General Use: One of the major U.S. holiday shopping days. The day many U.S. consumers begin Christmas shopping. The day is heavily promoted by retailers
Origin:The origin of Black Friday comes from the shift to profitability during the holiday season. Black
Friday was when retailers went from being unprofitable, or "in the red," to being profitable, or "in the black", at a time when accounting records were kept by hand and red indicated loss and black profit
Black Friday In the negative sense http://www.answers.com/topic/black-friday
1869 Black Friday a stock market crash in the US
1919 Black Friday - a riot in Glasgow stemming stemming from industrial unrest.
1939 Black Friday - a day of devastating fires in Australia
1978 Black Friday - a massacre of protesters in Iran
1982 Black Friday - known in Britain after Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands spaarking the Falklands War.
2005 Black Friday a crackdown on a peaceful protest in the capital city of Maldives, Male.
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Get on your mark, get set...take another pill and go back to bed. The sales have already begun in order to shrink an over supply of inventory ordered over the summer, prior to the serious downturn.