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  • U.S.
    Monday Jan 12, 2009

    Bitcoin

    Finney received ten bitcoins from Nakamoto

    U.S.
    Monday Jan 12, 2009

    The receiver of the first bitcoin transaction was cypherpunk Hal Finney, who had created the first reusable proof-of-work system (RPoW) in 2004. Finney downloaded the bitcoin software on its release date, and on 12 January 2009 received ten bitcoins from Nakamoto. Other early cypherpunk supporters were creators of bitcoin predecessors: Wei Dai, creator of b-money, and Nick Szabo, creator of bit gold.




  • Hudson River, New York, U.S.
    Thursday Jan 15, 2009
    15 PM

    US Airways Flight 1549: Sully

    Landing Decesion

    Hudson River, New York, U.S.
    Thursday Jan 15, 2009
    15 PM

    Sullenberger asked controllers for landing options in New Jersey, mentioning Teterboro Airport. Permission was given for Teterboro's Runway 1, Sullenberger initially responded "Yes", but then: "We can't do it ... We're gonna be in the Hudson". The aircraft passed less than 900 feet (270 m) above the George Washington Bridge. Sullenberger commanded over the cabin address system, "Brace for impact", and the flight attendants relayed the command to passengers. Meanwhile, air traffic controllers asked the Coast Guard to caution vessels in the Hudson and ask them to prepare to assist with the rescue.




  • Hudson River, New York, U.S.
    Thursday Jan 15, 2009
    15 PM

    US Airways Flight 1549: Sully

    Evacuation

    Hudson River, New York, U.S.
    Thursday Jan 15, 2009
    15 PM

    Sullenberger opened the cockpit door and gave the order to evacuate. The crew began evacuating the passengers through the four overwing window exits and into an inflatable slide/raft deployed from the front right passenger door (the front left slide failed to operate, so the manual inflation handle was pulled). A panicked passenger opened a rear door, which a flight attendant was unable to reseal. Water was also entering through a hole in the fuselage and through cargo doors that had come open, so as the water rose the attendant urged passengers to move forward by climbing over seats. One passenger was in a wheelchair. Finally, Sullenberger walked the cabin twice to confirm it was empty.




  • U.S.
    Friday Jan 16, 2009

    Bank of America

    Bank of America received $20 billion in the federal bailout from the U.S. government

    U.S.
    Friday Jan 16, 2009

    Bank of America received $20 billion in the federal bailout from the U.S. government through the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) on January 16, 2009, and a guarantee of $118 billion in potential losses at the company.




  • U.S.
    Friday Jan 16, 2009

    Bank of America

    Massive Losses

    U.S.
    Friday Jan 16, 2009

    The bank, in its January 16, 2009, earnings release, revealed massive losses at Merrill Lynch in the fourth quarter, which necessitated an infusion of money that had previously been negotiated with the government as part of the government-persuaded deal for the bank to acquire Merrill. Merrill recorded an operating loss of $21.5 billion in the quarter, mainly in its sales and trading operations, led by Tom Montag. The bank also disclosed it tried to abandon the deal in December after the extent of Merrill's trading losses surfaced, but was compelled to complete the merger by the U.S. government. The bank's stock price sank to $7.18, its lowest level in 17 years, after announcing earnings and the Merrill mishap. The market capitalization of Bank of America, including Merrill Lynch, was then $45 billion, less than the $50 billion it offered for Merrill just four months earlier, and down $108 billion from the merger announcement.




  • Hudson River, New York, USA
    Saturday Jan 17, 2009

    US Airways Flight 1549: Sully

    Investigation

    Hudson River, New York, USA
    Saturday Jan 17, 2009

    The partially submerged plane was moored to a pier near the World Financial Center in Lower Manhattan, roughly 4 miles (6 km) downstream from the ditching location. The left engine, detached by the ditching, was recovered from the riverbed. On January 17 the aircraft was barged to New Jersey. The initial National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) evaluation that the plane had lost thrust after a bird strike was confirmed by analysis of the cockpit voice and flight data recorders. Two days earlier the plane had experienced a less severe compressor stall, but the affected engine was restarted. A faulty temperature sensor was replaced, and inspection verified the engine had not been damaged in that incident.




