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Black Friday Timeline
21 Nov 2017
The first recorded use of the term "Black Friday" Caused by the crash of the US gold market
In the 1950s, police in Philadelphia used the term to describe the day after Thanksgiving.
Black Friday caught on in Philadelphia
The term Black Friday became popular nationwide
The the late 1980's Black Friday became known as a more positive event
Best Buy, Kohl's, Macy's, Target and other leading retailers opened at midnight for the first time for black friday
Cyber Monday became a term used to refer to the Monday after Black Friday.
The term Black Friday first appeared in the NY Times
The first time Black Friday referred to shopping the day after Thanksgiving
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