Question of the Day

Friday's question asked: This day is infamously known throughout the world as "Black Friday." Exactly when and where was the unflattering nickname first applied to the Friday following Thanksgiving? Numerous theories and myths have persisted about the origins of this term, but the earliest known use of "Black Friday" actually can be traced back to 1951, when it was used in a newsletter to describe the practice of pretending to be sick the day after Thanksgiving so as to enjoy a four-day weekend. Later, the same term was used by Philadelphian cops to refer to increased pedestrian and automobile traffic on that day.

Congratulations to Julie Webb-Pullman for being the very first to answer that correctly! Honorable mentions also go out to Dan RosenbaumHiram ReisnerRachel RohHollywood HighlandsAnnie M. DanceClaudine Laforce and Admirim Luboteni for answering somewhere along those lines, as well.

As for today's question, here it is: Today, of course, is known as "Cyber Monday," the online (and considerably less hectic) equivalent of Black Friday. So when exactly did this term make its debut?

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