one quarter of one thousand years

Today is the 16th month of my blog!  My anniversary post is something different than the usual posts I write.

The date is 9/13/16 and this is blog post 16.

What is the significance of 16?

I turned 16 in the year 1976.

Do you know the significance of this year in the history of the United States of America?

Per Wikipedia.org –

The United States Bicentennial was a series of celebrations and observances during the mid-1970s that paid tribute to historical events leading up to the creation of the United States of America as an independent republic. It was a central event in the memory of the American Revolution. The Bicentennial culminated on Sunday, July 4, 1976, with the 200th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence.

Interesting information and facts –

Per slate.com –

It’s a simple question—perhaps so basic that it’s been overlooked: How old were the leaders of the American Revolution?

As it turns out, many Founding Fathers were younger than 40 years old in 1776, with several qualifying as Founding Teenagers or Twentysomethings. And though the average age of the signers of the Declaration of Independence was 44, more than a dozen of them were 35 or younger.

In 2026, America will turn 250 years old – I will be 66 years old.

What will this celebration be called?  What is the word that describes a 250-year anniversary?

Per wikipedia.org –

Sestercentennial

To express 2½ in Latin it would be expressed as “half-three”. The term relates to being halfway [from the second] to the third integer. In Latin this is “Sestertius” which is a contraction of semis (halfway) tertius (third)—hence Sestercentennial.

Semiquincentennial

Probably [attribution needed] a modern coined term: semi- (half) × quin (5) × centennial (100 years) = 250 years. Used by Brown University in 2015.

Bicenquinquagenary

Used by Princeton University in 1996, Reading, Pennsylvania in 1998, and Washington and Lee University in 1999. It is a coined word for an anniversary of 250 years, but the elements of the word literally refer to an anniversary of 10,000 years, as follows: bi- (2) × cen(t)- (100) × quinquagenary (50 years)

Quarter-millennial

Meaning one quarter of one thousand years.

I am not sure those in charge of the big 250-year celebration will have the official name picked long before 2026.  The celebration is only 10 years away; I would think the planning would have already started by now.

Whatever the name is picked to celebrate this occasion, I hope to be around to celebrate it and my 66th birthday also an anniversary of sorts for being on this earth.

Today is the 16th month of my blog!  My anniversary post is something different than the usual posts I write.

38 thoughts on “one quarter of one thousand years

  1. Happy 16th month blogging anniversary 🙂 Wow ! some interesting info there my friend. Always good to learn something new each day. Oh, and lets hope we are all around in ten years time to find out what name is chosen for the 250 year celebration 🙂 OMW, I will be ten years older !!!
    Have a beautiful day 🙂

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  2. 16 months blogging – congratulations!

    I love collecting the bicentennial coins that were issued for 1976, as much as I love collecting $2 bills and “wheat-ear” pennies.

    On a side note: are you on Facebook? If so, does it really help in getting more blog followers? Asking that on my blog hasn’t gotten an answer, so I’ll just ask people who have over 1K followers on their blogs in less than two years…
    🙂

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