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How did Black Friday get its name? The history behind the biggest sales event of the year – Telegraph.co.uk

The annual sales event is just around the corner, but who coined the name and how did it begin in the UK?

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Wondering how Black Friday got its name? You’re probably not the only one. 
Each year the famous sales weekend, which follows Thanksgiving Day and begins on November 27 this year, sees a significant amount of shoppers head to high street stores and online brands in attempt to find the best deals. 
Retailers including Amazon, Currys PC World, John Lewis and Argos have launched a range of offers, with discounts expected until Cyber Monday.
Yet, many people are unaware of the phenomenon’s history and…

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