  • U.S.
    Tuesday Jan 20, 2009

    Barack Obama

    A President

    U.S.
    Tuesday Jan 20, 2009

    Obama as the 44th President took place on January 20, 2009.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Tuesday Jan 20, 2009

    George W. Bush

    Last day as President

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Tuesday Jan 20, 2009

    Last day as President.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Jan 20, 2009

    Joe Biden

    First term (2009–2013)

    U.S.
    Tuesday Jan 20, 2009

    At noon on January 20, 2009, Joe Biden became the 47th vice president of the United States, sworn into the office by Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens. Biden is the first United States vice president from Delaware and the first Roman Catholic to attain that office.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Jan 20, 2009

    US Airways Flight 1549: Sully

    Crew awards and honors

    U.S.
    Tuesday Jan 20, 2009

    The crew, especially Sullenberger, was praised, notably by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and New York State Governor David Paterson, who said: "We had a Miracle on 34th Street. I believe now we have had a Miracle on the Hudson." U.S. President George W. Bush said he was "inspired by the skill and heroism of the flight crew," and praised the emergency responders and volunteers. President-elect Barack Obama said that everyone was proud of Sullenberger's "heroic and graceful job in landing the damaged aircraft." He thanked the crew, whom he invited to his inauguration five days later.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday Jan 21, 2009

    US Airways Flight 1549: Sully

    NTSB foundings

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday Jan 21, 2009

    On January 21, the NTSB found evidence of soft-body damage in the right engine along with organic debris including a feather. The left engine also evidenced soft body impact, with: "dents on both the spinner and inlet lip of the engine cowling. Five booster inlet guide vanes are fractured and eight outlet guide vanes are missing." Both engines, missing large portions of their housings, were sent to the manufacturer for examination. On January 31, the plane was moved to Kearny, New Jersey. The bird remains were later identified by DNA testing to be Canada geese, which typically weigh more than engines are designed to withstand ingesting.


  • Madison Square Garden, New York, U.S.
    Monday Feb 2, 2009

    Kobe Bryant

    Madison Square Garden record

    Madison Square Garden, New York, U.S.
    Monday Feb 2, 2009

    In a game against the Knicks on February 2, 2009, Bryant scored 61 points, setting a record for the most points scored at Madison Square Garden.


  • Menlo Park, California, U.S.
    Monday Feb 9, 2009

    Facebook, Inc.

    The "Like" Button Was First Enabled

    Menlo Park, California, U.S.
    Monday Feb 9, 2009

    The "like" button, stylized as a "thumbs up" icon, was first enabled on February 9, 2009, and enables users to easily interact with status updates, comments, photos and videos, links shared by friends and advertisements.


  • U.S.
    Friday Feb 13, 2009

    Financial crisis of 2007–2008

    American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

    U.S.
    Friday Feb 13, 2009

    February 13, 2009, President Barack Obama signed American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.


  • U.S.
    Friday Feb 13, 2009

    Financial crisis of 2007–2008

    Congress approved the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

    U.S.
    Friday Feb 13, 2009

    February 13, 2009: Congress approved the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, a $787 billion economic stimulus package.


  • Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.
    Friday Feb 27, 2009

    Shaquille O'Neal

    O'Neal scored 45 points and grabbed 11 rebounds

    Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.
    Friday Feb 27, 2009

    On February 27, 2009, O'Neal scored 45 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, his 49th career 40-point game, beating the Toronto Raptors 133–113.


  • Orlando, Florida, U.S.
    Tuesday Mar 3, 2009

    Shaquille O'Neal

    O'Neal was outscored by Magic center Dwight Howard

    Orlando, Florida, U.S.
    Tuesday Mar 3, 2009

    In a match-up against Orlando on March 3, 2009, O'Neal was outscored by Magic center Dwight Howard, 21–19. "I'm really too old to be trying to outscore 18-year-olds", O'Neal said, referring to the then 23-year-old Howard.


  • Geneva County, Alabama, U.S.
    Tuesday Mar 10, 2009

    Mass Shootings in the United States

    Geneva County Massacre

    Geneva County, Alabama, U.S.
    Tuesday Mar 10, 2009

    The Geneva County massacre occurred in southern Alabama on March 10, 2009. Ten people were killed in a shooting spree by Michael Kenneth McLendon, 28, in three small communities in two counties: Kinston, Samson and Geneva, Alabama. Five of McLendon's victims were family members, starting with his mother, and two were children. After engaging in an exchange of fire with police, McLendon committed suicide, bringing the total number of dead to eleven in the related incidents. Officials at the time said this was the worst shooting event in Alabama history.


