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

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Fri Apr 25 04:52:18 UTC 2008

At 4/25/2008 12:35 AM, Benjamin Barrett wrote:
> 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.

:-)  As usual, the OED is overly Albion-centered.


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