This is the day that the DOW Jones Industrial Average fell over 4% to close below 8000 at 7949.09. It had reached a high of 14167 in October of 2007.
It is widely believed to be related to the enaguration of Barak Obama, the first black President of the United States of America. Many workers took an Obama Day. Others simply lost money in the market due to those taking Obama Days.
It is a date which will live in infamy. We will all remember Black Tuesday, and perhaps tell our grandchildren of a time when we let this happen to ourselves.
Cop: Breaker Breaker we have a 1488
Dispatcher: a 1488?
Cop: a 1488, a black man trying to move into the white house
Dispatcher: its just Black Tuesday