30 Things That Happened in 2009

30 THINGS THAT HAPPENED IN 2009 by Musings of a Museum Fanatic #popculture #nostalgic

The Hangover

Pirates attempt the hijack of a cargo ship 280 miles southeast Somalia. The hijack fails but they take Captain Phillips as a hostage

Comedian Eddie Izzard completes 43 marathons in 51 days despite having no history of long-distance running

Many Jack Bauer fans were devastated when 24 went off the air

Chris Brown pleads guilty in Rihanna assault case

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Barack Obama is inaugurated as the 44th President of the United States and the first African-American president

Michael Jackson dies

US Airways Flight 1549 is struck by a flock of Canada geese shortly after takeoff. Captain "Sully" Sullenberger makes a successful crash landing in the Hudson River

We fell in love with Leslie Knope and Parks and Recreation

Mobile phone technology continues to grow with increased use of 3G networks

Kanye West interrupts Taylor Swift during her acceptance speech at the MTV VMAs


Silly Bandz were a thing for elementary kids and tweens all over the place

Patrick Swayze lost his battle with cancer

Public Enemies

After 20 seasons crime fans said good by to Law & Order dum dum

On November 5, 2009 Nidal Hasan fatally shoots 13 people and injures over 30 at Fort Hood in Texas

We lost the golden locked Farrah Fawcett

Slovakia adopts the Euro

We all became addicted to Farmville 


We welcomed Disney's first African American princess in Princess & The Frog

We said goodbye to our wonderful family dog of 16 years, Yoda

I finished up my grad school classes!

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