2009

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H1N1 virus was responsible for the swine flu pandemic
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Millennium: 3rd millennium
Centuries:
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Years:
  • 2006
  • 2007
  • 2008
  • 2009
  • 2010
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2009 in various
Minguo calendar
ROC 98
民國98年
Nanakshahi calendar541
Thai solar calendar2552
Tibetan calendar阳土鼠年
(male Earth-Rat)
2135 or 1754 or 982
    — to —
阴土牛年
(female Earth-Ox)
2136 or 1755 or 983
Unix time1230768000 – 1262303999

2009 (MMIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2009th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 9th year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 10th and last year of the 2000s decade.

2009 was designated as the

Astronomia Nova by Johannes Kepler.[3] It was also declared as the International Year of Natural Fibres[4] by the United Nations General Assembly, as well as the International Year of Reconciliation and the Year of the Gorilla (UNEP and UNESCO).[5]

Events

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

  • Ürümqi, Xinjiang
    . PRC officials said that a total of 197 people died.
  • Staples Center
    . It is watched by over 2.5 billion people worldwide.
  • Qazvin Province
     ; killing all 168 on board.
  • pursue joining the EU.[42]
  • Ritz-Carlton Hotels in Jakarta, Indonesia, killing 9 people (including 2 suicide bombers) and injuring 53.[43]
  • July 22 – The longest total solar eclipse of the 21st century, lasting up to 6 minutes and 38.86 seconds (0.14 seconds shorter than 6 minutes and 39 seconds), occurs over parts of Asia and the Pacific Ocean.
  • Bauchi State, Nigeria and quickly spreads throughout the northern part of the country.[44]

August

  • August 3Bolivia becomes the first South American country to declare the right of indigenous people to govern themselves.[45]
  • August 7Typhoon Morakot hits Taiwan, killing 673 and stranding more than 1,000 via the worst flooding on the island in half a century.[46]
  • government corruption.[47]

September

October

November

December

Births and deaths

Nobel Prizes

The Nobel Prize medallion.
The Nobel Prize medallion.

New English words

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