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Datebook: September 29 – Largest Dow Jones Point Drop In History 4 Years Ago

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Four years ago today, the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 777.68 points, closing the day at 10,365.45, the largest single-day point loss in its history. This was due to the financial crisis, mainly following the bankruptcies of Lehman Brothers and Washington Mutual. Though it remains the largest point drop, the largest percentage shift was October 18, 1987 – better known as Black Monday, when world markets crashed after a shift of -22.61%. If it’s any indicator as the instability of the markets and economy, most of the largest point drops and gains have occurred over the past four years.

It’s Thursday, September 29

Easter Seals West Kentucky’s 6th annual heart and soul art exhibit and auction is tonight. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, libations, and The Solid Rockit Boosters from 6 to 8 p.m. at LowerTown Paducah’s Madison Hall at 919 Madison Street. The live and silent auctions include works by local artists and Easter Seal adults and other items as well.

This year’s Kentucky Senior Games are underway in Murray and continue through Sunday. Tomorrow there’s a shuffleboard competition at noon at First United Methodist Church. Swimming begins at 8:30 a.m. at the MSU Wellness Center with games at the MSU Tennis Courts starting at 2. See the schedule at

Saturday is Hazel Day. Enjoy an open car show, a parade starting at 10 a.m., music with Great River Road from 11 to 4. The Purchase Area Antique Tractor Club displays tractors from 9 to 4. There’s a food Court and a kid’s area from 10 to 4 featuring inflatables and pumpkin painting.

Use to stay in touch. Enjoy your day.


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