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The First 120 Years of the Dow Jones

An Historical Timeline of the DJIA components. 1884 - 2003

Foreword

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) is the most widely quoted equity index in the world. For decades, it has been considered a benchmark of the fortunes of America's economy.

The original Dow Jones Average was introduced in 1884, using a formula created by business journalist Charles Henry Dow (18511902), co-founder of Dow Jones & Company, which was formed just two years earlier. The index featured 11 stocks, nine of which were rail companies.

From their modest basement office at 15 Wall street, adjacent to the New York stock exchange, Dow, with partner and editor Edward Davis Jones (18561920) produced a two-page, hand-written summary of the day's financial bulletins called, the "Customers' Afternoon Letter," which included the Dow Jones index. The circular was distributed throughout lower Manhattan by young 'runners'.

Business was booming for the partners. By 1889 they employed a staff of 50. Then on July 8 of that year, they launched the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), a four-page financial daily with a cover price of two cents. All the while, the Dow Jones Average was evolving with America's industrial power. On May 26, 1896 it was rolled out anew in the WSJ, as a 12 company 'smokestack' index -- the Dow Jones Industrial Average was officially born.

As the United States economy grew, the DJIA was expanded to 20 stocks in 1916, and finally to the present day number of 30 equities in 1928. Over 125 companies have appeared on this coveted list in its first 120 years, which has included wars, depression and breath-taking bull markets.


