2009 Newspapers

We understand that people love to read about events from the year 2009 on a day that is special to them. We also know that people enjoy learning about significant public events from recent history – and what better way than through an original newspaper. Whether you simply want the newspaper alone to read and share, or beautifully packaged in a luxury keepsake case for storage, your 2009 newspaper will leave our archive carefully preserved. For anyone looking to immerse themselves in topical 2009 history, a newspaper from this year is the best way to explore the past.

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2009 Newspapers

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. Records of this 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. The world was also saddened by the death of Michael Jackson, resulting in a worldwide outpouring of grief. 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.

January 20, 2009
Barack Obama is inaugurated as the 44th President and becomes the first African-American president. Joe Biden become the 44th Vice President.

February 12, 2009 
The U.S. Mint launches a series of pennies that commemorate four stages in President Abraham Lincoln’s life. This is to honor the 200th anniversary of his birth.

February 28, 2009 
President Obama orders the deployment of 17,000 additional troops to Afghanistan.

February 22, 2009
Actor Heath Ledger posthumously wins the Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for his performance in “The Dark Knight”.

March 7th 2009
Brazilian football star, Neymar makes his professional debut for Real Madrid.

March 17, 2009 
The Seattle Post Intelligencer ends publication, only two weeks after the Rocky Mountain News of Denver, Colorado shuts down.

April 3, 2009
In Iowa, the state Supreme Court unanimously agrees that denying same-sex couples the right to marry is unconstitutional. Iowa is the first state in the American Midwest to allow such unions and the third in the nation to allow same-sex marriage.

April 7, 2009
Alberto Fujimori, former President of Peru is sentenced to 25 years imprisonment for ordering murders and kidnappings by security forces.

June 1, 2009
The 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.

June 10, 2009 
An 88 year old man opens fire at the United States Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C. and kills a security guard.

June 18, 2009 
NASA launches the first American lunar mission since Lunar Prospector in 1998 when sending Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter/LCROSS probes to the Moon.

June 25, 2009 
Michael Jackson passes away, triggering an outpouring of grief worldwide. Several major websites and services are crippled due to reactions to the news, as the abundance of people accessing the web addresses pushes internet traffic to potentially unprecedented levels.

July 7, 2009 
A public memorial service is held for Michael Jackson. It is called one of the most prominent funerals of all time.

August 8, 2009 
Sonia Sotomayor takes the judicial oath, becoming the third woman and the first Hispanic to serve on the United States Supreme Court.

September 14th 2009
Natural History Filmmaker and TV Personality, David Attenborough and Duke of Cambridge officially open the Darwin Center at the National History Museum London; the most significant expansion since 1881.

September 24, 2009 
President Obama becomes the first US President to preside over the UN Security Council. Also, at the United Nations, Obama outlines stances that his administration will take on climate change, multilateralism, and nuclear proliferation and disarmament.

October 9, 2009 
Surprising many, including Obama himself, President Obama wins the Nobel Peace Prize.

November 4, 2009 
The New York Yankees defeat the Philadelphia Phillies to win their 27th world championship.

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Laura McFadden May 3 2022

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