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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 7, 2009 – Bushfires in Victoria left 173 dead in the worst natural disaster in Australia’s history.
- March 22, 2009 – Mount Redoubt, a volcano in Alaska begins erupting after a prolonged period of unrest.
- April 9, 2009 – In Tbilisi, Georgia, up to 60,000 people protest against the government of Mikheil Saakashvili.
- April 25, 2009 – Zach Daniels made his debut in professional wrestling against Jason Blackman.
- June 18, 2009 – The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), a NASA robotic spacecraft is launched.
- September 9, 2009 – At exactly 9:09:09 PM, the Dubai Metro, the first urban train network in the Arabian Peninsula, is ceremonially inaugurated.
- October 1, 2009 – The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom takes over the judicial functions of the House of Lords.
- November 25, 2009 – Devastating floods, known as the 2009 Saudi Arabian Floods, following freak rains swamp the city of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia during an ongoing Hajj pilgrimage. 3,000 cars are swept away and 122 people perish in the torrents, with 350 others missing.
- December 28, 2009 – 43 people die in a suicide bombing in Karachi, Pakistan, where Shia Muslims are observing the Day of Ashura.
Who Were Born On 2009?
- March 7, 2009 – Prince Umberto of Savoy
- May 4, 2009 – Prince Henrik of Denmark, Danish royalty