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Biggest Market Drops in History

This story was first published on Monday, August 8, 2011. All values have been updated to reflect the close on August 10.

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On Wednesday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average posted its ninth-largest point drop in history, only two days after falling 634.76 points.

The S&P 500 had its twenty-first worst point drop, while the NASDAQ's 101.47-point decline did not rank within the top 30.

Here is a look at the biggest point losses ever. Keep in mind that the largest one-day percent drop in the Dow's history was 22.6 percent in October 1987.

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