Year 2009 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 20 Barack Obama, inaugurated as the 44th President of the United States of America, becomes the United States' first African-American president
  • 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
  • Apr 30 Chrysler automobile company files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
  • May 18 Sri Lankan Civil War: The LTTE are defeated by the Sri Lankan government, ending almost 26 years of fighting between the two sides.
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Historical Figures Born in 2009

  • Jan 26 Suleman octuplets born to Nadya Suleman in Bellflower, California - longest ever octuplet survival
  • Nov 19 Prince Gaston d'OrlĂ©ans

Historical Marriages

  • Mar 21 British songbird who soared to the top of the charts with her hit "Unwritten" Natasha Bedingfield (27) weds California businessman Matthew Robinson at Church Estate Vineyard's in Malibu, California
  • May 15 Former Bachelorette star Jen Schefft (32) weds Chicago's public relations executive Joe Waterman (35) at the Private Dining Rooms of Spiaggia in Chicago, Illinois
  • May 21 Prince Hubertus Michael von Sachsen-Coburg (33) weds investment banker Kelly Jeanne Rondestvedt on a civil ceremony in Coburg, Germany

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