At the time, "vulgar" meant "of or belonging to the common people." Even today, one can occasionally see the abbreviation "e.v." or "EV" used. In the middle 19th century, Alexander Campbell, wrote: This does not appear to be universally followed. I have made some inquiries and will let you know if I find anything more definite.A Google search for "1492 AD" returned about 1,650 hits; "AD 1492" returned 1,060. A search for "CE 1492" returned only 75 hits; "1492 CE" returned 874. However the assumption by the common dictionaries that common = Christian suggests that this attempt to unbias the reference system with respect to religion fares no better than attempts to reduce sex discrimination (wherein _chairperson_ is often the signal that the _chair_ is a woman, and _Ms._ is often treated as a synonym for _Miss_).During family gatherings on holidays one of the questions that people hate getting asked the most is related to marriage. Indian writers, such as Mistry in his book Family Matters, sometimes depict arranged marriages as unhappy.Middle class tend to prioritize other things that are more important to them, such as get a college degree, a job, and then date their future spouse to settle down.Some men postpone marriage until their financial position is more secure and use wealth to help attract women. The earliest commercially successfully computerized dating service in either the US or UK was Com-Pat, started by in 1964.
Until the eighteenth century CE, the term Anno Salutis ("in the year of salvation") or Anno Nostrae Salutis ("in the year of our salvation"), Anno Salutis Humanae ("in the year of the salvation of men"), and Anno Reparatae Salutis ("in the year of accomplished salvation") were sometimes used in place of AD. "Only Rosten's Joys of Yiddish comments on these abbreviations that they have long been popular with Jewish scholars who were uncomfortable with a christological dating system. Unfortunately I can find no information to hand on just how long this has been a common practice, or if it indeed originated with Jewish scholars.
Nothing of a religious nature happened during 1 BCE and 1 CE -- in fact nothing of truly momentous importance happened at all, to our knowledge.
Some interesting events at that time were: 1 BCE: Some historians have concluded from their analysis of Josephus' writings that Herod the Great died in 1 BCE.
However, Josephus also mentioned that an eclipse occurred just before Herod's death.
The great early astronomer Kepler dated that eclipse to 4 BCE.