Black Monday

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Black Monday is a term used to refer to certain events which occurred or occur on a Monday. It has been used in the following cases:

Historic events[edit]

Recurring events[edit]

  • The day following the final Sunday of the National Football League season (Week 17) on which numerous coaches and general managers of underperforming teams are fired or resign their positions.[5] First use of the phrase was attributed by a pair of writers in the New York Times to a 1998 Associated Press story, "Black Monday for NFL Coaches."[5] The term is also sometimes used in reference to the day following the annual NFL Draft where players' contracts may be terminated once new players are added to a roster.[6]
  • An old schoolboys' name for the first Monday after the holidays.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sir James Ware (2010-01-13). The antiquities and history of Ireland. 
  2. ^ Brand, John (1725, R&T edition 1905). Brand's Popular Antiquities of Great Britain I. London: Reeves and Turner. p. 53.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  3. ^ "Brown vs. Board of Education at Fifty exhibit". The Library of Congress. Retrieved 2014-05-09. 
  4. ^ a b "Berlin commuters face S-Bahn chaos". The Local. 20 July 2009. Retrieved 6 May 2013. 
  5. ^ a b Ken Belson with Alain Delaqueriere, "Black Monday: Now a Ritual Whose Meaning is Clear," New York Times, Dec. 28, 2013.
  6. ^ "ProFootballTalk". ProFootballTalk. Retrieved 2011-11-23. 
  7. ^ Webster 1913