Wednesday 9 December 2009
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of December people in US were listening to Empire State Of Mind by Jay-Z.
Avatar, directed by James Cameron, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009
while Under the Dome by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
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- Anti-Corruption Day 
- Calendar of saints: Saint Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin : optional memorial
- Peter Fourier, founder of the Congregation of Notre Dame
- Also see December 9 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics); specifically the conception of Saint Anne
- Scandinavia (specifically Sweden): Anna's Day. Recognizes everyone named Anna, and marks the day to start the preparation process of the lutefisk to be consumed on Christmas Eve.
- Tanzania - Independence Day (of Tanganyika from Britain, 1961)
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- An unexplained spiral light seen in the sky across large parts of Northern Norway confounds spectators. Authorities speculate that the light could come from a misfired Russian rocket, but Russian authorities deny this. (''The Daily Telegraph'')
- Thousands of Jewish settlers stage a protest at the curbs on settlement building in the West Bank. (''Times of India'')
- British Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling delivers the pre Budget report, with tax rises and spending cuts to reduce the government debt. (''Wall Street Journal'')
- Irish Minister for Finance Brian Lenihan delivers the nation's Budget for 2010. (BBC)
- The Irish Bishops Conference apologises for the sexual abuse suffered by its children after spending the first day of its winter conference examining the Murphy Report. (BBC)
- 24 people are charged with rebellion after 57 people were killed during the Maguindanao massacre in the southern Philippines last month. (''Straits Times'')
- A legal challenge to Ireland's abortion laws takes place at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. (BBC)
- The Australian government is accused of ampquotcensorshipampquot after it refuses visas to several North Korean artists who were to attend an international exhibition displaying their work. (AFP)
- India plans to secure its naval harbours with electric fences ampquotagainst clandestine threats from the seaampquot. (BBC)
- Chinese police recommend that prosecutors formally charge dissident Liu Xiaobo for ampquotsubversion of state powerampquot after he was detained for a year without trial. (''New York Times'')
- Tens of thousands of people rally in several cities in Indonesia demanding the government do more to tackle political corruption. (''Jakarta Post'')
- Aung San Suu Kyi meets with an official from the military junta for the third time, as Burmese state media accuse her of being ampquotdishonestampquot. (BBC)
- The United States government agrees to pay $3.4 billion to settle ''Cobell v. Salazar'', a class-action lawsuit brought by Native American representatives who claimed that it has incorrectly accounted for Native American trust assets. (Voice of America)
- North Korea announces for the first time an outbreak of the H1N1 swine flu virus in the country. (Channel News Asia)
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