Well it is here again, the day after Thanksgiving, known to shoppers worldwide as Black Friday (even though most stores opened Thursday night, but that is a different rant for a different day). Considering the day, I thought it would be interesting to examine some other black events in history:
- Black Death- One of the most demoralizing pandemics in history that started in China and spread to Europe in the mid-1300s. The Black Death decimated Europe’s population by 30-60 percent.
- Black Tuesday- On Tuesday, October 29, 1929 the U.S. Stock Market crashed, beginning the Great Depression.
- Black Saturday- During the Cuban Missile Crisis in October 1962, Soviets shot down a U-2 on Saturday, October 27. Rather than retaliate immediately, Kennedy let negotiations continue and the confrontation ended the next day.
- Black Sunday- Refers to a severe dust storm that struck the Midwest in April 1935. Dust storms, caused by severe draught, caused major agricultural and economic damage to the American prairie lands in the mid-1930s labeling this region of the nation the “Dust Bowl.”
We hope you enjoy your Black Friday and, if you ventured out shopping, we hope you got the items you wanted!