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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in April 2009.
The US president was Barack Obama (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Gordon Brown (Labour), Pope Benedict XVI was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on April 2009: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 2009?


Events

  • 01 Apr 2009 Croatia and Albania join NATO
  • 02 Apr 2009 The U.S. House of Representatives passes a federal budget for fiscal 2010 starting October 1, voting 233-196 to pass the US$3.45 trillion budget.
  • 03 Apr 2009 The United States economy lost 663,000 jobs in March, raising the unemployment rate to 8.5%. (''New York Times'')
  • 04 Apr 2009 In Binghampton, New York, USA, a gunman kills 13 people in the American Civic Association building after taking dozens hostage, then kills himself.
  • 05 Apr 2009 North Korea launches its controversial Kwangmyongsong-2 rocket. The satellite passed over mainland Japan, which prompted an immediate reaction from the United Nations Security Council, as well as participating states of Six-party talks.
  • 06 Apr 2009 North Carolina Tar Heels overwhelms Michigan State Spartans 89-72 in the final of the NCAA Tournament.
  • 07 Apr 2009 Mass protests begin across Moldova under the belief that results from the parliamentary election are fraudulent.
  • 08 Apr 2009 Pulte Homes in the USA announces it will buy rival Centex Corp in a US$1.3 billion all-stock deal to create the largest U.S. homebuilder.
  • 09 Apr 2009 In Tbilisi, Georgia, up to 60,000 people protest against the government of Mikheil Saakashvili.
  • 10 Apr 2009 President of Fiji Ratu Josefa Iloilo announces he will suspend the constitution and assume all governance in the country, creating a constitutional crisis.
  • 11 Apr 2009 Anti-government protests cancel the Fourth East Asia Summit in Pattaya, Thailand. (BBC)
  • 12 Apr 2009 U.S. Navy rescues Captain Richard Phillips killing three pirates, and capturing a fourth.
  • 13 Apr 2009 Former major-league pitcher (Detroit Tigers, 1976-80) Mark Fidrych dies in an apparent accident at his farm in Northborough, Massachusetts, at age 54.
  • 14 Apr 2009 North Korea will depart the six-party talks and resume its nuclear program. (BBC)
  • 15 Apr 2009 China launches a second satellite as part of its Compass global navigation system. (Xinhua)
  • 16 Apr 2009 General Growth Properties, the second-largest U.S. mall owner (over 200 malls), files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the biggest real estate failure in U.S. history. The 55-year-old company, based in Chicago, listed total assets of US$29.56 billion and total debts of $27.29 billion. Company share value dropped to 60 cents from a high of US$67 in 2007.
  • 17 Apr 2009 An airplane crash kills 11 people in Papua, Indonesia. (UPI)
  • 18 Apr 2009 Roxana Saberi, an Iranian-American journalist, is sentenced to eight years in prison for espionage by an Iranian court. She is released the following month, after an appeals court reduces and suspends her sentence.
  • 19 Apr 2009 Eight corrections officers are killed in an ambush during a prisoner transfer in Nayarit, Mexico. (AP via Google)
  • 20 Apr 2009 Oracle announces it will acquire Sun Microsystems for more than US$7 billion.
  • 21 Apr 2009 Yahoo! will cut between 600 and 700 jobs. (AP via ''Forbes'')
  • 22 Apr 2009 The United Kingdom's new government budget will increase borrowing and tax high-income earners to 50%. (''Washington Post'')
  • 23 Apr 2009 The gamma ray burst GRB 090423 is observed for 10 seconds. The event signals the most distant object of any kind and also the oldest known object in the universe.
  • 24 Apr 2009 The World Health Organization expresses concern at the spread of influenza from Mexico and the United States to other countries.ref name=quotwho_statement_2009-04-25quot International cases and resulting deaths are confirmed.
  • 25 Apr 2009 Ethiopia arrests 35 people in connection with Berhanu Nega's plan to overthrow the government. (BBC via ABC News Australia)
  • 26 Apr 2009 Eleven Justice and Equality Movement members are sentenced to death for attacking Khartoum, Sudan, in 2008. (BBC)
  • 27 Apr 2009 General Motors announces it will phase out the 82-year-old Pontiac brand by the end of 2010.
  • 28 Apr 2009 The first transgenic, fluorescent dogs are cloned in South Korea. (AP via Google News)
  • 29 Apr 2009 (to May 1) Heritage Numismatic Auctions conductions coin auctions at the Central States Numismatic Society convention in Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • 30 Apr 2009 Chrysler files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and announces a deal with Fiat. The US government announces it will provide up to US$3.5 billion in debtor-in-possession financing and up to US$4.5 billion in exit financing. The company is expected to continue under a new ownershop arrangement: 55 percent United Auto Workers' healthcare trust fund, Fiat 20 percent, U.S. and Canadian governments with a combined stake of 10 percent.

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Music charts

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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Right Roundyoutube
  2. - Poker Face
  3. - Boom Boom Powyoutube
  4. - Kiss Me Thru The Phone
  5. - Dead And Gone

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Sherlock Jr.

Sherlock Jr.

Directed by: Buster Keaton

Starring: Buster Keaton, Kathryn McGuire, Joe Keaton, Erwin Connelly

Country: United States of America

The World of Apu

The World of Apu

Directed by: Satyajit Ray

Starring: Soumitra Chatterjee, Sharmila Tagore, Alok Chakravarty, Swapan Mukherjee

Country: United States of America

My Night at Maud's

My Night at Maud's

Directed by: Éric Rohmer

Starring: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Françoise Fabian, Marie-Christine Barrault, Antoine Vitez

Country: United States of America

The 400 Blows

The 400 Blows

Directed by: François Truffaut

Starring: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Albert Rémy, Claire Maurier, Guy Decomble

Country: United States of America

Manhattan

Manhattan

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Mariel Hemingway, Michael Murphy

Country: United States of America

Books

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The Help by Kathryn Stockett

The Help

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Aibileen is a black maid in 1962 Jackson, Mississippi, who's always taken orders quietly, but lately she's unable to hold her bitterness back. Her friend Minny has never held her tongue but now must somehow keep secrets about her employer …

The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER“I wonder how the book got to Guernsey? Perhaps there is some sort of secret homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers.”

The Lost Quilter by Jennifer Chiaverini

The Lost Quilter

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Master Quilter Sylvia Bergstrom Compson treasures an antique quilt called by three names -- Birds in the Air, after its pattern; the Runaway Quilt, after the woman who sewed it; and

Heart And Soul by Maeve Binchy

Heart And Soul

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With the warmth, humor, and compassion we have come to expect, Maeve Binchy tells a story of doctors and staff, patients, family, and friends at a heart clinic in a community

Once A Runner by John L. Parker Jr.

Once A Runner

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Originally self-published in 1978, Once a Runner captures the essence of competitive running—and of athletic competition in general—and has become one of the most beloved sports novels ever published..Inspired