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April 6, 1998

On April 6, 1998, the Dow first closed above 9,000, after Citicorp announced combining with insurer Travelers Group, igniting the megabank era now blamed in part for the financial crisis. On the same day, Monica Lewinsky's lawyer said special prosecutor Kenneth Starr should wrap up his investigation of President Bill Clinton and "get a life".

Left, Sanford I. Weill, of Travelers, and John S. Reed of Citicorp shaking hands in New York, Monday, April 6, 1998, and right, former White House intern Monica Lewinsky in Philadelphia, also on Monday, April 6, 1998.

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.