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2009 Historical Event(s)
- January 26, 2009 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Ox in Chinese astrology.
- February 5, 2009 – The United States Navy guided missile cruiser USS Port Royal runs aground off Oahu, Hawaii, damaging the ship as well as a coral reef.
- February 10, 2009 – The communication satellites Iridium 33 and Kosmos-2251 collide in orbit, destroying both.
- February 13, 2009 – At 23:31:30 UTC the Unix system time (time_t) number reaches 1234567890 seconds.
- March 7, 2009 – The Real Irish Republican Army kills two British soldiers and two civilians, the first British military deaths in Northern Ireland since The Troubles.
- March 12, 2009 – Financier Bernard Madoff plead guilty in New York to scamming $18 billion, the largest in Wall Street history.
- April 12, 2009 – Zimbabwe officially abandons the Zimbabwe Dollar as their official currency.
- July 4, 2009 – The Statue of Liberty’s crown reopens to the public after 8 years, due to security reasons following the World Trade Center attacks.
- December 15, 2009 – Boeing’s new Boeing 787 Dreamliner makes its maiden flight from Seattle, Washington.
- December 25, 2009 – Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab unsuccessfully attempts a terrorist attack against the US while on board a flight to Detroit Metro Airport Northwest Airlines Flight 253
Who Were Born On 2009?
- March 7, 2009 – Prince Umberto of Savoy
- May 4, 2009 – Prince Henrik of Denmark, Danish royalty