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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.
- March 12, 2009 – Financier Bernard Madoff plead guilty in New York to scamming $18 billion, the largest in Wall Street history.
- March 30, 2009 – Twelve gunmen attack the Manawan Police Academy in Lahore, Pakistan.
- April 5, 2009 – North Korea launches its controversial Kwangmyŏngsŏng-2 rocket. The satellite passed over mainland Japan, which prompted an immediate reaction from the United Nations Security Council, as well as participating states of Six-party talks.
- June 12, 2009 – A disputed presidential election in Iran leads to wide ranging protests in Iran and around the world.
- 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.
- July 26, 2009 – The militant Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram attacks a police station in Bauchi, leading to reprisals by the Nigeria Police Force and four days of violence across multiple cities.
- September 30, 2009 – The 2009 Sumatra earthquakes occur, killing over 1,115 people.
- October 10, 2009 – Armenia and Turkey sign protocols in Zurich, Switzerland to open their borders.
- November 23, 2009 – The Maguindanao massacre occurs in Ampatuan, Maguindanao, Mindanao, Philippines
Who Were Born On 2009?
- March 7, 2009 – Prince Umberto of Savoy
- May 4, 2009 – Prince Henrik of Denmark, Danish royalty