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B. 01-15 Airplane crash-lands into Hudson River New York
2. 01-20 President Obama sworn into history Washington
3. 01-22 Obama signs order to close Guantanamo Washington
E. 04-12 Captain rescued, snipers kill 3 pirates Somalia
F. 06-01 GM enters bankruptcy protection New York
06-25 Singer Michael Jackson dies Los Angeles
7. 08-25 Senator Edward Kennedy, 77, dies Massachusetts
I. 09-27 Roman Polanski detained in Zurich Zurich, Switzerland
9. 10-09 Obama awarded 2009 Nobel Peace Prize Norway

Summary.     Click for More > Obama signs order to close Guantanamo 50 die after plane crashes into house Captain rescued, snipers kill 3 pirates   GM enters bankruptcy protection  Car giant General Motors has filed for bankruptcy protection, marking the biggest failure of an industrial company in US history   Singer Michael Jackson dies   Paramedics were called to the singer's home around midday after he stopped breathing. He was pronounced dead two hours later N. Korean leader pardons U.S. journalists Senator Edward Kennedy, 77, dies   The Democratic Massachusetts senator, the brother of ex-President John F Kennedy, has died after battling a brain tumour Missing girl found 18 years on Obama urges action on healthcare US cut missile defence plan G-20 to supplant G-8 on world stage Iran 'hiding underground nuclear facility' Roman Polanski detained in Zurich 85 deaths reported after quake Obama awarded 2009 Nobel Peace Prize 'Balloon boy' found alive at home US economy is growing once again   Deadly shootings at US army base   An army major has opened fire on fellow soldiers, killing 11 people and injuring 31. The shooter had been killed in the incident and two suspects... US jobless rate rises to over 10% Jet incident 'was terror attack bid' Eight US 'CIA agents' killed in bomb attack
Airplane crash-lands into Hudson River President Obama sworn into history
Jan.15   New York
Jan.20   Washington
  Barack Obama launched his presidency before an estimated 1.5 million people on the National Mall with somber yet confident tones.    After being sworn in as the first African-American US leader, President Obama uses his inaugural address to pledge...
Jan.22   Washington
Feb.12   Upstate New York
Apr.12   Somalia
Jun.1   New York
Jun.25   Los Angeles
Aug.4   North Korea
Aug.25   Massachusetts
Aug.27   San Francisco Bay Area
Sep.9   U.S. Congress
Sep.16   Washington
Sep.24   Pittsburgh
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Sep.27   Switzerland
Sep.29   Samoa
Oct.9   Norway
Oct.15   Colorado
Oct.29   Washington
Nov.5   Texas
Nov.6   Washington
Dec.25   Detroit
Dec.30   Afghanistan





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Airplane crash-lands into Hudson River  A US Airways plane with 155 people on board went into a chilly river, apparently after striking birds upon takeoff from LaGuardia Airport   President Obama sworn into history


January 2009 ... more > Top ^
Jan.15   New York  
Jan.20   Washington  
  Barack Obama launched his presidency before an estimated 1.5 million people on the National Mall with somber yet confident tones
 After being sworn in as the first African-American US leader, President Obama uses his inaugural address to pledge a 'new era of responsibility. He said the country will overcome its serious economic and international challenges
Jan.22   Washington     Obama signs order to close Guantanamo  President Obama issued 3 executive orders to demonstrate a clean break from the Bush administration Jan.23  Washington  Obama reverses abortion-funding policy Jan.26  Los Angeles  Woman gives birth to octuplets Jan.28   House of Representatives US House passes economic package

February 2009 ... more > Top ^
Feb.1  Florida  Pittsburgh won 6th Super Bowl Feb.6  Kyrgyzstan  Kyrgyz closure of US base 'final' Feb.11  U.S. Congress  US lawmakers reach stimulus deal  Siberia  Russian and US satellites collide Feb.12   Upstate New York   50 die after plane crashes into house   A Continental Airlines plane crashed in suburban Buffalo. There were 44 passengers, 4 crew members killed on board and one on the ground Feb.13  Tribal Areas  Missile hit 'kills 27' Feb.16  Japan  Clinton visits Asia to send key message Feb.18  Washington  Obama's housing plan 'to help 9m' Feb.19  Kyrgyzstan  Parliament votes to close key U.S. base Feb.23   New York US shares at nearly 12-year low
Feb.26   Washington Obama to pull troops from Iraq in 2010

