Today in NYSE History

Historical Events

Events 1 - 94 of 94

1884-07-03 - Dow Jones published it's 1st stock avg
1896-05-26 - Dow Jones begins an index of 12 industrial stocks (closing is 40.94)
1896-10-08 - Dow Jones starts reporting an average of selected industrial stocks
1906-01-12 - 1st time Dow Jones closes above 100 (100.26)
1914-12-12 - The largest one-day percentage drop in the history of Dow Jones Industrial Average, down 24.39%.
1929-09-03 - Dow Jones Industrial Average reaches all time high of 381.17, to be shortly followed by the Crash of 1929.
1929-10-24 - "Black Thursday", start of stock market crash, Dow Jones down 12.8%
1929-10-28 - Dow Jones plummets 38.33 pts (13%) to 260.64
1932-07-08 - Depression low point of Dow Jones Industrial Average, 41.22
1954-11-23 - For the first time, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above the peak it reached just before the 1929 crash.
1956-03-12 - Dow Jones closes above 500 for 1st time (500.24)
1966-02-09 - Dow-Jones Index hits record 995 points
1967-12-07 - "How Now, Dow Jones" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 220 perfs
1968-06-15 - "How Now, Dow Jones" closes at Lunt Fontanne NYC after 220 perfs
1972-11-11 - Dow Jones Index moves above 1,000 for 1st time
1972-11-14 - Dow Jones closes above 1,000 for 1st time (1003.16)
1974-12-09 - Dow Jones index hits 570.01
1982-08-18 - 1st time NYSE tops 100 M figure, 132.69 M shares traded
1982-08-18 - NYSE sets trading record of 132,690,000 shares traded
1983-02-24 - Dow Jones closes above 1100 mark for 1st time
1983-04-26 - Dow Jones Industrial Avg breaks 1,200 for 1st time
1985-02-13 - Dow Jones closes at 1297.92 (record high) after topping 1300 earlier
1985-05-20 - Dow Jones industrial avg closes above 1300 for 1st time
1985-12-05 - Dow Jones Industrial Average rose above 1,500 level for 1st time
1985-12-11 - Dow Jones closes above 1,500 for 1st time (1,511.70)
1986-06-09 - Dow Jones-index hits record 45.71 points
1986-09-11 - Dow Jones Industrial Avg suffered biggest 1-day decline ever, plummeting 86.61 points to 1,792.89. 237.57 million shares traded
1986-12-02 - Dow-Jones index hits record 1,955.57
1987-01-08 - Dow Jones closes above 2,000 for 1st time (2,002.25)
1987-01-23 - Dow Jones rises 64 points then drops 110 points (44.15 pt loss)
1987-02-05 - Dow Jones avg closes above 2,200 for 1st time
1987-04-04 - Dow Jones up 69.89 points, ending at record 2,390.34 pts
1987-04-21 - Dow Jones Average soared 664.7; 2nd biggest one-day gain in history
1987-07-17 - Dow Jones closes above 2,500 (2,510.04) for 1st time
1987-08-17 - Dow Jones Industrial Avg closes above 2,700 for 1st time (2,700.57)
1987-08-25 - Dow Jones industrial stock avg reaches record 2722.42
1987-09-22 - Dow-Jones index rises record 75.23 points
1987-10-16 - Dow Jones for 1st time falls more than 100 pts (108.35)
1987-10-19 - "Black Monday" Dow Jones down 508.32 points (22%), 4½ times previous record
1987-10-20 - Dow-Jones increases 102.27 pts/608,120,000 shares traded (record)
1987-10-26 - Dow Jones down 156.83 points
1987-11-03 - On Wall Street, after 5 consecutive gains, Dow Jones down 50.56
1988-01-08 - Dow Jones down 140.58 points
1989-05-19 - Dow Jones Avg passes 2,500 mark for 1st time, closes at 2,501.1
1989-10-13 - Dow Jones down 190.58 points
1990-01-02 - Dow Jones hits record 2,800 (2,810.15)
1990-05-14 - Dow Jones average hits a record 2,821.53
1990-05-15 - Dow Jones avg hits a record 2,822.45
1990-05-17 - Dow Jones avg hits a record 2,831.71
