Timeline: Milestones in the history of US stock market

 Associated Press   New York     Last Updated: May 4, 2013  | 00:11 IST

The Standard & Poor's 500 index broke through 1,600 Friday for the first time. It's been thirteen years since the S&P first closed above 1,500 points, which occurred toward the end of the dot-com bubble in March 2000.

Here's a look at the previous times that the S&P 500 index, a broad measure of large-company stocks, first closed above round-number levels, measured in increments of 100 points.

First close above     Date

1,500                    Mar. 22, 2000
1,400                    July 9, 1999
1,300                    Mar. 15, 1999
1,200                    Dec. 21, 1998
1,100                    Mar. 24, 1998
1,000                    Feb. 2, 1998
900                       July 2, 1997
800                       Feb. 12, 1997
700                       Oct. 4, 1996
600                       Nov. 17, 1995
500                       Mar. 24, 1995
400                       Dec. 26, 1991
300                       Mar. 23, 1987
200                       Nov. 21, 1985
100                       June 4, 1968

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