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Zesty Tiara Lifts Off. Why?
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50 Years of Waltz Hits
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Witness to history
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Dow closed at 10365.45, dropped 777.68 today, the largest drop ever in history ——Sept. 29, 2008 (black Monday)

the Dow was down more than 800 points, an intraday record. The stock market rallied during the final 90 minutes of the trading day, and the Dow finished down about 370 points at 9,955.50.——Oct. 6, 2008

$ INDU 9,447.11 -508.39 -5.11% on 10/07/2008

8,579.19 -678.91 -7.33% on 10/09/2008 Stocks plunged in the final minutes of trading Thursday, sending the Dow Jones industrials down more than 600 points to their lowest level in five years.

10/13/2008 Wall Street stormed back from last week’s devastating losses Monday, sending the Dow Jones industrials soaring a nearly inconceivable 936 points after major governments’ plans to support the global banking system reassured distraught investors. All the major indexes rose more than 11 percent.

$ INDU Stock price 8,577.91 -733.08 -7.87% on 10/15/2008

$ INDU Stock price 8,979.26 up 401.35 +4.68% on 10/16/2008

The economy’s health improved for the first time in five months in September as supplier deliveries and new orders strengthened, a private research group said Monday.
Daily Wrap-up – A 413-Point Surge for the Dow Jones Industrial Average Amid Widespread Buying —- 10/20/2008

Dow tumbles 514 on earnings forecast worries. 8,519.21 -514.45 -5.69% on 10/22/2008

Stocks fall on belief global recession is at hand
8,378.95 -312.30 -3.59% 10/24/2008

Stocks surge as investors hunt for bargains. 9,065.12 +889.35 +10.88% 10/28/2008

Stocks surge as investors anticipate yearend rally DJIA 9,625 +305.45 11/4/2008

NEW YORK -A case of post-election nerves sent stocks plunging Wednesday as investors, again anxious about a recession, began questioning what impact a Barack Obama presidency will have on business and the overall economy.
DJIA 9139.27 – 486.01 -5.05% 11/5/2008

NEW YORK -Wall Street plunged for a second day, triggered by computer gear maker Cisco Systems warning of slumping demand and retailers reporting weak sales for October. Concerns about widespread economic weakness sent the major stock indexes down more than 4 percent Thursday.DJIA 8695.79 -443.48 -4.85% 11/6/2008

NEW YORK -A disheartened Wall Street fell for the third straight session Wednesday as investors absorbed another series of dismal corporate reports and news that the government won’t buy banks’ soured mortgage assets after all. The Dow Jones industrials skidded 410 points, and all the major indexes dropped more than 4 percent.
DJIA 8,282.66 -411.30 -4,73% 11/12/ 2008

Wall Street launched a massive rebound Thursday, muscling the Dow Jones industrial average up nearly 553 points after driving it down near its lows for the year, as investors decided they did not want to miss out on cheap stocks. 11/13/2008

Wall Street ended a turbulent week with another astonishing show of volatility Friday, with stocks plunging, recovering and then plunging again as investors absorbed another wave of downbeat economic news. DJIA 8,497.32 -337.94 -3.82% 11/14/2008

Dow falls below 8,000, S&P at 5-year low. Wall Street hit levels not seen since 2003, with the Dow Jones industrial average falling below the 8,000 mark, as the fate of Detroit’s Big Three automakers and the economy disheartened investors.
DJIA 7,997.28 -427.47 -5.07% 11/19/2008

Stocks have plunged again to levels not seen in more than five years as hopes fade that lawmakers will soon put together an aid package for U.S. automakers.
DJIA 7,552.29 -444.99 -5.56% 11/20/2008

Wall Street got a boost of confidence late Friday following a report that President-elect Barack Obama plans to name New York Federal Reserve President Timothy Geithner as Treasury secretary.
DJIA8,046.42 +494.13 +6.54% 11/21/2008

Wall Street showed clear relief Monday over the government’s plan to bail out Citigroup Inc. – a move it hopes will help quiet some of the uncertainty hounding the financial sector and the overall economy. The major indexes jumped more than 3 percent, extending Friday’s big rally. DJIA 8,443,39 +396.97 +4.97% 11/24/2008

12/1/2008 The reality that the nation is indeed in recession and that the downturn may well be prolonged sent Wall Street plunging Monday, hurtling the Dow Jones industrials down nearly 700 points and wiping out more than half of last week’s big gains. All the major indicators fell more than 7 percent, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 index down nearly 9 percent. DJIA 8,149.09 -679.95 -7.70%

Left Side of Thriller Case
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Shown here is the left-hand side of the exhibit case documenting William and Mary’s Guinness World Record for the largest, simultaneous dance of the Michael Jackson hit Thriller. On April 19, 2009, 242 faculty, staff, and students broke the record with a simultaneous dance that took place on the Sunken Garden. The event was orchestrated by Kevin Dua, 2009 Senior Class President.

The following is from the label copy in the exhibit case:

It was closer to 2 p.m. than midnight and something not remotely evil was lurking in the Sunken Garden, which was not remotely dark. Students, faculty, and staff of the College of William and Mary gathered to dance on the afternoon of April 19, 2009. Orchestrated by Senior Class President Kevin Dua, the dancers hoped to break the world record for the largest dance of the Michael Jackson hit Thriller. As the first words of Thriller, “It’s close to midnight and something evil’s lurking in the dark,” boomed out of the speakers, some 242 William and Mary people began dancing. After reviewing film of the event, officials from the Guinness Book of World Records notified Dua in May 2009 that all participants complied with the rules and counted in the attempt, so the College officially broke the previous record of 147. With the untimely death of Michael Jackson (1958-2009) in June 2009, the College’s attempt at the record was the last one while Jackson was still alive.

Shown in this case are clippings of the event from USA Today and The Scotsman, a newspaper in Edinburgh, Scotland; the hat Dua wore during the event; photos from the record breaking attempt; and the certificate for the record from Guinness World Records.

See for more information about past and present exhibits produced by the Special Collections Research Center.

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