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Posted on 16 Aug 2012 | 3,572 views
The Largest Ever One-Day Percentage Drop in the Dow Jones Industrial Average Occurred on December 12, 1914

On the first day of trading since the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) reopened in November of 1914 after being shut down due to the start of World War I earlier that year, the Dow Jones Industrial Average suffers its worst percentage drop of (24.39 percent) on December 12, 1914 since it was first published in 1896.