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Notable centennial events at a national or world-level include:
- Centennial Exhibition, 1876, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. First official World's Fair in the United States, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. About 10 million visitors attended, equivalent to about 20% of the population of the United States at the time. The exhibition ran from May 10, 1876, to November 10, 1876. (It included a monorail.)
- New Zealand Centennial Exhibition, 1939–1940, celebrated one hundred years since the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840 and the subsequent mass European settlement of New Zealand. 2,641,043 (2.6 million) visitors attended the exhibition, which ran from 8 November 1939 until 4 May 1940.
- 1967 International and Universal Exposition, better known as Expo 67, celebrating Canada's centennial year. This "Category One" World's Fair held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, from April 27 to October 29, 1967. Sixty-two nations participated, and it set the single-day attendance record for a world's fair, with 569,500 visitors on its third day. Official attendance was 50,306,648. Was endpoint of the Centennial Voyageur Canoe Pageant, the longest canoe race in history. (Its monorail was a major attraction.)
- Philippine Centennial, 100th anniversary of the proclamation of Philippine Independence.
- 100th Anniversary of the Xinhai Revolution and Republic of China
- 100th Anniversary of the Independence of Albania
- First World War centenary, started in 2014 with commemorations of the outbreak of the war and concluded in 2018 with Armistice centennial commemorations.
- 100th Anniversary of the Independence of Finland
- 100th Anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party (CPC)
Selected regional or other centennial events include:
- Argentina Centennial (1910)
- Centenary of Western Australia, in 1929, which included the Western Australian Centenary Air Race across Australia.
- 1934 Centenary of Melbourne