March 2009 ... more > Top ^
Mar.2    AIG reports record $61.7bn loss Mar.8  Washington  Obama reversed stem cell ban Mar.10  Alabama  Ten die in shooting spree Mar.13  Washington  US drops 'enemy combatant' term Mar.18  Washington  Fed pumps $1.2tn into US economy Mar.20  Iran  Obama offers Iran 'new beginning' Mar.22  Mountain States  'Children die' in plane crash Mar.23  Washington  US unveils $1tn toxic asset plan Mar.29   Detroit GM chairman to leave car maker


April 2009 ... more > Top ^
Apr.3  New York  Gunman kills 13 in siege Apr.8   Somalia US crew seized by Somali pirates
 Somalia  Drama as US crew recapture vessel Apr.11  Somalia  Pirates hijack US-Italian vessel Apr.12   Somalia   Captain rescued, snipers kill 3 pirates  U.S. Navy snipers fatally shot pirates holding Richard Phillips hostage after seeing one of the pirates 'had an AK-47 leveled at the captain's... Apr.17   Trinidad & Tobago Obama offers Cuba 'new beginning' Apr.18   Iran Iran jails journalist as US spy Apr.23  North Korea  US women 'face North Korea trial' Apr.29   Texas First U.S. swine flu death confirmed  Washington  Obama marks 100th day in office

May 2009 ... more > Top ^
May.6  Washington  Obama hails unity over al-Qaeda May.11  Iran  U.S. journalist freed in Iran   Ohio Demjanjuk deported to Germany
May.15  Washington  Obama to resurrect military tribunals May.18  Washington  Obama presses Netanyahu over 2-states

June 2009 ... more > Top ^
Jun.1   New York     GM enters bankruptcy protection
  Car giant General Motors has filed for bankruptcy protection, marking the biggest failure of an industrial company in US history
 General Motors had seen its losses widen following a steep fall in sales in recent years. US government expected to take a 60% stake in the company
Jun.4   Egypt Obama speaks of tensions with Muslims Jun.6  France  Leaders' tribute to D-Day heroes  Baghdad  U.S. contractors held in Green Zone killing Jun.7   North Korea Reporters get 12-year terms in N. Korea Jun.9   New York First Gitmo detainee arrives in U.S. Jun.11  Afghanistan  Afghanistan attacks 'at new high' Jun.18   New Jersey Jetliner lands safely after pilot dies Jun.22  Washington  Fatal crash on subway system Jun.25   Los Angeles     Singer Michael Jackson dies
  Paramedics were called to the singer's home around midday after he stopped breathing. He was pronounced dead two hours later.    Jackson had a history of health problems. He began his career as a child in family group The Jackson 5; then achieving ...
Jun.29   New York Fraudster Madoff gets 150 years   Baghdad US soldiers leaving Iraq's cities

July 2009 ... more > Top ^
Jul.1   Southern Afghanistan U.S. launches 'major operation'
Jul.6  Moscow  Obama moves to bolster U.S.-Russia ties Jul.7   Los Angeles Emotional farewell to King of Pop Jul.10   Ghana Obama's trip sends message to Africa Jul.20   Washington Obama hails Apollo 11 astronauts   Afghanistan U.S. have deadliest month in Afghanistan Jul.22  Washington  Obama defends health care reforms Jul.31  Iran  3 U.S. tourists held by Iran

