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2009 Historical Event(s)
- January 18, 2009 – Gaza War: Hamas announces they will accept Israeli Defense Forces’s offer of a ceasefire, ending the assault.
- January 23, 2009 – Dendermonde nursery attack in Dendermonde, Belgium.
- January 26, 2009 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Ox in Chinese astrology.
- April 1, 2009 – Croatia and Albania join NATO.
- April 9, 2009 – In Tbilisi, Georgia, up to 60,000 people protest against the government of Mikheil Saakashvili.
- June 12, 2009 – A disputed presidential election in Iran leads to wide ranging protests in Iran and around the world.
- 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.
- July 5, 2009 – The largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold ever discovered, consisting of more than 1,500 items, is found near the village of Hammerwich, near Lichfield, in Staffordshire, England.
- October 25, 2009 – The 25 October 2009 Baghdad bombings kills 155 and wounds at least 721.
- November 27, 2009 – A bomb explodes on the Nevsky Express train between Moscow and Saint Petersburg, derailing it and causing 28 deaths and 96 injuries.
Who Were Born On 2009?
- March 7, 2009 – Prince Umberto of Savoy
- May 4, 2009 – Prince Henrik of Denmark, Danish royalty