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Biggest Closing Point Drops in Dow Jones Industrial Average History

As the Dow plunged as much as 1,000 points before recouping some ground amid Europe debt crisis, FoxNews.com takes a look at some of the biggest closing point drops in the Dow Jones Industrial Average history.   

The following raw data shows what the Dow closed at for that date, the point loss and the percentage loss.

DATE         WHAT IT CLOSED AT      POINT LOSS    PERCENTAGE LOSS  

9/29/2008       10365.45                               -777.68              -6.98

10/15/2008      8577.91                                -733.08              -7.87

9/17/2001         8920.70                              -684.81               -7.13

12/1/2008         8149.09                              -679.95              -7.70

10/9/2008         8579.19                              -678.91              -7.33

4/14/200           10305.77                            -617.78              -5.66

10/27/1997        7161.14                             -554.27              -7.18

10/22/2008        8519.21                             -514.45              -5.69

8/31/1998          7539.06                             -512.62            -6.37

10/7/2008          9447.11                             -508.39            -5.11

10/19/1987       1738.74                              -508.00           -22.61

9/15/2008         10917.51                           -504.48            -4.42

11/5/2008         9139.27                             -486.01            -5.05

9/17/2008         10609.66                           -449.36            -4.06

11/20/2008       7552.29                            -444.99             -5.56

11/6/2008         8695.79                            -443.48             -4.85

3/12/2001        10208.25                           -436.37             -4.10

11/19/2008       7997.28                            -427.47              -5.07

2/27/2007         12216.24                          -416.02               -3.29

11/12/2008        8282.66                           -411.30               -4.73

Info from Dow Jones.