2009 in History – What happened in year 2009

✅ Published on April 11th, 2009 in 21st Century in History

In history, year 2009 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 2009.

Top Historical Events of the Year 2009 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
01 januarySlovakia replaced it's national currency, the Slovak Karuna with the Euro.
01 januaryA nightclub fire in Bangkok, Thailand, killed 66 patrons celebrating the new year.
03 januaryIsrael launched an invasion of the Gaza strip.
07 januaryThe prime minister of Russia Vladimir Putin endorses Russia's decision to turn off the gas suppliers to Europe through Ukraine.
13 januaryEthiopian military forces start pulling out of Somalia after a continuous try of two years.
15 januaryAll 155 passengers survived in the US airways plane when it get ditched in the Hudson River.
15 januaryAfter US Airways Flight 1549 struck a flock of Canada geese during its initial climb out from New York City, Captain Chesley Sullenberger successfully made an emergency landing in the Hudson River.
17 januaryIsrael has declared a unilateral ceasefire in the Gaza War which was effectively on January 18th. AND Hamas too declared a ceasefire but of his own.
20 januaryBarack Obama sworn in as the 44th President of U.S.
20 januaryIn Washington, D.C., over 1 million people attended the inauguration of Barack Obama as the first African American President of the United States.
24 januaryKlaus, the most damaging storm since Lothar and Martin in December 1999, made landfall near Bordeaux, France.
26 januaryRioting broke out in Antananarivo, Madagascar, sparking apolitical crisis that led to deposing of President Marc Ravalomanana.
29 januaryThe Supreme Constitutional Court of Egypt ruled that people whodid not adhere to one of the three government-recognised religions arealso eligible to receive government identity documents.
01 februaryPartriarch Kirill of Moscow was enthroned by the Russian Orthodox Church as Partriarch of The Russian Orthodox Church.
01 februaryJóhanna Sigurðardóttir became Iceland's first female Prime Minister and the world's first openly gay head of government of the modern era.
02 februaryThe Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe devalued the Zimbabwean dollar for the third and final time, making Z$1 trillionnow only Z$1 of the new currency.
05 februaryThe United States Navy guided missile cruiser USS Port Royal ran aground on a coral reef off the island of Oahu.
07 februarySparking the deadliest bushfire in Australia history, Australia records highest ever temperature in Melbourne.
07 februaryA series of 400 individual bushfires ignited across the Australian state of Victoria on Black Saturday, eventually resulting in173 total deaths, the highest ever loss of life from a bushfire in Australia.
10 februaryDue to the collision of a Russian and American official satellite, a large amount of space debris was created over Siberia.
10 februaryThe first accidental hypervelocity collision between two intact satellites in low Earth orbit took place when Iridium 33 and Kosmos-2251 collided and destroyed each other.
11 februaryMorgan Tsvangirai becomes the Prime Minister of Zimbabwe after an agreement signed staking that they will share power with the president Robert Mugabe.
12 februaryMorgan Tsvangirai becomes Prime Minister of Zimbabwe after agreeing to share power with President Robert Mugabe
12 februaryJust before it was scheduled to land at Buffalo NiagaraInternational Airport, Colgan Air Flight 3407 crashed into a house inClarence Center, New York, killing the house's occupant and all 49people on board the aircraft.
20 februaryThe Tamil Tigers attempted to crash two aircraft packed withC-4 in suicide attacks on Colombo, Sri Lanka, but the planes were shotdown before they reached their targets.
25 februaryMembers of the Bangladesh Rifles mutinied at its headquartersin Pilkhana, Dhaka, Bangladesh, resulting in 74 deaths.
26 februaryDuring the Kosovo war, former Serbian President Milan Mulutinovic is acquitted of war crisis.
02 marchPresident of Guinea-Bissau, Joao Bernardo Vierira was killed during an armed attack on his house in Bissau.
03 marchThe building housing the Historical Archive of the City ofCologne, one of the the largest communal archives in Europe, collapsed.
04 marchGunmen attacked a bus carrying Sri Lankan cricketers in Lahore, Pakistan. Eight people are killed and several people are injured.

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