Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange work frantically Monday, October 19, 1987 as the Dow Jones Industrial average plunged more than 500 points for a loss of 22.62 percent.  It was the biggest one-day loss in history.  (AP Photo/Peter Morgan)

Today in History: October 19

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Today is Wednesday, Oct. 19, the 293rd day of 2016. There are 73 days left in the year.