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Events in 2009
|14 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 13 days.|
|19 January:|| ||Martin Luther King Day is celebrated in the United States the third Monday each year since 1986.|
|20 January:|| ||Barack Obama is sworn in as the 44th president of the United States.|
|26 January:|| ||In this Chinese New Year the Rat makes way for the Year of the Ox.|
|3 March:|| ||The six-story 1971 building of the Historical Archive of the City of Cologne, one of the oldest and largest in Europe, collapses in a subway tunnel, killing two and destroying a large part of the collection.|
|9 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|12 April:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated Easter Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox as described by the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|14 May:|| ||The Herschel Space Observatory, the largest space telescope to date, carrying a single mirror of 3.5 meter in diameter, is launched from the Guiana Space Centre in French Guiana.|
|31 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|25 June:|| ||Michael Jackson, American “King of Pop”, dies in Los Angeles at age 50.|
|4 Augustus:|| ||American physicist Aaron O'Connell creates the first quantum machine at the University of California, Santa Barbara.|
|9 Augustus:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1430 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|8 September:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|28 September:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|1 October:|| ||The oldest known hominid fossil, 4.4 million years old Ardipithecus ramidus Ardi, found in Ethiopia in 1992, is described in the journal Science.|
|9 October:|| ||Barack Obama, American president since January, is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.|
|15 November:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|16 December:|| ||For preventing a catastrophe in “a weak economy that could have been much, much weaker” chairman of the United States Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke is Time's Person of the Year.|
|24 December:|| ||Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.|
|26 December:|| ||The French newpaper Le Monde initiates a Person of the Year award, making Brazilian president Luiz “Lula” da Silva its first homme de l' année.|
People in 2009
Chairman of the United States central bank Ben Bernanke, Time Person of the Year.Nelson Mandela, Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Margaret Thatcher, Douglas Engelbart, Fidel Castro, Elizabeth II, Dario Fo, Gabriel García Márquez, Neil Armstrong, Mikhail Gorbachev, Elizabeth Taylor, John Barry, Rutger Kopland, The 14th Dalai Lama, Kofi Annan, Pelé, John Hurt, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Stephen Hawking, Johnny Hallyday, Mick Jagger, Lech Wałęsa, Gerrit Komrij, Johan Cruyff, Vladimir Putin, Oprah Winfrey, Tim Berners-Lee, Bill Gates, Osama bin Laden, Madonna, Diego Maradona, Barack Obama, Axl Rose and Louise Brown celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 2009 was a common year starting on a Thursday, just like 1914, 1925, 1931, 1942, 1953, 1959, 1970, 1981, 1987 and 1998 in the century before it and 2015, 2026, 2037, 2043, 2054, 2065, 2071, 2082, 2093, 2099 and 2105 in the next.
The coloured days highlight
other historical milestones, and recurring events such as anniversaries and
icons indicate the phases of the moon and appear only for dates in the Gregorian calendar, i.e. after 14 October 1582. The Chinese calendar is available only from 1645 to 2644, the first millenium since the last reform. The coloured columns mark the Sundays, the last day of the week per standard ISO-8601.
The normal calendar page for the current /year?2017 contains an introduction to the intriguing history of the year as we know it. The Calendar Converter has more detail. The so called Perpetual Calendar uses a trick from before the age of computers to find the weekday for any Gregorian date. Also see an overview of all historical events in the last six thousand years.
URL: < http://4umi.com/year?2009 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 23 May 2017.