11. Apple becomes the first US $1 trillion company
They were good times while they lasted: In August 2018, Apple became the first US company to surpass a market capitalization of more than $1 trillion. By November 27, 2018, though, a market-wide rout in tech companies had dropped Apple's value back down to $827 billion.
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