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2009 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 2009
MMIX
Ab urbe condita 2762
Armenian calendar 1458
ԹՎ ՌՆԾԸ
Bahá'í calendar 165 – 166
Berber calendar 2959
Buddhist calendar 2553
Burmese calendar 1371
Chinese calendar 4645/4705-12-6
(戊子年十二月初六日)
— to —
4646/4706-11-16
(己丑年十一月十六日)
Coptic calendar 1725 – 1726
Ethiopian calendar 2001 – 2002
Hebrew calendar 57695770
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 2064 – 2065
 - Shaka Samvat 1931 – 1932
 - Kali Yuga 5110 – 5111
Holocene calendar 12009
Iranian calendar 1387 – 1388
Islamic calendar 1430 – 1431
Japanese calendar Heisei 21
(平成21年)
Korean calendar 4342
Thai solar calendar 2552
Unix time 1230768000 – 1262303999
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2009 (MMIX) will be a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. These pages contain the trends of millennia and centuries. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999 in the... 20XX redirects here. ... The 22nd century of the anno Domini (common) era will span the years 2101–2200 of the Gregorian calendar. ... This is a list of decades which have articles with more information about them. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ... The 1980s was the decade spanning from 1980 to 1989, also called The Eighties. The decade saw social, economic and general upheaval as wealth, production and western culture migrated to new industrializing economies. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ... This article is about the decade of 2000-2009. ... The 2010s decade is a period of 10 pooping years that begins on January 1, 2010 and later ends on December 31, 2019 inclusive. ... The 2020s is the 3rd decade of the 21st century of the Anno Domini (common) era. ... Millennia: 2nd millennium - 3rd millennium - 4th millennium Centuries: 20th century - 21st century - 22nd century Decades: 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s 2020s - 2030s - 2040s 2050s 2060s 2070s 2080s Years: 2030 2031 2032 2033 2034 2035 2036 2037 2038 2039 The decade as a whole This decade is expected to be called the... This page indexes the individual years pages. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... 2010 (MMX) will be a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2011 (MMXI) will be a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2012 (MMXII) will be a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2009 (MMIX) will be a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2009 (MMIX) will be a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2009 (MMIX) will be a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2009 (MMIX) will be a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2009 (MMIX) will be a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2009 (MMIX) will be a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2009 (MMIX) will be a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2009 (MMIX) will be a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2009 (MMIX) will be a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2009 (MMIX) will be a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2009 (MMIX) will be a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2009 (MMIX) will be a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The year 2009 in architecture involves some significant events. ... // LR: Limited release in select cities WR: Wide-release to theaters IMAX: Release to IMAX theaters Beverly Hills Cop IV The Hobbit Interstellar Magneto (film) Smooth Criminal : The Michael Jackson Story Temeraire Tales from Earthsea - December 18 LR - Buena Vista Distribution - Goro Miyazaki (director) The Lost Tomb: A Neopets Adventure... This article lists events related to rail transport that are currently scheduled to occur in 2009. ... See also: Other events of 2009 List of years in science . ... This is a list of spaceflights scheduled to be launched in 2009. ... This page may meet Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ... For the calendar of religious holidays and periods, see liturgical year. ... Ab urbe condita (related with Anno urbis conditae: AUC or a. ... The Armenian calendar uses the Armenian numerals. ... The Baháí calendar, also called the Badí‘ calendar, used by the Baháí Faith, is a solar calendar with regular years of 365 days, and leap years of 366 days. ... The Berber calendar is the annual calendar used by Berber people in North Africa. ... The Buddhist calendar is used on mainland southeast Asia in the countries of Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Myanmar (formerly Burma) in several related forms. ... This article or section uses Burmese characters which may be rendered incorrectly. ... The Chinese calendar is a lunisolar calendar, incorporating elements of a lunar calendar with those of a solar calendar. ... The Chinese sexagenary cycle (Chinese: ; pinyin: ) is a cyclic numeral system of 60 combinations of the two basic cycles, the ten Heavenly Stems (天干; tiāngān) and the twelve Earthly Branches (地支; dìzhÄ«). These have been traditionally used as a means of numbering days and years, not only in China... The Chinese sexagenary cycle (Chinese: ; pinyin: ) is a cyclic numeral system of 60 combinations of the two basic cycles, the ten Heavenly Stems (天干; tiāngān) and the twelve Earthly Branches (地支; dìzhÄ«). These have been traditionally used as a means of numbering days and years, not only in China... The Coptic calendar, also called the Alexandrian calendar, is used by the Coptic Orthodox Church. ... The Ethiopian calendar (Amharic: የኢትዮጵያ ዘመን አቆጣጠር ), also called the Geez calendar, is the principal calendar used in Ethiopia and is also the liturgical year of Christians in Eritrea belonging to the Eritrean Orthodox Tewahdo Church, Eastern Catholic Church of Eritrea and Lutheran (Evangelical Church of Eritrea), where it is commonly known... The Hebrew calendar (‎) or Jewish calendar is a lunisolar calendar used by Jews for predominantly religious purposes. ... 5769 (Hebrew: התשסט , abbr. ... 5770 (Hebrew: התשע , abbr. ... A page from the Hindu calendar 1871-72. ... It has been suggested that Bikram Samwat be merged into this article or section. ... The Indian national calendar (sometimes called Saka calendar) is the official civil calendar in use in India. ... Kali Yuga is also the title of a book by Roland Charles Wagner. ... H.E. redirects here. ... The Iranian calendar (Persian: ), also known as Persian calendar or (mistakenly) the Jalāli Calendar is an astronomical solar calendar currently used in Iran and Afghanistan as the main official calendar. ... The Islamic calendar or Muslim calendar (Arabic: التقويم الهجري; at-taqwÄ«m al-hijrÄ«; Persian: تقویم هجري قمری ‎ taqwÄ«m-e hejri-ye qamari; also called the Hijri calendar) is the calendar used to date events in many predominantly Muslim countries, and used by Muslims everywhere to determine the proper day on which to celebrate... Koinobori, flags decorated like koi, are popular decorations around Childrens Day This mural on the wall of a Tokyo subway station celebrates Hazuki, the eighth month. ... Heisei (Japanese: 平成) is the current era name in Japan. ... The traditional Korean calendar is a lunisolar calendar which, like the traditional calendars of other East Asian countries, was based on the Chinese calendar. ... The Thai solar, or Suriyakati (สุริยคติ), calendar is used in traditional and official contexts in Thailand, although the Western calendar is sometimes used in business. ... Unix time passed 1,000,000,000 seconds in 2001-09-09T03:46:40. ... Roman numerals are a numeral system originating in ancient Rome, adapted from Etruscan numerals. ... This is the calendar for any common year starting on Thursday (dominical letter D). ... For the calendar of religious holidays and periods, see liturgical year. ...


