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The 10 Biggest Drops in Dow Jones Industrial Average History

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 586 points yesterday (Monday), marking the eighth-worst point drop in the Dow's 133-year history. On "Black Monday," the Dow Jones closed at 15,872.22, which was a 3.56% drop.

The biggest point drop in the history of the Dow Jones Industrial Average happened on Sept. 29, 2008, when the index plummeted 6.98%.

Here's how yesterday's drop for the Dow Jones Industrial Average ranks among its worst point losses...

How Well Do You Know the Dow Jones Industrial Average?

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Most investors check on the Dow Jones Industrial Average at the end of every trading day, if not more frequently.

Over its 119-year history, the DJIA has become synonymous with the markets. But while investors big and small rely on the Dow Jones to measure how well or how poorly stocks are doing, how much do most people really know about it?

Check out these five key facts that show how the Dow came to be what it is now...

Dow Jones Industrial Average History: Why AAPL Just Became Worthy

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In the 128-year Dow Jones Industrial Average history, components have changed only 53 times.

Today (Friday) the iconic index announced its 54th Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) will replace AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) on March 19.

AAPL - the most valuable company in the world with a market cap of $732 billion - has long been considered for addition to the Dow.

But there's a good reason why Apple is only just now becoming part of the Dow 30...