Firday the thirteenth, 13th November, 2009

shabbir's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2004
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Whats the History behind today's date and day?
Mridula's Avatar, Join Date: Mar 2008
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It is called Black Friday!!

Because of the below History
Black Friday (1869), a financial crisis in the United States
Black Friday (1889), the day of the Johnstown Flood.
Black Friday (1910), WSPU took militant action when the Conciliation Bill failed.
Black Friday (1919), a riot in Glasgow stemming from industrial unrest
Black Friday (1921), day on which British dockers' and railwaymen's union leaders announced their decision not to call for strike action against wage reductions for miners
Black Friday (1929), a stock market crash in the United States
Black Friday (1939), a day of devastating fires in Australia
Black Friday (1945), largest air battle over Norway, over Sunnfjord
Hollywood Black Friday (1945), the day the six-month-old Confederation of Studio Unions (CSU) strike boiled over into a bloody riot at the Warner Bros. studios leading to the eventual breakup of the CSU.
Black Friday (1978), a massacre of protesters in Iran
Black Friday (1982), known in Britain after Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands, sparking the Falklands War
Black Friday (1987), the day an hour-long F4 category tornado ran through the city of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Black Friday (2004), a crackdown on a peaceful protest in the capital city of Maldives, Malé
Mridula's Avatar, Join Date: Mar 2008
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It is a widespread superstition as BlackFriday in United States because of the above History!!
Mridula's Avatar, Join Date: Mar 2008
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It is famous as 13thFriday !!
Mridula's Avatar, Join Date: Mar 2008
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The fear of Friday the 13th is also as called paraskevidekatriaphobia.
A greek word means
Paraskev - Meaning Friday
dekatreís - meaning Thirteen
attached to phobía - meaning fear
senaratne's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2008
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OMG. I never imagined there is so much significance on one day and date.

Day and date is an artificial devision of infinite time by man for his convenience. That a particular time and date is auspicious is a widespread superstition in India in particular and many other Asian countries in general.