Milestones for the Dow Jones industrial average

The Dow Jones industrial average broke through 15,000 Friday for the first time. It’s been six years since the Dow went through its last big milestone, closing above 14,000 for the first time.

Here’s a look at the previous times that the Dow first closed above round-number levels, measured in increments of 1,000 points.

First Date
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14,000 July 19, 2007
13,000 April 25, 2007
12,000 Oct. 19, 2006
11,000 May 3, 1999
10,000 March 29, 1999
9,000 April 6, 1998
8,000 July 16, 1997
7,000 Feb. 13, 1997
6,000 Oct. 14, 1996
5,000 Nov. 21, 1995
4,000 Feb. 23, 1995
3,000 April 17, 1991
2,000 Jan. 8, 1987
1,000 Nov. 14, 1972

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Source: S&P Dow Jones Indices

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