August 2009 ... more > Top ^
Aug.4  North Korea  Bill Clinton meets with N. Korea leader   North Korea     N. Korean leader pardons U.S. journalists  President Kim Jong Il has pardoned and ordered the release of two U.S. journalists after Bill Clinton met with top North Korean officials Aug.8   Manhattan Helicopter and plane collide, 9 died
Aug.25   Massachusetts   Senator Edward Kennedy, 77, dies
  The Democratic Massachusetts senator, the brother of ex-President John F Kennedy, has died after battling a brain tumour.    Edward Kennedy became a member of the Senate in 1962 to replace his br...
Aug.27   San Francisco Bay Area     Missing girl found 18 years on   Jaycee Lee Dugard found after being abducted as a girl in 1991 gave birth to two children fathered by her kidnapper Phillip Garrido, 58  Boston  Mourners bid farewell to Kennedy Aug.29  Virginia  Kennedy laid to rest in Arlington cemetery Aug.31  Los Angeles  Heat fuelling California wildfire

September 2009 ... more > Top ^
Sep.3   Los Angeles Pop legend Michael Jackson buried Sep.9   U.S. Congress     Obama urges action on healthcare   US President has made one of the most critical speeches of his presidency, as he faced Congress over his plans for healthcare reform Sep.14  Somalia  Al-Qaeda Somalia suspect 'killed' Sep.16   Washington     US cut missile defence plan   The US will abandon its plan to develop a missile system in Poland and the Czech Republic because Iran's missile program was less advanced Sep.19   Colorado Three Afghans held over US 'plot' Sep.20  Afghanistan  US in Afghanistan failure warning Sep.22   New York Summit focuses on climate change Sep.24   Pittsburgh   G-20 to supplant G-8 on world stage  Leaders of the G-20 summit will announce that the group will become the new permanent council for international economic cooperation Sep.25       Iran 'hiding underground nuclear facility'  US President: Iran concealed a partially-built second uranium enrichment plant in defiance of calls for transparency over its nuclear plans Sep.27   Switzerland     Roman Polanski detained in Zurich
Map of Zurich Switzerland  Film director Roman Polanski has been taken into custody and faces extradition to the US for having sex with a 13-year-old girl in 1977 Sep.29   Samoa   85 deaths reported after quake  A tsunami warning for the South Pacific was called off hours after a magnitude 8.0 earthquake was recorded near American Samoa

October 2009 ... more > Top ^
Oct.9   Norway     Obama awarded 2009 Nobel Peace Prize
  Obama said that he was 'surprised and deeply humbled' by the decision of the Norwegian Nobel Committee to award him the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize Oct.13  U.S. Senate  Senate panel passes health bill Oct.15   Colorado   'Balloon boy' found alive at home  6-year-old Falcon Heene thought to have been carried away by a helium balloon was in fact hiding in a box in an attic at home Oct.22    US raids hit Mexican drug cartel  Guatemala  Officials seize cocaine submarine Oct.23   Puerto Rico Fire rages at fuel depot
Oct.24  Washington  US declares swine flu 'emergency' Oct.26  Western Afghanistan  DEA among 14 dead in copter crashes Oct.27  Southern Afghanistan  8 U.S. troops killed Oct.29   Washington   US economy is growing once again  The economy grew at an annual pace of 3.5% between July and September, its first expansion in more than a year Oct.30  Colombia  Deal allows U.S. to use Colombia bases Oct.31  Ohio  Six bodies at rapist's house  Jerusalem  Clinton urges new Mid-East talks

November 2009 ... more > Top ^
Nov.3  Detroit  General Motors cancels Opel sale  New Jersey  Republicans win key elections Nov.4  Manhattan  Yankees win World Series Nov.5   Texas     Deadly shootings at US army base
Map of Fort Hood Texas
  An army major has opened fire on fellow soldiers, killing 11 people and injuring 31. The shooter had been killed in the incident and two suspects arrested.    The gunman, Nidal Malik Hasan, was a military psychiatrist and due to be sent on a mission to Iraq. One of the...
Nov.6   Washington   US jobless rate rises to over 10%
  US Labor Department: The unemployment rate in the US rose to 10.2% in October, which was its highest rate since April 1983 Nov.7  House of Representatives  US House backs healthcare reforms Nov.9  Iran  Iran to charge U.S. hikers with espionage Nov.10  Washington  Washington sniper is put to death Nov.11  Washington  Obama in Afghan troop level talks Nov.17  Beijing  Trade focus for Obama talks Nov.28  Florida  Tiger Woods to face police over crash Nov.30  Washington  Obama issues new Afghan orders

