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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of July 2009?


Events

  • 01 Jul 2009 Shares of American International Group drop 22 percent, following shareholder approval of a 1-for-20 reverse stock split, and after the New York Stock Exchange accidentally announced the suspension and delisting of the stock.
  • 02 Jul 2009 American forces led by 4000 Marines begin a large offensive in southern Afghanistan against Taliban forces.
  • 03 Jul 2009 The African Union stops cooperation with the International Criminal Court because it charged Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir with war crimes. (BBC)
  • 04 Jul 2009 The Statue of Liberty's crown reopens to the public after 8 years, due to security reasons following the World Trade Center attacks.
  • 05 Jul 2009 A series of violent riots break out in Urumqi, the capital city of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in China.
  • 06 Jul 2009 2009 Honduran coup d'état
  • 07 Jul 2009 A public memorial service is held for musician Michael Jackson. It is regarded as one of the most prominent funerals of all time.ref name=Allen
  • 08 Jul 2009 The European Commission fines GDF Suez and E.ON €553nbspmillion each over arrangements on the MEGAL pipeline. (Reuters)
  • 09 Jul 2009 A magnitude 5.7 earthquake strikes Yunnan province of China, killing one person and destroying over 10,000 homes. (BBC)
  • 10 Jul 2009 General Motors emerges from bankruptcy protection after 40 days, with 60 percent ownership in the hands of the U.S. government.
  • 11 Jul 2009 The President of Peru Alan García names Javier Velásquez as the Prime Minister of Peru. (AFP via Google News)
  • 12 Jul 2009 Chinese Foreign Minister Jiechi Yang says tranquility can be restored in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region and the perpetrators will be brought into court without any ethnical discrimination, in a 1 hour 15 minute phone conversation regarding the recent incidents with his Turkish counterpart Ahmet Davutoğlu. (''Anadolu Agency'')
  • 13 Jul 2009 Twelve European companies launch the €400nbspbillion Desertec project to build solar thermal power stations in North Africa. (Bloomberg)
  • 14 Jul 2009 Malaysian opposition party PAS wins the Manek Urai by-election against government-led Barisan Nasional. (''The Straits Times'')
  • 15 Jul 2009 Caspian Airlines Flight 7908 crashes near Qazvin, Iran, killing all 168 on board.
  • 16 Jul 2009 A Ugandan study finds circumcising men who already have HIV does not protect their female partners from the virus. (BBC)
  • 17 Jul 2009 Former CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite, "the most trusted man in America," dies in New York at age 92.
  • 18 Jul 2009 Last surviving Battle of Jutland veteran and last surviving founder member of the Royal Air Force Henry Allingham dies at the age of 113. At the time of his death he was the oldest living man in the world. (BBC) (AFP) (RTÉ)
  • 19 Jul 2009 Ten policemen are arrested in Michoacán, Mexico, in connection with the murder of 12 federal police whose bodies were found piled next to a road. (France 24)
  • 20 Jul 2009 Ajmal Kasab, the only surviving gunman in the 2008 Mumbai attacks, pleads guilty in an Indian court, ending months of denials. (Associated Press) (The Times of India)
  • 21 Jul 2009 Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso dissolves the House of Representatives, setting the stage for a general election on August 30. (Xinhua)
  • 22 Jul 2009 The longest total solar eclipse of the 21st century, lasting up to 6 minutes and 38.8 seconds, occurs over parts of Asia and the Pacific Ocean.
  • 23 Jul 2009 The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above 9000 for the first time since January. (''The New York Times'')
  • 24 Jul 2009 The US Senate confirms Rosa Gumataotao Rios to serve as 43rd US treasurer.
  • 25 Jul 2009 Worldwide protests in 80 cities take place in support of Iranian protesters following the disputed presidential election. (The Times) (CNN) (Al Jazeera)
  • 26 Jul 2009 Former world boxing champion Vernon Forrest is shot dead in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, the victim of an apparent robbery.
  • 27 Jul 2009 The US Mint releases the 2009 American Samoa quarter dollar to circulation.
  • 28 Jul 2009 At least fifteen people die and at least 65 more disappear after a boat carrying 200 Haitian migrants sinks near the Turks and Caicos Islands. (BBC) (Daily Express) (Houston Chronicle) (Reuters) (Toronto Star)
  • 29 Jul 2009 Nigerian battles
  • 30 Jul 2009 70,000 people are evacuated from Bryan, TX, United States, after ammonium nitrate is released during a fire at the El Dorado Chemical Company warehouse there.(AP via google)
  • 31 Jul 2009 Nigerian battles

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Music charts

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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Boom Boom Powyoutube
  2. - I Gotta Feelingyoutube
  3. - Best I Ever Had
  4. - You Belong With Me
  5. - Knock You Down

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Rear Window

Rear Window

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter

Country: United States of America

The Secret in Their Eyes

The Secret in Their Eyes

Directed by: Juan José Campanella

Starring: Ricardo Darín, Soledad Villamil, Pablo Rago, Carla Quevedo

Country: United States of America

Guardians of the Galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy

Directed by: James Gunn

Starring: Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Zoe Saldana

Country: United States of America

The Sixth Sense

The Sixth Sense

Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan

Starring: Bruce Willis, Haley Joel Osment, Toni Collette, Olivia Williams

Country: United States of America

The Mirror

The Mirror

Directed by: Andrei Tarkovsky

Starring: Margarita Terekhova, Filipp Yankovskiy, Ignat Daniltsev, Oleg Yankovskiy

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in July 2009?
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The Fixer Upper by Mary Kay Andrews

The Fixer Upper

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“Entirely satisfying, an expert balance of warmth and compassion, terrific supporting characters, a little steamy sex, and just enough suspense to keep you from guessing how it will all go down.”—Atlanta

Bobby And Jackie by C. David Heymann

Bobby And Jackie

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The bestselling author uses his impressive list of sources and impeccable insight to reveal the true story of the relationship between Jacqueline Kennedy and her brother-in-law, Robert F.

Free by Chris Anderson

Free

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The online economy offers challenges to traditional businesses as well as incredible opportunities. Chris Anderson makes the compelling case that in many instances businesses can succeed best by giving away more

Gone Tomorrow by Lee Child

Gone Tomorrow

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Susan Mark, the fifth passenger, had a big secret, and her plain little life was being watched in Washington, and California, and Afghanistan—by dozens of people with one thing in common:

Best Friends Forever by Jennifer Weiner

Best Friends Forever

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From New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Weiner comes "a smart, witty fairy tale for grownups" (Maureen Corrigan, NPR).Addie Downs and Valerie Adler will be best friends forever.