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B. 01-15 Airplane crash-lands into Hudson River New York
01-20 President Obama sworn into history Washington
D. 01-22 Obama signs order to close Guantanamo Washington
E. 02-12 50 die after plane crashes into house Buffalo, Upstate New York
5. 02-23 US shares at nearly 12-year low New York
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7. 06-01 GM enters bankruptcy protection New York
8. 06-29 Fraudster Madoff gets 150 years New York

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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
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
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
Feb.1  Florida  Pittsburgh won 6th Super Bowl
Feb.11  U.S. Congress  US lawmakers reach stimulus deal
Feb.12   Upstate New York
Feb.18  Washington  Obama's housing plan 'to help 9m'
Feb.23   New York
Feb.26   Washington
Mar.2  USA  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
 Canada  Actress Richardson dies aged 45
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
Apr.3  New York  Gunman kills 13 in siege
Apr.29  Texas  First U.S. swine flu death confirmed
 Washington  Obama marks 100th day in office
May.6  Washington  Obama hails unity over al-Qaeda
May.11  Ohio  Demjanjuk deported to Germany
May.15  Washington  Obama to resurrect military tribunals
May.18  Washington  Obama presses Netanyahu over 2-states
Jun.1   New York
  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 ...
Jun.5  North Mexico  29 children die in day care center fire Jun.9  New York  First Gitmo detainee arrives in U.S. Jun.12  UN Security Council  U.N. tightens sanctions on North Korea 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 global fame as a solo artist. Thriller, released in 1982, is the biggest-selling album of all time, shifting 65m copies
Jun.29   New York Fraudster Madoff gets 150 years Jul.7  Los Angeles  Emotional farewell to King of Pop Jul.20  Washington  Obama hails Apollo 11 astronauts Jul.22  Washington  Obama defends health care reforms 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 Aug.27   San Francisco Bay Area Missing girl found 18 years on  Boston  Mourners bid farewell to Kennedy Aug.29  Virginia  Kennedy laid to rest in Arlington cemetery Aug.31  Los Angeles  Heat fuelling California wildfire Sep.3  Los Angeles  Pop legend Michael Jackson buried Sep.9   U.S. Congress Obama urges action on healthcare Sep.16   Washington US cut missile defence plan Sep.19  Colorado  Three Afghans held over US 'plot' Sep.22  New York  Summit focuses on climate change Sep.24  UN Security Council  Security Council aims for nuke-free world   Pittsburgh G-20 to supplant G-8 on world stage Sep.25   USA Iran 'hiding underground nuclear facility' Oct.13  U.S. Senate  Senate panel passes health bill Oct.15   Colorado 'Balloon boy' found alive at home Oct.24  Washington  US declares swine flu 'emergency' Oct.29   Washington US economy is growing once again 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...
 UN Gen. Assembly  Gaza war probes get U.N. approval 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.10  Washington  Washington sniper is put to death Nov.28  Florida  Tiger Woods to face police over crash Dec.1  Upstate New York  Obama: 3-year plan to end Afghan war Dec.11  USA  Tiger Woods to take leave from golf Dec.19  Virginia  Snowstorm strikes US East Coast 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



