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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in February 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 February 2009: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 2009?


Events

  • 01 Feb 2009 In Tampa, Florida, the NFL's SuperBowl XLII game is played. The Pittsburgh Steelers win their record sixth Super Bowl by defeating the Arizona Cardinals. Santonio Holmes is named the game's most valuable player.
  • 02 Feb 2009 The United States Senate confirms Eric Holder as Attorney General. (AP via Google News)
  • 03 Feb 2009 Spectrum Brands, maker of Ray-O-Vac batteries, files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the US.
  • 04 Feb 2009 2008-2009 Israel-Gaza conflict:
  • 05 Feb 2009 The United States Navy guided missile cruiser USS Port Royal runs aground off Oahu, Hawaii, damaging the ship as well as a coral reef.
  • 06 Feb 2009 Kyrgyzstan decides to shut a U.S. air base in Manas, used as an important staging post for U.S. forces fighting in Afghanistan.
  • 07 Feb 2009 The number of U.S. workers drawing unemployment aid reaches a record high of 4.99 million, the highest since records began in 1967.
  • 08 Feb 2009 In Los Angeles, California, the Grammay Awards are presented: Best album: Robert Plant and Alison Krauss for "Raising Sand"
  • 09 Feb 2009 New York Yankees' baseball superstar Alex Rodriguez admits to having used performance-enhancing steroids earlier in his career, over a three-year period from 2001 to 2003 with the Texas Rangers.
  • 10 Feb 2009 The U.S. Senate passes its own US$838 billion version of a rescue plan to fight the deepening recession, voting 61 to 37.
  • 11 Feb 2009 Ronettes singer Estelle Bennett ("Be My Baby") dies at age 67 in Englewood, New Jersey.
  • 12 Feb 2009 Colgan Air's Continental Connection Flight 3407 Dash 8 Q400 turboprop commuter plane nosedives and slams into a home in western New York state, killing all 49 people aboard and one on the ground.
  • 13 Feb 2009 The U.S. House of Representatives approves (246-183) a US$787 billion package of spending (64 percent) and tax cuts (36 percent).
  • 14 Feb 2009 An oil spill occurs in the Celtic Sea near County Cork, Ireland. (Department of Transport)
  • 15 Feb 2009 The United Kingdom confirms the first case of a person contracting Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease after receiving contaminated blood plasma. (Telegraph)
  • 16 Feb 2009 Section 76 of the United Kingdom's Counter-Terrorism Act 2008mdasha law that criminalizes publishing information about the Armed Forces, the Security Service, the Secret Intelligence Service, or Government Communications Headquartersmdashis effected. (BBC)
  • 17 Feb 2009 The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission charges Texas billionaire Allen Stanford and three of his companies with fraudulently selling US$8 billion in high-yield certificates of deposit. Stanford International Bank is based in Antigua with 30,000 clients in 131 countries and US$8.5 billion in assets.
  • 18 Feb 2009 Stefane 3G will represent Georgia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 in Moscow with ampquotWe Don't Wanna Put Inampquot, a song allegedly against Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. (Reuters)
  • 19 Feb 2009 The US Mint releases the 2009 William Henry Harrison Presidential dollar to circulation.
  • 20 Feb 2009 Swedish carmaker Saab (a unit of American carmaker General Motors) files for protection from creditors while it tries to find a new partner and raise funds.
  • 21 Feb 2009 The Taliban and Pakistan agree to a permanent ceasefire in the war in North-West Frontier Province. (CNN)
  • 22 Feb 2009 In Los Angeles, California, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences holds its Oscar awards ceremony. Best Picture: Slumdog Millionaire
  • 23 Feb 2009 The Standard & Poor's 500 Index post its lowest closes since the spring of 1997, dropping 26.71 points, or 3.47 percent, to 743.34.
  • 24 Feb 2009 United States President Barack Obama addresses a joint session of Congress. (BBC)
  • 25 Feb 2009 BDR massacre in Pilkhana, Dhaka, Bangladesh. 74 people are killed, including more than 50 army officials, by Bangladeshi Border Guards inside its headquarters.
  • 26 Feb 2009 US President Barack Obama proposes a 2009/10 budget of US$3.6 trillion, with a US$1.75 trillion deficit, the highest ever, amounting to a 12.3 percent share of the economy, the largest since 1945. Planned spending includes US$634 billion to pay for healthcare reform, US$200 billion fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan, and an extra US$250 billion set aside in case it is needed to bail out US banks.
  • 27 Feb 2009 China's Navy and Denmark's Navy thwart Somali pirate attacks on Italian and Chinese merchant vessels in the Gulf of Aden. (China Daily) (Canadian Press)
  • 28 Feb 2009 Carpatair Flight 128 – a Saab 2000 bound for Timişoara, Romania, from Chişinău, Moldova, and carrying 51 people – makes an emergency landing at Traian Vuia International Airport without its forward landing gear. (Phillyburbs) amp!-- Please leave the landing gear point in the synopsis, as otherwise it loses something since emergency landings come at a rate of many daily the landing gear issue is why the item is here on this portal. --amp

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Movies

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Woman in the Dunes

Woman in the Dunes

Directed by: Hiroshi Teshigahara

Starring: Eiji Okada, Kyôko Kishida, Hiroko Itô, Kôji Mitsui

Country: United States of America

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Directed by: Michel Gondry

Starring: Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Tom Wilkinson, Gerry Robert Byrne

Country: United States of America

Wheels of Destiny

Wheels of Destiny

Directed by: Alan James

Starring: Ken Maynard, Dorothy Dix, Philo McCullough, Frank Rice

Before Sunset

Before Sunset

Directed by: Richard Linklater

Starring: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Vernon Dobtcheff, Louise Lemoine Torrès

Country: United States of America

It Happened One Night

It Happened One Night

Directed by: Frank Capra

Starring: Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Walter Connolly, Roscoe Karns

Country: United States of America

Books

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A Slobbering Love Affair by Bernard Goldberg

A Slobbering Love Affair

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Do the mainstream media have a liberal bias? Sure they do, says CBS veteran and New York Times bestselling author Bernard Goldberg.

The Associate by John Grisham

The Associate

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Kyle McAvoy possesses an outstanding legal mind. Good-looking and affable, he has a glittering future. He also has a dark secret that could destroy his dreams, his career, even his life.

We Can Have Peace In The Holy Land by Jimmy Carter

We Can Have Peace In The Holy Land

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In this urgent, timely, and passionate book, Nobel Peace Laureate and former President Jimmy Carter argues that the present moment is a unique time for achieving peace in the Middle East—and

Dreams From My Father by Barack Obama

Dreams From My Father

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In this lyrical, unsentimental, and compelling memoir, the son of a black African father and a white American mother searches for a workable meaning to his life as a black American.

The Gamble by Thomas E. Ricks

The Gamble

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Thomas E. Rick's news-breaking follow up to the #1 New York Times bestseller Fiasco Now updated to fully document the inside story of the Iraq war since late 2005,