2012’s 25 geekiest 25th anniversaries

A look back at the most memorable events and products from 1987

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Black Monday takes heavy toll

On Monday, Oct. 19, 1987, markets worldwide took a horrific beating. The Dow Jones Industrial average plummeted 508 points – 22.6% -- to close at 1738.74. The PBS television report, left, has the gory details (and was sponsored by Digital Equipment Corporation).

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