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February 2009
US lawmakers reach stimulus deal
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Obama's housing plan 'to help 9m'
US shares at nearly 12-year low
50 die after plane crashes into house
Obama to pull troops from Iraq in 2010
March 2009
Obama reversed stem cell ban
US unveils $1tn toxic asset plan
Ten die in shooting spree
US drops 'enemy combatant' term
AIG reports record $61.7bn loss
Fed pumps $1.2tn into US economy
GM chairman to leave car maker
'Children die' in plane crash
US drops 'enemy combatant' term
April 2009
Obama marks 100th day in office
Gunman kills 13 in siege
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May 2009
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June 2009
U.N. tightens sanctions on North Korea
First Gitmo detainee arrives in U.S.
Fraudster Madoff gets 150 years
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29 children die in day care center fire
Jetliner lands safely after pilot dies
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August 2009
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September 2009
Obama urges action on healthcare
G-20 to supplant G-8 on world stage
Iran 'hiding underground nuclear facility'
Three Afghans held over US 'plot'
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January 2009 ... more > Top ^
Jan.6  UN Security Council  UN chief demands Gaza ceasefire
Jan.12  UN  UN chief wants Gaza conflict halt
Jan.15   New York  
  A US Airways plane with 155 people on board went into a chilly river, apparently after striking birds upon takeoff from LaGuardia Airport
 The flight's captain was Chesley B. Sullenberger III, 57, of Danville, California, a former U.S. Air Force captain. All 150 passengers, 3 flight attendants and 2 pilots were rescued, with a number later treated for minor injuries. The Airbus A320 was heading for Charlotte. Rescue boats plucked passengers, who were wearing life jackets, from the wings of the plane
Jan.16  New York  Citigroup to split as losses grow Jan.18  Washington  Obama tells rally of hope for US 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
 One of the orders is orders is requiring that the Guantanamo Bay detention facility be closed within a year. Obama is promising to return America to the 'moral high ground' in the war on terrorism
 Washington  Obama appoints key hotspot envoys 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  The House of Representatives has passed by 244 votes to 188 President Obama's $825bn economic stimulus package Jan.29  Illinois  Illinois governor guilty of abuse Jan.30  USA  US economic output falls sharply

February 2009 ... more > Top ^
Feb.1   Florida Pittsburgh won 6th Super Bowl
Feb.3  Washington  Obama suffers blow over nominees Feb.6  U.S. Senate  US senators agree economy bill Feb.11   U.S. Congress US lawmakers reach stimulus deal Feb.12  Washington  Another Obama cabinet pick quits   Upstate New York   50 die after plane crashes into house Map of Buffalo USA
  A Continental Airlines plane crashed in suburban Buffalo. There were 44 passengers, 4 crew members killed on board and one on the ground.    Flight 3407, operated by Colgan Air, was en route from Newark when it went...
Feb.13  House of Representatives  US House approves stimulus plan Feb.17  Washington  US to boost troops in Afghanistan Feb.18   Washington     Obama's housing plan 'to help 9m'  The plan will provide refinancing to 4 to 5 million 'responsible homeowners' and a 'homeowner stability initiative' to reduce monthly paymen... Feb.19  Virginia  Missing billionaire found Feb.22  Los Angeles  Slumdog Millionaire winning 8 Oscars Feb.23   New York   US shares at nearly 12-year low
  The Dow Jones closed down 3.41%, at 7,114.8, its lowest since 1997 on concerns about the attempts to shore up the banks
Feb.24  U.S. Congress  Determined Obama vows to renew US Feb.26   Washington     Obama to pull troops from Iraq in 2010
  President Obama is planning to pull all combat troops out of Iraq by August 2010, which falls short of his campaign promise.    Between 35,000 to 50,000 troops will remain in Iraq. They would be withdrawn gradually until all U.S. forc...


March 2009 ... more > Top ^
Mar.2   USA   AIG reports record $61.7bn loss  Insurance giant AIG has reported a loss of $61.7bn in the final three months of 2008 - the largest quarterly loss in corporate history Mar.3  Washington  Obama reaches out to Russia over Iran Mar.6  Florida  Nasa launches Earth hunter probe Mar.8   Washington     Obama reversed stem cell ban  President Barack Obama lifts restrictions on federal funding for research on new stem cell lines, a major reversal of US policy Mar.10   Alabama   Ten die in shooting spree   In a series of shootings across two towns in at least four separate shooting incidents. The gunman killed himself Mar.13   Washington US drops 'enemy combatant' term Mar.17  Washington  US Treasury 'to reclaim AIG cash' Mar.18   Washington   Fed pumps $1.2tn into US economy  The Federal Reserve will buy almost $1.2 trillion worth of debt to help boost lending and promote economic recovery   Canada Actress Richardson dies aged 45 Mar.20  Washington  U.S. suspended aid for Madagascar Mar.22   Mountain States 'Children die' in plane crash Mar.23   Washington US unveils $1tn toxic asset plan Mar.24  Washington  Obama to beef up Mexico border policy  Washington  Obama pledges economic recovery Mar.27  Washington  US rethinks Afghanistan strategy  U. S. Midwest  Flood fear forces evacuations Mar.29  Canada  Major cyber spy network uncovered   Detroit   GM chairman to leave car maker  The chief executive of struggling General Motors - Rick Wagoner - has agreed to step down immediately at the request of the White House  Washington  U.S. prepared to hit targets in Pakistan Mar.30  Washington  Obama gets tough with carmakers

