"It's a Black Monday"
Wall Street Crash montage
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Here the name Black Monday refers to a cocktail made with dark rum, cherry brandy and black sambuca.

Click here to see a recipe for a Black Monday, and click here to see a very comprehensive list of cocktails.

Black Monday is also the name given to Monday, October 19th, 1987 when stock markets around the world crashed.

Previously, the term Black Monday had been used to describe the events of October 28th, 1929. That was the first Monday of the American Wall Street Crash of 1929 which triggered the Great Depression.