List of Black Fridays
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Black Friday is a term used to refer to certain events which occur on a Friday. It has been used in the following cases:
- Specific events
- Black Friday (1688), imprisonment of the Seven Bishops (8 June), on the eve of the Glorious Revolution.
- Black Friday (1869), the Fisk-Gould Scandal (24 September), a financial crisis in the United States.
- Black Friday (1881), the Eyemouth disaster: 189 fishermen died.
- Haymarket affair (11 November 1887), four Chicago anarchists hanged, without evidence, for the deaths of seven police officers during a labor meeting.
- Black Friday (1910), a campaign outside the British House of Commons (18 November) of the Women's Social and Political Union the Conciliation Bill which failed.
- Black Friday (1919), the Battle of George Square (31 January), a riot stemming from industrial unrest in Glasgow, Scotland.
- Black Friday (1921), the announcement of British transport union leaders (15 April) not to call for strike action against wage reductions for miners.
- Black Friday (1939), a day of devastating bushfires (13 January) in Victoria, Australia, which killed 71 people.
- Black Friday (1942), air attack on Dartmouth, Devon, 18 September 1942.
- Black Friday (1944), a disastrous attack by The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada (13 October) near Woensdrecht during the Battle of the Scheldt.
- Black Friday (1945), an air battle over Sunnfjord (9 February), the largest over Norway.
- Hollywood Black Friday (5 October 1945), a riot at the Warner Bros. studios stemming from a Confederation of Studio Unions (CSU) strike leading to the eventual breakup of the CSU.
- The 1950 Red River Flood, which burst several dikes flooding much of Winnipeg, Manitoba.
- The cancellation of Avro Arrow (1959), which resulted in massive layoffs in the Canadian Aerospace industry.
- Black Friday (1960), San Francisco City protest against the House Un-American Activities Committee.
- Black Friday (1963), the assassination of US President John F Kennedy in Dallas, Texas on 22 November 1963.
- Black Friday (1978), a massacre of protesters in Iran (8 September).
- 1985 United States-Canadian tornado outbreak/The Barrie Tornado, (31 May 1985).
- Edmonton Tornado (31 July 1987), a tornado touching down in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
- Black Friday (Maldives) (2004), a crackdown in Malé, Maldives (13 August) on peaceful protesters.
- Black Friday (2005), Tribal students killed in Meghalaya, India.
- Black Friday, referring to the hit single by Rebecca Black, 'Friday'.
- Black Friday (April 15, 2011), a day in which several online poker sites were seized as a result of United States v. Scheinberg et al.
- Repetitive events
- Black Friday (the Friday after U.S. Thanksgiving Day), a day when shopping is extremely popular and traditionally the start of Christmas shopping. Sales are usually held in stores.
- Black Friday, the last Friday before Christmas
- Good Friday or Black Friday, a Christian observance of Jesus' crucifixion
- Black Friday (disambiguation) for other uses
- Thomas Babington Macaulay, The History Of England From the Accession of James II, Vol. II, Chapter VIII, pg 332, Donohue, Henneberry & Co., Chicago 1890. s:The History Of England From the Accession of James II/Chapter VIII#II.332
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