April 2009 ... more > Top ^
Apr.3   New York Gunman kills 13 in siege
Apr.5  UN Security Council  No accord at UN talks on N Korea Apr.13  UN Security Council  U.N. condemns N. Korean rocket launch  Washington  Obama eases Cuba travel restrictions Apr.16  Washington  US releases Bush-era interrogation memos Apr.21  Washington  Obama invites Mideast leaders for talks Apr.22  Washington  Clinton: Pakistan in danger Apr.24  New York  Swine flu viruses in Mexico, U.S. match Apr.29   Texas     First U.S. swine flu death confirmed   A 2-year-old child became the first fatality in the United States, while more European countries announced confirmed cases of the disease   Washington Obama marks 100th day in office

May 2009 ... more > Top ^
May.4  UN  U.N. wary of second wave of swine flu May.6   Washington Obama hails unity over al-Qaeda
May.11   Ohio     Demjanjuk deported to Germany   Nazi war crimes suspect John Demjanjuk, 89, was deported after he was removed from his home  Washington  US sacks top Afghanistan general May.13  Washington  Obama stopped to detainee photo releases May.15   Washington Obama to resurrect military tribunals May.18   Washington Obama presses Netanyahu over 2-states May.19  Washington  Obama to curb vehicle emissions May.20  U.S. Senate  Guantanamo detainee move blocked May.21  Washington  Obama: Gitmo 'weakens US security' May.25  Washington  US backs North Korea's neighbours May.27  Washington  U.S. warns N. Korea of 'consequences'

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.3  Washington  US presses China over Tiananmen Jun.5  Washington  Ex-US official, wife charged as Cuba spies   North Mexico   29 children die in day care center fire   More than 100 others were injured when their day care center caught fire in the northwestern state. The victims were from 1 to 5 years old Jun.9   New York   First Gitmo detainee arrives in U.S.  Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani indicted in the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in East Africa arrived in New York to face criminal charges Jun.10  UN Security Council  UN agrees on tougher N. Korea sanctions  Washington  Shooting at Holocaust museum Jun.12   UN Security Council U.N. tightens sanctions on North Korea  Detroit  Pittsburgh Penguins win Stanley Cup Jun.14  Florida  Bryant leads Lakers to 15th championship Jun.18   New Jersey   Jetliner lands safely after pilot dies   Continental Flight 61, Boeing 777 , whose pilot died while flying from Brussels to Newark, New Jersey, has landed safely Jun.19  UN  World hunger 'hits one billion' Jun.22   Washington Fatal crash on subway system Jun.23  Washington  Obama condemns 'unjust' violence 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 global fame as a solo artist. Thriller, released in 1982, is the biggest-selling album of all time, shifting 65m copies
Jun.27  Los Angeles  'No foul play' in Jackson death Jun.29   New York     Fraudster Madoff gets 150 years
  Bernard Madoff has been given the maximum prison sentence for masterminding a massive fraud that robbed investors of $65bn


July 2009 ... more > Top ^
Jul.4  Washington  Americas group suspends Honduras Jul.6  Washington  Ex-Pentagon chief McNamara dies Jul.7   Los Angeles     Emotional farewell to King of Pop   Michael Jackson's family and fans have said farewell to the superstar at an emotional memorial service at the Staples Center Jul.13  USA  US budget deficit at $1 trillion Jul.17  New York  TV news legend Cronkite dies Jul.20   Washington   Obama hails Apollo 11 astronauts  President has praised the 'heroism' of Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins who made the first landing on the Moon 40 years ago Jul.22   Washington Obama defends health care reforms Jul.23  New Jersey  Mayors, rabbis arrested in crime probe

