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Black Friday Timeline
21 Nov 2017
Name originated from the mid 1960s
In 1939, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued a proclamation to make Thanksgiving the fourth Thursday in November
During the 1930's Thanksgiving Day's relationship to Christmas shopping led to controversy
In 2015, Amazon.com held "Prime Day" event in July
In 1905 Canadian department store Eaton's began the first Thanksgiving parade by bringing Santa on a wagon through the streets of Toronto
In 2005, the term "Cyber Monday" was first used during the holiday season
In 2004, Ellen Davis coined the term "Cyber Monday"
"Cyber Monday" made its debut, the first day of Cyber Monday
Black Friday was the day retailers began to turn a profit for the year. Operating at a profit was "being in the black," thus the name.
"Prime Day" would repeat through 2016 and 2017
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