history fiend logo history fiend area
history fiend spacer

Find Events By Day

 

Follow History Fiend on Twitter

Events and People Who Made History in the Year 2009 AD

January

January 1: Czech Republic assumes EU presidency
January 1: Slovakia replaces its national currency, the Slovak koruna, with the Euro
January 3: Israel launches an invasion of the Gaza strip
January 7: Russian Prime Minister, Vladimir Putin, endorses Russia's decision to turn off gas supplies to Europe through Ukraine
January 13: After two years of trying to maintain order, Ethiopian military forces start pulling out of Somalia
January 15: U.S. Airways plane ditches in the Hudson River - all 155 passengers survive
January 17: Israel declares a unilateral ceasefire in the Gaza War, effective January 18, as Hamas declares a ceasefire of its own
January 20: Barack Obama is inaugurated as the 44th President of the United States

February

February 1: The Russian Orthodox Church enthrones Patriarch Kirill I of Moscow as Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church
February 2: Iran launches first domestically made satellite, Omid, into orbit
February 7: Melbourne, Australia records highest-ever temperature, sparking the deadliest brushfires in Australian history
February 10: A large amount of space debris is created when a Russan and American satellite collide over Siberia
February 11: Morgan Tsvangirai becomes Prime Minister of Zimbabwe after agreeing to share power with President Robert Mugabe
February 26: Former Serbian President Milan Mulutinovic is acquitted of war crimes during the Kosovo War

March

March 2: Joao Bernardo Vierira, President of Guinea-Bissau is assassinated during an armed attack on his residence in Bissau
March 4: An arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir is issued for war crimes and crimes against humanity in Darfur
March 4: Eight people are killed, several injured, after gunmen attack a bus carrying Sri Lankan cricketeers in Lahore, Pakistan
March 17: Marc Ravalomanana, President of Madagascar, is overthrown. New President, Andry Rajoelina, is appointed by the military
March 27: At least 99 people are killed after flash flooding and the failure of the Situ Gintung dam in Tangerang, Banten, Indonesia

April

April 2: At the 21st NATO Summit, new Secretary General, former Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen, is appointed
April 6: Nearly 300 people are killed and 1,500 injured near L'Aquila, Italy, after a 6.3 magnitude earthquake strikes
April 7: Former President of Peru, Alberto Fujimori, receives 25 years in prison for ordering killings and kidnappings by security forces
April 17: The 5th Summit of the Americas takes place in Port of Spain, Trinidad, thirty-four heads of government attend
April 24: Concern about spreading influenza from Mexico and the United States to other countries is expressed by the WHO

May

May 4: Peace talks witht he Tuareg rebel groups in north Niger are held by the President of Niger, Tandja Mamadou
May 9: A large column of advancing rebels are defeated by Chadian forces
May 18: The C40 Large Cities Climate Leadership Group meets for the third time in Seoul
May 23: Under investigation for bribery during his Presidency, former President of South Korea, Roh Moo-hyun, commits suicide
May 25: North Korea announces a successful nuclear test in North Hamgyong, the U.N. Security Council condems the test

June

June 1: En route from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Paris, Air France Flight 447 crashes into the Atlantic ocean, killing all 228 on board
June 11: The "swine flu", the H1N1 influenza strain is the first condition deemed a global pandemic since the Hong Kong flu of 1967 - 1968
June 18: The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter/LCROSS is launched by NASA to probe the Moon
June 25: Internet traffic reaches unprecedented levels after entertainer Michael Jackson's death triggers an outpouring of worldwide grief
June 30: One person out of 183 passengers and crew survives the crash of Yemenia Flight 626 off the coast of Moroni, Comoros

July

July 1: Sweden takes over the presidency of the European Union
July 15: Caspian Airlines Flight 7908 crashes near Qazvin, Iran, all 168 on board are killed
July 16: The parliament of Iceland votes to pursue joining the European Union
July 22: A solar eclipse, the longest in history, lasts up to 6 minutes and 38.8 seconds, over parts of Asia and the Pacific Ocean
July 25: Dozens are killed and injured when wildfires spread across France, Spain, Sardinia and Greece
<< 20082010 >>

Copyright © 2009 - 2017 History-Fiend.com Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Contact Us