August 2009 ... more > Top ^
Aug.8   Manhattan     Helicopter and plane collide, 9 died  A tour helicopter and a light aircraft have collided over the Hudson River near New York City. Both aircraft crashed into the river after the... Aug.21  Washington  Obama condemns bomber's heros welcome' Aug.23  CIA  CIA report alleges prisoner abuse Aug.25  Washington  US deficit to soar towards $1.6tn   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 brother when he resigned to become president, and was re-elected 7 times
Aug.26  Washington  Obama leads tributes to Kennedy Aug.27   San Francisco Bay Area     Missing girl found 18 years on Map of Antioch USA
  Jaycee Lee Dugard found after being abducted as a girl in 1991 gave birth to two children fathered by her kidnapper Phillip Garrido, 58.    Jaycee Lee Dugard's alleged captor is a convicted sex offender Phillip Garrido. It was a bit strange that 'Alyssa' never c...
  Boston Mourners bid farewell to Kennedy Aug.28  Los Angeles  Jackson death ruled as homicide Aug.29   Virginia Kennedy laid to rest in Arlington cemetery Aug.31   Los Angeles Heat fuelling California wildfire

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Sep.3   Los Angeles     Pop legend Michael Jackson buried  Friends and family of Jackson have paid their last respects to the singer known as the King of Pop at a funeral ceremony 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.    He said that failure to introduce reform had led the...
Sep.11  Washington  US marks 9/11 amid shooting scare  Washington  U.S ready for direct talks with N. Korea Sep.12  U.S. Congress  Tea party activists rally at U.S. Capitol Sep.13  New York  Unseeded Clijsters wins U.S. Open Sep.14  Washington  Obama issues warning to bankers  Connecticut  Missing Yale student's body found  New York  First-time finalist Del Potro stuns Federer Sep.15  UN  U.N.: Gaza acts amounted to war crimes 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.    Obama said there would be a 'proven, cost-effective' system using land- and ...
 Colorado  Apartment searched in terror probe Sep.19  Washington  Obama to meet Middle East leaders   Colorado   Three Afghans held over US 'plot'  FBI agents arrested Najibullah Zazi, a 24-year-old Colorado resident and Afghan national questioned in an alleged terrorist plot Sep.22   New York   Summit focuses on climate change   World leaders converge in New York to focus on climate change  New York  Obama calls for Mid-East urgency Sep.23  New York  Russia eases over Iran sanctions Sep.24   UN Security Council Security Council aims for nuke-free world  Pittsburgh  G-20 leaders meet to bolster economy   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.    G-20 is a group of finance ministers and central bank gover...
Sep.25   USA     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.    The US, UK and France said the UN had to be given immediate access and urged tough new sanctions. Russia...
 UN  Iran defiant amid new nuclear row

October 2009 ... more > Top ^
Oct.5  Washington  US 'needs time' on Afghan troops Oct.7  USA  Scientists: massive ring around Saturn Oct.13   U.S. Senate Senate panel passes health bill Oct.15  New York  US banks' profits beat forecasts   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.19  Washington  U.S. scientist accused of spying for Israel Oct.21  UN  World failing to dent heroin trade Oct.22  USA  US raids hit Mexican drug cartel Oct.24   Washington US declares swine flu 'emergency' Oct.25  Washington  Obama's fury at Baghdad bloodbath 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.    Some economists think there could be further setbacks. The growth was helped b...
Oct.31  Ohio  Six bodies at rapist's house