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    DOW Component 188418851886188718881889 1890189118921893189418951896189718981899 1900190119021903190419051906190719081909 1910191119121913191419151916191719181919 1920192119221923192419251926192719281929 1930193119321933193419351936193719381939 1940194119421943194419451946194719481949 1950195119521953195419551956195719581959 1960196119621963196419651966196719681969 1970197119721973197419751976197719781979 1980198119821983198419851986198719881989 1990199119921993199419951996199719981999 2000200120022003 DOW Component
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    3M Company    3M 3M Company
    A     # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z  Top A     # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z  Top  
    Alcoa Incorporated    Alcoa Alcoa Incorporated
    Allied Can    Allied Can  Allied Can   Allied Can
    Allied Chemical    Allied Chemical  Allied Chemical  Allied Chemical  Allied Chemical becomes Allied-Signal Inc. Allied Chemical
    Allied-Signal Incorporated    Allied-Signal Incorporated  AlliedSignal becomes Honeywell   Allied-Signal Incorporated
    Altria Group, Incorporated    Altria Altria Group, Incorporated
    Aluminum Company of America    Aluminum Company of America  Aluminum Company of America  Aluminum Co. becomes Alcoa Aluminum Company of America
    Amalgamated Copper    Amalgamated Copper   Amalgamated Copper
    American Beet Sugar    American Beet Sugar   American Beet Sugar
    American Can    American Can    American Can  American Can  American Can becomes Primerica Corporation American Can
    American Car & Foundry    American Car & Foundry  American Car & Foundry   American Car & Foundry
    American Cotton Oil    American Cotton Oil   American Cotton Oil
    American Express Company    American Express Company American Express Company
    American Locomotive    American Locomotive   American Locomotive
    American Smelting & Refining    American Smelting & Refining  American Smelting & Refining  American Smelting & Refining   American Smelting & Refining
    American Spirits Manufacturing    Amer Spirits   American Spirits Manufacturing
    American Steel & Wire    AS&W   American Steel & Wire
    American Sugar    American Sugar  American Sugar   American Sugar
    American Telephone & Telegraph    American Telephone & Telegraph    American Telephone & Telegraph  American Telephone & Telegraph  American Telephone & Telegraph  Jan 4, 1984 the new AT&T created  American Telephone & Telegraph becomes AT&T Corp American Telephone & Telegraph
    American Tobacco    American Tobacco    American Tobacco   American Tobacco
    American Tobacco B    American Tobacco B  American Tobacco B  American Tobacco B   American Tobacco B
    Anaconda Copper    Anaconda Copper    Anaconda Copper   Anaconda Copper
    AT&T Corporation    AT&T Corporation AT&T Corporation
    Atlantic Refining    Atlantic Refining   Atlantic Refining
    B     # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z  Top B     # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z  Top  
    Baldwin Locomotive    Baldwin Locomotive   Baldwin Locomotive
    Bethlehem Steel    Bethlehem Steel  Bethlehem Steel  Bethlehem Steel  Bethlehem Steel   Bethlehem Steel
    Boeing Company    Boeing Company Boeing Company
    Borden    Borden   Borden
    DOW Component 188418851886188718881889 1890189118921893189418951896189718981899 1900190119021903190419051906190719081909 1910191119121913191419151916191719181919 1920192119221923192419251926192719281929 1930193119321933193419351936193719381939 1940194119421943194419451946194719481949 1950195119521953195419551956195719581959 1960196119621963196419651966196719681969 1970197119721973197419751976197719781979 1980198119821983198419851986198719881989 1990199119921993199419951996199719981999 2000200120022003 DOW Component
    C     # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z  Top C     # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z  Top  
    Caterpillar Incorporated    Caterpillar Incorporated Caterpillar Incorporated
    Central Leather    Central Leather   Central Leather
    Central Pacific    CP   Central Pacific
    Central Railroad of New Jersey    CNJ   Central Railroad of New Jersey
    Chevron    Chevron   Chevron
    Chicago, Burlington & Quincy    CBQ   Chicago, Burlington & Quincy
    Chicago Gas    Chi Gas   Chicago Gas
    Chicago Milwaukee & St. Paul    Chicago Milwaukee & St. Paul   Chicago Milwaukee & St. Paul
    Chicago & Northwestern  Chicago & Northwestern   Chicago & Northwestern
    Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific    CRI&P   Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific
    Chrysler    Chrysler  Chrysler  Chrysler  Chrysler   Chrysler
    CitiGroup Incorporated    CitiGroup Incorporated CitiGroup Incorporated
    Coca-Cola Company    Coca-Cola    Coca-Cola Company Coca-Cola Company
    Colorado Fuel & Iron    Colorado Fuel & Iron   Colorado Fuel & Iron
    Continental Tobacco    CT   Continental Tobacco
    Corn Products    Corn Products   Corn Products
    Corn Products Refining    Corn Products Refining  Corn Products Refining   Corn Products Refining
    Curtis-Wright    CW   Curtis-Wright
    D     # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z  Top D     # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z  Top  
    Delaware & Hudson Canal    Delaware & Hudson Canal   Delaware & Hudson Canal
    Delaware, Lackawanna & Western  Delaware, Lackawanna & Western   Delaware, Lackawanna & Western
    Distilling & Cattle Feeding    DCF  Distilling & Cattle Feeding becomes American Spirits Manufacturing Distilling & Cattle Feeding
    Drug Incorporated    DI   Drug Incorporated
    Du Pont    DuPont    Du Pont  Du Pont  Du Pont  Du Pont  Du Pont Du Pont
    E     # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z  Top E     # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z  Top  
    Eastman Kodak Company    Eastman Kodak Company  Eastman Kodak Company  Eastman Kodak Company  Eastman Kodak Company  Eastman Kodak Company Eastman Kodak Company
    Esmark    Esmark   Esmark
    Exxon Corporation    Exxon Corporation  Exxon becomes Exxon Mobil Exxon Corporation
    Exxon Mobil Corporation    Exxon Mobil Corporation Exxon Mobil Corporation
    F     # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z  Top F     # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z  Top  
