Black Monday is a term used to refer to certain events which occurred on a Monday. It has been used in the following cases:
Black Monday, Dublin, 1209 – when a group of 500 recently arrived settlers from Bristol were massacred by warriors of the Gaelic O'Byrne clan. The group had left the safety of the walled city of Dublin to celebrate Easter Monday near a wood at Ranelagh, when they were attacked without warning. Although now a relatively obscure event in history, it was commemorated by a mustering of the Mayor, Sheriffs and soldiers on the day as a challenge to the native tribes for centuries afterwards.
Black Monday, 14 April 1360 – the army of Edward III during the Hundred Years' War was struck by hailstorms, lightning and panic, causing considerable loss of life on Easter Monday.
Black Monday, 27 February 1865 – a "sirocco" wind brought sandstorms to Melbourne, Australia affecting Sandhurst and Castlemaine.
Black Moday Stock Market Crash at Dalal Street, Mumbai, India. May 17, 2004
Black Monday, 20 July 2009 – Only 330 of the 1,260 of the Berlin S-Bahn's train cars were good for operation. Earlier in the month 380 (30.2%) train cars were removed, making the total removed on 20 July was at 550 (43.7%). Only 26.2% of the train cars were available on 20 July 2009.
The day following the final Sunday of the National Football League season (Week 17) on which numerous coaches and general managers are fired or resign their position. First use of the phrase was attributed by a pair of writers in the New York Times to a 1998 Associated Press story, "Black Monday for NFL Coaches." The term is also sometimes used in reference to the day following the annual NFL Draft where players' contracts may be terminated once new players are added to a roster.
The Monday of Match Week when United States 4th year medical students find out if but not where they matched to a residency position through the National Resident Matching Program.
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