List of Black Fridays
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This article is about events occurring on the weekday known as Friday. For other uses, see Black Friday (disambiguation).
Black Friday is a term used to refer to certain events which occur on a Friday. It has been used in the following cases:
- Black Friday (1688), imprisonment of the Seven Bishops of the Church of England (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 (1929), a finance crash at the Wall Street, which affected the global economy
- 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, an event on November 19, 1993 where production of the Pixar film Toy Story was nearly shut down due to negative reception to the reel by the Disney executives.
- Black Friday, an event on 1992 where the screenplay for Aladdin was entirely rewritten by Jeffrey Katzenberg's order.
- 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.
- Friday the 13th mini-crash, the stock market crash that occurred on Friday, October 13, 1989, referred to by some as the "Black Friday" crash
- Black Friday (1993), a series of bomb explosions in Mumbai, India
- Murder of Selena (31 March 1995), nicknamed by Hispanics as "Black Friday" when American singer Selena was killed.
- Black Friday (Maldives) (2004), a crackdown in Malé, Maldives (13 August) on peaceful protesters.
- Black Friday (2005), Tribal students killed in Meghalaya, India.
- 2009 Jakarta bombings, known to the Jakarta Post as Black Friday, hotel bombings
- Black Friday (2011), several online poker sites were seized on April 15 as a result of United States v. Scheinberg et al.
- Black Friday (partying), the last Friday before Christmas
- Black Friday (shopping), the Friday after U.S. Thanksgiving Day, when shopping is extremely popular and traditionally the start of Christmas shopping. Sales are usually held in stores.
- 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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