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Biggest Stock Market Declines
In History - DJIA
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May 6, 2010:  For the first time ever the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA charts) fell by over 1,000 points during the trading day. From its intraday peak of 10,879.76 to its intraday low of 9,869.62 the DOW moved 1,010.14 points or 9.28%!

The biggest DOW percent decline in history occurred on Black Monday (October 19, 1987) with the DOW fell 508 points to 1738.74 for a decline of 22.61%!

Biggest Dow Point Drops in History
Below are the biggest closing point drops in the history of the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

Date Close Points /   %  
9/29/2008 10365.45 -777.68 / -6.98%
10/15/2008 8577.91 -733.08 / -7.87%
9/17/2001 8920.70 -684.81 / -7.13%
12/1/2008 8149.09 -679.95 / -7.70%
10/9/2008 8579.19 -678.91 / -7.33%

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