[1966] "Black Friday" (day after Thanksgiving)

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Fri Apr 25 04:35:02 UTC 2008

 From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Friday_%281869%29

Black Friday, September 24, 1869, also known as the Fisk-Gould
Scandal, was a financial panic in the United States caused by two
speculators' efforts to corner the gold market on the New York Gold
Exchange. It was one of several scandals that rocked the presidency of
Ulysses S. Grant.


On Apr 24, 2008, at 9:15 PM, sagehen wrote:

> The stock market crash that was first christened "Black Friday"
> wasn't the
> '29  disaster but an earlier one  (can't remember just when;
> sometime in the
> '80s or '90s) that I associate (perhaps mistakenly) with Jay Gould.
> When the
> term was resurrected for the opening of the Xmas shopping season, it
> struck
> me as odd for a society that worships shopping.
> AM

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