2009 in history

2009 events chronologically

Jan 1 Slovakia joins the Eurozone
Jan 1 Sixty-six people die in a nightclub fire in Bangkok, Thailand
Jan 3 The first block of the blockchain of the decentralized payment system Bitcoin, called the Genesis block, was established by the creator of the system, Satoshi Nakamoto
Jan 6 Israel conducts an assault on Gaza. Operation Cast Lead
Jan 8 A 6.1-magnitude earthquake in northern Costa Rica kills 15 people and injures 32
Jan 15 US Airways Flight 1549 makes an emergency landing in the Hudson River shortly after takeoff from LaGuardia Airport in New York, New York. All passengers and crew members survive
Jan 18 Gaza War: Hamas announces they will accept Israeli Defense Forces's offer of a ceasefire, ending the assault

Born in 2009

Feb 24 Encke (horse) an American-bred, British-trained Thoroughbred racehorse, best known for winning the classic St Leger Stakes at Doncaster Racecourse on 15 September 2012 when he defeated the Triple Crown bid of Camelot. In spring of 2013 Encke was banned from racing after failing a drug test. He returned to racing in 2014 and was placed in three races including the Irish St Leger. He sustained a fatal injury in training in October 2014
Mar 7 Prince Umberto of Savoy-Aosta the elder male-line grandson of Amedeo, 5th Duke of Aosta, and is in the line of succession to the disputed headship of the House of Savoy, which occupied the Italian throne until 1946, presumptive heir of both his paternal grandfather and father and also his distant cousins. He is named after the last king of Italy to reign, Umberto He has one younger brother, Amedeo and a younger sister, Isabella
May 3 Valyra (horse) a British-bred, French-trained Thoroughbred racehorse owned by HH Aga Khan IV and trained by Jean-Claude Rouget. She won the 2012 Prix de Diane, but died in an accident later in the year
May 4 Prince Henrik of Denmark the third and youngest son of Prince Joachim and the only son of his second wife, Princess Marie.
May 11 Pat Booth an English model, photographer and author of romantic fiction.
Dec 5 Ayelet Galena born with a rare genetic disorder dyskeratosis congenita and was famous for the massive outpouring of support she attracted, including bone marrow drives that led to finding 95 lifesaving matches. Ayelet's fight for life was documented on her parent's blog with an unexpected sense of humor, compassion and religious identity while in the hospital. Ayelet Yakira Galena is the daughter of Seth Galena and Hindy Poupko. The Galena Poupko family is orthodox Jewish and lives on the Upper West Side of Manhattan

Top 7 most famous people died in 2009

Jan 27 John Updike an American novelist, poet, short story writer, art critic, and literary critic.
May 2 Jack Kemp an American politician and a collegiate and professional football player. A Republican, he served as Housing Secretary in the administration of President George W. Bush from 1989 to 1993, having previously served nine terms as a congressman for Western New York's 31st congressional district from 1971 to 1989. He was the Republican Party's nominee for Vice President in the 1996 election, where he was the running mate of presidential nominee Bob Dole. Kemp had previously contended for the presidential nomination in the 1988 Republican primaries
Jun 25 Michael Jackson an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actor. Called the King of Pop, his contributions to music and dance, along with his publicized personal life, made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades
Jul 31 Bobby Robson an English footballer and football manager. His career included periods playing for and later managing the England national football team
Aug 1 Corazon Aquino a Philippine politician who served as the 11th President of the Philippines, the first woman to hold that office, and the first female president in Asia, though not the first female Asian head of state. Aquino was the most prominent figure of the 1986 People Power Revolution, which toppled the 20-year authoritarian rule of President Ferdinand Marcos and restored democracy to the Philippines. She was named Time magazine's "Woman of the Year" in 1986. She had not held any other elective office
Aug 25 Ted Kennedy the senior United States Senator from Massachusetts and a member of the Democratic Party. He was the second most senior member of the Senate when he died and was the fourth-longest-serving senator in United States history, having served there for almost 47 years. As the most prominent living member of the Kennedy family for many years, he was also the last surviving son of Joseph Kennedy, and Rose Kennedy; the youngest brother of President John Kennedy and Senator Robert Kennedy, both victims of assassination; and the father of Congressman Patrick Kennedy
Sep 12 Norman Borlaug an American biologist, humanitarian and Nobel laureate who has been called "the father of the Green Revolution", "agriculture's greatest spokesperson" and "The Man Who Saved A Billion Lives". He is one of seven people to have won the Nobel Peace Prize, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal and was also awarded the Padma Vibhushan, India's second highest civilian honor