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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of September 2009?


Events

  • 01 Sep 2009 European leaders remember the victims of World War II at ceremonies marking the start of the conflict 70 years ago. (RTÉ) (BBC) (CBC) (Time) (Japan Today)
  • 02 Sep 2009 US drugmaker Pfizer agrees to pay US$2.3 billion in the largest healthcare fraud settlement in the history of the Department of Justice. The firm was found to have illegally promoted four drugs for uses which had not been approved by medical regulators.
  • 03 Sep 2009 Chief Minister of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy is confirmed dead when the wreckage of the helicopter that crashed with him on-board in southern India on Wednesday is located. (BBC) (CNN) (Economic Times) (Press Trust of India)
  • 04 Sep 2009 The death toll in the 2009 Java earthquake rises to 63. (CBC) (Xinhua)
  • 05 Sep 2009 The G-20 finance ministers outline plans for banking reform, including tougher regulation of financial institutions. (MarketWatch) (Reuters)
  • 06 Sep 2009 In Beverly Hills, California, Ira & Larry Goldberg, Auctioneers, conduct the auction of part one of the Dan Holmes collection of US large cents.
  • 07 Sep 2009 Busch Gardens in Florida closes The Big Bad Wolf roller coaster. 29 million fans rode the attraction, which was the world's first suspended roller coaster.
  • 08 Sep 2009 A shipwreck in Sierra Leone leaves ampquotscoresampquot dead. (''The Sydney Morning Herald'')
  • 09 Sep 2009 US Representative Joe Wilson (R-SC) interrupts President Barack Obama's health care speech to the Congress with an audible shout of ampquotYou lie!ampquot (''New York Times'')
  • 10 Sep 2009 British Prime Minister Gordon Brown apologises for the post-war treatment of celebrated WWII code-breaker Alan Turing, who was chemically castrated for having homosexual relations. (Downing St) (CBC) (Reuters India) (The New York Times) (The Daily Telegraph)
  • 11 Sep 2009 The search and rescue effort following the 2009 Sierra Leone shipwreck comes to end, with 90 confirmed dead and at least 100 others declared missing. (Reuters)
  • 12 Sep 2009 Police in the Madagascar capital Antananarivo disperse small groups of opposition supporters opposed to the administration of Andry Rajoelina. (IOL)
  • 13 Sep 2009 Russia announces that it will assist Venezuela in the building of a nuclear energy program.
  • 14 Sep 2009 American actor Patrick Swayze (Dirty Dancing, Ghost) dies after a long battle with pancreatic cancer at age 57.
  • 15 Sep 2009 The Red-Green Coalition of Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg is elected for another term in the Norwegian parliamentary election. (Norway Post) (Financial Times)
  • 16 Sep 2009 New documents disclose that novelist J. R. R. Tolkien secretly trained as a spy for His Majesty's Government in the run up to World War II. (''The Daily Telegraph'')
  • 17 Sep 2009 A senior Irish Catholic bishop says Roman Catholics can vote ampquotYesampquot in the country's second referendum on the Treaty of Lisbon ampquotin good conscienceampquot. (BBC)
  • 18 Sep 2009 The 72 year run of the soap opera The Guiding Light ends as its final episode is broadcast.
  • 19 Sep 2009 A six-nation east African regional bloc consisting of Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan and Uganda urges global sanctions on Eritrea for backing Islamist rebels in neighbouring war-torn Somalia. (IOL)
  • 20 Sep 2009 ''Precious'' wins the People's Choice Award at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival. (CNN)
  • 21 Sep 2009 A trial against former Prime Minister of France Dominique de Villepin, over the Clearstream affair, begins in Paris. (BBC) (RTÉ) (The Daily Telegraph) (The Guardian)
  • 22 Sep 2009 American Mesac Damas is extradited from Haiti to stand trial for the murders of his six family members in Florida, United States.NBC-2
  • 23 Sep 2009 The cities of Canberra, Sydney and Brisbane in Australia are covered by a dust storm, the worst in at least 70 years. Aviation in New South Wales is disrupted. (The Australian) (ABC News) (The Canberra Times)
  • 24 Sep 2009 The G20 summit begins in Pittsburgh with 30 global leaders in attendance. It marks the first use of LRAD in U.S. history.
  • 25 Sep 2009 U.S. President Barack Obama, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and French President Nicolas Sarkozy, in a joint TV appearance for a G-20 summit, accused Iran of building a secret nuclear enrichment facility.
  • 26 Sep 2009 Second South America-Africa Summit (ASA) on Isla Margarita:
  • 27 Sep 2009 William Safire dies at age 79 in Rockville, Maryland, after suffering from pancreatic cancer; 30-year columnist for The New York Times, author of Political Dictionary, former speechwriter for Richard Nixon, Pulitzer Prize winner.
  • 28 Sep 2009 The US Mint releases the 2009 US Virgin Islands quarter dollar to circulation.
  • 29 Sep 2009 An 8.0 magnitude earthquake near the Samoan Islands causes a tsunami.
  • 30 Sep 2009 The US budget deficit hits a record US$1.4 trillion in the year to the end of September.

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Fantastic Mr. Fox

Fantastic Mr. Fox

Release year: 2009

Directed by: Wes Anderson

Starring: George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman

Zombieland

Zombieland

Release year: 2009

Directed by: Ruben Fleischer

Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson, Abigail Breslin

Country: United States of America

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Law Abiding Citizen

Law Abiding Citizen

Release year: 2009

Directed by: F. Gary Gray

Starring: Gerard Butler, Jamie Foxx, Leslie Bibb, Colm Meaney

Country: United States of America

Law Abiding Citizen memorabilia

Whip It

Whip It

Release year: 2009

Directed by: Drew Barrymore

Starring: Ellen Page, Drew Barrymore, Kristen Wiig, Sarah Habel

Books

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Strength In What Remains by Tracy Kidder

Strength In What Remains

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In Strength in What Remains, Tracy Kidder gives us the story of one man’s inspiring American journey and of the ordinary people who helped him, providing brilliant testament to the power

The Long Snapper by Jeffrey Marx

The Long Snapper

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Brian Kinchen was a thirty-eight-year-old father of four and seventh-grade Bible teacher whose professional football career had been over for three years when he received the call of a lifetime.

Dark Slayer by Christine Feehan

Dark Slayer

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Ivory Malinov has lived centuries without love. Then she picks up the scent of a man. Her salvation. Her lifemate. The curse of all Carpathian women.

Liberty And Tyranny by Mark R. Levin

Liberty And Tyranny

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Don’t miss syndicated radio host and author Mark Levin's #1 New York Times acclaimed and longtime bestselling manifesto for the conservative movement.When

That Old Cape Magic by Richard Russo

That Old Cape Magic

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For Griffin, all paths, all memories, converge at Cape Cod. The Cape is where he took his childhood summer vacations, where he and his wife, Joy, honeymooned, where they decided he’d leave his LA screenwriting job to become a college …