July 2009 calendar

July 2009

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of July 2009?


  • 01 Jul 2009 American International Group shares fell 22 percent after shareholders approved a 1-for-20 reverse stock splitting and the New York Stock Exchange accidentally announced suspension and delisting.
  • 02 Jul 2009 American forces, led by 4000 Marines, launch a major offensive in southern Afghanistan against Taliban forces.
  • 03 Jul 2009 Because Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir was charged with war crimes, the African Union has stopped cooperating with the International Criminal Court.
  • 04 Jul 2009 After 8 years, the Statue of Liberty's crown is reopened to the public due to security concerns following the attacks on the World Trade Center.
  • 05 Jul 2009 A series of violent riots break out in Ürümqi, the capital city of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in China.
  • 06 Jul 2009 2009 Honduran coup d'etat
  • 07 Jul 2009 An open memorial service is held in honor of Michael Jackson. It is one of the most recognizable funerals ever.ref=Allen
  • 08 Jul 2009 GDF Suez and E.ON are each being fined EUR553nbspmillion by the European Commission for their involvement in arrangements regarding the MEGAL Pipeline.
  • 09 Jul 2009 One person is killed and over 10,000 homes are destroyed in a magnitude 5.7 earthquake that strikes Yunnan, China.
  • 10 Jul 2009 General Motors is freed from bankruptcy protection within 40 days. The U.S. government now owns 60% of General Motors.
  • 11 Jul 2009 Javier Velasquez is named Prime Minister of Peru by President Alan Garcia.
  • 12 Jul 2009 Chinese Foreign Minister Jiechi Yang said that tranquility in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region can be restored and the perpetrators would be brought to court without any ethnic discrimination in a one hour 15 minute telephone conversation about the recent incidents with Ahmet Davutoglu.
  • 13 Jul 2009 Twelve European companies have launched the EUR400 billion Desertec project in North Africa to build solar thermal power plants.
  • 14 Jul 2009 The Manek Urai election is won by PAS, the opposition party in Malaysia, against Barisan Nasional's government-led Barisan Nasional.
  • 15 Jul 2009 Caspian Airlines Flight No. 7908 crashes in Iran near Qazvin killing all 168 passengers.
  • 16 Jul 2009 According to a Ugandan study, circumcising HIV-positive men does not protect them from their female partners.
  • 17 Jul 2009 Walter Cronkite, a former CBS News anchor and "the most trusted man" in America, has died in New York at the age of 92.
  • 18 Jul 2009 Henry Allingham, the last survivor of Battle of Jutland and the last founding member of Royal Air Force, dies at the age of113. He was the world's oldest living person at the time of his death.
  • 19 Jul 2009 In Mexico, 10 police officers were arrested for the murder of 12 federal agents. Their bodies were found next to a road.
  • 20 Jul 2009 Ajmal Kasab (the only survivor of the Mumbai attacks in 2008) pleads guilty before an Indian court. This ends months of denials.
  • 21 Jul 2009 The Japanese Prime Minister Taro aso disintegrates the House of Representatives. This sets the stage for general elections on August 30.
  • 22 Jul 2009 The longest total solar eclipse in 21 years, lasting 6 minutes and 38.8 seconds over parts of Asia, and the Pacific Ocean, is observed.
  • 23 Jul 2009 For the first time since January, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above 9000.
  • 24 Jul 2009 Rosa Gumataotao Rios was confirmed by the US Senate to be 43rd US treasurer.
  • 25 Jul 2009 Following the dispute presidential election, protests are held in 80 cities worldwide in support of Iranian protesters.
  • 26 Jul 2009 Vernon Forrest, a former world champion boxer, is killed in Atlanta, Georgia USA. He was the victim of an apparent robbery.
  • 27 Jul 2009 The 2009 American Samoa quarter-dollar is now in circulation at the US Mint
  • 28 Jul 2009 After a boat carrying 200 Haitian migrants sinks in the Turks and Caicos Islands, at least 15 people are killed and 65 others are missing,
  • 29 Jul 2009 Nigerian battles
  • 30 Jul 2009 After ammonium nitrate was released at El Dorado Chemical Company warehouse in Bryan, Texas, United States, 70,000 people were evacuated.
  • 31 Jul 2009 Nigerian battles
  • 05 Jul 2009 The largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold ever discovered in Britain, consisting of more than 1,500 items, is found near the village of Hammerwich, near Lichfield, Staffordshire.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in July 2009?
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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


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in July 2009?

The Neighbor by Lisa Gardner

The Neighbor



And Then The Roof Caved In by David Faber

And Then The Roof Caved In


CNBC's David Faber examines the causes and effects of the financial crisis. And then the Roof Caved in exposes the truth about credit

Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris

Dead and Gone


The ninth novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling Sookie Stackhouse Series features the werewolves, shifters and a small town called Bon Temps.

Born To Run by Christopher McDougall

Born To Run


This epic adventure began with one question: "Why does my foot hurt?" The blissful Tarahumara Indians are isolated by Mexico's dangerous Copper Canyons. They have perfected their ability to run hundreds.

First Family by David Baldacci

First Family


After the #1 New York Times Bestsellers Split Second, Hour Game and Simple Genius, Sean King, Michelle Maxwell and David Baldacci return to create David Baldacci’s most thrilling thriller yet.