December 2009 ... more > Top ^
Dec.1   Upstate New York Obama: 3-year plan to end Afghan war
Dec.4  Italy  Amanda Knox found guilty of murder Dec.7  Afghanistan  U.S. defense secretary arrives Dec.8  U.S. Senate  McChrystal: Next 18 months 'critical' Dec.9  Pakistan  Pakistan arrests 5 men missing in U.S. Dec.11   Tiger Woods to take leave from golf Dec.18  Denmark  Obama announces climate deal with China Dec.19  Virginia  Snowstorm strikes US East Coast Dec.23  Colorado  Balloon boy parents jailed Dec.24  U.S. Senate  Senate passes healthcare reform bill Dec.25   Detroit   Jet incident 'was terror attack bid'   An incident on an airliner arriving from the Netherlands was an attempt by a passenger to blow up the plane. The suspect was subdued Dec.26  Nigeria  Father alerted US about plane bomber Dec.27  Washington  Obama orders review of flight screenings Dec.30   Afghanistan     Eight US 'CIA agents' killed in bomb attack
Map of Khost Afghanistan  A bomber was wearing an explosive vest managed to enter Forward Operating Base Chapman Dec.31  CIA  CIA chief confirms officers killed by bomb


Obama to pull troops from Iraq in 2010 Captain rescued, snipers kill 3 pirates  U.S. Navy snipers fatally shot pirates holding Richard Phillips hostage after seeing one of the pirates 'had an AK-47 leveled at the captain's... Demjanjuk deported to Germany US soldiers leaving Iraq's cities U.S. launches 'major operation' U.S. have deadliest month in Afghanistan   US cut missile defence plan   The US will abandon its plan to develop a missile system in Poland and the Czech Republic because Iran's missile program was less advanced   Obama awarded 2009 Nobel Peace Prize   Obama said that he was 'surprised and deeply humbled' by the decision of the Norwegian Nobel Committee to award him the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize   Deadly shootings at US army base Map of Fort Hood Texas




United States, 2009 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
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Feb.6  Kyrgyzstan  Kyrgyz closure of US base 'final'
Feb.13  Tribal Areas  Missile hit 'kills 27'
Feb.19  Kyrgyzstan  Parliament votes to close key U.S. base
Feb.26   Washington
Mar.13  Washington  US drops 'enemy combatant' term
Apr.12   Somalia
May.11   Ohio
May.15  Washington  Obama to resurrect military tribunals
Jun.6  France  Leaders' tribute to D-Day heroes
Jun.6  Baghdad  U.S. contractors held in Green Zone killing
Jun.11  Afghanistan  Afghanistan attacks 'at new high'
Jun.29   Baghdad
Jul.1   Southern Afghanistan
Jul.20   Afghanistan
Sep.14  Somalia  Al-Qaeda Somalia suspect 'killed'
Sep.16   Washington
Sep.20  Afghanistan  US in Afghanistan failure warning
Oct.9   Norway
Oct.22  Guatemala  Officials seize cocaine submarine
Oct.26  Western Afghanistan  DEA among 14 dead in copter crashes
Oct.27  Southern Afghanistan  8 U.S. troops killed
Oct.30  Colombia  Deal allows U.S. to use Colombia bases
Oct.31  Jerusalem  Clinton urges new Mid-East talks
Nov.5   Texas
  An army major has opened fire on fellow soldiers, killing 11 people and injuring 31. The shooter had been killed in the incident and two suspects arrested.    The gunman, Nidal Malik Hasan, was a military psychiatrist and due to be sent on a mission to Iraq. One of the...
Nov.11  Washington  Obama in Afghan troop level talks Nov.30  Washington  Obama issues new Afghan orders Dec.1   Upstate New York Obama: 3-year plan to end Afghan war Dec.7  Afghanistan  U.S. defense secretary arrives Dec.8  U.S. Senate  McChrystal: Next 18 months 'critical' Dec.30   Afghanistan   Eight US 'CIA agents' killed in bomb attack Map of Khost Afghanistan  A bomber was wearing an explosive vest managed to enter Forward Operating Base Chapman Dec.31  CIA  CIA chief confirms officers killed by bomb



