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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of November 2009?


Events

  • 01 Nov 2009 US lender CIT Group files for bankruptcy protection, arranging with bondholders to reduce debt by US$10 billion. In its filing it showed US$71 billion in finance and leasing assets against total debt of US$64.9 billion, making this the fifth biggest in US corporate history.
  • 02 Nov 2009 A large blast occurs in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, killing at least 35. (Reuters via the New York Times)
  • 03 Nov 2009 After 29 years of decriminalized prostitution in the U.S. state of Rhode Island, Governor Donald Carcieri signs a bill into law outlawing prostitution. (Providence Journal)
  • 04 Nov 2009 Rebel Houthis in Yemen cross the border into Saudi Arabia, killing a Saudi security officer and injuring 11 others. (Angola Press) (The Times)
  • 05 Nov 2009 US Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan kills 13 and wounds 30 at Fort Hood, Texas in the largest mass shooting at a US military installation.
  • 06 Nov 2009 A US Army major opens fire on fellow soldiers at the Fort Hood military base in Texas, killing 13 people and injuring 30.
  • 07 Nov 2009 A British tourist is shot dead by a masked gunman in the U.S. state of Texas. (The Guardian) (BBC) (The Times)
  • 08 Nov 2009 Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez tells the country's army and civilians to "prepare for war" with Colombia. (AP) (Xinhua)
  • 09 Nov 2009 World leaders mark the twentieth anniversary of the Berlin Wall's fall, with the main celebrations taking place at the Brandenburg Gate. (BBC) (Deutsche Welle) (The Age) (Bangkok Post)
  • 10 Nov 2009 A power failure at Itaipu causes a massive blackout, affecting 15 states of Brazil and, briefly, the entire country of Paraguay chaos is reported in major cities such as São Paulo. (BBC)
  • 11 Nov 2009 At the Greensville Correctional Center in In Jarratt, Virginia, USA, John Allen Muhammad is executed by lethal injection. Muhannad was convicted of sniper shootings that killed 10 people and terrified the Washington, D.C., region in 2002.
  • 12 Nov 2009 The US Mint releases the 2009 Lincoln, Presidency cent to circulation.
  • 13 Nov 2009 NASA scientists announce that last month's experiment to find water on the Moon was a major success, revealing ice and water vapor in the debris field of smashing a rocket into a crater.
  • 14 Nov 2009 New Zealand qualify for the 2010 FIFA World Cup for the first time since 1982, by defeating Bahrain in a playoff billed as ampquotthe biggest sporting event ever staged in New Zealandampquot and the country's most attended football match ever. (Arabnews)
  • 15 Nov 2009 The Metro Gold Line extension opens in East Los Angeles and Boyle Heights after decades of planning. (''Los Angeles Times'')
  • 16 Nov 2009 Kevin Rudd, the Prime Minister of Australia, apologises to the ampquotforgotten Australiansampquot raised in orphanages and foster homes during the twentieth century. (''The Australian'')
  • 17 Nov 2009 A prominent human rights campaigner for the Western Sahara region, Aminatou Haidar, who is on hunger strike at an airport in the Canary Islands, is to appear in a Spanish court on charges of public disorder. (Reuters) (AFP)
  • 18 Nov 2009 The France national football team beat the Republic of Ireland at the Stade de France to qualify for the 2010 FIFA World Cup finals in South Africa, with Thierry Henry admitting after the game that he committed handball in the move leading to the decisive goal. (''The Daily Telegraph'')
  • 19 Nov 2009 The US Mint releases the 2009 Zachary Taylor Presidential dollar to circulation.
  • 20 Nov 2009 The Large Hadron Collider, the largest atom collider in the world, is restarted after a fourteen-month delay for repairs. (The Daily Telegraph) (BBC) (Reuters)
  • 21 Nov 2009 Protestors gather at the French Embassy in Dublin in a continuation of the dispute with FIFA over the controversial handball incident in the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying match between France and Republic of Ireland. (RTÉ) (The Irish Times) (BBC)
  • 22 Nov 2009 An Algerian court acquits Abdulli Feghoul, who had been detained at Guantanamo Bay detention camp without trial for almost seven years. (AP) (BBC)
  • 23 Nov 2009 The Maguindanao massacre occurs in Ampatuan, Maguindanao, Mindanao, Philippines
  • 24 Nov 2009 An appeal court in Casablanca, Morocco, upholds a three year jail term against a human rights activist, Chahib Khayari, for ampquotoffending the authoritiesampquot after accusing top officials of being involved in drug networks. (IOL)
  • 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. (RTÉ)
  • 26 Nov 2009 Ireland's Taoiseach Brian Cowen is confronted by displeased residents in Athlone during his half-day tour of flood-hit areas in Galway, Offaly, Roscommon and Westmeath. (The Irish Times) (RTÉ)
  • 27 Nov 2009 A Russian high-speed passenger train traveling on the Moscow – Saint Petersburg Railway derails near Uglovka in a suspected terrorist attack, killing 26 people and injuring more than 100. (RIA Novosti) (BBC)
  • 28 Nov 2009 The death toll in a ferry accident in southern Bangladesh rises to 33. (Sify) (Press TV) (Bangkok Post)
  • 29 Nov 2009 Somali pirates capture the Greek-owned Maran Centaurus supertanker carrying oil from Saudi Arabia to the US.
  • 30 Nov 2009 The US Mint releases the 2009 Northern Mariana Islands quarter dollar to circulation.

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Music charts

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Movies

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The Godfather: Part II

The Godfather: Part II

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

Starring: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton

Country: United States of America

The Green Mile

The Green Mile

Directed by: Frank Darabont

Starring: Tom Hanks, Michael Clarke Duncan, David Morse, Bonnie Hunt

Country: United States of America

Ben-Hur

Ben-Hur

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Stephen Boyd, Haya Harareet

Country: United States of America

Million Dollar Baby

Million Dollar Baby

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Hilary Swank, Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Jay Baruchel

Country: United States of America

Ballad of a Soldier

Ballad of a Soldier

Directed by: Grigoriy Chukhray

Starring: Vladimir Ivashov, Zhanna Prokhorenko, Antonina Maksimova, Nikolay Kryuchkov

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in November 2009?
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Evidence by Jonathan Kellerman

Evidence

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BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Jonathan Kellerman's Victims.In a half-built mansion in Los Angeles, a watchman stumbles onto the bodies of a young couple—murdered and left in a gruesome

Rough Country by John Sandford

Rough Country

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The murder of a successful advertising executive leads Detective Virgil Flowers to the unlikely scene of the crime: a peaceful and bucolic wooded resort.

Grave Secret by Charlaine Harris

Grave Secret

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Lightning-struck sleuth Harper Connelly and her stepbrother Tolliver take a break from looking for the dead to visit the two little girls they both think of as family.

Nine Dragons by Michael Connelly

Nine Dragons

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Harry Bosch is assigned a homicide call in South L.A. that takes him to Fortune Liquors, where the Chinese owner has been shot to death behind the counter in an apparent

A Simple Christmas by Mike Huckabee

A Simple Christmas

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The New York Times bestseller by the former governor and presidential candidate-an instant classic, reissued for 2010. Christmas has become synonymous with shopping, overindulging, and stress.