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This is a history of major DJIA historical events from today back to the very beginning

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DATE
2015
  EVENT DESCRIPTION
08/27 Rises 369.26 to close at 16,654.77 continuing the massive daily fluctuations
08/26 Rises 619.07 to close at 16,285.51.  This gain currently represents the third largest point in DJIA history
08/25 Falls AGAIN 204.91 to close at 15,666.44. Since the 05/19/15 all time closing high, the DJIA has fallen 2,645.95 points or 14.45%
08/24 DJIA closed today at 15,871.35, down 588.40.  This loss is the current seventh largest point loss in DJIA history.  Since the 05/19/15 all time closing high, the DJIA has fallen 2,441.04 points or 13.33%.  By 9:35 this morning the DJIA had fallen 1,088.42 but regained 500.02
08/21
DJIA closed today at 16,459.75, down 530.94.  This loss is the current eighth largest point loss in DJIA history.  Since the 05/19/15 all time closing high, the DJIA has fallen 1,852.64 points or 10.12%
05/19 Rises 13.61 to close at 18,312.39, first close above 18,300, this is the historical DJIA closing high
03/19 The DJIA dropped AT&T Corp. from its thirty coproration component and added Apple, Inc.
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02/24 Rises 92.36 to close at 18,209.19, first close above 18,200
02/20 Rises 154.67 to close at 18,140.44, first close above 18,100
2015 DJIA Opened Jan 02, 2015 at 17,823.07, up 1,246.41, or 7.52% from the open on Jan 02, 2014
12/23 Rises 64.73 to close at 18,024.17, first close above 18,000 - WOW!
12/03 Rises 33.07 to close at 17,912.62, first close above 17,900
11/21 Rises 91.06 to close at 17,810.06, first close above 17,800
11/20 Rises 33.27 to close at 17,719.00, first close above 17,700
11/14 Rises 29.32 to close at 17,613.20, first close above 17,600
During the past one month, the DJIA has risen 1,471.46, or 9.12%
11/10 Rises 54.14 to close at 17,547.51, first close above 17,500
11/06 Rises 54.59 to close at 17,440.35, first close above 17,400
10/31 Rises 195.10 to close at 17,390.52, first close above 17,300
10/15 Falls 17.45 to close at 16,141.74, the DJIA has fallen 1,138.00 or 6.59% since 09/19
Not a major adjustment, still, ow, ow, ow
09/18 Rises 109.14 to close at 17,265.99, first close above 17,200
07/16 Rises 77.52 to close at 17,138.20, first close above 17,100
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%
06/06 Rises 88.17 to close at 16,924.28, first close above 16,900
06/05 Rises 98.58 to close at 16,836.11, first close above 16,800
05/13 Rises 19.97 to close at 16,715.44, first close above 16,700
05/12 Rises 112.13 to close at 16,695.47, first close above 16,600
02/02 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
2014 DJIA Opened Jan 02, 2014 at 16,572.17, up 3,467.87, or 26.46% from the open on Jan 02, 2013
2013
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% 
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
11/21 Rises 109.17 to close at 16,009.99, first close above 16,000
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
11/13 Rises 70.96 to close at 15,821.63, first close above 15,800
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
Feb 01 Rises 149.21 to close at 14,009.79, first close above 14,000 since Oct 09, 2007, over 5 years ago
2013 DJIA Opened Jan 02, 2013 at 13,104.30, up 7.2% from the 12,221.19 open on Jan 03, 2012
Sep 24 The DJIA dropped Kraft Foods, Inc. from its thirty coproration component and added UnitedHealth Group, Inc.
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Feb 28 Rises 23.61 to close at 13,005.12, first close above 13,000 since Apr 25, 2007, nearly 5 years ago
2012 DJIA Opened Jan 03, 2012 at 12,221.19, up 5.6% from the 11,577.43 open on Jan 03, 2011
Feb 01 Rises 148.23 to close at 12,040.16, first close above 12,000 since Jun 19, 2008
2011
Feb 01
Rises 148.23 to close at 12,040.16, first close above 12,000 since Jun 19, 2008
2011 DJIA Opened Jan 01, 2011 at 11,577.43, up 11% from the 10,430.69 open on Jan 04, 2010
Oct 08 Rises 57.90 to close at 11,006.48
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
Apr 04 Rises 8.62 to close at 11,005.97, first close above 11,000 since Sep 26, 2008
2010 DJIA Opened Jan 01, 2010 at 10,430.69, up 18.9% from the 8,772.25 open on Jan 01, 2009
2009
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
Jul 23 Rises 188.03 to close at 9,069.29, highest close this year and the highest close since Nov 05, 2008
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.