United States, 2009 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2009 Jan.15   New York Airplane crash-lands into Hudson River   A US Airways plane with 155 people on board went into a chilly river, apparently after striking birds upon takeoff from LaGuardia Airport Feb.11  Siberia  Russian and US satellites collide Feb.12   Upstate New York 50 die after plane crashes into house   A Continental Airlines plane crashed in suburban Buffalo. There were 44 passengers, 4 crew members killed on board and one on the ground Mar.22  Mountain States  'Children die' in plane crash Apr.29   Texas First U.S. swine flu death confirmed
Jun.18   New Jersey Jetliner lands safely after pilot dies Jun.22  Washington  Fatal crash on subway system Aug.8   Manhattan Helicopter and plane collide, 9 died Aug.31  Los Angeles  Heat fuelling California wildfire Sep.29   Samoa 85 deaths reported after quake  A tsunami warning for the South Pacific was called off hours after a magnitude 8.0 earthquake was recorded near American Samoa Oct.15   Colorado 'Balloon boy' found alive at home  6-year-old Falcon Heene thought to have been carried away by a helium balloon was in fact hiding in a box in an attic at home Oct.23   Puerto Rico Fire rages at fuel depot Oct.24  Washington  US declares swine flu 'emergency' Oct.26  Western Afghanistan  DEA among 14 dead in copter crashes Dec.19  Virginia  Snowstorm strikes US East Coast



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2009 Feb.1  Florida  Pittsburgh won 6th Super Bowl Nov.4  Manhattan  Yankees win World Series Nov.28  Florida  Tiger Woods to face police over crash Dec.11   Tiger Woods to take leave from golf




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2009 Jan.26  Los Angeles  Woman gives birth to octuplets Jan.28   House of Representatives US House passes economic package
Feb.11  U.S. Congress  US lawmakers reach stimulus deal Feb.18  Washington  Obama's housing plan 'to help 9m' Feb.23   New York US shares at nearly 12-year low Mar.2    AIG reports record $61.7bn loss Mar.18  Washington  Fed pumps $1.2tn into US economy Mar.23  Washington  US unveils $1tn toxic asset plan Mar.29   Detroit GM chairman to leave car maker Jun.1   New York   GM enters bankruptcy protection
  Car giant General Motors has filed for bankruptcy protection, marking the biggest failure of an industrial company in US history
 General Motors had seen its losses widen following a steep fall in sales in recent years. US government expected to take a 60% stake in the company
Jun.25   Los Angeles   Singer Michael Jackson dies
  Paramedics were called to the singer's home around midday after he stopped breathing. He was pronounced dead two hours later.    Jackson had a history of health problems. He began his career as a child in family group The Jackson 5; then achieving ...
Jun.29   New York Fraudster Madoff gets 150 years
Jul.7   Los Angeles Emotional farewell to King of Pop Jul.22  Washington  Obama defends health care reforms Sep.3   Los Angeles Pop legend Michael Jackson buried Sep.9   U.S. Congress   Obama urges action on healthcare   US President has made one of the most critical speeches of his presidency, as he faced Congress over his plans for healthcare reform Sep.24   Pittsburgh G-20 to supplant G-8 on world stage  Leaders of the G-20 summit will announce that the group will become the new permanent council for international economic cooperation Sep.27   Switzerland   Roman Polanski detained in Zurich Map of Zurich Switzerland  Film director Roman Polanski has been taken into custody and faces extradition to the US for having sex with a 13-year-old girl in 1977 Oct.13  U.S. Senate  Senate panel passes health bill Oct.29   Washington US economy is growing once again  The economy grew at an annual pace of 3.5% between July and September, its first expansion in more than a year Nov.3  Detroit  General Motors cancels Opel sale Nov.6   Washington US jobless rate rises to over 10%  US Labor Department: The unemployment rate in the US rose to 10.2% in October, which was its highest rate since April 1983 Nov.7  House of Representatives  US House backs healthcare reforms Nov.17  Beijing  Trade focus for Obama talks Dec.24  U.S. Senate  Senate passes healthcare reform bill



