Historical Events For Year 2009

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January 17, 2009

A unilateral ceasefire in the Gaza War is announced by Israel. Read More

January 21, 2009

Withdrawal from the Gaza Strip by Israel is completed. Read More

January 26, 2009

The International Criminal Court holds it's first trial as Thomas Lubanga, a former leader of the Union of Congolese Patriots is believed to have of trained child soldiers to kill.
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January 26, 2009

The collapse of the Icelandic government and banking system takes place and the resignation of Prime Minister Geir Haarde takes place immediately after.
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February 10, 2009

The collision of Russian and American satellites take place over Siberia, leaving behind a lot of space debris.
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March 4, 2009

An arrest warrant is issued for President Omar Hassan al-Bashir of Sudan by the International Criminal Court for war crimes and crimes against humanity.
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April 3-4, 2009

After 60 years of being active, NATO's 21st Summit is held. Read More

April 5, 2009

The United Nations Security Council calls an emergency meeting after a rocket is launched from North Korea's Tonghae Satellite Launching Ground supposedly carrying the Kwangmyongsong-2 satellite.
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April 11-12, 2009

A state of emergency is called in Bangkok by Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva, postponing the Fourth East Asia Summit.
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April 21, 2009

The launching of the World Digital Library by UNESCO takes place. Read More

April 24, 2009

Concern over the spreading of influenza from Mexico and the United States is expressed by the World Health Organization.
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May 25, 2009

The confirmation of a second successful nuclear test to be executed by North Korea is made and is condemned by the United Nations Security Council.
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June 11, 2009

A global pandemic is declared as the H1N1 influenza strain continues to spread. Read More

June 18, 2009

The first American lunar mission in 11 years takes place as the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter is launched to the moon by NASA.
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June 25, 2009

American entertainer Michael Jackson dies, causing an outpouring grief being expressed all over the world.
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July 7, 2009

Michael Jackson's public memorial service is held and becomes the most prominent funeral since the death of Elvis Presley.
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July 22, 2009

Parts of Asia and the Pacific Ocean experience the longest total solar eclipse in the 21st century..
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September 25, 2009

The announcement that the G-20 will obtain greater leverage over the economy of the world is made by the world leaders at the G-20 Pittsburgh summit.
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October 1, 2009

The discovery of an Ardipithecus ramidus fossil skeleton is announced by paleontologists and is declared as the oldest human ancestral remains discovered to date.
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October 2, 2009

A second referendum on the European Union's Lisbon Treaty is held in Ireland, where the approval of the amendment by the Irish electorate takes place.
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October 20, 2009

Thirty-two exoplanets are discovered by astronomers in Europe. Read More

November 3, 2009

The European Union's final member-state to sign the Treaty of Lisbon is the Czech Republic, initiating it into European law.
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November 13, 2009

The discovery of a large amount of water in the Cabeus crater of the Moon is announced by NASA upon the analysis of the LCROSS lunar impact data.
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December 1, 2009

The Treaty of Lisbon comes into effect. Read More

December 16, 2009

The discovery of the first known exoplanet that has a possibility of containing water is announced as GJ1214b.
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