In 2015 Timmins will host a celebration of the quadricentenary
of francophone culture in Ontario.
Its initial aim was to stimulate and help organise events to commemorate the quadricentenary
of recorded European contact with Australia.
Kolodny also considers the not-so-friendly competition at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, which celebrated the quadricentenary
of Christopher Columbus' voyage of exploration.
As Harbage remarked on the occasion of the dramatist's quadricentenary
Quebec City's quadricentenary
was celebrated last year with due pomp, but 2004 and 2005 were also quadricentenaries: of the first Acadian settlement of Ile Ste-Croix, which was established in 1604 and lasted the winter, and of Port-Royal, founded the following year in present-day Nova Scotia.
Twelve books about Sir John Hawkins have appeared in English since 1895; fifteen about Sir Francis Drake have been published just since the quadricentenary
of the Grand Armada in 1988 (including a major biography by the author of this study).