2009 has been designated International Year of Astronomy. There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ...

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January

For other uses, see January (disambiguation). ... The incandescent light bulb or incandescent lamp is a source of artificial light that works by incandescence, (a general term for heat-driven light emissions which includes the simple case of black body radiation). ... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Presidency of the Council of the European Union refers to the responsibility of presiding over all aspects of the Council of the European Union, when exercised collectively by a government, on a pre-established rota of the member states, of the European Union. ... For other uses, see January (disambiguation). ... The United States Mint is responsible for producing and circulating coinage for the United States to conduct its trade and commerce. ... Obverse of redesigned quarter The 50 State Quarters program (Pub. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Treaty of Lisbon (disambiguation). ... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Euro (disambiguation). ... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Look up si, Si, SI in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... See also: street sign theft External links http://homepages. ... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... The 111th United States Congress term will be from 2009 to 2011. ... A Delegate to Congress is a non-voting member of the United States House of Representatives who is elected from a U.S. territory or from the District of Columbia. ... is the 15th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 20th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      For other uses, see President of the United States (disambiguation). ... UTC redirects here. ... is the 26th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Photo taken during the 1999 eclipse. ... is the 30th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 46th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Alpine World Ski Championships 2009 are to be held in Val dIsère, Savoy, France, in February 2009. ... Val dIsere ski resort A view of Val dIsere ski resort. ...