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Jun 01 Rises 221.11 to close at 8,721.44, up 33% since this year's low on Mar 09
Mar 23 Rises 497.48 to close at 7,775.48, up 6.84%, fifth largest point gain in history
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!
2009
DJIA Opened Jan 02, 2009 at 8,772.25, down 33.9% from the 13,261.82 open on Jan 02, 2008
2008
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
Nov 21 Rises 494.13 to close at 8,046.42, up 6.54%, fifth largest point gain in history
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 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 13 Rises 552.59 to close at 8,835.25, up 6.67%
Nov 12 Falls 411.30 to close at 8,282.66, down 4.76%
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 05 Falls 486.01 to close at 9,139.37, down 5.05%, following presidential election of Barack Obama

CRASH - BURN - BAM - GURGLE, GURGLE, GURGLE
Holy Wall Street, Batman, talk about an October surprise!
Oct 28 Rises 889.35 to close at 9,069.12, up 10.88%, second largest point gain and fifth largest % gain in history
Oct 25 Falls 312.30 to close at 8,378.95, the DJIA has fallen 5,785.58, or 41% since Oct 9, 2007
Oct 22 Falls 514.45 to close at 8,519.21, down 5.69%
Oct 20 Rises  413.21 to close at  9,265.43, up 4.67%
Oct 16 Rises 401.35 to close at  8,879.26, up 4.02%
Oct 15 Falls 733.08 to close at 8,577.91,  down 7.87%, second largest point loss in history
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 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
Sep 29 Falls  777.68 to close at 10,365.45, down 6.98%, largest point loss in history
Sep 19 Rises 360.93 to close at  11,388.44 on news of government bail out plan
Sep 18 Rises 410.3 to close at  11,019.69 on news of world wide central banks injecting billions and billions into the credit markets
Sep 17 Falls 684.81 to close at 10,609.66 on fears of AIG rescue failure
Sep 15 Falls 504.48 to close at  10,917.51 on news of the collapse of Lehman Brothers and Merrill Lynch
2008 DJIA Opened Jan 02, 2008 at 13,261.82, up 6.4% from the 12,459.54 open on Jan 03, 2007
2007
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
Jul 19 Rises 82.19 to close at 14,000.41, first close above 14,000
Jul 13 Rises 45.52 to close at 13,907.25, first close above 13,900
Jul 12 Rises 283.86 to close at 13,861.73, first close above 13,700 and 13,800
May 30 Rises 111.74 to Close at 13,633.08, first close above 13,600
May 18 Rises 79.81 to close at 13,556.53, First close above 13,500
May 16 Rises 103.69 to close at 13,487.53, first close above 13,400
May 07 Rises 48.35 to close at 13,312.97, first close above 13,300
May 02 Rises 75.74 to close at 13,211.88, first close above 13,200
Apr 26 Rises 15.61 to close at 13,105.50, first close above 13,100
Apr 25 Rises 135.95 to close at 13,089.89, first close above 13,000
Apr 20 Rises 153.35 to close at 12,961.98, first close above 12,900
Apr 18 Rises 30.80 to close at 12,803.84, first close above 12,800
Feb 27 Falls 416.02 to close at 12,216.24 - declines 3.29% 
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Feb 14 Rises 87.01 to close at 12,741.86, first close above 12,700
Jan 24 Rises 87.97 to close at 12,621.77, first close above 12,600
2007 DJIA Opened Jan 03, 2007 at 12,459.54, up 16.3% from the 10,718.30 open on Jan 03, 2006
2006
Dec 27
Rises 102.94 to close at 12,510.57, first close above 12,500
Dec 14 Rises 99.26 to close at 12,416.76, first close above 12,400
Nov 16 Rises 54.11 to close at 12,305.82, first close above 12,300
Nov 14 Rises 86.13 to close at 12,218.01, first close above 12,200
Oct 23 Rises 114.54 to close at 12,116.91, first close above 12,100
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 18 Rises 42.66 to close at 11,992.68 after falling back from today's high trading of 12,024.50
Oct 12 Rises 95.57 to close at 11,947.70, first close above 11,900
Oct 04 Rises 123.27 to close at 11,850.61, first close above 11,800
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.