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 dead was a policeman, others were soldiers. President Obama described it as 'a horrific outburst of violence'
  UN Gen. Assembly Gaza war probes get U.N. approval 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.10   Washington Washington sniper is put to death Nov.11  Washington  Obama in Afghan troop level 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   The deployment of 30,000 additional U.S. troops is part of a strategy to reverse the Taliban's momentum and stabilize the country's governme... Dec.8  U.S. Senate  McChrystal: Next 18 months 'critical' Dec.11   USA     Tiger Woods to take leave from golf  In a statement on his website, Tiger Woods is taking an indefinite break from professional golf to tackle problems in his private life Dec.12  USA  Gillette to 'limit' Tiger Woods's role 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
 A device had been used consisting of a mix of powder and liquid. Nigerian national studying in London said he was acting of behalf of al-Qaeda. President Obama has ordered increased security for air travel
Dec.27  Washington  Obama orders review of flight screenings Dec.31  CIA  CIA chief confirms officers killed by bomb


  Obama to pull troops from Iraq in 2010




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2009
Jan.6  UN Security Council  UN chief demands Gaza ceasefire
Jan.12  UN  UN chief wants Gaza conflict halt
Feb.17  Washington  US to boost troops in Afghanistan
Feb.26   Washington
  President Obama is planning to pull all combat troops out of Iraq by August 2010, which falls short of his campaign promise.    Between 35,000 to 50,000 troops will remain in Iraq. They would be withdrawn gradually until all U.S. forc...
Mar.13   Washington US drops 'enemy combatant' term Mar.27  Washington  US rethinks Afghanistan strategy Mar.29  Washington  U.S. prepared to hit targets in Pakistan May.11   Ohio   Demjanjuk deported to Germany   Nazi war crimes suspect John Demjanjuk, 89, was deported after he was removed from his home May.11  Washington  US sacks top Afghanistan general May.15   Washington Obama to resurrect military tribunals Jun.10  Washington  Shooting at Holocaust museum Jul.6  Washington  Ex-Pentagon chief McNamara dies Sep.15  UN  U.N.: Gaza acts amounted to war crimes 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.    Obama said there would be a 'proven, cost-effective' system using land- and ...
Sep.19  Washington  Obama to meet Middle East leaders Sep.22  New York  Obama calls for Mid-East urgency Sep.24   UN Security Council Security Council aims for nuke-free world Oct.5  Washington  US 'needs time' on Afghan troops 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 dead was a policeman, others were soldiers. President Obama described it as 'a horrific outburst of violence'
Nov.5   UN Gen. Assembly Gaza war probes get U.N. approval 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   The deployment of 30,000 additional U.S. troops is part of a strategy to reverse the Taliban's momentum and stabilize the country's governme... Dec.8  U.S. Senate  McChrystal: Next 18 months 'critical' Dec.31  CIA  CIA chief confirms officers killed by bomb



North America, 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
 The flight's captain was Chesley B. Sullenberger III, 57, of Danville, California, a former U.S. Air Force captain. All 150 passengers, 3 flight attendants and 2 pilots were rescued, with a number later treated for minor injuries. The Airbus A320 was heading for Charlotte. Rescue boats plucked passengers, who were wearing life jackets, from the wings of the plane
Feb.12   Upstate New York 50 die after plane crashes into house
Map of Buffalo USA
  A Continental Airlines plane crashed in suburban Buffalo. There were 44 passengers, 4 crew members killed on board and one on the ground.    Flight 3407, operated by Colgan Air, was en route from Newark when it went...
Mar.22   Mountain States 'Children die' in plane crash Mar.27  U. S. Midwest  Flood fear forces evacuations Apr.24  New York  Swine flu viruses in Mexico, U.S. match Apr.29   Texas   First U.S. swine flu death confirmed   A 2-year-old child became the first fatality in the United States, while more European countries announced confirmed cases of the disease May.4  UN  U.N. wary of second wave of swine flu May.19  Washington  Obama to curb vehicle emissions Jun.5   North Mexico 29 children die in day care center fire   More than 100 others were injured when their day care center caught fire in the northwestern state. The victims were from 1 to 5 years old Jun.18   New Jersey Jetliner lands safely after pilot dies   Continental Flight 61, Boeing 777 , whose pilot died while flying from Brussels to Newark, New Jersey, has landed safely Jun.19  UN  World hunger 'hits one billion' Jun.22   Washington Fatal crash on subway system Aug.8   Manhattan   Helicopter and plane collide, 9 died  A tour helicopter and a light aircraft have collided over the Hudson River near New York City. Both aircraft crashed into the river after the... Aug.31   Los Angeles Heat fuelling California wildfire 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.24   Washington US declares swine flu 'emergency'
Dec.19   Virginia Snowstorm strikes US East Coast



