History of Dow Jones
Industrial Average
 
This is a history of the DJIA historical events from the very beginning up until today.
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DATE EVENT DESCRIPTION
1884
July 03
Dow Jones publishes its first average of U.S. stocks in the Customer's Afternoon Letter, forerunner of The Wall Street Journal.
1896
May 26
Dow Jones publishes its first "Industrial" average (DJIA) consisting of 12 stocks closing at 40.94.
 The Original Dow Dozen
1896
Aug. 08
Falls .18 to close at 28.48, lowest close in DJIA history
1929
Sept. 03
Reaches its closing peak for the bull market of the 1920's, at 381.17.
Oct. 28 Plummets 38.33 points, cutting 12.8 percent of the DJIA value, closing at 260.64.
See greatest DJIA Gains and Losses of all time here:  DJIA Gains and Losses
1929
Oct. 29
Falls 30.57 to 230.07 cutting 11.7 percent of the DJIA.  These 2 days total 24.5 percent.
Oct. 30 Rises 28.40 to close at 258.47, second largest percentage gain of the DJIA, up 12.34%.
1931
Oct 06
Rises 12.86 to close at 99.34, largest percentage gain of the DJIA, up 14.87%.
1932
Jul. 08
Falls .59 to close at 41.22.  This decline from Sep. 03 1929 totaled 339.95 for a percentage drop of 89.19%
1972 Nov. 14 Rises 6.09 to close at 1,003.16, first close above 1,000.00.
1974 Dec. 06 Closes at a 12-year low of 577.60, ending the worst bear market since the '30's.
1987 Jan. 08 Rises 8.30 to close at 2,002.25, first close above 2,000.00.
Oct. 16 Plunges 108.35 to 2,246.73, falling more than 100 points for the first time.
1987
Oct. 19
Plunges a record 507.99 to 1,738.74, a drop of 22.6 percent that became known as the Black Monday crash. . .
This is the largest percentage drop of the DJIA. -
See greatest DJIA Losses of all time here:  DJIA Gains and Losses
1989  Jan. 24 Rises 38.04 to close at 2,256.43, regaining its level of Oct. 16, 1987, for the first time since Black Monday.
1991
 April 17
Rises 17.58 to close at 3,004.46, first close above 3,000.00.
1995
Feb 23
Rises 30.28 to close at 4,003.33, first close above 4,000.00
Nov.21 Rises 40.46 to close at 5,023.55, first close above 5,000.00
1996
Oct. 14
Rises 40.62 to close at 6,010.00, first close above 6,000.00.
Nov. 06 Rises 96.53 to close at 6,177.71, first close above 6,100.00.
Nov. 07 Rises 28.33 to close at 6,206.04, first close above 6,200.00.
Nov. 14 Rises 38.76 to close at 6,313.00, first close above 6,300.00.
Nov. 20 Rises 32.42 to close at 6,430.02, first close above 6,400.00.
Nov. 25 Rises 76.03 to close at 6,547.79, first close above 6,500.00.
1997
Jan. 07
Rises 33.48 to close at 6.600.66, first close above 6,600.00.
Jan. 10 Rises 78.12 to close at 6,703.79, first close above 6,700.00.
Jan. 17 Rises 67.73 to close at 6,833.10, first close above 6,800.00.
Feb. 12 Rises 103.52 to close at 6,961.63, first close above 6,900.00
Feb. 13 Rises 60.81 to close at 7,022.44, first close above 7,000.00.
May 05 Rises 143.29 to close at 7,214.49, first close above 7,100.00 and 7,200.00.
May 15 Rises 47.39 to close at 7,333.55, first close above 7,300.00
Jun 06 Rises 130.49 to close at 7,438.78, first close above 7,400.00.
Jun. 10 Rises 60.77 to close at 7,539.27, first close above 7,500.00.
Jun. 12 Rises 135.64 to close at 7,711.47, first close above 7,600.00 and 7,700.00.
Jul. 03 Rises 100.53 to close at 7,895.91, first close above 7,800.00.
Jul. 11 Rises 35.06 to close at 7,921.82, first close above 7,900.00.
Jul. 16 Rises 63.17 to close at 8,038.88, first close above 8,000.00.
