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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of June 2009?


Events

  • 01 Jun 2009 New USA requirement goes into effect for passports or other approved identification to be shown at all entry points.
  • 02 Jun 2009 Brazilian Defense Minister Nelson Jobim confirms that debris discovered in the Atlantic Ocean, near Fernando de Noronha, is the wreckage of Air France Flight 447. (CNN)
  • 03 Jun 2009 The Organization of American States revokes its 47-year suspension of Cuba. (Reuters)
  • 04 Jun 2009 United Kingdom Secretary of State for Work and Pensions James Purnell announces his resignation and requests that Prime Minister Gordon Brown also resign. ''(Guardian)''
  • 05 Jun 2009 Two thousand new private color photographs of Adolf Hitler are published. (Telegraph) (Daily News)
  • 06 Jun 2009 The European Union's parliamentary election continues in Cyprus, Italy, Latvia, Malta, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, and France's overseas departments and territories. (Europarl)
  • 07 Jun 2009 The European Union's parliamentary election concludes in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, and Sweden. (BBC) (RTÉ)
  • 08 Jun 2009 At least 18 factory workers are killed when their bus collides with a truck in the Nile Delta, Egypt. (''Irish Examiner'')
  • 09 Jun 2009 Romania's newly elected right-wing Greater Romania Party MEP George ampquotGigiampquot Becali is ordered by court not to leave the country. (BBC)
  • 10 Jun 2009 The leadership of the 30th Dáil Éireann in Ireland, representing Fianna Fáil and the Irish Green Party, win a motion of confidence. (RTÉ)
  • 11 Jun 2009 The outbreak of the H1N1 influenza strain, commonly referred to as quotswine fluquot, is deemed a global pandemic,ref name=quotWHO level 6quot becoming the first condition since the Hong Kong flu of 1967ampndash1968 to receive this designation.
  • 12 Jun 2009 A disputed presidential election in Iran leads to wide ranging protests in Iran and around the world.
  • 13 Jun 2009 New York-based theme park operator Six Flags files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, with US$2.4 billion in debt.
  • 14 Jun 2009 Europe's first death from H1N1 is reported in Paisley, Scotland. (Reuters) (RTÉ) (The Irish Times)
  • 15 Jun 2009 Iran
  • 16 Jun 2009 Iran
  • 17 Jun 2009 Former American HealthSouth chief executive Richard Scrushy is ordered to pay US$2.9 billion after a judge found him responsible for an accounting fraud that nearly bankrupted the hospital chain.
  • 18 Jun 2009 The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), a NASA robotic spacecraft is launched.
  • 19 Jun 2009 Ken Roberts, American radio and TV announcer (The Secret Storm and Love of Life), founder of broadcast performers' union (AFTRA), dies at age 99.
  • 20 Jun 2009 Ground is broken in New Mexico, USA, on the construction site of Spaceport America, the world's first purpose-built commercial spaceport. It will cost the New Mexico government almost US$200 million.
  • 21 Jun 2009 Archaeologists find evidence showing that the manioc plant was a staple food of the Maya. (''The Los Angeles Times'')
  • 22 Jun 2009 Washington Metro train collision: Two Metro trains collide in Washington, D.C., USA, killing 9 and injuring over 80.
  • 23 Jun 2009 Longtime Johnny Carson announcer/sidekick (The Tonight Show for 30 years) Ed McMahon dies at age 86 in California; host of Star Search from 1983 to 1995, co-host of Bloopers and Practical Jokes from 1982 to 1986, and emceed game shows Missing Links, Snap Judgment, Concentration, and Whodunnit!.
  • 24 Jun 2009 Togo abolishes the death penalty. (BBC)
  • 25 Jun 2009 Iran
  • 26 Jun 2009 The US House of Representatives passes the American Clean Energy and Security Act climate change bill, including cap and trade plan.
  • 27 Jun 2009 Two loyalist paramilitary groups in Northern Ireland begin decommissioning their weapons. (''The Telegraph'')
  • 28 Jun 2009 The Supreme Court of Honduras orders the arrest and exile of President Manuel Zelaya, claiming he was violating the nation's constitution by holding a referendum to stay in power. and multiple nations around the world.
  • 29 Jun 2009 Bernard Madoff is sentenced to 150 years in prison for "extraordinarily evil" crimes in Wall Street's biggest and most brazen investment fraud.
  • 30 Jun 2009 Minnesota Supreme Court rules Al Franken is the winner of the November 2008 election as US Senator, by a margin of 312 votes. This gives the Democrats 60 senators in Congress.

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Forrest Gump

Forrest Gump

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Starring: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Sally Field

Country: United States of America

Hamlet

Hamlet

Directed by: Grigori Kozintsev

Starring: Innokentiy Smoktunovskiy, Mikhail Nazvanov, Elza Radzina, Yuriy Tolubeev

Double Indemnity

Double Indemnity

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson, Byron Barr

Country: United States of America

North by Northwest

North by Northwest

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason, Jessie Royce Landis

Country: United States of America

On the Waterfront

On the Waterfront

Directed by: Elia Kazan

Starring: Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb, Rod Steiger

Country: United States of America

Books

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The Girls From Ames by Jeffrey Zaslow

The Girls From Ames

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The instant New York Times bestseller, now in paperback: a moving tribute to female friendships, with the inspiring story of eleven girls and the ten women they became, from the

The Sign by Raymond Khoury

The Sign

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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Last Templar New York Times bestselling author Raymond Khoury returns with a provocative thriller set at the intersection of science,

Skin Trade by Laurell K. Hamilton

Skin Trade

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When a vampire serial killer sends Anita Blake a grisly souvenir from Las Vegas, she has to warn Sin City's local authorities what they're dealing with.

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:

The Scarecrow by Michael Connelly

The Scarecrow

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The instant #1 bestseller from author Michael Connelly--"the best mystery writer in the world" (GQ)--brings back the hero of The Poet in a terrifying new thriller.Forced