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Historic Dates for the Dow Jones Industrial Average

November 6, 1985

Undated (AP) _ Historic dates for the Dow Jones industrial average:

1896 - first appears in the Wall Street Journal.

Jan. 12, 1906 - closes above 100 for the first time, at 100.25.

Sept. 3, 1929 - reaches its closing peak for the bull market of the 1920s, at 381.17, less than two months before the Great Crash.

Oct. 28, 1929 - records biggest drop ever, 38.33 points, or nearly 13 percent of the average’s value, closing at 260.64.

July 8, 1932 - closes at its Depression low of 41.22, having fallen 89 percent in less than three years.

March 12, 1956 - closes above 500 for the first time, at 500.24.

Jan. 18, 1966 - reaches 1,000 for the first time in mid-session, but drops back to close at 994.20.

Nov. 14, 1972 - closes above 1,000 for the first time, at 1,003.16.

Jan. 11, 1973 - peaks at 1,051.70.

Dec. 6, 1974 - closes at a 12-year low of 577.60, ending the worst bear market since the 1930s.

April 27, 1981 - closes at an eight-year high of 1,024.05.

Aug. 12, 1982 - closes at a two-year low of 776.92, just prior to the start of a historic rally.

Aug. 17, 1982 - rises 38.81 points, to 831.24, in its then-largest one-day gain.

Oct. 25, 1982 - falls 36.33 for its second largest drop ever, but unlike the crash of 1929 it represents only 3.5 percent of the average’s value.

Nov. 3, 1982 - soars 43.41 points, its biggest gain ever, to a new closing high of 1,065.49.

Feb. 24, 1983 - soars 24.87 points to close at 1,121.81, its first finish above 1,100.

April 26, 1983 - breaks the 1,200 level for the first time, rising 22.25 points to close at 1,209.46.

May 20, 1985 - jumps 19.54 points to finish above 1,300 for the first time, closing at 1,304.88.

Nov. 6, 1985 - rises 6.77 to a record 1,403.44, closing above 1,400 for the first time.

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