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Oct. 16, 2008

On Oct. 16, 2008, the Dow experienced its biggest percent gain since the 1930s, up more than 11 percent on Oct. 13, 2008, then-Republican presidential candidate John McCain encountered Joe The Plumber.

This combination of Associated Press file photos shows, Trader Joe Acquafredda working on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, on Monday Oct. 13, 2008, and right, supporters of Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., dressed as Joe the Plumber, in Roanoke, Va., Friday, Oct. 17, 2008.

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.