Dow Jones Surpassed 11,000 Points

The Dow Jones Industrial average surpassed 11,000 points on May 3, 1999 to reach 11,014.69 merely 24 days after passing the 10,000 point mark.

      May 3, 1999
      Dow Jones
      Stock Market
      New York, NY, USA

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  • Milestones Of The Dow Industrials –
    Apr 25, 2007 – In one year — 2007 — the Dow Jones Industrial Average’s broke through three … bear market in half a century will begin, with the Dow losing 40% of its value at one point. … May 1999 – The 11,000 is reached for the first time.
  • Closing milestones of the Dow Jones Industrial Average – Wikipedia
    This article is a summary of the closing milestones of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, …. 6 List of 1000-point milestones by number of trading days; 7 See also … The Dow continues upward to surpass its prior all-time record on March 5, 2013 ….. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was first published on February 16, 1885.
  • Dow Jones Closing History: Top Highs, Lows Since 1929 – The Balance
    The Dow Jones Industrial Average’s highest closing record is 26,828.39 set on October … These were the first records set since the Dow reached 26,616.71 on … On February 8, it entered a market correction when it fell 1,032.89 points to 23,860.46. …. It closed at 14,253.77, taking five years to surpass its previous record of …
  • All of the important Dow milestones in one chart – MarketWatch
    Jan 5, 2018 – That’s the fastest 1000-point advance in the index’s history — by one trading session. … Just 23 sessions after hitting 24,000, the Dow Jones Industrial … The rise to 25,000 comes as Republicans in Congress have passed their major … level (the first 24-session rally was from 10,000 to 11,000 in early 1999).
  • Dow Jones Finishes Above 1,000 – NY Times – The New York Times
    City Relief Rolls Were Up Only 392 This September: Rise Compares With 8,845 … The Dow Jones industrial average closed above the 1,000 mark yesterday for the … It finished at 1,003.16 for a gain of 6.09 points in what many Wall Streeters … Last Friday, the Dow surpassed 1,000 during the course of a day’s trading, but it …

James I – King of England

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Vehicle Seat Belt Patented

American inventor E.J. Claghorn patented the vehicular seat belt in 1885 designed to restrain passengers while moving at high speeds.

      E.J. Claghorn

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  • Vehicular safety devices |
    The first patent for a restraining belt designed to protect passengers in road vehicles was granted to E.J. Claghorn in 1885. The first lap-type belt resembling the modern seat belt was a leather strap used on a United States Army airplane in 1910, and for the next 25 years seat belts were used primarily on aircraft.
  • The History of Seat Belts – The Inventors
    Swedish inventor, Nils Bohlin invented the three-point seat belt – not the first but the modern seatbelt – now a standard safety device in most cars. Nils Bohlin’s lap-and-shoulder belt was introduced by Volvo in 1959. 2-Point Seat Belt: A restraint system with two attachment points. A lap belt.
  • The Hotly Contested History of the Seat Belt | Esurance Blog
    May 23, 2011 – … by John Moore Williams+ · Cars, Safety. E.J. Claghorn’s seat belt. Schematic for the first patented American seatbelt. … Claghorn’s invention fizzled, but cars with seat belts begin to appear. With little traffic on the roads at the …
  • Seat Belt Invention? – Patent Plaques
    Nov 18, 2011 – The first safety-belt was patented by Edward J. Claghorn. … available to all other car manufactures and Bohlin promoted seat-belt wearing and …

Genetically Engineered Tobacco Plants

The U.S. Department of Agriculture approved genetically engineered high-yield tobacco plants for outdoor testing in 1986.


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Alexander Graham Bell

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The First International Direct Dial Service

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