February

is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Cospas-Sarsat is an international satellite-based search and rescue system, established by Canada, France, the United States, and the former Soviet Union in 1979. ... Emergency Position-Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRBs), Emergency Locator Transmitters (ELTs) and Personal Locator Beacons (PLBs) are tracking transmitters that operate as part of the Cospas-Sarsat satellite system. ... is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Super Bowl XLIII will be the 43rd Super Bowl, the annual championship game of the National Football League (NFL) between the National Football Conference (NFC) and American Football Conference (AFC) champions. ... Tampa redirects here. ... is the 42nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Abraham Lincoln (disambiguation). ... Hodgenville is a city in and the county seat of LaRue County, Fork of the Nolin River. ... is the 43rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other similarly-named museums see Museum of Natural History. ... is the 44th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Unix time passed 1,000,000,000 seconds in 2001-09-09T03:46:40. ... ... is the 46th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... The venue for 2009 NBA All-Star Game has yet to be decided. ... Phoenix is the capital, largest city and largest metropolitan area in the state of Arizona, United States. ... is the 48th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Analog television (or analogue television) encodes television and transports the picture and sound information as an analog signal, that is, by varying the amplitude and/or frequencies of the broadcast signal. ... FCC redirects here. ... Digital television (DTV) refers to the sending and receiving of moving images and sound by means of discrete (digital) signals, in contrast to the analog signals used by analog TV. Introduced in the late 1990s, this technology appealed to the television broadcasting business and consumer electronics industries as offering new... [[Media:Italic text]]{| style=float:right; |- | |- | |} is the 50th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 60th day of the year (61st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The 2009 Winter Universiade, the XXIV Winter Universiade, is scheduled to take place in Harbin, China. ... Harbin on a map of China For other meanings of Harbin, see Harbin (disambiguation). ... is the 53rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Kodak Theatre. ... Greetings from Hollywood Hollywood is a district of the city of Los Angeles, California, U.S.A., that extends from Vermont Avenue on the east to just beyond Laurel Canyon Boulevard above Sunset and Crescent Heights Boulevards on the west; the north to south boundary east of La Brea Avenue... For other uses, see NASA (disambiguation). ... The Kepler Mission is a space observatory being developed by NASA that will search for extrasolar planets and will only be the second space-based telescope particularly constructed for that task, the first one being COROT. For this purpose, it will observe the brightness of about 100,000 stars over... This article is about the idea of space. ... In the broadest sense, a photometer is any instrument used to measure illuminance or irradiance. ... Infrared Image of a possible extrasolar planet (lower left) in the Constellation Taurus, taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. ...

March

is the 62nd day of the year (63rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Square root day is a humorous holiday promoted by Ron Gordon, a high school teacher in Redwood City, California. ... This article is about the day. ... The 2009 World Baseball Classic will be an international baseball competition. ... is the 71st day of the year (72nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This is a Space Shuttle launch to visit the International Space Station, planned for January 2009. ... Space Shuttle Orbiter Endeavour (NASA Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-105), is the fifth and final operational NASA space shuttle. ... ISS JAXA JEM module The Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) Kibō (希望, Hope) is the Japanese contribution to the International Space Station and is produced by Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and is the largest module for the ISS. It consists of 4 components: The Pressurized Module (PM) is the core component. ... Final Four is a sports term that is commonly applied to the last four teams remaining in a playoff tournament. ... Ford Field is an indoor football stadium located in Detroit, Michigan that is the home of the Detroit Lions of the NFL. It is across the street from Comerica Park. ... Detroit redirects here. ... For other uses, see NASA (disambiguation). ... The Dawn Mission, launched on September 27, 2007, is NASAs mission to send a robotic space probe to the two most massive members of the asteroid belt: the asteroid Vesta and the dwarf planet Ceres. ... An artists interpretation of the MESSENGER spacecraft at Mercury A robotic spacecraft is a spacecraft with no humans on board, that is usually under telerobotic control. ... Adjectives: Martian Atmosphere Surface pressure: 0. ... 4 Vesta (ves-ta) is the second most massive asteroid in the asteroid belt, with a mean diameter of about 530 km and an estimated mass 12% the mass of the entire asteroid belt. ... Spectral type: G[8] Absolute magnitude: 3. ...