    Federal Steel    FS   Federal Steel
    DOW Component 188418851886188718881889 1890189118921893189418951896189718981899 1900190119021903190419051906190719081909 1910191119121913191419151916191719181919 1920192119221923192419251926192719281929 1930193119321933193419351936193719381939 1940194119421943194419451946194719481949 1950195119521953195419551956195719581959 1960196119621963196419651966196719681969 1970197119721973197419751976197719781979 1980198119821983198419851986198719881989 1990199119921993199419951996199719981999 2000200120022003 DOW Component
    G     # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z  Top G     # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z  Top  
    General Electric Company    General Electric    GE    General Electric Company  General Electric Company  General Electric Company  General Electric Company  General Electric Company  General Electric Company  General Electric Company General Electric Company
    General Foods    General Foods  General Foods  General Foods  General Foods   General Foods
    General Motors Corporation    GM    General Motors Corporation  General Motors Corporation  General Motors Corporation  General Motors Corporation  General Motors Corporation  General Motors Corporation General Motors Corporation
    General Railway Signal    General Railway   General Railway Signal
    Goodrich    Goodrich    Goodrich   Goodrich
    Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company    Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company  Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company  Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company  Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company  Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company   Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    H     # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z  Top H     # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z  Top  
    Hewlett-Packard Company    Hewlett-Packard Company Hewlett-Packard Company
    Home Depot Incorporated    Home Depot Incorporated Home Depot Incorporated
    Honeywell International Inc.    HW Honeywell International Inc.
    Hudson Motor    Hudson   Hudson Motor
    I     # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z  Top I     # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z  Top  
    Inco    Inco   Inco
    Intel Corporation    Intel Corporation Intel Corporation
    International Business Machines    International Business Machines    International Business Machines International Business Machines
    International Harvester    International Harvester  International Harvester  International Harvester  International Harvester  International Harvester becomes Navistar International Corp. International Harvester
    International Nickel    International Nickel  International Nickel  International Nickel  International Nickel  International Nickel becomes Inco International Nickel
    International Paper Company    International Paper Company  International Paper Company  International Paper Company  International Paper Company International Paper Company
    International Paper preferred    IP   International Paper preferred
    International Shoe    Shoe   International Shoe
    J     # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z  Top J     # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z  Top  
    Johns-Manville Corporation    Johns-Manville Corporation  Johns-Manville Corporation  Johns-Manville Corporation   Johns-Manville Corporation
    Johnson & Johnson    Johnson & Johnson Johnson & Johnson
    J.P. Morgan Chase & Company    JP Morgan Chase J.P. Morgan Chase & Company
    J.P. Morgan & Company    J.P. Morgan & Company  JP becomes JP Morgan Chase   J.P. Morgan & Company
    K     # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z  Top K     # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z  Top  
    Kennecott    Ken   Kennecott
    L     # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z  Top L     # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z  Top  
    Laclede Gas    Laclede Gas   Laclede Gas
    Lake Shore Railroad  Lake Shore Railroad   Lake Shore Railroad
    Liggett & Myers    Liggett   Liggett & Myers
    Loew's    Loew's  Loew's   Loew's
    Louisville & Nashville  Louisville & Nashville   Louisville & Nashville
    DOW Component 188418851886188718881889 1890189118921893189418951896189718981899 1900190119021903190419051906190719081909 1910191119121913191419151916191719181919 1920192119221923192419251926192719281929 1930193119321933193419351936193719381939 1940194119421943194419451946194719481949 1950195119521953195419551956195719581959 1960196119621963196419651966196719681969 1970197119721973197419751976197719781979 1980198119821983198419851986198719881989 1990199119921993199419951996199719981999 2000200120022003 DOW Component
    M     # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z  Top M     # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z  Top  
    Mack Trucks    Mack Trucks   Mack Trucks
    McDonald's Corporation    McDonald's Corporation McDonald's Corporation
    Merck & Company, Inc.    Merck & Company, Inc. Merck & Company, Inc.
    Microsoft Corporation    Microsoft Corporation Microsoft Corporation
    Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing    Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing  Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing becomes 3M   Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing
    Missouri Pacific  Missouri Pacific   Missouri Pacific
    N     # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z  Top N     # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z  Top  
    Nash Kelvinator    Nash Kelv   Nash Kelvinator
    Nash Motors    Nash Motors    Nash Motors  Nash Motors becomes Nash Kelvinator Nash Motors
    National Cash Register    Nat Cash Register   National Cash Register
    National Distillers    National Distillers  National Distillers   National Distillers
    National Lead    National Lead  National Lead   National Lead
    National Steel    National Steel  National Steel   National Steel
    Navistar International Corporation    Navistar International   Navistar International Corporation