North America, 2009 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2009 Feb.1   Florida Pittsburgh won 6th Super Bowl
Jun.12  Detroit  Pittsburgh Penguins win Stanley Cup Jun.14  Florida  Bryant leads Lakers to 15th championship Sep.13  New York  Unseeded Clijsters wins U.S. Open Sep.14  New York  First-time finalist Del Potro stuns Federer Nov.4   Manhattan Yankees win World Series Nov.28   Florida Tiger Woods to face police over crash Dec.11   USA   Tiger Woods to take leave from golf  In a statement on his website, Tiger Woods is taking an indefinite break from professional golf to tackle problems in his private life Dec.12  USA  Gillette to 'limit' Tiger Woods's role



North America, 2009 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2009 Jan.16  New York  Citigroup to split as losses grow Jan.26   Los Angeles Woman gives birth to octuplets
Jan.28   House of Representatives US House passes economic package  The House of Representatives has passed by 244 votes to 188 President Obama's $825bn economic stimulus package Jan.30  USA  US economic output falls sharply Feb.6  U.S. Senate  US senators agree economy bill Feb.11   U.S. Congress US lawmakers reach stimulus deal Feb.13  House of Representatives  US House approves stimulus plan Feb.18   Washington   Obama's housing plan 'to help 9m'  The plan will provide refinancing to 4 to 5 million 'responsible homeowners' and a 'homeowner stability initiative' to reduce monthly paymen... Feb.19  Virginia  Missing billionaire found Feb.22  Los Angeles  Slumdog Millionaire winning 8 Oscars Feb.23   New York US shares at nearly 12-year low
  The Dow Jones closed down 3.41%, at 7,114.8, its lowest since 1997 on concerns about the attempts to shore up the banks
Mar.2   USA AIG reports record $61.7bn loss  Insurance giant AIG has reported a loss of $61.7bn in the final three months of 2008 - the largest quarterly loss in corporate history Mar.17  Washington  US Treasury 'to reclaim AIG cash' Mar.18   Washington Fed pumps $1.2tn into US economy  The Federal Reserve will buy almost $1.2 trillion worth of debt to help boost lending and promote economic recovery Mar.18   Canada Actress Richardson dies aged 45 Mar.23   Washington US unveils $1tn toxic asset plan Mar.24  Washington  Obama pledges economic recovery Mar.29   Detroit GM chairman to leave car maker  The chief executive of struggling General Motors - Rick Wagoner - has agreed to step down immediately at the request of the White House Mar.30  Washington  Obama gets tough with carmakers 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 global fame as a solo artist. Thriller, released in 1982, is the biggest-selling album of all time, shifting 65m copies
Jun.27  Los Angeles  'No foul play' in Jackson death Jun.29   New York   Fraudster Madoff gets 150 years
  Bernard Madoff has been given the maximum prison sentence for masterminding a massive fraud that robbed investors of $65bn
Jul.7   Los Angeles   Emotional farewell to King of Pop   Michael Jackson's family and fans have said farewell to the superstar at an emotional memorial service at the Staples Center Jul.13  USA  US budget deficit at $1 trillion Jul.17  New York  TV news legend Cronkite dies Jul.22   Washington Obama defends health care reforms Aug.25  Washington  US deficit to soar towards $1.6tn Sep.3   Los Angeles   Pop legend Michael Jackson buried  Friends and family of Jackson have paid their last respects to the singer known as the King of Pop at a funeral ceremony 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.    He said that failure to introduce reform had led the...
Sep.14  Washington  Obama issues warning to bankers Sep.24  Pittsburgh  G-20 leaders meet to bolster economy 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.    G-20 is a group of finance ministers and central bank gover...
Oct.13   U.S. Senate Senate panel passes health bill Oct.15  New York  US banks' profits beat forecasts 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.    Some economists think there could be further setbacks. The growth was helped b...
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 Dec.12  USA  Gillette to 'limit' Tiger Woods's role Dec.24   U.S. Senate Senate passes healthcare reform bill



