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Nov. 14, 1972,

On Nov. 14, 1972, the Dow closed for the first time above 1,000 points. The week before, President Richard Nixon won re-election by a landslide, beating George McGovern in 49 states.

Left, trading on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange as the Dow Jones Industrial Average marched to an all-time intra-day high on Nov. 10, 1972, in New York, and right, President Nixon and his wife waving on Nov. 7, 1972, in Washington.

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.