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  • Paris, France
    Tuesday Dec 1, 2009

    Lionel Messi

    First Ballon d'Or awarded

    Paris, France
    Tuesday Dec 1, 2009

    First Ballon d'Or awarded.




  • 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.




  • Abu Dhabi (ZSC), Saif Ghobash Street, Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
    Saturday Dec 19, 2009

    Zlatan Ibrahimović

    Winning The 2009 FIFA Club World Cup

    Abu Dhabi (ZSC), Saif Ghobash Street, Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
    Saturday Dec 19, 2009

    Barcelona capped off 2009 by winning the 2009 FIFA Club World Cup against Estudiantes on 19 December 2009.




  • U.A.E.
    Saturday Dec 19, 2009

    Lionel Messi

    The Historical Six

    U.A.E.
    Saturday Dec 19, 2009

    After victories in the Supercopa de España and UEFA Super Cup in August, Barcelona won the FIFA Club World Cup against Estudiantes de La Plata on 19 December, with Messi scoring the winning 2–1 goal with his chest. Achieving six trophies this season.




  • Kongresshaus Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland
    Monday Dec 21, 2009

    Lionel Messi

    World Player of the Year of 2009

    Kongresshaus Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland
    Monday Dec 21, 2009

    Lionel Messi was announced as the World Player of the Year with a record points total.


  • 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".


  • Barcelona, Spain
    Tuesday Dec 22, 2009

    Johan Cruyff

    A Friendly game against Argentina

    Barcelona, Spain
    Tuesday Dec 22, 2009

    On 22 December 2009, they played a friendly game against Argentina, which ended in a Catalonia win, 4–2 at Camp Nou.


  • 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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