Milestones for the Nasdaq composite index

MarketsAssociated Press

Key milestones in the history of the Nasdaq composite index:

— Feb. 8, 1971: Nasdaq index is created and set at 100 by the National Association of Securities Dealers, an industry self-regulatory group.

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— July 17, 1995: Closes above 1,000 for the first time.

— Nov. 3, 1999: Closes above 3,000 for the first time.

— March 9, 2000: Closes above 5,000 for the first time.

— March 10, 2000: Closes at a record high of 5,048. Dot-com bubble begins to collapse.

— Oct. 9, 2002. Closes at 1,114, its lowest since the dot-com crash.

— Nov. 26, 2013: Regains 4,000 level for first time since crash.