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Major Events of 2009

2009 (Roman Numerals: MMIX) was the 9th year of the 21st century. 2009 was not a leap year, and the first day of the year was a Thursday.

On this page, we have listed some of the major historical, news and sporting events that took place in 2009.
News Events of 2009

Barack Obama inaugurated as 44th US President.

Barack Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize.

Barack Obama

Leaked emails from University of East Anglia ("Climategate") lead to public doubts about climate science and global warming theories.

IMF predicts the worst outlook for the economy for more than half a century.

Iran launches its first satellite into orbit.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad reelected as President of Iran. Thousands of opposition supporters take to the streets to protest.

Icelandic banking system and government collapses.

Iceland's parliament votes to pursue joining the European Union.

Microsoft releases Windows 7.

Dubai requests debt deferment for its massive construction projects.

Sri Lankan Civil War ends with the defeat of the LTTE.

Sports in 2009
2009 Was Designated As
  • International Year of Astronomy

  • International Natural Fibres

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