To Our Readers: Mar. 9, 1998

TIME has stood witness to the greater part of the most remarkable century in history. Perhaps more than any other publication, it has watched, wept and sung about the extraordinary people and events of the past 75 years. This week, as we celebrate our birthday, we pay tribute not only to those people and events but also to the varied, vivid form they have taken in our pages.

Part of the celebration is the issue you hold in your hands. In a special 62-page feature, we look back, notably through an extensive sampling of the major stories we have run over...

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