December 2009 in history

December 2009 events chronologically

Dec 1 The Treaty of Lisbon, which amends the Treaty on European Union and the Treaty establishing the European Community, which together comprise the constitutional basis of European Union, comes into effect
Dec 3 A suicide bombing in Mogadishu, Somalia, claims the lives of 25 people, including three ministers of the Transitional Federal Government
Dec 8 Bombings in Baghdad, Iraq, kill 127 and injure 448
Dec 15 Boeing's new 787 Dreamliner makes its maiden flight from Seattle, Washington
Dec 17 MV Danny F II sinks off the coast of Lebanon, resulting in the deaths of 44 people and over 28,000 animals
Dec 25 Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab unsuccessfully attempts a terrorist attack against the US while on board a flight to Detroit Metro Airport Northwest Airlines Flight 253
Dec 27 Iranian election protests: On the Day of Ashura in Tehran, Iran, government security forces fire upon demonstrators

Born in December 2009

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 December 2009

Dec 13 Paul Samuelson an American economist, and the first American to win the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. The Swedish Royal Academies stated, when awarding the prize, that he "has done more than any other contemporary economist to raise the level of scientific analysis in economic theory". Economic historian Randall Parker calls him the "Father of Modern Economics", and The New York Times considered him to be the "foremost academic economist of the 20th century"
Dec 16 Yegor Gaidar a Soviet and Russian economist, politician, and author, and was the Acting Prime Minister of Russia from 15 June 1992 to 14 December 1992.
Dec 17 Jennifer Jones an American Oscar-winning actress during the Hollywood golden years. Jones, who won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in The Song of Bernadette , was also Academy Award-nominated for her performances in four other films. She married three times, most notably to film producer David Selznick
Dec 19 Hussein-Ali Montazeri a prominent Iranian scholar, Islamic theologian, Shia Islamic democracy advocate, writer and human rights activist. He was one of the leaders of the Iranian Revolution in 1979. He was once the designated successor to the revolution's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khomeini, with whom he had a falling-out in 1989 over government policies that Montazeri claimed infringed on people's freedom and denied them their rights. Montazeri spent his later years in Qom, and remained politically influential in Iran, especially to the reformist movement. He was widely known as the most knowledgeable senior Islamic scholar in Iran and a Grand Marja of Shia Islam
Dec 20 Brittany Murphy an American film and stage actress, singer, and voice artist. Murphy, a native of Atlanta, moved to Los Angeles as a teenager, and pursued a career in acting. Her breakthrough role was in Amy Heckerling's Clueless , followed by supporting roles in independent films such as Freeway and Bongwater
Dec 24 Rafael Caldera President of Venezuela from 1969 to 1974 and again from 1994 to 1999.
Dec 30 Abdurrahman Wahid an Indonesian Muslim religious and political leader who served as the President of Indonesia from 1999 to 2001. The long-time president of the Nahdlatul Ulama and the founder of the National Awakening Party , Wahid was the first elected president of Indonesia after the resignation of Suharto in 1998