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2009 Historical Event(s)
- January 1, 2009 – 66 die in a nightclub fire in Bangkok, Thailand.
- January 26, 2009 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Ox in Chinese astrology.
- February 10, 2009 – The communication satellites Iridium 33 and Kosmos-2251 collide in orbit, destroying both.
- April 6, 2009 – A 6.3 magnitude earthquake strikes near L'Aquila, Italy, killing 307.
- May 1, 2009 – Same-sex marriage is legalized in Sweden.
- June 19, 2009 – War in North-West Pakistan: The Pakistani Armed Forces open Operation Rah-e-Nijat against the Taliban and other Islamist rebels in the South Waziristan area of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas.
- June 22, 2009 – Washington Metro train collision: Two Metro trains collide in Washington, D.C., USA, killing nine and injuring over 80.
- July 5, 2009 – Roger Federer wins a record 15th Grand Slam title in tennis, winning a five set match against Andy Roddick at Wimbledon.
- September 6, 2009 – The ro-ro ferry SuperFerry 9 sinks off the Zamboanga Peninsula in the Philippines with 971 persons aboard; all but ten are rescued.
- September 30, 2009 – The 2009 Sumatra earthquakes occur, killing over 1,115 people.
Who Were Born On 2009?
- March 7, 2009 – Prince Umberto of Savoy
- May 4, 2009 – Prince Henrik of Denmark, Danish royalty