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March 15, 1933

On March 15, 1933, the Dow had its biggest percent gain. The stock market had been closed after President Franklin D. Roosevelt temporarily shut down the banks and the government passed an emergency act where the Federal Reserve essentially agreed to insure banks’ deposits.

Left, the financial district during a two-day bank holiday on March 4, 1933, and President Franklin D. Roosevelt about to deliver a fireside chat to the American people on March 12, 1933.

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.