April

  • April 2 — 100 Hours of Astronomy begins. This is a cornerstone project of the International Year of Astronomy. [2]
  • April 9 - Birkat HaHammah. Jewish prayer recited once every twenty-eight years on the day the sun returns to the position that it had when the Universe was first created.
  • April 11Neptune will return to the same degree and minute as when it was discovered, 163 years previously. (September 23, 1846)

is the 92nd day of the year (93rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 99th day of the year (100th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Birkat ha-Hammah (ברכת החמה, also: ha-Chamah, Hahammah, Hachammah), is Hebrew for The Blessing of the Sun. ... is the 101st day of the year (102nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Atmospheric characteristics Surface pressure ≫100 MPa Hydrogen - H2 80% ±3. ... is the 266th day of the year (267th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1846 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ...

May

The UEFA Cup (also known as European Cup 3, CE3 or C3) is a football competition for European club teams, organized by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). ... Şükrü SaracoÄŸlu Stadium is a football stadium in the Kadıköy district of Ä°stanbul, Turkey, and is the home venue of Fenerbahçe S.K.. It was inaugurated in 1908, renovated between 1999 and 2006 and currently increased in capacity. ... Location of Istanbul on the Bosphorus Strait, Turkey Coordinates: , Country Turkey Region Province Istanbul Founded 667 BC as Byzantium Roman/Byzantine period AD 330 as Constantinople Ottoman period 1453 as Constantinople (internationally) and various other names in local languages Turkish Republic period 1923 as Constantinople, officially renamed as Istanbul in... UEFA Champions League, which replaced the European Champions Cup, is a seasonal club football competition organised by UEFA since 1992 for the most successful football clubs in Europe. ... Stadio Olimpico is the major stadium of Rome, Italy. ... For other uses, see Rome (disambiguation). ... India will hold elections to the Lok Sabha in 2009. ... is the 122nd day of the year (123rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 131st day of the year (132nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Location of Helsinki in Northern Europe Coordinates: , Country Province Region Uusimaa Sub-region Helsinki Charter 1550 Capital city 1812 Government  - Mayor Jussi Pajunen Area  - Total 187. ... is the 123rd day of the year (124th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Elections in Panama gives information on election and election results in Panama. ... is the 132nd day of the year (133rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Motto: Splendor sine occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Official languages English (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor Steven Point Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 36 Senate seats 6 Confederation July 20, 1871 (6th province) Area  Ranked 5th Total 944... is the 136th day of the year (137th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 145th day of the year (146th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

June

is the 157th day of the year (158th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 164th day of the year (165th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... World Air Games World Air Games (WAG) is an international air sports event organized by Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (World Air Sports Federation - FAI), inspired by the Olympic Games and held every four years. ... Torino or Turin is a major industrial city in north-western Italy, capital of the Piedmont region, located mainly on the west bank of the Po River. ... is the 162nd day of the year (163rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Established 1952, as the Common Assembly President Hans-Gert Pöttering (EPP) Since 16 January 2007 Vice-Presidents 14 Rodi Kratsa-Tsagaropoulou (EPP) Alejo Vidal-Quadras (EPP) Gérard Onesta (Greens – EFA) Edward McMillan-Scott (ED) Mario Mauro (EPP) Miguel Angel Martínez Martínez (PES) Luigi Cocilovo (ALDE) Mechtild... is the 162nd day of the year (163rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Under the provisions of the Parliament Acts of 1911 and 1949, the next United Kingdom general election must be held on or before 3 June 2010, barring exceptional circumstances. ... is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Burj Dubai (Arabic: ‎ Dubai Tower) is a skyscraper currently under construction in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and is currently the tallest man-made structure on Earth. ... Location of Dubai in the UAE Coordinates: , Country Emirate Dubai Incorporated (town) June 9, 1833 Incorporated (emirate) December 2, 1971 Founder Maktoum bin Bati bin Suhail (1833) Seat Dubai Subdivisions Towns and villages Jebel Ali Hatta Al Hunaiwah Al Aweer Al Hajarain Al Lusayli Al Marqab Al Shindagha Al Faq...

