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A bicentennial is the two hundredth year of something. Examples are bicentennials in the United States and Australia. In the United States, the bicentennial is commonly referred to as the year 1976. This is because 1976 is two hundred years after the country was started in 1776.

In Australia it commonly means one of two bicentennials. The first, in 1970, was the two hundredth anniversary of James Cook finding Australia. The second, in 1988 was the two hundredth anniversary of the first white settlement on the continent.

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