  • U.S.
    Wednesday Mar 11, 2009

    Carlos Slim

    the world's third-richest person 2009

    U.S.
    Wednesday Mar 11, 2009

    On March 11, 2009, Forbes ranked Slim as the world's third-richest person, behind Gates and Buffett and ahead of Larry Ellison.


  • California, U.S.
    Friday Mar 13, 2009

    Robin Williams

    Heart problems

    California, U.S.
    Friday Mar 13, 2009

    In March 2009, he was hospitalized due to heart problems. He postponed his one-man tour for surgery to replace his aortic valve, repair his mitral valve, and correct his irregular heartbeat. The surgery was completed on March 13, 2009, at the Cleveland Clinic.


  • New York City, New York, U.S.
    Sunday Mar 15, 2009

    Bank of America

    Bank of America received an additional $5.2 billion in government bailout money according to The New York Times

    New York City, New York, U.S.
    Sunday Mar 15, 2009

    According to an article in The New York Times published on March 15, 2009, Bank of America received an additional $5.2 billion in government bailout money, channeled through American International Group.


  • Redmond, Washington, United States
    Tuesday Apr 14, 2009

    Windows

    XP support end

    Redmond, Washington, United States
    Tuesday Apr 14, 2009

    Mainstream support for Windows XP ended on April 14, 2009. Extended support ended on April 8, 2014.


  • U.S.
    Thursday Apr 30, 2009

    Ayman al-Zawahiri

    Emergence as al-Qaeda's chief commander

    U.S.
    Thursday Apr 30, 2009

    On April 30, 2009, the U.S. State Department reported that al-Zawahiri had emerged as al-Qaeda's operational and strategic commander and that Osama bin Laden was now only the ideological figurehead of the organization. However, after the 2011 death of bin Laden, a senior U.S. intelligence official was quoted as saying intelligence gathered in the raid showed that bin Laden remained deeply involved in planning: "This compound (where bin Laden was killed) in Abbottabad was an active command-and-control center for al-Qaeda's leader. He was active in operational planning and in driving tactical decisions within al-Qaeda."


  • U.S.
    Friday May 15, 2009

    Eminem

    Relapse

    U.S.
    Friday May 15, 2009

    Eminem appeared on his Shade 45 Sirius channel in September 2008, saying: "Right now I'm kinda just concentrating on my own stuff, for right now and just banging out tracks and producing a lot of stuff. You know, the more I keep producing the better it seems like I get 'cause I just start knowing stuff." Interscope confirmed that a new album would be released in spring 2009. In December 2008, Eminem provided more details about the album, entitled Relapse: "Me and Dre are back in the lab like the old days, man. Dre will end up producing the majority of the tracks on 'Relapse'. We are up to our old mischievous ways ... let's just leave it at that."


  • U.S.
    Sunday May 17, 2009

    Statue of Liberty

    Barrack Obama

    U.S.
    Sunday May 17, 2009

    On May 17, 2009, President Barack Obama's Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar, announced that as a "special gift" to America, the statue would be reopened to the public as of July 4, but that only a limited number of people would be permitted to ascend to the crown each day.


  • U.S.
    Wednesday May 20, 2009

    Financial crisis of 2007–2008

    Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act of 2009

    U.S.
    Wednesday May 20, 2009

    May 20, 2009, President Obama signed Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act of 2009.


  • U.S.
    Thursday May 21, 2009

    Xerox

    Burns became the first African American woman to head a company the size of Xerox

    U.S.
    Thursday May 21, 2009

    On May 21, 2009, it was announced that Ursula Burns would succeed Anne Mulcahy as CEO of Xerox. On July 1, 2009, Burns became the first African American woman to head a company the size of Xerox.


  • U.S.
    Saturday Jun 13, 2009

    Hachikō

    Hachi: A Dog's Tale

    U.S.
    Saturday Jun 13, 2009

    Hachi: A Dog's Tale is a 2009 American drama film that is an adaptation of the 1987 Japanese film Hachikō Monogatari. The original film told the true story of the Akita dog named Hachikō who lived in Japan in the 1920s. This version, which places it in a modern American context, was directed by Lasse Hallström, written by Stephen P. Lindsey and Kaneto Shindo, and produced by Richard Gere. The film stars Gere, Joan Allen, Sarah Roemer, and Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa.


  • Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Sunday Jun 14, 2009

    Kobe Bryant

    First Finals MVP

    Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Sunday Jun 14, 2009

    In the playoffs, the Lakers defeated the Utah Jazz in five games and the Houston Rockets in seven games in the opening two rounds. By finishing off the Denver Nuggets in the Conference Finals in six games, the Lakers earned their second straight trip to the NBA Finals. The Lakers defeated the Orlando Magic in five games. Bryant was awarded his first NBA Finals MVP trophy upon winning his fourth championship, achieving series averages of 32.4 points, 7.4 assists, 5.6 rebounds, 1.4 steals, and 1.4 blocks. He became the first player since West in the 1969 NBA Finals to average at least 32.4 points and 7.4 assists for a finals series and the first since Jordan to average 30 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists for a title-winning team in the finals.


  • U.S.
    Wednesday Jun 17, 2009

    Shaquille O'Neal

    O'Neal challenged kickboxer and mixed martial artist Choi Hong-man

    U.S.
    Wednesday Jun 17, 2009

    O'Neal challenged kickboxer and mixed martial artist Choi Hong-man to a mixed martial arts rules bout in a YouTube video posted on June 17, 2009.


  • Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
    Thursday Jun 25, 2009

    Shaquille O'Neal

    O'Neal was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers

    Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
    Thursday Jun 25, 2009

    On June 25, 2009, O'Neal was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Sasha Pavlovic, Ben Wallace, $500,000, and a 2010-second round draft pick.


  • U.S.
    Sunday Jul 19, 2009

    Chumlee

    Pawn Stars

    U.S.
    Sunday Jul 19, 2009

    Chumlee worked there for five years before filming the first season of the reality television series Pawn Stars in July 2009. His duties include behind-the-counter work at the shop, such as testing items, loading items, and writing tickets for items purchased by customers.


  • Redmond, Washington, U.S.
    Wednesday Jul 22, 2009

    Windows

    Windows 7

    Redmond, Washington, U.S.
    Wednesday Jul 22, 2009

    On July 22, 2009, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 were released as RTM (release to manufacturing) while the former was released to the public 3 months later on October 22, 2009. Unlike its predecessor, Windows Vista, which introduced a large number of new features, Windows 7 was intended to be a more focused, incremental upgrade to the Windows line, with the goal of being compatible with applications and hardware with which Windows Vista was already compatible. Windows 7 has multi-touch support, a redesigned Windows shell with an updated taskbar, a home networking system called HomeGroup, and performance improvements.


  • Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
    Wednesday Jul 22, 2009

    Amazon

    Amazon acquires Zappos

    Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
    Wednesday Jul 22, 2009

    Amazon acquires Zappos for $850 million.


  • U.S
    Thursday Jul 23, 2009

    Zlatan Ibrahimović

    Negotiations With Barcelona

    U.S
    Thursday Jul 23, 2009

    After Inter teammate Maxwell completed his transfer to Barcelona, Barça president Joan Laporta confirmed that there was an agreement in principle between Barcelona and Inter for Ibrahimović to join the club in exchange for striker Samuel Eto'o, plus a reported fee of £59 million. Ibrahimović left Inter during their United States summer tour in the World Football Challenge on 23 July 2009 for negotiations with Barcelona.


  • U.S.
    Monday Aug 3, 2009

    Bank of America

    Bank of America agreed to pay a $33 million fine

    U.S.
    Monday Aug 3, 2009

    On August 3, 2009, Bank of America agreed to pay a $33 million fine, without admission or denial of charges, to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over the non-disclosure of an agreement to pay up to $5.8 billion of bonuses at Merrill. The bank approved the bonuses before the merger but did not disclose them to its shareholders when the shareholders were considering approving the Merrill acquisition, in December 2008.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Aug 18, 2009

    Shaquille O'Neal

    O'Neal starred in a reality show called Shaq Vs.

    U.S.
    Tuesday Aug 18, 2009

    O'Neal starred in a reality show called Shaq Vs. which premiered on August 18, 2009, on ABC. The show featured O'Neal competing against other athletes at their own sports.


  • U.S.
    Monday Sep 14, 2009

    Bank of America

    The Judge rejected the settlement and told the parties to prepare for trial to begin no later than February

    U.S.
    Monday Sep 14, 2009

    On September 14, the judge rejected the settlement and told the parties to prepare for trial to begin no later than February 1, 2010. The judge focused much of his criticism on the fact that the fine in the case would be paid by the bank's shareholders, who were the ones that were supposed to have been injured by the lack of disclosure. He wrote, "It is quite something else for the very management that is accused of having lied to its shareholders to determine how much of those victims' money should be used to make the case against the management go away," ... "The proposed settlement," the judge continued, "suggests a rather cynical relationship between the parties: the S.E.C. gets to claim that it is exposing wrongdoing on the part of the Bank of America in a high-profile merger; the bank's management gets to claim that they have been coerced into an onerous settlement by overzealous regulators. And all this is done at the expense, not only of the shareholders but also of the truth".


  • Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    Saturday Sep 26, 2009

    Facebook, Inc.

    Facebook opened to everyone at Least 13 years old

    Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    Saturday Sep 26, 2009

    On September 26, 2006, Facebook opened to everyone at least 13 years old with a valid email address.


  • Dallas, Texas, U.S.
    Monday Sep 28, 2009

    Xerox

    Xerox announced the intended acquisition of Affiliated Computer Services

    Dallas, Texas, U.S.
    Monday Sep 28, 2009

    On September 28, 2009, Xerox announced the intended acquisition of Affiliated Computer Services, a services and outsourcing company, for $6.4 Billion. The acquisition was completed in February 2010. Xerox said it paid 4.935 Xerox shares and $18.60 cash for each share of ACS, totaling $6.4 billion, or $63.11 a share for the company.


  • Redmond, Washington, U.S.
    Thursday Oct 22, 2009

    Microsoft

    Window 7

    Redmond, Washington, U.S.
    Thursday Oct 22, 2009

    Windows 7 was officially released to the public.


  • West Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Oct 27, 2009

    League of Legends

    The Release

    West Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Oct 27, 2009

    On 27, October 2009, League of Legends was released on PC and macOS to be a free online multiplayer game by Riot Games.


  • New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
    Friday Oct 30, 2009

    Eminem

    Eminem headlined at the Voodoo Experience

    New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
    Friday Oct 30, 2009

    On October 30, Eminem headlined at the Voodoo Experience in New Orleans, his first full performance of the year. Eminem's act included several songs from Relapse, many of his older hits and an appearance by D12.


  • Killeen, Texas, U.S.
    Thursday Nov 5, 2009

    Mass Shootings in the United States

    Fort Hood Shooting

    Killeen, Texas, U.S.
    Thursday Nov 5, 2009

    On November 5, 2009, a terrorist mass shooting took place at Fort Hood, near Killeen, Texas. Nidal Hasan, a U.S. Army major and psychiatrist, fatally shot 13 people and injured more than 30 others. It was the deadliest mass shooting on an American military base. Hasan was shot and as a result paralyzed from the waist down. Hasan was arraigned by a military court on July 20, 2011 and was charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted murder under the Uniform Code of Military Justice.


  • U.S.
    Wednesday Dec 2, 2009

    Bank of America

    Bank of America announced it would repay the entire $45 billion it received in TARP and exit the program

    U.S.
    Wednesday Dec 2, 2009

    On December 2, 2009, Bank of America announced it would repay the entire $45 billion it received in TARP and exit the program, using $26.2 billion of excess liquidity along with $18.6 billion to be gained in "common equivalent securities" (Tier 1 capital). The bank announced it had completed the repayment on December 9.


  • Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Friday Dec 4, 2009

    Kobe Bryant

    One of the luckiest shots

    Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Friday Dec 4, 2009

    During the 2009–10 season, Bryant made six game-winning shots including a buzzer-beating, one-legged 3-pointer against the Miami Heat on December 4, 2009. Bryant considered the shot one of the luckiest he has made.


  • U.S.
    Friday Dec 11, 2009

    Financial crisis of 2007–2008

    Bill H.R.4173, Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2009

    U.S.
    Friday Dec 11, 2009

    December 11, 2009, House cleared bill H.R.4173, Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2009.


  • U.S.
    Monday Dec 21, 2009

    Eminem

    Relapse: Refill

    U.S.
    Monday Dec 21, 2009

    On November 19, he announced on his website that Relapse: Refill would be released on December 21. The album was a re-release of Relapse with seven bonus tracks, including "Forever" and "Taking My Ball".


  • U.S.
    Thursday Dec 31, 2009

    Marvel Studios

    The Walt Disney Company purchased Marvel Entertainment

    U.S.
    Thursday Dec 31, 2009

    On December 31, 2009, The Walt Disney Company purchased Marvel Entertainment for $4 billion. Both Marvel and Disney stated that the merger would not affect any preexisting deals with other film studios for the time being,


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