History of Black Friday: One Day Only?

While it is difficult to connect this term to the start of the Christmas shopping sales season before its use in the mid-1960s in Philadelphia, the concept appears to go back to the 19th century when Christmas sales followed Thanksgiving Day parades. In 1939, President Franklin D Roosevelt set the date of Thanksgiving to the next-to-last Thursday in November rather than the last Thursday of the month, allowing an extra

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Bill Petro

Writer, technologist, and historian. Author of fascinating articles about history, tech trends, pop culture, and world travel. https://billpetro.com @billpetro