Jul. 24 Rises 28.57 to close at 8,116.93, first close above 8,100.00
Jul. 30 Rises 80.36 to close at 8,254.89, first close above 8,200.00
Oct. 27 Falls 554.26 to close at 7,161.15, third largest dollar loss in history, down 7.18%.   Trading of all securities
is halted twice during the day, first interruption since the.March 30, 1981  assassination attempt on President Reagan.
Oct. 28 Rises 337.17 to close at 7,498.32, third largest dollar gain in history, up 4.71%
1998
Feb. 11
Rises 18.94 to close at 8,314.55, first close above 8,300.00
Feb. 18 Rises 52.56 to close at 8,451.06, first close above 8,400.00.
Feb. 27 Rises 55.05 to close at 8,545.72, first close above 8,500.00
Mar. 10 Rises 75.98 to close at 8,643.123, first close above 8,600.00.
Mar. 16 Rises 116.33 to close at 8,718.85, first close above 8,700.00.
Mar. 19 Rises 27.65 to close at 8,803.05, first close above 8,800.00.
Mar. 20 Rises 103.38 to close at 8,906.43, first close above 8,900.00.
Apr. 06 Rises 49.82 to close at 9,033.23, first close above 9,000.00.
Apr. 14 Rises 97.90 to close at 9,110.20, first close above 9,100.00.
May 13 Rises 50.07 to close at 9,211.84, first close above 9,200.00.
July 16 Rises 93.72 to close at 9,328.19, first close above 9,300.00.
Aug. 31 Falls 512.61 to close at 7,539.07 a 1,798.90 (19.26%) drop since July 17, 1998.
This is the fourth largest dollar loss in history eliminating all gains since June 10, 1997.
Sep.07 Rises 380.53 to close at 8,020.78, fifth largest dollar gain in history, up 4.98%.
Oct. 16 Rises 117.40 to close at 8,416.76, largest weekly dollar gain in history, up 517.24.
1999 
Jan. 06
Rises 233.78 to close at 9,544.78, first close above 9,400.00 and 9,500.00.
Jan. 08 Rises 105.56 to close at 9,643.32, first close above 9,600.00.
Mar. 05 Rises 268.68 to close at 9,736.08, first close above 9,700.00.
Mar. 11 Rises 124.60 to close at 9,897.44, first close above 9,800.00.
Mar. 15 Rises 82.42 to close at 9,958.77, first close above 9,900.00
Mar. 29 Rises 184.54 to close at 10,006.78, first close above 10,000.00.
Apr. 08 Rises 112.39 to close at 10,197.70, first close above 10,100.00.
Apr. 12 Rises 165.67 to close at 10,339.51, first close above 10,200.00 and 10,300.00.
Apr. 14 Rises 16.65 to close at 10,411.66, first close above 10,400.00.
Apr. 21 Rises 132.87 to close at 10,581.42, first close above 10,500.00.
Apr. 22 Rises 145.76 to close at 10,727.18, first close above 10,600.00 and 10,700.00.
Apr. 27 Rises 113.12 to close at 10,831.71, first close above 10,800.00.
May 03 Rises 225.65 to close at 11,014.69, first close above 10,900.00 and 11,000.00.
May 13 Rises 106.82 to close at 11,107.19, first close above 11,100.00.
Jul 12, Rises 7.28 to close at 11,200.98, first close above 11,200.00.
Aug 25 Rises 42.74 to close at 11,326.04, first close above 11,300.00.
Nov 1 The DJIA dropped four corporations from its thirty corporation component, Chevron Corp.,  Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Sears, Roebuck & Co. and Union Carbide Corp.  Four corporations added were The Home Depot, Inc., Intel Corp., Microsoft Corp. and  SBC Communications, Inc.
Dec 23 Rises 202.16 to close at 11,405.76, first close above 11,400.00.
2000 Jan 07 Rises 269.30 to close at 11,522.56, first close above 11,500.00.
Jan 14 Rises 140.55 to close at all time high of 11,722.98, first close above 11,600.00 and 11,700.00.
Mar 07 Falls 60.50 to close at 9,796.03 for a YTD low completing a tumble of 16.48% from Jan 14.
Mar 16 Rises 499.19 to close at 10,630.39, largest dollar gain in history, up 4.93%.
Apr 14 Falls 617.78 to close at 10,305.77, second largest dollar loss in history, down 5.66%.
