On the centenary of his death, Laura Skandera Trombley says that J Lo and others are following his example.
Martin Luther King asked President John Kennedy to issue a new emancipation proclamation on the centenary of the first.
July 31 marks the centenary of the birth of the high priest of monetarism, Milton Friedman.
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."
It so happened that we were at Frankfort on the centenary of Goethe's death.
Burns, the truthful poet, looks forward a hundred years, and beholds our people rejoicing in the centenary of their independence.
Speech delivered on the centenary of his birth, February 12, 1909.
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.