Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2008

September 17, 2001

684 points (7.1%)
Following the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history on Sept. 11, the market plummeted on its first day of trading, the American Stock Exchange and New York Stock Exchange having been shut down for almost a week. The value of two present-day titans of banking and investments, JPMorgan Chase and Citigroup, dropped 6% by midday.