Milestones for the Standard & Poor's 500 index

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Associated Press

Posted on May 3, 2013 at 11:33 AM

Updated Friday, May 3 at 11:35 AM

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

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Source: S&P Dow Jones Indices

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