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first appearance

noun appearance, debut, initial, gambit, opening
See also: nascency, onset
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The Batman silhouette first appeared in DC Comics in 1939.
THE fiendish number puzzles first appeared in the US in the early 1980s when they were called Number Place.
Editor's Note: The information in this article first appeared in "Ahead of the Curve," a free weekly electronic newsletter.
1 actually developed from German interest in a lesser-known British triplane fighter that first appeared in late 1916, the Sopwith triplane, or "Tripe," as it was often called.
It combines the best of both in that when it first appeared, "Japanese" was equated with "quality," not "luxury," but it managed to provide buyers with quality and luxury.
From within this broader than usual range of years, the editor has drawn 52 works of short fiction, beginning with a short story by Alice Dunbar-Nelson that appeared in The Crisis in 1914 and culminating with "Girl, Colored" by Marion Minus, which first appeared in 1940.
The War Against the Greens (Johnson Books, $19) first appeared in 1994, when Bill Clinton and Al Gore were in the White House and the environmental movement was seemingly in the ascendancy.
The West Nile virus first appeared in the United States in 1999 and quickly attacked horses, killing one-third of infected animals.
They first appeared in England in the 1970s--but some historians claim crop circles existed as far back as the 1800s.
Their 1993 Last Call at Maud's and 1997 Pride Divide have recently been released on the digital medium, and the two documentaries are as relevant as when they first appeared.
Giovanni has been published by Morrow for over 30 years; her poems first appeared during the 1970s.
The company has sold over 50 of the original eight-color CI model since it first appeared in May 2000, most of them for flexible packaging.

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