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2009 Newspaper Headlines

The year 2009 is one to be celebrated as a year of ‘firsts’. On the 20th January, Barack Obama was inaugurated as the 44th president of the United States and the first African-American president in history. Later in the year, Carol Ann Duffy was the first Scottish woman to be appointed British Poet Laureate. Both records were documented within national 2009 news articles and discussed at length by the renowned publishers at the time. Other 2009 events included the sad and poignant prize of Best Supporting Actor to Heath Ledger at the Academy Awards after the world’s media was shocked by his death the year before. If you would like to learn more about these events, any listed in our breakdown of the year in the table below, or you would just like to commemorate a special day personal to you, a 2009 newspaper is the perfect purchase.

DateEvent
January 20th 2009Barack Obama is inaugurated as the 44th President of the United States of America and becomes the first African-American president.
January 20th 2009Joe Biden becomes the 44th Vice President of the United States.
February 7th 2009The worst natural bushfires in Australia’s history leave 173 dead.
February 22nd 2009Actor, Heath Ledger posthumously wins the Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for his performance in “The Dark Knight”.
March 7th 2009Brazilian football star, Neymar makes his professional debut for Real Madrid.
April 7th 2009Alberto Fujimori, former President of Peru is sentenced to 25 years imprisonment for ordering murders and kidnappings by security forces.
May 1st 2009Same sex marriage is legalised in Sweden.
May 1st 2009Carol Ann Duffy is the first Scottish woman to be appointed British Poet Laureate.
May 18th 2009The LTTE are defeated by the Sri Lankan government, seeing the end of almost 26 years of war between the two sides.
June 1st 2009The flight Air France 477 from Rio de Janeiro to Paris crashes off the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Brazil. All 288 passengers and crew are killed.
September 14th 2009Natural History Filmmaker and TV Personality, David Attenborough and Duke of Cambridge officially open the Darwin Centre at the National History Museum London; the most significant expansion since 1881.
December 28th 2009Shia Muslims were observing the Day of Ashura, Karachi, Pakistan when a suicide bomb kills 43 people.
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