2009 in History (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 138 of 138

  • Sep 11 The Brazilian economy technically leaves the recession when GDP grew 1.9% in the second quarter of 2009 after having fallen in the first quarter of 2009 and last quarter of 2008
  • Sep 11 Sweden emerges from the recession after witnessing GDP growth of 0.2% in the second quarter
  • Sep 12 The 9-12 Project organized multiple marches and demonstrations across the USA to protest government spending.
  • Sep 21 Macedonia officially enters the recession after experiencing a drop in GDP of 0.9% in the first quarter, followed by 1.4% in the second quarter
  • Sep 26 Typhoon Ketsana (2009) hit the Philippines, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand, causing 700 fatalities.

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Sep 27 German Federal elections return Angela Merkel for her second term as Chancellor at head of centre-right coalition government

Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel
Chancellor of Germany
Angela Merkel
  • Sep 28 The military junta leading Guinea, headed by Captain Moussa Dadis Camara, sexually assaulted, killed and wounded protesters during a protest rally in a stadium called Stade du 28 Septembre.
  • Sep 29 An 8.0 magnitude earthquake near the Samoan Islands causes a tsunami .
  • Sep 29 MESSENGER spacecraft performs a third and final Mercury flyby
  • Oct 2 The economic crisis in Ireland is considered to be the driving force behind the largest migration of Irish people to London in 20 years, it is reported today
  • Oct 4 George Papandreou's Panhellenic Socialist Movement defeats Greece's governing New Democracy party in an electoral landslide.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 7 A digital version of psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung's 'Red Book' is published 48 years after his death and contains personal notes on his subconscious during the period in which he developed his principal theories

Psychiatrist Carl Jung
Psychiatrist
Carl Jung
  • Oct 9 First lunar impact of the Centaur and LCROSS spacecrafts as part of NASA's Lunar Precursor Robotic Program
  • Oct 10 After closed borders for nearly two hundred years, Armenia and Turkey sign protocols in Zurich to open their borders
  • Oct 23 The United Nations "Rotterdam Rules" convention regulating international maritime carriage of goods is ratified with its twentieth signature.
  • Oct 23 The UK markets had contracted by 0.4% in the third quarter against what was expected to be a period of growth, as a result of unexpectedly poor performance by the service sector
  • Oct 24 First International Day of Climate Action, organized with 350.org, a global campaign to address a claimed global warming crisis.
  • Oct 25 The 25 October 2009 Baghdad bombings kills 155 and wounds at least 721.
  • Oct 28 The 28 October 2009 Peshawar bombing kills 117 and wounds 213.
  • Oct 28 NASA successfully launches the Ares I-X mission, the only rocket launch for its later-cancelled Constellation program.
  • Nov 1 The inaugural Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is held at the Yas Marina Circuit.
  • Nov 9 Joe Cada becomes the youngest champion of the World Series of Poker's main event.
  • Nov 13 The Netherlands officially exits the recession after experiencing 0.4% growth in the third quarter, but recovery for the Netherlands still remains fragile as the country is highly dependent on exports to maintain the recovery
  • Nov 13 Germany's growth of 0.7% in the third quarter helps lead the Eurozone out of the recession after providing overall growth of 0.4% in the same period, with the whole European Union growing 0.2%, it is reported today
  • Nov 14 The National Statistical Service of Greece states that the country has been in recession since the beginning of the year
  • Nov 20 The Mexican government declares its economy technically out of recession after 2.93% GDP growth in the third quarter of 2009; Mexico had been in a severe economic crisis for over a year prior to its economic rebound

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 22 President Hugo Chávez states that Venezuela is in recession as the economy contracted 4.5% in the third quarter

