Black Friday is nearly upon us. Check out the store hours for major retailers this year, and the history behind America's shopping "holiday."
The term "Black Friday" was originally used to describe the Sept. 24, 1864, stock market panic set off by plunging gold prices.
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St. Louis nearly burns to the ground, the first Kentucky Derby is held, the Supreme Court strikes down segregated schools, the Senate Watergate Committee begins televised hearings, and same-sex marriages begin in Massachusetts, all on this day.