Black Thursday is a term used to refer to events which occurred on a Thursday. It has been used in the following cases:
- February 6, 1851, Black Thursday, a day of devastating bushfires in Victoria, Australia
- September 18, 1873, during the Panic of 1873 when the U.S. bank Jay Cooke & Company declared bankruptcy, triggering a series of bank failures
- October 24, 1929, the start of the Wall Street Crash of 1929 at the New York Stock Exchange. "Black Tuesday" was the following week on October 29, 1929.
- August 15, 1940, Schwarzer Donnerstag ("Black Thursday"), when the German Luftwaffe mounted its largest number of sorties during the Battle of Britain, and suffered its heaviest losses; known in Britain as "The Greatest Day".
- October 14, 1943, when the Allied air forces suffered large losses during bombing in the Second Raid on Schweinfurt during World War II
- The night of 16/17 December 1943, when RAF Bomber Command losses during the Berlin bombing campaign were particularly high due to combat losses and bad weather over home airfields
- August 24, 1995, when the Moscow interbank credit market collapsed
- February 8, 1996, the Black World Wide Web protest against the Communications Decency Act in the United States
- July 24, 2003, Jueves negro (Spanish for Black Thursday), when a series of violent political demonstrations created havoc in Guatemala City
- The May 6, 2010 Flash Crash, when the Dow Jones briefly lost more than 900 points in response to the 2010 European sovereign debt crisis and algorithmic trading
- 30 September 2010, when the Irish government revealed to its people the alleged full cost of bailing out Anglo-Irish Bank, causing the country's deficit to rise to 32% of GDP
- Thanksgiving Day, the shopping holiday preceding Black Friday
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... Black Thursday is a term used to refer to events which occurred on a Thursday ... used in the following cases February 6, 1851, Black Thursday, a day of devastating bushfires in Victoria, Australia September 18, 1873, during the Panic ... "Black Tuesday" was the following week on October 29, 1929 ...
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