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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of March 2009?


Events

  • 01 Mar 2009 The Basque Nationalist Party wins a plurality of seats in Spain's Basque Country's parliamentary elections. (CNN)
  • 02 Mar 2009 The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes below 7,000 for the first time since May 1997, dropping 299.64 points, or 4.24 percent, to 6,763.29.
  • 03 Mar 2009 The building of the Historisches Archiv der Stadt Koln (Historical Archives) in Cologne, Germany, collapses.
  • 04 Mar 2009 The International Criminal Court (ICC) issues an arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir for war crimes and crimes against humanity in Darfur. Al-Bashir is the first sitting head of state to be indicted by the ICC since its establishment in 2002.
  • 05 Mar 2009 General Motors acknowledges in its annual report that its survival is in ampquotsubstantial doubtampquot. (''New York Times'')
  • 06 Mar 2009 The European Union will transfer to Kenya suspected Somali pirates captured during Operation Atalanta. (AFP via Google News)
  • 07 Mar 2009 NASA launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida the unmanned Kepler telescope to orbit the Sun to search for Earth-like planets with the potential to host life.
  • 08 Mar 2009 Former Israeli President Moshe Katsav will be charged with rape and indecent assault. (Bloomberg)
  • 09 Mar 2009 US President Barack Obama signs an executive order restoring funding for stem cell research.
  • 10 Mar 2009 The United States Senate passes a US$410-billion omnibus spending bill. (CNN)
  • 11 Mar 2009 Winnenden school shooting : 17 people are killed at a school in Germany.
  • 12 Mar 2009 Swiss drugmaking company Roche Holding announces it will acquire the remaining 44 percent of American biotechnology company Genentech stock for US$46.8 billion.
  • 13 Mar 2009 The United States abandons the term ampquotenemy combatantampquot for detainees at Guantánamo Bay Naval Base's detention camp. (''New York Times'')
  • 14 Mar 2009 A copy of the first Superman comic (Action Comics, Number 1, June 1938) sells at an auction for US$317,200.
  • 15 Mar 2009 NASA launches space shuttle Discovery from Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
  • 16 Mar 2009 Former Antananarivo Mayor Andry Rajoelina demands that Madagascar's military arrest President Marc Ravalomanana, as Army soldiers seize a presidential palace in the capital. (AP via Google News)
  • 17 Mar 2009 The New Jersey Devils' Martin Brodeur passes Patrick Roy to becomes the National Hockey League's winningest goaltender. (ESPN)
  • 18 Mar 2009 The US Federal Reserve, for the first time since the 1960s, announces it will buy up to US$300 billion of government Treasury bonds. The Federal Reserve also announces it will expand an existing program to buy debt and securities to US$1.45 trillion.
  • 19 Mar 2009 A 7.9-magnitude earthquake occurs and the Hunga Tonga submarine volcano erupts in the Pacific Ocean near Tongatapu, Tonga. (MSNBC) (Sky News)
  • 20 Mar 2009 The United States Navy's USS ''Hartford'' and USS ''New Orleans'' collide in the Strait of Hormuz. (US Navy)
  • 21 Mar 2009 At least 21 people are killed during combat in Russia's Dagestan Republic. (Reuters India)
  • 22 Mar 2009 Mount Redoubt, a volcano in Alaska begins erupting after a prolonged period of unrest.
  • 23 Mar 2009 A car bomb is located and defused near a shopping mall in Haifa, Israel. (BBC)
  • 24 Mar 2009 The Lady Mary, a fishing vessel, sinks off the coast of Cape May
  • 25 Mar 2009 Sweden's Parliament will abolish the 50-öre coin on September 30, 2010. (Riksbanken)
  • 26 Mar 2009 Mount Redoubt volcano in Alaska erupts, shooting a plume of ash and smoke into the atmosphere, up to 20,000m.
  • 27 Mar 2009 Situ Gintung, an artificial lake in Indonesia, fails, killing at least 99 people.
  • 28 Mar 2009 NASA's space shuttle Discovery lands at Kennedy Space Center in Florida after a 13-day mission to the International Space Station.
  • 29 Mar 2009 General Motors Chairman/CEO Rick Wagoner resigns. (CNN)
  • 30 Mar 2009 General Motors CEO Rick Wagoner is ordered to step down by US President Barack Obama.
  • 31 Mar 2009 Likud Party Chairman Benjamin Netanyahu is inaugurated as Prime Minister of Israel. (Xinhua via Reuters)

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Movies

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The Matrix

The Matrix

Directed by: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving

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

Some Like It Hot

Some Like It Hot

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, George Raft

Country: United States of America

The Cremator

The Cremator

Directed by: Juraj Herz

Starring: Rudolf Hrusínský, Vlasta Chramostová, Jana Stehnová, Milos Vognic

Country: United States of America

Rio Bravo

Rio Bravo

Directed by: Howard Hawks

Starring: John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson, Angie Dickinson

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in March 2009?
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Watchmen by Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons

Watchmen

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A New York Times Best Seller! This Hugo Award-winning graphic novel chronicles the fall from grace of a group of super-heroes plagued by all-too-human failings. Along the way, the concept of the super-hero is dissected as the heroes are stalked …

Temptation And Surrender by Stephanie Laurens

Temptation And Surrender

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Stephanie Laurens continues her bestselling Cynster series with Temptation and Surrender, the story of Jonas Tallent, brother-in-law of Lucifer Cynster, who leaves the ballrooms of London to manage his family’s estate,

Handle With Care by Jodi Picoult

Handle With Care

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When Willow is born with severe osteogenesis imperfecta, her parents are devastated—she will suffer hundreds of broken bones as she grows, a lifetime of pain.

One Day At A Time by Danielle Steel

One Day At A Time

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Danielle Steel celebrates families of every stripe in her compelling novel—a tale of three very different couples who struggle and survive, love, laugh, and learn to take life .

The Yankee Years by Joe Torre and Tom Verducci

The Yankee Years

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The definitive story of one of the greatest dynasties in baseball history, Joe Torre's New York Yankees. When Joe Torre took over as manager of the Yankees in 1996, they had not