A year ago, the collapse of Lehman Brothers set off a series of stunning events from which Wall Street is still recovering.
Seemingly every day for about month, a different legendary financial company teetered on collapse. Stocks recorded some of their most dramatic drops in history, including the Dow's epic 778-point drop on Sept. 29 -- the biggest ever single-day slide. And lawmakers worked overtime in an effort to stem off a failure of the financial system.
The solution: a series of unprecedented and expensive bailouts to save systemically significant institutions from failing and to loosen the tight grip on credit.
Here's a look at how those events unfolded.NEXT: Sunday, Sept. 14 - Trouble brews