President of Venezuela Hugo Chávez
President of Venezuela
Hugo Chávez
  • Nov 23 Maguindanao massacre occurs in Ampatuan, Maguindanao, Mindanao, Philippines
  • Nov 23 Susan Boyle releases her debut album “I Dreamed a Dream” (biggest selling album worldwide 2009, 2010 Billboard Album of the Year)
  • Nov 25 Flooding in Jeddah, Saudia Arabia; powerful storm brings 3 years worth of rain in 4 hours, killing over 150 people and sweeping thousands of cars away during Hajj
  • Nov 30 Canada begins its recovery from the recession; economic growth is at 0.4% after 14 months of economic stagnation
  • Dec 8 Bombings in Baghdad, Iraq kill 127 and injure 448.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 10 US President Barack Obama accepts the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • Dec 15 Boeing's new 787 Dreamliner makes its maiden flight from Seattle, Washington.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 16 Ben Bernanke, Chair of the US Federal Reserve is named Time's Person of the Year for rescuing the global economy from the Great Recession

Economist and Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke
Economist and Chairman of the Federal Reserve
Ben Bernanke
  • Dec 25 Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab unsuccessfully attempts a terrorist attack against the US while on board Northwest Airlines Flight 253
  • Dec 25 Chinese human rights activist Liu Xiaobo sentenced to 11 years in prison in Beijing, China for "inciting subversion of state power"
  • Dec 28 43 people die in a suicide bombing in Karachi, Pakistan, where Shia Muslims were observing the Day of Ashura.

Birthdays in History


Weddings in History


Deaths in History

Deaths 101 - 171 of 171

  • Jul 11 Ji Xianlin, Chinese linguist and paleographer (b.1911)
  • Jul 17 Leszek Kołakowski, Polish philosopher (b. 1927)
  • Jul 18 Henry Allingham, British supercentenarian and World War I veteran (b. 1896)
  • Jul 19 Frank McCourt, Irish-American author. (b. 1930)
  • Jul 22 Richard M. Givan Supreme court chief justice (b. 1921)
  • Jul 24 E. Lynn Harris, American Author (b. 1955)
  • Jul 25 Harry Patch, the last surviving soldier to have served in the trenches in World War I, dies at 111 (b. 1898)
  • Jul 26 Marcey Jacobson, American photographer (b. 1911)
  • Jul 28 Reverend Ike [Frederick J. Eikerenkoetter II], American televangelist (Joy of Living), dies at 74
  • Jul 29 Gayatri Devi, Ex-Maharani of Indian state Jaipur. (b. 1919)
  • Jul 30 Peter Zadek, German theatre director (b. 1926)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 1 Corazon Aquino, 11th President of the Philippines (1986-92), dies of colon cancer at 76

11th President of the Philippines Corazon Aquino
11th President of the Philippines
Corazon Aquino
  • Aug 7 Louis E. Saavedra, American Mayor of Albuquerque, New Mexico (b. 1933)
  • Aug 18 Kim Dae-jung,15th President of South Korea (b. 1925)
  • Aug 18 Robert Novak, American journalist and commentator (b. 1931)
  • Aug 19 Don Hewitt, television news producer & director; creator of 60 Minutes (b. 1922)
  • Aug 21 Rex Shelley, Singaporean author (b. 1930)
  • Aug 22 Elmer Kelton, American Western novelist (b. 1926)
  • Aug 25 Edward [Ted] M. Kennedy, United States Senator from Massachusetts (b. 1932)
  • Aug 26 Dominick Dunne, American writer, Vanity Fair correspondent (b. 1925)
  • Aug 27 Sergey Mikhalkov, Russian writer and poet (b. 1913)
  • Aug 28 Adam Goldstein, American DJ also known as DJ AM (b. 1973)
  • Aug 31 Eraño Manalo, Filipino religious figure (b. 1925)
  • Sep 2 Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, India (b. 1949)
  • Sep 8 Aage Bohr, Danish physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1922)
  • Sep 11 Gertrude Baines, world's oldest living person (b. 1894)
  • Sep 12 Norman Borlaug, American agronomist (b. 1914)
  • Sep 12 Willy Ronis, French photographer (b. 1910)
  • Sep 14 Keith Floyd, British TV chef (b. 1943)
  • Sep 14 Jody Powell, American press secretary to Jimmy Carter (b. 1943)
  • Sep 17 Noordin Mohammad Top, Malaysian Islamist terrorist (b. 1968)
  • Sep 23 Paul B. Fay, American businessman and cabinet member in the Kennedy administration (b. 1918)
  • Sep 24 Susan Atkins, American murderer (b. 1948)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 27 William Safire, American Columnist, dies at 79