North America, 2009 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2009 Feb.19  Virginia  Missing billionaire found Mar.10   Alabama Ten die in shooting spree   In a series of shootings across two towns in at least four separate shooting incidents. The gunman killed himself Mar.13   Washington US drops 'enemy combatant' term
Mar.24  Washington  Obama to beef up Mexico border policy Mar.29  Canada  Major cyber spy network uncovered Apr.3   New York Gunman kills 13 in siege May.11   Ohio   Demjanjuk deported to Germany   Nazi war crimes suspect John Demjanjuk, 89, was deported after he was removed from his home May.13  Washington  Obama stopped to detainee photo releases May.15   Washington Obama to resurrect military tribunals May.20  U.S. Senate  Guantanamo detainee move blocked Jun.5  Washington  Ex-US official, wife charged as Cuba spies Jun.9   New York First Gitmo detainee arrives in U.S.  Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani indicted in the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in East Africa arrived in New York to face criminal charges Jun.10  Washington  Shooting at Holocaust museum Jun.29   New York   Fraudster Madoff gets 150 years
  Bernard Madoff has been given the maximum prison sentence for masterminding a massive fraud that robbed investors of $65bn
Jul.23  New Jersey  Mayors, rabbis arrested in crime probe Aug.21  Washington  Obama condemns bomber's heros welcome' Aug.23  CIA  CIA report alleges prisoner abuse Aug.27   San Francisco Bay Area   Missing girl found 18 years on Map of Antioch USA
  Jaycee Lee Dugard found after being abducted as a girl in 1991 gave birth to two children fathered by her kidnapper Phillip Garrido, 58.    Jaycee Lee Dugard's alleged captor is a convicted sex offender Phillip Garrido. It was a bit strange that 'Alyssa' never c...
Aug.28  Los Angeles  Jackson death ruled as homicide Sep.11  Washington  US marks 9/11 amid shooting scare Sep.14  Connecticut  Missing Yale student's body found Sep.16  Colorado  Apartment searched in terror probe Sep.19   Colorado Three Afghans held over US 'plot'  FBI agents arrested Najibullah Zazi, a 24-year-old Colorado resident and Afghan national questioned in an alleged terrorist plot Oct.19  Washington  U.S. scientist accused of spying for Israel Oct.21  UN  World failing to dent heroin trade Oct.22  USA  US raids hit Mexican drug cartel Oct.25  Washington  Obama's fury at Baghdad bloodbath 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 dead was a policeman, others were soldiers. President Obama described it as 'a horrific outburst of violence'
Nov.10   Washington Washington sniper is put to death Nov.28   Florida Tiger Woods to face police over crash 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
 A device had been used consisting of a mix of powder and liquid. Nigerian national studying in London said he was acting of behalf of al-Qaeda. President Obama has ordered increased security for air travel
Dec.27  Washington  Obama orders review of flight screenings



