Black Monday

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Black Monday refers to specific Mondays when undesirable or turbulent events have occurred. It has been used to designate massacres, military battles, and stock market crashes.

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Recurring events[edit]

  • The day following the final Sunday of the National Football League regular season (Week 18) on which numerous coaches and general managers of underperforming teams are fired, their contracts are allowed to expire without renewal, or they resign their positions.[12] 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".[12] 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.[13]
  • An old schoolchildren's name for the first Monday of the new year, when winter recess ends and school resumes.[14]

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  1. ^ Sir James Ware (13 January 2010). The antiquities and history of Ireland.
  2. ^ Brand, John (1905) [1725]. Brand's Popular Antiquities of Great Britain. Vol. I. London: Reeves and Turner. p. 53.
  3. ^ "Brown vs. Board of Education at Fifty exhibit". The Library of Congress. Retrieved 9 May 2014.
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  5. ^ a b "Berlin commuters face S-Bahn chaos". The Local. 20 July 2009. Retrieved 6 May 2013.
  6. ^ "Black Monday: Polish women strike against abortion ban". BBC. 3 October 2016. Retrieved 11 March 2020.
  7. ^ "Angry Sri Lankan protestors demand arrest of ex-minister Johnston Fernando". EconomyNext. 25 May 2022. Retrieved 25 May 2022.
  8. ^ "New evidence in Sri Lanka's 'Black Monday' mayhem". EconomyNext. 23 May 2022. Retrieved 25 May 2022.
  9. ^ Amadeo, Kimberly (10 March 2020). "Reconstructing the Stock Market Crash of 2008".
  10. ^ "Business Day on Twitter: "'Black Monday': Xinhua calls it before trading even finishes @philipwen11"". 22 February 2009. Retrieved 25 August 2015.
  11. ^ Belger, Tom (9 March 2020). "FTSE nosedives as oil shock wipes billions off stocks on 'Black Monday'". Yahoo Finance UK. Retrieved 9 March 2020.
  12. ^ a b Ken Belson with Alain Delaqueriere, "Black Monday: Now a Ritual Whose Meaning is Clear," New York Times, 28 December 2013.
  13. ^ "Second 2009 "Black Monday" Unfolding In Several Cities Today". ProFootballTalk. Retrieved 23 November 2011.
  14. ^ Webster 1913

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