United States, 2009 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2009 Mar.10  Alabama  Ten die in shooting spree Mar.13  Washington  US drops 'enemy combatant' term Apr.3  New York  Gunman kills 13 in siege Apr.8   Somalia US crew seized by Somali pirates
Apr.8  Somalia  Drama as US crew recapture vessel Apr.11  Somalia  Pirates hijack US-Italian vessel Apr.12   Somalia Captain rescued, snipers kill 3 pirates  U.S. Navy snipers fatally shot pirates holding Richard Phillips hostage after seeing one of the pirates 'had an AK-47 leveled at the captain's... Apr.18   Iran Iran jails journalist as US spy Apr.23  North Korea  US women 'face North Korea trial' May.11  Iran  U.S. journalist freed in Iran May.11   Ohio Demjanjuk deported to Germany May.15  Washington  Obama to resurrect military tribunals Jun.6  Baghdad  U.S. contractors held in Green Zone killing Jun.7   North Korea Reporters get 12-year terms in N. Korea Jun.9   New York First Gitmo detainee arrives in U.S. Jun.29   New York Fraudster Madoff gets 150 years Jul.31  Iran  3 U.S. tourists held by Iran Aug.4   North Korea   N. Korean leader pardons U.S. journalists  President Kim Jong Il has pardoned and ordered the release of two U.S. journalists after Bill Clinton met with top North Korean officials Aug.27   San Francisco Bay Area   Missing girl found 18 years on   Jaycee Lee Dugard found after being abducted as a girl in 1991 gave birth to two children fathered by her kidnapper Phillip Garrido, 58 Sep.14  Somalia  Al-Qaeda Somalia suspect 'killed' Sep.19   Colorado Three Afghans held over US 'plot' Sep.27   Switzerland   Roman Polanski detained in Zurich Map of Zurich Switzerland  Film director Roman Polanski has been taken into custody and faces extradition to the US for having sex with a 13-year-old girl in 1977 Oct.22    US raids hit Mexican drug cartel Oct.22  Guatemala  Officials seize cocaine submarine Oct.31  Ohio  Six bodies at rapist's house Nov.5   Texas   Deadly shootings at US army base Map of Fort Hood Texas
  An army major has opened fire on fellow soldiers, killing 11 people and injuring 31. The shooter had been killed in the incident and two suspects arrested.    The gunman, Nidal Malik Hasan, was a military psychiatrist and due to be sent on a mission to Iraq. One of the...
Nov.9  Iran  Iran to charge U.S. hikers with espionage Nov.10  Washington  Washington sniper is put to death Nov.28  Florida  Tiger Woods to face police over crash Dec.4  Italy  Amanda Knox found guilty of murder Dec.9  Pakistan  Pakistan arrests 5 men missing in U.S. Dec.23  Colorado  Balloon boy parents jailed Dec.25   Detroit Jet incident 'was terror attack bid'   An incident on an airliner arriving from the Netherlands was an attempt by a passenger to blow up the plane. The suspect was subdued Dec.26  Nigeria  Father alerted US about plane bomber Dec.27  Washington  Obama orders review of flight screenings Dec.30   Afghanistan   Eight US 'CIA agents' killed in bomb attack Map of Khost Afghanistan  A bomber was wearing an explosive vest managed to enter Forward Operating Base Chapman



