Historical Events in March 2009

  • Mar 3 The Sri Lankan cricket team is attacked by terrorists while on their way to the Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore for a Test match against Pakistan.
  • Mar 3 The building of the Historisches Archiv der Stadt Köln (Historical Archives) in Cologne, Germany, collapses.
  • Mar 4 International Criminal Court issues an arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir for war crimes and crimes against humanity in Darfur becoming the first sitting head of state to be indicted
  • Mar 4 U.S. Steel announce the closure of the Stelco Lake Erie Works in Nanticoke, Ontario due to the increasingly worsening effects of the global economic slowdown
  • Mar 4 Malaysia has a 50% chance of slipping into the recession as growth is expected to reach just 0.5% for the year, announces the executive director Datuk Mohamed Ariff Abdul Kareem of the Malaysian Institute of Economic Research

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Mar 5 Moises Alou announces he will retire following the World Baseball Classic

MLB Outfielder Moises Alou
MLB Outfielder
Moises Alou

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Mar 7 Despite only being 17 years old, Brazilian soccer star Neymar makes his professional debut for Real Madrid

Footballer Neymar
Footballer
Neymar

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Mar 10 Billy Corgan testifies in front of Congress, on behalf of the musicFIRST Coalition, in support of H.R. 848, the Performance Rights Act

Musician Billy Corgan
Musician
Billy Corgan
  • Mar 11 Winnenden school shooting - 17 people are killed at a school in Germany.
  • Mar 13 30th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: #5 Louisville beats #10 Villanova, 69-55
  • Mar 15 56th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #9 Duke beats #22 Florida State, 79-69
  • Mar 15 50th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Mississippi State beats Tennessee, 64-61
  • Mar 22 Mount Redoubt, a volcano in Alaska began erupting after a prolonged period of unrest.
  • Mar 22 Cricket Women's World Cup: England defeats New Zealand by 4 wickets
  • Mar 27 Situ Gintung, an artificial lake in Indonesia, fails killing at least 99 people.
  • Mar 31 "Boom Boom Pow" single released by The Black Eyed Peas (Grammy Award for Best Music Video 2010, Billboard Song of the Year 2009)