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2009 Historical Event(s)
- January 15, 2009 – US Airways Flight 1549 makes an emergency landing in the Hudson River shortly after takeoff from LaGuardia Airport in New York City. All passengers and crew members survive.
- January 26, 2009 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Ox in Chinese astrology.
- February 20, 2009 – Two Tamil Tigers aircraft packed with C4 explosives en-route to the national airforce headquarters are shot down by the Sri Lankan military before reaching their target, in a kamikaze style attack.
- March 11, 2009 – Seventeen are killed in a shooting at a school in Germany.
- April 1, 2009 – Croatia and Albania join NATO.
- 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.
- September 25, 2009 – U.S. President Barack Obama, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and French President Nicolas Sarkozy, in a joint TV appearance for a G-20 summit, accused Iran of building a secret nuclear enrichment facility.
- September 30, 2009 – The 2009 Sumatra earthquakes occur, killing over 1,115 people.
- October 28, 2009 – NASA successfully launches the Ares I-X mission, the only rocket launch for its later-cancelled Constellation program.
- December 30, 2009 – A segment of Lanzhou–Zhengzhou–Changsha product oil pipeline ruptures in Shaanxi, China, and approximately 150000 l of diesel oil flows down the Wei River before finally reaching the Yellow River.
Who Were Born On 2009?
- March 7, 2009 – Prince Umberto of Savoy
- May 4, 2009 – Prince Henrik of Denmark, Danish royalty