United States, 2009 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2009 Jan.20   Washington   President Obama sworn into history
  Barack Obama launched his presidency before an estimated 1.5 million people on the National Mall with somber yet confident tones
 After being sworn in as the first African-American US leader, President Obama uses his inaugural address to pledge a 'new era of responsibility. He said the country will overcome its serious economic and international challenges
Jan.22   Washington   Obama signs order to close Guantanamo  President Obama issued 3 executive orders to demonstrate a clean break from the Bush administration Jan.23  Washington  Obama reverses abortion-funding policy Jan.28   House of Representatives US House passes economic package
Feb.6  Kyrgyzstan  Kyrgyz closure of US base 'final' Feb.11  U.S. Congress  US lawmakers reach stimulus deal Feb.16  Japan  Clinton visits Asia to send key message Feb.19  Kyrgyzstan  Parliament votes to close key U.S. base Mar.8  Washington  Obama reversed stem cell ban Mar.20  Iran  Obama offers Iran 'new beginning' Mar.23  Washington  US unveils $1tn toxic asset plan Apr.17   Trinidad & Tobago Obama offers Cuba 'new beginning' Apr.18   Iran Iran jails journalist as US spy Apr.23  North Korea  US women 'face North Korea trial' Apr.29  Washington  Obama marks 100th day in office May.6  Washington  Obama hails unity over al-Qaeda May.11  Iran  U.S. journalist freed in Iran May.18  Washington  Obama presses Netanyahu over 2-states Jun.4   Egypt Obama speaks of tensions with Muslims Jun.6  France  Leaders' tribute to D-Day heroes Jun.7   North Korea Reporters get 12-year terms in N. Korea Jul.6  Moscow  Obama moves to bolster U.S.-Russia ties Jul.10   Ghana Obama's trip sends message to Africa Jul.20   Washington Obama hails Apollo 11 astronauts Jul.22  Washington  Obama defends health care reforms Aug.4  North Korea  Bill Clinton meets with N. Korea leader Aug.4   North Korea   N. Korean leader pardons U.S. journalists  President Kim Jong Il has pardoned and ordered the release of two U.S. journalists after Bill Clinton met with top North Korean officials Aug.25   Massachusetts Senator Edward Kennedy, 77, dies
  The Democratic Massachusetts senator, the brother of ex-President John F Kennedy, has died after battling a brain tumour.    Edward Kennedy became a member of the Senate in 1962 to replace his br...
Aug.27  Boston  Mourners bid farewell to Kennedy Aug.29  Virginia  Kennedy laid to rest in Arlington cemetery Sep.9   U.S. Congress   Obama urges action on healthcare   US President has made one of the most critical speeches of his presidency, as he faced Congress over his plans for healthcare reform Sep.20  Afghanistan  US in Afghanistan failure warning Sep.22   New York Summit focuses on climate change
Sep.24   Pittsburgh G-20 to supplant G-8 on world stage  Leaders of the G-20 summit will announce that the group will become the new permanent council for international economic cooperation Sep.25     Iran 'hiding underground nuclear facility'  US President: Iran concealed a partially-built second uranium enrichment plant in defiance of calls for transparency over its nuclear plans Oct.9   Norway   Obama awarded 2009 Nobel Peace Prize   Obama said that he was 'surprised and deeply humbled' by the decision of the Norwegian Nobel Committee to award him the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize Oct.13  U.S. Senate  Senate panel passes health bill Oct.30  Colombia  Deal allows U.S. to use Colombia bases Oct.31  Jerusalem  Clinton urges new Mid-East talks Nov.3  New Jersey  Republicans win key elections Nov.7  House of Representatives  US House backs healthcare reforms Nov.9  Iran  Iran to charge U.S. hikers with espionage Nov.11  Washington  Obama in Afghan troop level talks Nov.17  Beijing  Trade focus for Obama talks Nov.30  Washington  Obama issues new Afghan orders Dec.1   Upstate New York Obama: 3-year plan to end Afghan war Dec.7  Afghanistan  U.S. defense secretary arrives Dec.18  Denmark  Obama announces climate deal with China Dec.24  U.S. Senate  Senate passes healthcare reform bill Dec.27  Washington  Obama orders review of flight screenings