Jan 09 Rises 52.59 to close at 11,011.90, first close above 11,000 since June 7, 2001
2003
Dec 11
Rises 86.30 to close at 10,008.16, first close above 10,000 since May 27, 2002
Sep 02, Rises 107.45 to close at 9,523.27 to close once again above 9,500.
June 04 Rises 116.03 to close at 9,038.98 to close once again above 9,000
2002
Oct 21
Rises 215.84 to close at 8,538.24 to close once again above 8,500
Oct 15 Rises 378.28 to close at 8,255.28 to close once again above 8,000
Oct 09 Falls 215.22 to close at 7,286.27.  The market has declined 4,436.71, or 38%, since January 14, 2000
Jul 29 Rises 447.49 to close at 8,711.88, third largest dollar gain in history, up 5.41%
Jul 24 Rises 488.95 to close at 8,191.29, second largest dollar gain in history, up 6.35%
Jul 23 Falls 82.24 to close at 7,702.34.  The market has declined 4,020.64, or 34%, since January 14, 2000
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%
Sep 17 Falls 684.81 to close at 8,920.70, largest dollar loss in history, down 7.13%
2001
Sep 11
Markets closed because of terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, D.C.
Markets will re-open September 17, 2001 after being closed for four 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 07 Falls 234.99 to close at 9,605.85 falling 1,767.07 (15.5%) since May 21, 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
Apr 14 Falls 617.78 to close at 10,305.77, second largest dollar loss in history, down 5.66%
Mar 16 Rises 499.19 to close at 10,630.39, largest dollar gain in history, up 4.93%
Mar 07 Falls 60.50 to close at 9,796.03 for a YTD low completing a tumble of 16.48% from Jan 14
2000
Jan 07
Rises 269.30 to close at 11,522.56, first close above 11,500.00
1999
Dec 23
Rises 202.16 to close at 11,405.76, first close above 11,400.00
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.
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May 03 Rises 225.65 to close at 11,014.69, first close above 11,000.00
Mar. 29 Rises 184.54 to close at 10,006.78, first close above 10,000.00
1998
Oct. 16
Rises 117.40 to close at 8,416.76, largest weekly dollar gain in history, up 517.24
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
Apr. 06 Rises 49.82 to close at 9,033.23, first close above 9,000.00
1997
Oct. 28
Rises 337.17 to close at 7,498.32, third largest dollar gain in history, up 4.71%
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
Jul. 16 Rises 63.17 to close at 8,038.88, first close above 8,000.00
Feb. 13 Rises 60.81 to close at 7,022.44, first close above 7,000.00
Oct 14 Rises 40.62 to close at 6,010.00, first close above 6,000.00
1995
Nov.21
Rises 40.46 to close at 5,023.55, first close above 5,000.00
Feb 23 Rises 30.28 to close at 4,003.33, first close above 4,000.00
1991
 April 17
Rises 17.58 to close at 3,004.46, first close above 3,000.00
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
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. -
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Oct. 16 Plunges 108.35 to 2,246.73, falling more than 100 points for the first time.
Jan. 08 Rises 8.30 to close at 2,002.25, first close above 2,000.00
1974
Dec. 06
Closes at a 12-year low of 577.60, ending the worst bear market since the '30's
1972
Nov. 14
Rises 6.09 to close at 1,003.16, first close above 1,000.00
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%
1931
Oct 06
Rises 12.86 to close at 99.34, largest percentage gain of the DJIA, up 14.87%.
Oct. 30 Rises 28.40 to close at 258.47, second largest percentage gain of the DJIA, up 12.34%.
1929
Oct. 29
Falls 30.57 to 230.07 cutting 11.7 percent of the DJIA.  These 2 days total 24.5 percent
Oct. 28 Plummets 38.33 points, cutting 12.8 percent of the DJIA value, closing at 260.64
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1929
Sep 03
Reaches its closing peak for the bull market of the 1920's, at 381.17.
1896
Aug. 08
Falls .18 to close at 28.48, lowest close in DJIA history
May 26 Dow Jones publishes its first "Industrial" average (DJIA) consisting of 12 stocks closing at 40.94
 The Original Dow Dozen
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

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