2001
May 21
Rises 36.18 to close at 11,372.92 recovering 1,983.44 (85%) of the 2,333.50 decline since Jan 14, 2000.
Sep 07 Falls 234.99 to close at 9,605.85 falling 1,767.07 (15.5%) since May 21, 2001.
Sep 11, 2001 Markets closed because of terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, D.C.
Markets will re-open September 17, 2001 after being closed for 4 trading days.  The last time that  U.S. stock trading was suspended for more than two sessions occurred in March 1933, when  President Franklin Delano Roosevelt called for a nationwide bank holiday to prevent a run on the banks.
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Sep 17 Falls 684.81 to close at 8,920.70, largest dollar loss in history, down 7.13%.
Sep 21 Falls 140.40 to close at 8,235.81, eliminating all gains since July 30, 1997, over 4 years ago. Since May 21, 2001 the market has declined 3,137.11 for a percentage loss of 27.58.  In the one  week since the terrorist attack the market has declined 1,369.70 for a percentage loss of 14.26%.
2002
Jul 23
Falls 82.24 to close at 7,702.34.  The market has declined 4,020.64, or 34%, since January 14, 2000.
Jul 24 Rises 488.95 to close at 8,191.29, second largest dollar gain in history, up 6.35%.
Jul 29 Rises 447.49 to close at 8,711.88, third largest dollar gain in history, up 5.41%.
Oct 09 Falls 215.22 to close at 7,286.27.  The market has declined 4,436.71, or 38%, since January 14, 2000.
Oct 15 Rises 378.28 to close at 8,255.28 to close once again above 8,000
Oct 21 Rises 215.84 to close at 8,538.24 to close once again above 8,500
2003
June 04
Rises 116.03 to close at 9,038.98 to close once again above 9,000
Sep 02, Rises 107.45 to close at 9,523.27 to close once again above 9,500.
Dec 11 Rises 86.30 to close at 10,008.16, first close above 10,000 since May 27, 2002
2006
Jan 09
Rises 52.59 to close at 11,011.90, first close above 11,000 since June 7, 2001
Oct 03 Rises 56.99 to close at 11,727.34, to establish new all time closing, previous high set on Jan 14, 2000 , 6 years 9 months ago.
Oct 04 Rises 123.27 to close at 11,850.61, first close above 11,800
Oct 12 Rises 95.57 to close at 11,947.70, first close above 11,900
Oct 18 Rises 42.66 to close at 11,992.68 after falling back from today's high trading of 12,024.50
Oct 19 Rises 19.05 to close at 12,011.73, first close above 12,000
The DJIA has risen 65% during the 4 year period since October 09, 2002
Oct 23 Rises 114.54 to close at 12,116.91, first close above 12,100
Nov 14 Rises 86.13 to close at 12,218.01, first close above 12,200
Nov 16 Rises 54.11 to close at 12,305.82, first close above 12,300
Dec 14 Rises 99.26 to close at 12,416.76, first close above 12,400
Dec 27 Rises 102.94 to close at 12,510.57, first close above 12,500
2007
Jan 24
Rises 87.97 to close at 12,621.77, first close above 12,600
Feb 14 Rises 87.01 to close at 12,741.86, first close above 12,700
Feb 27 Falls 416.02 to close at 12,216.24 - declines 3.29% 
See greatest DJIA Losses of all time here:  DJIA Gains and Losses
Apr 18 Rises 30.80 to close at 12,803.84, first close above 12,800
Apr 20 Rises 153.35 to close at 12,961.98, first close above 12,900
Apr 25 Rises 135.95 to close at 13,089.89, first close above 13,000
Apr 26 Rises 15.61 to close at 13,105.50, first close above 13,100
May 02 Rises 75.74 to close at 13,211.88, first close above 13,200 
May 07 Rises 48.35 to close at 13,312.97, first close above 13,300
May 16 Rises 103.69 to close at 13,487.53, first close above 13,400
May 18 Rises 79.81 to close at 13,556.53, First close above 13,500 
May 30 Rises 111.74 to Close at 13,633.08, first close above 13,600
Jul 12 Rises 283.86 to close at 13,861.73, first close above 13,700 and 13,800
Jul 13 Rises 45.52 to close at 13,907.25, first close above 13,900
Jul 19 Rises 82.19 to close at 14,000.41, first close above 14,000
Oct 09 Rises 120.80 to close at 14,164.53, first close above 14,100