July

is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Presidency of the Council of the European Union refers to the responsibility of presiding over all aspects of the Council of the European Union, when exercised collectively by a government, on a pre-established rota of the member states, of the European Union. ... is the 188th day of the year (189th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The 2009 Major League Baseball All-Star Game will be the 80th midseason exhibition between the all-stars of the American League (AL) and the National League (NL), the two leagues comprising Major League Baseball. ... The Gateway Arch, shown here behind the Old Courthouse, is the most recognizable part of the St. ... This article is about the current sports venue in St. ... is the 194th day of the year (195th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 196th day of the year (197th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 207th day of the year (208th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The 2009 Summer Universiade, the XXV Summer Universiade, is foreseen to take place in Belgrade, Serbia. ... For other uses, see Belgrade (disambiguation). ... Anthem:  Serbia() on the European continent()  —  [] Capital (and largest city) Belgrade Official languages Serbian Recognised regional languages Hungarian, Slovak, Romanian, Croatian, Rusyn 1 Albanian 2 Demonym Serbian Government Parliamentary Democracy  -  President Boris Tadić  -  Prime Minister Vojislav KoÅ¡tunica    -  First state 7th century   -  Serbian Kingdom3 1217   -  Serbian Empire 1345   -  Independence lost... is the 197th day of the year (198th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the space vehicle. ... For other uses, see Atlantis (disambiguation). ... STS-128 is a Space Shuttle launch to visit the International Space Station, planned for April 2009. ... is the 203rd day of the year (204th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Solar eclipse of 2009 July 22 The solar eclipse that takes place on July 22, 2009 will be an total eclipse of the Sun with a magnitude of 1. ...

August

is the 216th day of the year (217th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Dallas Cowboys New Stadium is the working title of a new stadium being built in Arlington, Texas for the NFLs Dallas Cowboys. ...

September

is the 257th day of the year (258th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 272nd day of the year (273rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see NASA (disambiguation). ... This article is about the NASA space mission. ... This article is about the planet. ... is the 77th day of the year (78th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2011 (MMXI) will be a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see September (disambiguation). ... Burj Dubai (Arabic: ‎ Dubai Tower) is a skyscraper currently under construction in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and is currently the tallest man-made structure on Earth. ... The Burj Dubai in Dubai, United Arab Emirates is currently the worlds tallest man-made stucture. ...

October

is the 275th day of the year (276th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The 2016 Summer Olympics, officially the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, is a major international sports and cultural festival to be celebrated in the tradition of the Olympic Games as governed by the International Olympic Committee. ... The Olympic Congress is a vast gathering of the Olympic Movement, which happens on an irregular basis, but generally every ten years or so during the last few decades. ... Stamp The International Olympic Committee (French: Comité International Olympique) is an organization based in Lausanne, Switzerland, created by Pierre de Coubertin and Demetrios Vikelas on June 23, 1894. ... For other uses, see Copenhagen (disambiguation). ... is the 292nd day of the year (293rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Barring war, insurrection, or an earlier dissolution of Parliament, the 40th Canadian federal election will be held October 19, 2009, in accordance with the provisions of the Canada Elections Act, which were amended in the 1st Session of the 39th Parliament. ...

November

For other uses, see November (disambiguation). ... APEC can also stand for Atlantic Provinces Economic Council Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) is a group of Pacific Rim countries who meet with the purpose of improving economic and political ties. ... For other uses, see November (disambiguation). ... Romania will have the first round of the Presidential election on November 28, 2009 and the second round on December 12. ... is the 333rd day of the year (334th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Elections in Honduras gives information on elections and election results in Honduras. ... is the 334th day of the year (335th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article refers to the city in British Columbia, Canada. ... RAV redirects here. ... “Mass Transit” redirects here. ...

