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April 17, 1991

The Dow first closed above 3,000 on April 17, 1991, after worries over Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait, higher oil prices and a recession, had pushed them down the previous fall.

Left, traders working on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, on April 17, 1991 and right, Kurdish women demonstrating outside the U.S. Embassy in Kuwait City, on Wednesday, April 10, 1991.

Dow Jones Average Closed Above 15,000

Dow Jones Average closed above 15,000 for the first time in history on Tuesday, May 7th 2013. We take a look at some other notable events in Dow Jones' history through images from the Associated Press.