The DJIA has risen 6,878.26, or 94%, since the low point of Oct 9, 2002, 5 years ago
2008
Sep 15
Falls 504.48 to close at  10,917.51 on news of the collapse of Lehman Brothers and Merrill Lynch
Sep 17 Falls 684.81 to close at 8,920.70 on fears of AIG rescue failure
Sep 18 Rises 410.3 to close at  11,016.69 on news of world wide central banks injecting billions and billions into the credit markets
Sep 19 Rises 368.75 to close at  11,388.44 on news of government bail out plan
Sep 29 Falls  777.68 to close at 10,365.45, down 6.98%, largest point loss in history
Sep 30 Rises 485.21 to close at  10,850.66, up 4.68%
Oct 09 Falls 678.91 to close at 8,579.19, down 7.33%
The DJIA has fallen 5,585.34, or 39% in one year
Oct 13 Rises 936.42 to close at 9,389.61, up 11.08%, largest point gain in history, fourth largest % gain in history
Oct 15 Falls 733.08 to close at 8,577.91,  down 7.87%, second largest point loss in history
Oct 16 Rises 401.35 to close at  8,879.26, up 4.02%
Oct 20 Rises  413.21 to close at  9,265.43, up 4.67%
Oct 22 Falls 514.45 to close at 8,519.21, down 5.69%
Oct 25 Falls 312.3 to close at 8,378.95, the DJIA has fallen 5,785.58, or 41% since Oct 9, 2007
Oct 28 Rises 889.35 to close at 9,069.12, up 10.88%, second largest point gain and fifth largest % gain in history

CRASH - BURN - BAM - GURGLE, GURGLE, GURGLE
Holy Wall Street, Batman, talk about an October surprise!
Nov 05 Falls 486.01 to close at 9,139.37, down 5.05%, following presidential election of Barack Obama
Nov 06 Falls 443.48 to close at 8,695.79, down 4.85%, the DJIA has fallen 929.49, or 9.66% in two days
Nov 12 Falls 411.30 to close at 8,282.66, down 4.76%
Nov 13 Rises 552.59 to close at 8,835.25, up 6.67%
Nov 19 Falls 427.47 to close at 7,997.28, down 5.07%, lowest close since March 14, 2003
The DJIA has fallen 5,267.54, or 40% since Jan 1, 2008
Nov 20 Falls 444.99 to close at 7,552.59, down 5.56%, lowest close since June 23, 1997
The DJIA has fallen  5,712.23 or 43% since Jan 1, 2008
Does this bear market have a bottom?
Nov 21 Rises 494.13 to close at 8,046.42, up 6.54%, fifth largest point gain in history
Dec 01 Falls 679.95 to close at 8,149.09, down  7.70%, fourth largest point loss and twelfth largest percent loss in history
2009 DJIA opened Jan 01 at 8,772.75, Opened Nov 04 2008 Election Day at 9,323.89, Opened Inauguration Day at 8,279.63
Mar 09 Falls 79.89 to close at 6,547.05, down 53.78% from the all time high on Oct 9, 2007, down 25.37% from the 2009 open
OW!  OW!  OW!
Mar 23 Rises 497.48 to close at 7,775.48, up 6.84%, fifth largest point gain in history
Jun 01 Rises 221.11 to close at 8,721.44, up 33% since this year's low on Mar 09
Jun 08 The DJIA dropped two corporations from its thirty corporation component, Citigroup, Inc. and General Motors Corp.
The two corporations added were The Travelers Companies. Inc. and Cisco Systems, Inc.
Jul 23 Rises 188.03 to close at 9,069.29, highest close this year and the highest close since Nov 05, 2008
Oct 14 Rises 144.80 to close at 10,005.86, highest close this year and first close above 10,000 since Oct 03, 2008
2010 DJIA Opened Jan 01 at 10,430.69, up 18.9% from the open on Jan 01. 2009
Apr 04 Rises 8.62 to close at 11,005.97, first close above 11,000 since Sep 26, 2008
May 06 Falls 347.80 to close at 10,520.37, during day trading at one point the DJIA fell 998.50 to 9,869.62
Oct 08 Rises 57.90 to close at 11,006.48
2011 DJIA Opened Jan 01 at 11,577.43, up 11% from the open on Jan 01, 2010
Feb 01 Rises 148.23 to close at 12,040.16, first close above 12,000 since Jun 19, 2008
2012 DJIA Opened Jan 01 at 12,221.19, up 5.6% from the open on Jan 01, 2011
Feb 28 Rises 23.61 to close at 13,005.12, first close above 13,000 since Apr 25, 2007, nearly 5 years ago
Sep 24 The DJIA dropped Kraft Foods, Inc. from its thirty coproration component and added UnitedHealth Group, Inc.
