noun (plural anniversaries)
the date on which an event took place or an institution was founded in a previous year:
the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Britain
the 75th anniversary of the RAF
the date on which a couple were married in a previous year:
he even forgot our tenth anniversary!
Middle English: from Latin anniversarius 'returning yearly', from annus 'year' + versus 'turning'
Spell anniversary with a double n at the beginning; the ending is -ary.
Today, Monday 5th December 2011, is the first anniversary of this blog 'Fair View', which was actually created on Thursday 2nd December 2010, when deep snow prevented me from working, but which took its first post on Sunday 5th December 2010, a review of the newly re-released Come Taste the Band album by Deep Purple. At the time, I intended the blog to consist of album reviews, timelines and discographies, but instead it briefly became a diary, followed by a series of progressive rock lists. The latter starting with Classic Rock Magazine's surprisingly popular 'Classic Rock: State of the Prog Nation - Progressive rock is taking over. Again!' This was a 'free' booklet given with the magazine and which consisted of a list of 'The 50 Albums That [according to the publication's staff] Built Prog.' In between the reviews and lists, have come a miscellany of design, poetry, songs and other assorted ephemera. There may be further diary entries (several are overdue from July 2011!), but my intention, at this stage, is to continue the lists and return to the reviews - many of which are drafted, awaiting posting. In one more year, we will see if this has come to fruition.
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Originally posted on Monday 5th December 2011, on a mild, damp day when there was no snow!