December

is the 336th day of the year (337th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 345th day of the year (346th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Chilean presidential election of 2009 is scheduled by law to take place on Friday December 11, 2009. ... is the 354th day of the year (355th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The REAL ID Act of 2005 is Division B of United States Public Law 109-13 (H.R. 1268). ...

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Not to be confused with Vilnius city municipality. ... The European Capital of Culture is a city designated by the European Union for a period of one year during which it is given a chance to showcase its cultural life and cultural development. ... L.A. Live model facing the Staples Center L.A. Live, (also popularly called Times Square West, and The Los Angeles Sports and Entertainment District) is currently under construction in downtown Los Angeles, California. ... Anthem To Be Determined Arusha, Tanzania Membership 5 East African states Leaders  -  Secretary General Juma Mwapachu Area  -  Total 1,817,945 km²   sq mi  Population  -   estimate 124,858,568   -  Density 55 /km²   /sq mi GDP (PPP) 2005 estimate  -  Total US$ 104. ... In economics, a monetary union is a situation where several countries have agreed to share a single currency (also known as a unitary or common currency) among them, for example, the East Caribbean dollar. ... The East African Shilling is the proposed name for the common currency the East African Community plans to introduce by 2009. ... Four aircraft carriers, (bottom-to-top) Principe de Asturias, amphibious assault ship USS Wasp, USS Forrestal and light V/STOL carrier HMS Invincible, showing size differences of late 20th century carriers An aircraft carrier is a warship designed to deploy and recover aircraft, acting as a sea-going airbase. ... Former President George H. W. Bush views a model of the aircraft carrier that has been named in his honor. ... City nickname Emerald City City bird Great Blue Heron City flower Dahlia City mottos The City of Flowers The City of Goodwill City song Seattle, the Peerless City Mayor Greg Nickels County King County Area   - Total   - Land   - Water   - % water 369. ... 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The Universiade is an International multi-sport event, organized for university athletes by the International University Sports Federation (FISU). ... Harbin on a map of China For other meanings of Harbin, see Harbin (disambiguation). ... The Metro Gold Line of the Los Angeles County Metro Rail is a light rail line in Los Angeles County. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Virgin Galactic is a company within Sir Richard Bransons Virgin Group, which plans to offer sub-orbital spaceflights and later orbital spaceflights to the paying public. ... A spaceport is a site for launching spacecraft, by analogy with airport for aircraft. ... Official language(s) None Spoken language(s) English 68. ... 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Major religious holidays

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2009 in fiction

Computer and video games

Set in 2009:

Shattered Union is a turn-based tactics computer game developed by PopTop Software and published by 2K Games in 2005. ... Abuse is a run and gun computer game developed by Crack dot Com, and published by Origin Systems/Electronic Arts. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that may be overly long, confusing, or ambiguous. ... Fahrenheit (known as Indigo Prophecy in the United States and Canada) is a video game that was released in September 2005. ... Incoming is a 3-D shooting flight simulator game, released in 1998, for the PC and Sega Dreamcast, by the now defunct Rage Software Limited. ... Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (commonly abbreviated MGS2) is a stealth-based game that was developed and published by Konami for the PlayStation 2 in 2001. ... is the 119th day of the year (120th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 120th day of the year (121st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Federal Hall, once located at 26 Wall Street in New York City, was the first capitol of the United States. ... Tom Clancys Splinter Cell: Double Agent is the fourth installment in the Splinter Cell series of video games developed and published by Ubisoft. ... Mega Man II (Japanese: Rockman 2: The Mystery of Dr. Wily) is a video game that is a part of the Mega Man Classic series. ... This article is in need of attention. ... Army of Two is also a song by British pop-rock band, Dum Dums. ...

Music

  • Tokyo Police Club's song "Citizens of Tomorrow" has a few lines as to what will (fictionally) happen in 2009, for "our robot masters will know how to clean this mess up and build a better world, for man and machine alike, for the boys and the girls who are slaves building spaceships at night in the fluorescent light".

