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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Friday_(shopping)

For centuries, the adjective "black" has been applied to days upon which calamities occurred. Many events have been described as "Black Friday", although the most significant such event in American History was the Panic of 1869, which occurred when financiers Jay Gould and James ...

www.history.com/news/whats-the-real-history-of-black-friday

Nov 24, 2015 ... It makes sense that the term “Black Friday” might refer to the single day of the year when retail companies finally go “into the black” (i.e. make a profit). The day after Thanksgiving is, of course, when crowds of turkey-stuffed shoppers descend on stores all over the country to take advantage of the season's ...

www.thebalance.com/what-is-the-history-of-black-friday-3305711

Nov 24, 2017 ... The history of Black Friday started much earlier than people think. The day after Thanksgiving was the unofficial beginning of the Christmas season since the late 19th century. President Lincoln designated the Thanksgiving holiday as the last Thursday in November. The day after Thanksgiving wasn't called ...

www.snopes.com/holidays/thanksgiving/blackfriday.asp

Nov 20, 2016 ... ORIGIN. “Black Friday” is the (originally derisive, now mainstream) term for the phenomenon that takes place in the U.S. on the day after Thanksgiving Thursday, when millions of consumers who get the day off from work or school crowd into stores for what is traditionally considered the beginning of the ...

www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/27/black-friday-origin_n_4346347.html

Nov 27, 2013 ... It's totally understandable if you think the term “Black Friday” is a direct linguistic descendent of “in the black,” accounting jargon for turning a profit. After all, the day after Thanksgiving is now one of the biggest shopping days of the year, an annual delight to retailers hoping to give their bottom lines a nice ...

www.businessinsider.com/why-is-it-called-black-friday-2017-11

Nov 22, 2017 ... Many people believe we call the day after Thanksgiving "Black Friday" because many stores become profitable on the huge shopping day and go "into the black." The true origins of the term are a bit darker. Following is a transcript of the video. Why is it called "Black Friday"? Most people know Black Friday ...

www.beliefnet.com/love-family/holidays/the-dark-history-of-black-friday.aspx

Black Friday stirs of visions of fun and shopping. As you wait on the long lines this season you may want remember to that Black Friday was not all fun and does have a dark history.

fortune.com/2017/11/21/black-friday-2017-thanksgiving-holiday-shopping-history

Nov 21, 2017 ... One common myth around the origins of the term “Black Friday” is that retailers coined the nickname as a reference to their own balance sheets. Companies that had been operating at a loss (“in the red”) the whole year could count on a massive shopping day on the fourth Friday of November to make them ...

mentalfloss.com/article/31581/brief-history-black-friday

The unofficial start of the holiday shopping season is often referred to as the busiest shopping day of the year. But where did this tradition start and just how big is it? Here are the answers to a few frequently asked questions about Black Friday. Hopefully they'll give you some good talking points tomorrow, when you line up ...