The true story behind the name ‘Black Friday’ is much darker than you may have thought

Rob van Grevenbroek, 26 November 2020

Black Friday, Orange Friday, discount

Black Friday didn’t get its name because stores become profitable and go “into the black.” The true story is much darker – the term “Black Friday” was first used in 1869 by two investors who drove up the price of gold and caused a stock market crash.
Many people believe we call the day after Thanksgiving “Black Friday” because many stores become profitable on the huge shopping day and go “into the black” (profitable) that day. But the true story of Black Friday is darker. The term “Black Friday” was first used on Sept. 24, 1869, when two investors, Jay Gould and Jim Fisk, drove up the price of gold and caused a crash that day. The stock market dropped 20% and foreign trade stopped. Farmers suffered a 50% dip in wheat and corn harvest value. In the 1950s, Philadelphia police used the “Black Friday” term to refer to the day between Thanksgiving and the Army-Navy game. Huge crowds of shoppers and tourists went to the city that Friday, and cops had to work long hours to cover the crowds and traffic. Merchants in the area tried to change the name to “Big Friday,” but the alternative name never caught on.

Till….
On 27th November 2020, “Black Friday” had spread globally into “Orange Friday”  Be smart be fast and get excited ! You’re getting the best discount

  • Not 1 but 7 deals, for those who will join on 27th November 2020
  • Deal 1:  the first new member registration will have 12 months free membership till 27th November 2021;
  • Deal 2:  the second new member registration, will have 7months discount on the first annual member ship fee;
  • Deal 3: the third new member registration, will have 6 months discount on the first annual member ship fee;
  • Deal 4: the fourth new member registration, will have 5 months discount on the first annual member ship fee;
  • Deal 5: the fifth new member registration, will have 4 months discount on the first annual member ship fee;
  • Deal 6: all above fifth new member registration, will have 3 months discount on the first annual member ship fee;
  • Deal 7: on top of this, all new members will receive the unique 7ConNetwork Cap
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