred years, and beholds our people rejoicing in the centenary of their independence.
I am not worrying about my centenary; I am worrying about next quarter-day.
They were fully as numerous and fully as demonstrative as at the centenary celebration in 1867.
c.1600, "period of 100 years," from Latin centenarius "of a hundred, relating to a hundred," from centenai "a hundred each," from centum "hundred" (see hundred). As a noun, "100th anniversary," from 1788.