This article is about the rock band. ...

Film

  • Cloverfield (2008): On May 22nd, the events of the story take place.

Freejack is a 1992 science fiction film directed by Geoff Murphy. ... 2009 Lost Memories (2002) (Hangul: 2009 로스트 메모리즈) is a South Korean SF action movie, directed by Lee Si-myung. ... I Am Legend is a 2007 American post-apocalyptic science fiction horror film directed by Francis Lawrence and starring Will Smith. ... For the creature of the film, see Cloverfield (creature). ...

Television

For other uses, see Charm. ... Phoebe using her future powers to kill Cal Green in Morality Bites // General information Episode of the popular U.S. television series, Charmed Episode Number: 2 Season: 2 Airdate: October 7, 1999 Production Code: 4399022 Writer: Chris Levinson and Zack Estrin Director: John Behring Synopsis Spoiler warning: After the Charmed... Phoebe Halliwell is a fictional character from the American television program Charmed, and one of the four leading characters featured during the series run. ... is the 43rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Super Dimension Fortress Macross ) is an anime television series. ... Robotech science fiction and anime universe. ... The Zentradi are a fictional militaristic extraterrestrial race of giants and often the primary antagonist in The Super Dimension Fortress Macross anime series and Robotech adaptation. ... is the 38th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 40th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... In the fictional Macross universe, Space War I is the conflict that erupts between the forces of the U.N. Spacy (mankinds space force) and the alien Zentradi forces over possession of the SDF-1 Macross warship. ... In the fictional world of Robotech, the First Robotech War (February 2009-April 2011) was a conflict between the earth-based Robotech Defense Force and the alien Zentraedi. ... This article is about a TV show. ... The Ticket is episode 133 of The West Wing. ... ... Dark Angel is an American cyberpunk science fiction television program, created by James Cameron and Charles H. Eglee, which ran from 2000 to 2002 on the FOX network. ... Max Guevara is a fictional character featured in the television show Dark Angel. ... Family Matters is an American sitcom about a middle-class African-American family living in Chicago. ... Steven Quincy Urkel (born 1976[1]), better known as Steve Urkel (portrayed by Jaleel White) was the breakout character on the 1990s sitcom Family Matters. ... Noir ), a 26-episode anime series from 2001, is a story of two young female assassins who embark together on a personal journey to seek answers about mysteries from their past. ... The Sarah Jane Adventures is a British television series, produced by BBC Wales for CBBC, starring Elisabeth Sladen and created by Russell T. Davies. ... This article is about the television series. ... School Reunion is an episode in the British science fiction television series Doctor Who. ... This article is about the television series. ... Last of the Time Lords is an episode of the British science fiction television series Doctor Who. ...

Books

Gregory Benford (born January 30, 1941 in Mobile, Alabama) is an American science fiction author and physicist who is on the faculty of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of California, Irvine. ... Glen David Brin, Ph. ... For other uses, see Postman (disambiguation). ... Tracy Raye Hickman (born November 26, 1955) is a best-selling fantasy author, best known for his work on Dragonlance as a game designer and co-author with Margaret Weis, while he worked for TSR. They also wrote the Dark Sword trilogy, the Death Gate Cycle, and the Sovereign Stone... German cover of Wild Magic. ... Wilson Tucker (born 1914) is an American science fiction writer and fan. ... Rok spokojnego slonca (or The Year of the Quiet Sun) is a 1984 Polish film written and directed by Krzysztof Zanussi. ...

References

  1. ^ [1]Year of Astronomy Calander
  2. ^ Global Cornerstone Projects – 100 Hours of Astronomy. Official website.
  3. ^ Elections BC
  4. ^ World Air Games Turin 2009. Official website.
  5. ^ The Official Site of The St. Louis Cardinals: News: St. Louis awarded 2009 All-Star Game
  6. ^ Looking downstream - STS-128 and STS-127 gain opening templates - NASA SpaceFlight.com
  7. ^ When is the Digital TV Switchover? The different regions and dates

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