2013 DJIA Opened Jan 01 at 13,104.30, up 7.2% from the open on Jan 01, 2012
Feb 01 Rises 149.21 to close at 14,009.79, first close above 14,000 since Oct 09, 2007, over 5 years ago
03/05 Rises 125.95 to close at 14,253.77, first close above 14,200
The DJIA has risen 7,706.73 or 118% since 03/09/09 - The Bulls are running
03/07 Rises 33.25 to close at 14,329.49, first close above 14,300 - The Bears are hibernating
03/11 Rises 50.22 to close at 14,447.29, first close above 14,400
03/14 Rises 83.86 to close at 14,539.14, first close above 14,500
04/02 Rises 89.16 to close at 14,662.01, first close above 14,600
04/10 Rises 128.78 to close at 14,802.24, first close above 14,700 and 14,800
05/03 Rises 142.38 to close at 14,973.96, first close above 14,900
05/07 Rises 87.31 to close at 15,056.20, first close above 15,000
05/08 Rises 48.92 to close at 15,105.12, first close above 15,100
05/14 Rises 123.57 to close at 15,215.25, first close above 15,200
05/17 Rises 121.18 to close at 15,354.40, first close above 15,300
05/28 Rises 106.29 to close at 15,409.39, first close above 15,400
06/20 Falls 353.87 to close at 14,758.32 on news the FED may begin curtailing stimulus funding
07/18 Rises 78.02 to close at 15,548.54, first close above 15,500
08/01 Rises 128.48 to close at 15,628.02 first close above 15,600
11/06 Rises 128.66 to close at 15,746.88, first close above 15,700
11/13 Rises 70.96 to close at 15,821.63, first close above 15,800
11/15
Rises 85.48 to close at 15,961.70, first close above 15,900
The DJIA has risen 9,404.65 or 144% since 03/03/09 closing of 6,547.05
11/21
Rises 109.17 to close at 16,009.99, first close above 16,000
12/18 Rises 292.71 to close at 16,167.97, first close above 16,100
Today the FED announced curtailing stimulus funding by $10B per month beginning in January
12/20 Rises 42.00 to close at 16,221.08, first close above 16,200
12/24
Rises 61.85 to close at 16,357.55, first close above 16,300
12/26
Rises 122.33 to close at 16,479.88. first close above 16,400
12/30
Rises 25.88 to close at 16,504.29, first close above 16,500
12/31
Rises 72.37 to close at 16,576.66
   Since January 2, 2013, the DJIA has risen 3,472.56 points or 26.50%
Since the 03/09/09 low closing of 6,547.05 t
he DJIA has risen 10,029.61 points or 153.19%
2014
DJIA Opened Jan 02, 2014 at 16,572.17, up 3,467.87 or 26.46% from the open on Jan 02, 2013
02/03 Falls 326.05 to close at 15,372.80 - The DJIA has fallen 1,199.37 or 7.24% since the January 2, 2014 opening
05/12
Rises 112.13 to close at 16,695.47, first close above 16,600
05/13 Rises 19.97 to close at 16,715.44, first close above 16,700
06/05 Rises 98.58 to close at 16,836.11, first close above 16,800
06/06 Rises 88.17 to close at 16,924.28, first close above 16,900
07/03
Rises 92.02 to close at 17,068.26, first close above 17,000
The DJIA has risen 496.09 points, or 3%, since January 2, 2014. 
Since the 03/09/09 low closing of 6,547.05 t
he DJIA has risen 10,521.21 points or 161%
07/16 Rises 77.52 to close at 17,138.20, first close above 17,100
09/18 Rises 109.14 to close at 17,265.99, first close above 17,200, this is the historical DJIA closing high

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