American Political Columnist & Presidential Speechwriter William Safire
American Political Columnist & Presidential Speechwriter
William Safire
  • Sep 28 Guillermo Endara, former President of Panama (b. 1936)
  • Sep 29 Pavel Popovich, Soviet cosmonaut (b. 1930)
  • Oct 3 Queen Fatima, former Libyan queen (b. 1918)
  • Oct 4 Günther Rall, German fighter ace (b. 1918)
  • Oct 7 Irving Penn, American photographer (b. 1917)
  • Oct 13 Stephen Barnett, American legal scholar who opposed the Newspaper Preservation Act of 1970 (b. 1935)
  • Oct 18 Nancy Spero, American feminist artist, dies at 83
  • Oct 19 Howard Unruh, American spree killer (b. 1921)
  • Oct 26 Teel Bivins, American politician (b. 1947)
  • Oct 30 Claude Lévi-Strauss, French social anthropologist and ethnologist (structuralism), dies at 100
  • Oct 31 Qian Xuesen, Chinese scientist (b. 1911)
  • Oct 31 Tom Wheatcroft, English businessman (b. 1922)
  • Nov 3 Francisco Ayala, Spanish novelist (b. 1906)
  • Nov 4 Hubertus Brandenburg, Roman Catholic Bishop of Stockholm (b. 1923)
  • Nov 8 Vitaly Ginzburg, Russian physicist (b. 1916)
  • Nov 10 John Allen Muhammad, American spree killer (b. 1960)
  • Nov 11 Dhanpat Rai Nahar, Indian labour leader (b. 1919)
  • Nov 15 Patriarch Pavle of Serbia, 44th Patriarch of the Serbian Orthodox Church (b. 1914)
  • Nov 20 Lino Lacedelli, Italian mountaineer (b. 1925)
  • Nov 21 Konstantin Feoktistov, Soviet cosmonaut (b. 1926)
  • Nov 24 Samak Sundaravej, Thai politician, Prime Minister 2008 (b. 1935)
  • Nov 28 Takeo Kajiwara, Japanese Go player (b. 1923)
  • Nov 29 Robert Holdstock, English sci-fi author (Ghost Dance, Labyrinth), dies at 61
  • Dec 5 Vimolchatra, Princess of Thailand and cousin of King Bhumibol Adulyadej (b. 1921)
  • Dec 15 Oral Roberts, American television evangelist and author (b. 1918)
  • Dec 16 Roy E. Disney, American businessman (b. 1930)
  • Dec 16 Manto Tshabalala-Msimang, controversial South African Health Minister (b. 1940)
  • Dec 16 Yegor Gaidar, Russian politician (b. 1956)
  • Dec 19 Hossein-Ali Montazeri, Iranian dissident cleric Grand Ayatollah (b. 1922)
  • Dec 20 Jack Hixon, English football talent scout (b. 1921)
  • Dec 22 Luis Francisco Cuéllar, Colombian politician (b. 1940)
  • Dec 23 Robert L. Howard, highly decorated officer of the United States Army (b. 1939)
  • Dec 23 Edward Schillebeeckx, Belgian Roman Catholic theologian (b. 1914)
  • Dec 23 Ngapoi Ngawang Jigme, Tibetan senior official (b. 1910)
  • Dec 24 Rafael Caldera, lawyer, sociologist, writer, speaker, politician, and ex-president of Venezuela (b. 1916)
  • Dec 29 Akmal Shaikh, British drug trafficker, executed by lethal injection in the People's Republic of China (b. 1956)
  • Dec 30 Abdurrahman Wahid, 4th President of Indonesia, dies at 69