sesquicentenary


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sesquicentenary

(ˌsɛskwɪsɛnˈtiːnərɪ)
n, pl -ries
1. a hundred and fiftieth anniversary
2. a celebration of a hundred and fiftieth anniversary
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Then, in a sesquicentenary performance conducted by Riccardo Muti at the Teatro dell'Opera in Rome in 2011, Nabucco was put in the service of democracy.
A sesquicentenary is an anniversary of how many years?
Medbh McGuckian's "Filming the Famine" (2002) reflects on the myriad films made to commemorate the Famine's sesquicentenary.
On corrected time, however, first place on PHS scoring and the prestigious City of Sydney Sesquicentenary Cup went to Next Light, an X35 skippered yesterday by Mark Rutherford, one of three co-owners, the others being Chris Ryan and Derek Collins.
Following on from an idea by William Cooper, in February 1938 Patten and William Ferguson held a conference in Sydney to mark the sesquicentenary of European settlement in Australia and the first Aboriginal Day of Mourning (Patten 2009).
Perhaps his greatest triumph in the field of English music came during the sesquicentenary year of Elgar's birth in 2007, when in three consecutive evenings he conducted the CBSO and its tremendous Chorus in all three of the composer's great oratorios: The Dream of Gerontius, The Apostles and The Kingdom.
1937: 5) The Australian Broadcasting Commission's ban on broadcasting politicians during election time was therefore opposed by the Publicity Committee on the grounds that it unnecessarily prevented various Council members from disseminating news pertaining to the Sesquicentenary celebrations (SMH, 25 August 1937: 20).
The publication of the three volumes was subsidised by the Committee for the Sesquicentenary of Responsible Government in New South Wales, set up by Premier Bob Carr.
This pattern has already established at the tercentenary of the Battle of the Boyne, the Famine sesquicentenary and the bicentenary of the 1798 Rising.
My book is due to be launched May 2013 for the Ngaruawahia sesquicentenary.
Chapter 4 broadens this issue through Martiniquan political debates concerning the sesquicentenary celebration of the abolition of slavery.