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Forbes: 10 Memorable Events That Closed the NYSE

First Circuit Breakers Tripped (Oct. 27, 1997)

Circuit breakers were triggered for first time. The Dow Jones industrial Average dropped 350 points necessitating a half that closed the market at 2:35 pm for a half hour. Trading restarted at 3:05 p.m., then fell another 200 points. The exchange then closed for the day.

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