2009

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Can you name the following important events that occured in 2009?

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Jan 3Israel launches a ground invasion of this territory.
Jan 7This country cuts off all gas supplies to Europe through Ukraine.
Jan 20The 44th U.S. president, and the first African-American one, ________, is inaugurated.
Feb 7This country's deadliest bushfires in history begin.
Mar 4The ICC issues an arrest warrant for the Sudanese president for war crimes in this region.
Apr 5This country launches a Kwangmyongsong-2 rocket, prompting an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council.
May 18The civil war in this country ends with the total military defeat of the LTTE.
Jun 11The outbreak of the ____ influenza strain is deemed a global pandemic.
Jun 12The Iranian president, ______, is reelected, leading to protests and violence.
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Jun 25The death of this American entertainer, the 'King of Pop', triggers worldwide grief.
Jul 17This American newscaster, known for hosting the CBS Evening News, dies.
Aug 7Typhoon Morakot hits this Asian country, killing 500 and stranding over 1,000.
Aug 25This U.S. Senator from Massachusetts served for 47 years before his death.
Sep 28At least 157 people are killed in a clash with the military of this African country.
Oct 2The International Olympic Committee awards the 2016 Summer Olympics to this city.
Nov 13NASA announces that it has found a 'significant' amount of water in a crater of this space object.
Dec 1This European Union treaty comes into force.
Dec 7-18The UN Climate Change Conference of 2009 is held in this city.

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