November 2009 calendar

November 2009

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of November 2009?


  • 01 Nov 2009 CIT Group, a US lender, files for bankruptcy protection. It has arranged with bondholders to reduce its debt by US$10 Billion. It filed a US$71 billion worth of finance and leasing assets, with total debt of US$64.9 trillion. This makes it the fifth largest US corporate filing.
  • 02 Nov 2009 At least 35 people are killed in a large explosion that occurred in Rawalpindi (Pakistan).
  • 03 Nov 2009 After 29 years of Rhode Island's decriminalization of prostitution, Governor Donald Carcieri signed a bill that legalizes prostitution.
  • 04 Nov 2009 Rebel Houthis from Yemen crossed the border into Saudi Arabia to kill a Saudi security officer, and injure 11 more.
  • 05 Nov 2009 In the largest-ever mass shooting at an American military base, Major Nidal Malik Hazan of the US Army kills 13 people and injures 30 others at Fort Hood (Texas).
  • 06 Nov 2009 Thirteen people were killed and 30 injured when a major in the US Army opened fire on their fellow soldiers at Fort Hood, Texas military base.
  • 07 Nov 2009 In the U.S., a gunman disguised as a man shoots a British tourist.
  • 08 Nov 2009 Hugo Chavez, Venezuela's President, tells Venezuelan civilians and the army to prepare for war with Colombia.
  • 09 Nov 2009 The Brandenburg Gate is the focal point of celebrations marking the 20th anniversary of the fall de Berlin Wall.
  • 10 Nov 2009 Itaipu's power outage causes widespread blackouts in 15 Brazilian states. During this time, chaos spreads to Paraguay.
  • 11 Nov 2009 John Allen Muhammad is executed at the Greensville Correctional Center, In Jarratt (Virginia), USA by lethal injection. Muhannad was convicted for sniper shootings in which 10 people were killed and the Washington, D.C. region was terrorized in 2002.
  • 12 Nov 2009 The 2009 Lincoln and Presidency Cents are now available from the US Mint.
  • 13 Nov 2009 NASA scientists announced that the experiment to find water in the Moon last month was a huge success. The debris field created by smashing a rocket into an asteroid revealed ice and water vapour.
  • 14 Nov 2009 New Zealand has qualified for the 2010 FIFA World Cup after defeating Bahrain in a playoff that was billed as ampquotthe largest sporting event ever held in New Zealandampquot, and the country's greatest football match.
  • 15 Nov 2009 After decades of planning, the Metro Gold Line Extension opens in East Los Angeles & Boyle Heights.
  • 16 Nov 2009 Kevin Rudd, Australia's Prime Minister, apologizes to those who were orphaned and placed in foster homes during the 20th century.
  • 17 Nov 2009 Aminatou Haidar is a prominent human rights activist for the Western Sahara. She is currently on hunger strike at an Airport in the Canary Islands and will appear before a Spanish court to face charges of public disorder.
  • 18 Nov 2009 France's national football team defeated the Republic of Ireland at Stade de France in order to qualify for the FIFA World Cup finals 2010 in South Africa. Thierry Henry admitted after the match that he had committed handball, which led to the decisive goal.
  • 19 Nov 2009 The US Mint has released the 2009 Zachary Taylor Presidential Dollar to circulation.
  • 20 Nov 2009 After a 14-month delay, the Large Hadron Collider is now up and running.
  • 21 Nov 2009 Protestors gathered at the French Embassy, Dublin to continue their dispute with FIFA regarding the controversial handball incident during the qualifying match for the FIFA World Cup 2010.
  • 22 Nov 2009 Abdulli Feghoul was acquitted by an Algerian court. He had been held at Guantanamo Bay without trial for nearly seven years.
  • 23 Nov 2009 Maguindanao massacre takes place in Ampatuan Maguindanao (Mindanao), Philippines
  • 24 Nov 2009 A Casablanca appeal court, Morocco, has imposed a three-year sentence against Chahib Khayari for violating the law. He was accused of accusing top officials with being involved in drug trafficking.
  • 25 Nov 2009 Irish floods: Water levels rise between Gort and Kinvara, the main Galway-Limerick road is partially impassable, water levels in Athlone reach 50cm over the highest level on record, Waterways Ireland describes water levels on the River Shannon as ampquotunmanageableampquot and says one third of Ireland's annual rain has so far fallen during November alone.
  • 26 Nov 2009 Ireland's Taoiseach Brian Cowen faces discontent residents in Athlone as he tours flood-stricken areas in Galway and Offaly, Roscommon, Westmeath, and Roscommon.
  • 27 Nov 2009 In a terrorist attack, a Russian high-speed passenger train on the Moscow-Saint Petersburg Railway derails close to Uglovka. 26 people were killed and more than 100 injured.
  • 28 Nov 2009 In southern Bangladesh, 33 people are killed in ferry accidents.
  • 29 Nov 2009 Somali pirates seize the supertanker Maran Centaurus owned by Greece, which was carrying oil from Saudi Arabia to America.
  • 30 Nov 2009 The 2009 quarter dollar from the Northern Mariana Islands is now in circulation by the US Mint
  • 05 Nov 2009 U.S. Army Major Nidal Hasan murders 13 and wounds 32 at Fort Hood, Texas in the deadliest mass shooting at a U.S. military installation.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in November 2009?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Down
  2. - Firefliesyoutube
  3. - Whatcha Say
  4. - Empire State Of Mind
  5. - Party In The U.S.A.


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in November 2009?

Pursuit Of Honor: A Novel by Vince Flynn

Pursuit Of Honor: A Novel


#1 New York Times bestselling writer of American Assassin - soon to be a major motion movie An exhilarating political thriller by #1 New York Times bestselling Author Vince Flynn (The Providence Journal).

The Scarpetta Factor by Patricia Cornwell

The Scarpetta Factor


The extraordinary new novel by Patricia Cornwell is about Kay Scarpetta, a forensic expert and crime writer who travels down the unknown road to fame.

A Simple Christmas by Mike Huckabee

A Simple Christmas


The New York Times Bestseller by former governor and presidential candidate-an instant hit, reissued in 2010. Christmas is synonymous with overindulging and stress.

True Compass by Edward M. Kennedy

True Compass


Edward M. Kennedy is widely considered to be one of the greatest Senators in American history. He is also America's patriarch and most revered family.

The Gathering Storm by Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson

The Gathering Storm


The Wheel of Time(r), now in development for TV! Since its 1990 debut, The Wheel of Time(r), by Robert Jordan has captured millions of readers across the globe with its originality and captivating characters.