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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.

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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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A Woman Under the Influence

A Woman Under the Influence

Directed by: John Cassavetes

Starring: Gena Rowlands, Peter Falk, Fred Draper, Lady Rowlands

Country: United States of America

Laura

Laura

Directed by: Otto Preminger

Starring: Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Clifton Webb, Vincent Price

Country: United States of America

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Directed by: George Roy Hill

Starring: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Katharine Ross, Strother Martin

Country: United States of America

Gone Girl

Gone Girl

Directed by: David Fincher

Starring: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry

Country: United States of America

Nothing But a Man

Nothing But a Man

Directed by: Michael Roemer

Starring: Ivan Dixon, Abbey Lincoln, Julius Harris, Gloria Foster

Books

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The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

The Time Traveler's Wife

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The beloved, mega bestselling first novel from Audrey Niffenegger, “a soaring celebration of the victory of love over time” (Chicago Tribune).A MOST UNTRADITIONAL LOVE STORY, this is the celebrated tale of Henry DeTamble, a dashing, adventuresome librarian who inadvertently travels …

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

The Help

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Aibileen is a black maid in 1962 Jackson, Mississippi, who's always taken orders quietly, but lately she's unable to hold her bitterness back. Her friend Minny has never held her tongue but now must somehow keep secrets about her employer …

Vanished by Joseph Finder

Vanished

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The only one with any chance of finding Roger is his brother, Nick. A private spy trained in the Special Forces, Nick Heller specializes in digging up secrets that those of

The Law Of Nines by Terry Goodkind

The Law Of Nines

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A publishing event— #1 New York Times–bestselling author Terry Goodkind turns in a new direction and delivers a stunningly original thriller.Turning

Where Men Win Glory by Jon Krakauer

Where Men Win Glory

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This edition has been updated to reflect new developments and includes new material obtained through the Freedom of Information Act.Pat Tillman walked away from a multimillion-dollar NFL contract to join the