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Forbes: 10 Memorable Events That Closed the NYSE

October 1987 Panic (Oct. 23 to 30)

Trembles in Asian markets spooked New York traders as the NYSE opened. It remains the largest one-day loss (by percentage) in the Dow's history. The blue-chip index gave up 22%, 508 points on Oct. 19--a period so bleak that it's now called Black Monday. From Oct. 23 to 30, heavy volume forced the NYSE to end days earlier, at 2 p.m.

(AP Photo)

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