1990-05-21 - Dow Jones avg hits a record 2,844.68
1990-05-22 - Dow Jones avg hits a record 2,852.23
1990-05-23 - Dow Jones avg hits a record 2,856.26
1990-05-29 - Dow Jones average hits a record 2,870.49
1990-05-30 - Dow Jones average hits a record 2,878.56
1990-06-01 - Dow Jones Avg hits a record high of 2,900.97
1991-04-17 - Dow Jones closes above 3,000 for 1st time (3,004.46)
1991-11-15 - Dow Jones avg drops 120.31 points (5th largest dive)
1991-12-31 - Dow Jones closes at record high 3168.83
1993-05-19 - Dow Jones closes above 3,500 for 1st time (3,500.03)
1993-08-19 - Dow Jones hits record high of 3612.13
1993-08-23 - NY Dow Jones index reaches record high of 3,638.96 points
1993-10-29 - Dow Jones index reaches record 3687.86
1993-11-02 - Dow Jones hits record 3697.64
1993-12-02 - Dow-Jones hits record 3702.11
1993-12-08 - Dow-Jones hits record 3734.53
1993-12-10 - Dow Jones hits record 3740.67
1993-12-13 - Dow Jones hits record 3764.43
1993-12-27 - Dow-Jones hits record 3792.93
1993-12-28 - Dow-Jones hits record 3793.49
1994-01-06 - Dow-Jones hits record 3803.88
1994-01-21 - Dow Jones passes 3900 (record 3,914.20)
1994-01-24 - Dow Jones closes above 3,900 for 1st time (3,914.48)
1994-01-31 - Dow Jones hits a record 3,978.36
1995-02-15 - Dow-Jones closes at record 3986.17
1995-02-23 - Dow Jones closes above 4,000 for 1st time (4,003.33)
1995-02-24 - Dow-Jones hits record 4011.74
1995-03-10 - Dow-Jones hits record 4035.64
1995-03-16 - Dow-Jones hits record 4069.15
1995-03-20 - Dow-Jones hits 4083.68 (record)
1995-04-24 - Dow Jones Index hits record 4303.98
1995-05-12 - Dow Jones for 5th straight day of the week sets a new record (4430.59)
1995-11-21 - Dow Jones closes above 5,000 for 1st time
1996-05-10 - Excel Communications, Inc. becomes the youngest company ever to join the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), trading under the symbol (ECI).
1996-10-14 - Dow Jones closes over 6,000 for 1st time (6,010)
1997-06-23 - Dow Jones drops 192.25 pts
1997-08-15 - Dow Jones drops 247.37 pts
1997-10-23 - Dow Jones drops 186.88 pts
1997-10-27 - Dow Jones crashes record 554 pts to 7161
1999-03-29 - The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes at 10006.78 - above the 10,000 mark for the first time ever.
1999-05-03 - The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above 11,000 for the first time in its history at 11,014.70.
2007-10-09 - The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes at an all-time high.
2008-09-29 - Following the bankruptcies of Lehman Brothers and Washington Mutual, The Dow Jones Industrial Average falls 777.68 points, the largest single-day point loss in its history.
2008-11-20 - After critical failures in the US financial system began to build up after mid-September, the Dow Jones Industrial Average reaches its lowest level since 1997.
2010-05-06 - The second largest intraday point swing in Dow Jones Industrial Average history occurs.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 3 of 3

1851-11-06 - Charles Dow, American journalist and economist (co-founded Dow Jones/1st editor of Wall St Journal) (d.1902)
1929-01-23 - Patriarch Filaret (Mykhailo Denysenko) of Ukrainian Orthodox Church - Kyiv Patriarchate
1960-07-22 - Denyse Julien, Rouyn Quebec, badminton player (Olympics-9-92, 96)

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 1 of 1

1902-12-04 - Charles Dow, American journalist (Dow Jones & Company - Wall Street Journal) (b. 1851)


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