U.S. Markets closed
2 / 18

March 5, 2013

Helped by stimulus money from the Federal Reserve, hope that the housing market might be turning a corner, and investors' willingness to disregard a potential government shutdown in Washington, the dow hit its highest close ever on Tuesday, March 5, 2013.

Left, stock trader Michael Capolino at the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, March 5, 2013 in New York, and cardinals Francis George, Donald Wuerl and Daniel Di Nardo arriving for a meeting, at the Vatican, Tuesday, March 5, 2013.

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.