    New York Central  New York Central   New York Central
    North American    NA    North Amer   North American
    Northern Pacific preferred  Northern Pacific preferred   Northern Pacific preferred
    O     # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z  Top O     # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z  Top  
    Owens-Illinois Glass    Owens-Illinois Glass  Owens-Illinois Glass   Owens-Illinois Glass
    P     # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z  Top P     # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z  Top  
    Pacific Mail Steamship  Pacific Mail Steamship    Pacific Mail Steamship   Pacific Mail Steamship
    Paramount Famous Lasky    Lasky   Paramount Famous Lasky
    Paramount Publix    Paramount Publix   Paramount Publix
    Peoples Gas    Peoples Gas   Peoples Gas
    Philip Morris Companies Incorporated    Philip Morris Companies Incorporated  Philip Morris becomes Altria   Philip Morris Companies Incorporated
    Primerica Corporation    Primerica   Primerica Corporation
    Procter & Gamble Company    Procter & Gamble Company  Procter & Gamble Company  Procter & Gamble Company  Procter & Gamble Company Procter & Gamble Company
    Postum Incorporated    Postum   Postum Incorporated
    R     # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z  Top R     # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z  Top  
    Radio Corporation    Radio Corporation   Radio Corporation
    Remington Typewriter    RT   Remington Typewriter
    Republic Iron & Steel    Republic Iron & Steel   Republic Iron & Steel
    DOW Component 188418851886188718881889 1890189118921893189418951896189718981899 1900190119021903190419051906190719081909 1910191119121913191419151916191719181919 1920192119221923192419251926192719281929 1930193119321933193419351936193719381939 1940194119421943194419451946194719481949 1950195119521953195419551956195719581959 1960196119621963196419651966196719681969 1970197119721973197419751976197719781979 1980198119821983198419851986198719881989 1990199119921993199419951996199719981999 2000200120022003 DOW Component
    S     # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z  Top S     # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z  Top  
    SBC Communications Incorporated    SBC Communications SBC Communications Incorporated
    Sears Roebuck & Company    Sears Roebuck & Company  Sears Roebuck & Company  Sears Roebuck & Company  Sears Roebuck & Company  Sears Roebuck & Company   Sears Roebuck & Company
    Standard Oil of California    SOC    Standard Oil of California  Standard Oil of California  Standard Oil of California  Standard Oil of California  Standard Oil of California becomes Chevron Standard Oil of California
    Standard Oil (N.J.)    Standard Oil (N.J.)  Standard Oil (N.J.)  Standard Oil (N.J.)  Standard Oil (N.J.) becomes Exxon Corporation Standard Oil (N.J.)
    St. Paul  St. P   St. Paul
    Standard Rope & Twine    SR&T   Standard Rope & Twine
    Studebaker    Studebaker   Studebaker
    Swift & Company    Swift & Company  Swift & Company becomes Esmark Swift & Company
    T     # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z  Top T     # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z  Top  
    Tennessee Coal & Iron    Tennessee Coal & Iron   Tennessee Coal & Iron
    Texas Company    Texas Company    Texas Company   Texas Company
    Texas Corporation    Texas Corporation  Texas Corporation  Texas Corporation  Texas Corporation  Texas Corporation   Texas Corporation
    Texas Gulf Sulphur    Texas Gulf Sulphur   Texas Gulf Sulphur
    Travelers Group    Travelers  Travelers becomes CitiGroup Travelers Group
    U     # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z  Top U     # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z  Top  
    Union Carbide    Union Carbide  Union Carbide  Union Carbide  Union Carbide   Union Carbide
    Union Pacific  Union Pacific   Union Pacific
    United Aircraft    UAir    United Aircraft  United Aircraft  United Aircraft  United Aircraft becomes United Technologies United Aircraft
    United Air Transport    United   United Air Transport
    United Drug    UD   United Drug
    United Technologies Corporation    United Technologies Corporation  United Technologies Corporation United Technologies Corporation
    U.S. Cordage preferred    USC   U.S. Cordage preferred
    U.S. Leather preferred    U.S. Leather preferred   U.S. Leather preferred
    U.S. Realty    USR   U.S. Realty
    U.S. Rubber    USR    U.S. Rubber  U.S. Rubber   U.S. Rubber
    U.S. Rubber first preferred    U.S. Rubber first preferred   U.S. Rubber first preferred
    U.S. Steel    U.S. Steel  U.S. Steel  U.S. Steel  U.S. Steel  U.S. Steel  U.S. Steel changes name to USX Corp. U.S. Steel
    U.S. Steel preferred    U.S. Steel preferred   U.S. Steel preferred
    USX Corporation    USX Corporation   USX Corporation
    Utah Copper    Utah Copper   Utah Copper
    V     # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z  Top V     # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z  Top  
    Victor Talking Machine    Vic   Victor Talking Machine
    W     # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z  Top W     # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z  Top  
    Wal-Mart Stores Incorporated    Wal-Mart Stores Incorporated Wal-Mart Stores Incorporated
    Walt Disney Company    Walt Disney Company Walt Disney Company
    Western Union  Western Union    Western Union   Western Union
    Westinghouse Electric    Westinghouse Electric    Westinghouse Electric  Westinghouse Electric  Westinghouse Electric  Westinghouse Electric  Westinghouse Electric   Westinghouse Electric
    Woolworth    Woolworth  Woolworth  Woolworth  Woolworth  Woolworth   Woolworth
    Wright Aeronautical    Wright   Wright Aeronautical
    DOW Component 188418851886188718881889 1890189118921893189418951896189718981899 1900190119021903190419051906190719081909 1910191119121913191419151916191719181919 1920192119221923192419251926192719281929 1930193119321933193419351936193719381939 1940194119421943194419451946194719481949 1950195119521953195419551956195719581959 1960196119621963196419651966196719681969 1970197119721973197419751976197719781979 1980198119821983198419851986198719881989 1990199119921993199419951996199719981999 2000200120022003 DOW Component
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