North America, 2009 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2009 Jan.6  UN Security Council  UN chief demands Gaza ceasefire Jan.12  UN  UN chief wants Gaza conflict halt Jan.18  Washington  Obama tells rally of hope for US 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
 One of the orders is orders is requiring that the Guantanamo Bay detention facility be closed within a year. Obama is promising to return America to the 'moral high ground' in the war on terrorism
Jan.22  Washington  Obama appoints key hotspot envoys Jan.23   Washington Obama reverses abortion-funding policy Jan.28   House of Representatives US House passes economic package  The House of Representatives has passed by 244 votes to 188 President Obama's $825bn economic stimulus package Jan.29  Illinois  Illinois governor guilty of abuse Feb.3  Washington  Obama suffers blow over nominees Feb.6  U.S. Senate  US senators agree economy bill Feb.11   U.S. Congress US lawmakers reach stimulus deal Feb.12  Washington  Another Obama cabinet pick quits Feb.13  House of Representatives  US House approves stimulus plan Feb.24  U.S. Congress  Determined Obama vows to renew US Mar.3  Washington  Obama reaches out to Russia over Iran Mar.6  Florida  Nasa launches Earth hunter probe Mar.8   Washington   Obama reversed stem cell ban  President Barack Obama lifts restrictions on federal funding for research on new stem cell lines, a major reversal of US policy Mar.17  Washington  US Treasury 'to reclaim AIG cash' Mar.20  Washington  U.S. suspended aid for Madagascar Mar.23   Washington US unveils $1tn toxic asset plan Mar.24  Washington  Obama to beef up Mexico border policy Apr.5  UN Security Council  No accord at UN talks on N Korea Apr.13  UN Security Council  U.N. condemns N. Korean rocket launch Apr.13  Washington  Obama eases Cuba travel restrictions Apr.16  Washington  US releases Bush-era interrogation memos Apr.21  Washington  Obama invites Mideast leaders for talks Apr.22  Washington  Clinton: Pakistan in danger Apr.29   Washington Obama marks 100th day in office May.6   Washington Obama hails unity over al-Qaeda May.11  Washington  US sacks top Afghanistan general May.13  Washington  Obama stopped to detainee photo releases May.18   Washington Obama presses Netanyahu over 2-states May.19  Washington  Obama to curb vehicle emissions May.20  U.S. Senate  Guantanamo detainee move blocked May.21  Washington  Obama: Gitmo 'weakens US security' May.25  Washington  US backs North Korea's neighbours May.27  Washington  U.S. warns N. Korea of 'consequences' Jun.3  Washington  US presses China over Tiananmen Jun.10  UN Security Council  UN agrees on tougher N. Korea sanctions Jun.12   UN Security Council U.N. tightens sanctions on North Korea Jun.23  Washington  Obama condemns 'unjust' violence Jul.4  Washington  Americas group suspends Honduras Jul.6  Washington  Ex-Pentagon chief McNamara dies Jul.20   Washington Obama hails Apollo 11 astronauts  President has praised the 'heroism' of Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins who made the first landing on the Moon 40 years ago Jul.22   Washington Obama defends health care reforms Jul.23  New Jersey  Mayors, rabbis arrested in crime probe Aug.21  Washington  Obama condemns bomber's heros welcome' Aug.23  CIA  CIA report alleges prisoner abuse 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 brother when he resigned to become president, and was re-elected 7 times
Aug.26  Washington  Obama leads tributes to Kennedy 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.    He said that failure to introduce reform had led the...
Sep.11  Washington  US marks 9/11 amid shooting scare Sep.11  Washington  U.S ready for direct talks with N. Korea Sep.12  U.S. Congress  Tea party activists rally at U.S. Capitol Sep.14  Washington  Obama issues warning to bankers Sep.15  UN  U.N.: Gaza acts amounted to war crimes Sep.19  Washington  Obama to meet Middle East leaders Sep.22   New York Summit focuses on climate change   World leaders converge in New York to focus on climate change Sep.22  New York  Obama calls for Mid-East urgency Sep.23  New York  Russia eases over Iran sanctions Sep.24   UN Security Council Security Council aims for nuke-free world Sep.24  Pittsburgh  G-20 leaders meet to bolster economy 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.    G-20 is a group of finance ministers and central bank gover...
Sep.25   USA   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.    The US, UK and France said the UN had to be given immediate access and urged tough new sanctions. Russia...
Sep.25  UN  Iran defiant amid new nuclear row Oct.7  USA  Scientists: massive ring around Saturn Oct.13   U.S. Senate Senate panel passes health bill Oct.25  Washington  Obama's fury at Baghdad bloodbath Nov.3  New Jersey  Republicans win key elections Nov.5   UN Gen. Assembly Gaza war probes get U.N. approval Nov.7   House of Representatives US House backs healthcare reforms 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   The deployment of 30,000 additional U.S. troops is part of a strategy to reverse the Taliban's momentum and stabilize the country's governme... Dec.24   U.S. Senate Senate passes healthcare reform bill Dec.27  Washington  Obama orders review of flight screenings