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2009 in history

2009 in history

Here are some light-hearted facts about 2009, designed to serve as a prep sheet for a radio feature on 2009.

I created this page because when I needed some notes to create a few talking points about 2009 in Ireland I couldn't find any suitable sources, so I thought I'd share what I did find. It applies to 2009 in Britain too.

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2009

  • Michael Jackson’s death brought shock and grief around the world. Approximately one billion people watched the memorial service.

  • It was a cold winter with snow blanketing the country.

  • Avatar, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (the sixth one) and Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (the third one) were in the cinemas.

  • Total Wipeout was new on TV.

  • Google Street View launched in the UK, sharing millions of photos which theirs cars had taken while driving around the UK and Ireland.

  • A plane famously made an emergency landing on the Hudson River, allowing all 150 passengers to evacuate safely.

2009 in Ireland

  • Ryan Tubridy replaced Pat Kenny as host of The Late Late Show.

  • IKEA opened in Ballymun.

  • Ryan Tubridy replaced Pat Kenny as host of The Late Late Show.

  • Dublin's newest swing bridge, the Samuel Beckett Bridge, opened.

  • Work on the upgraded Red Cow Roundabout in Dublin finally finished.

  • Controversial restrictions were introduced when trying to drive through Dublin's College Green.


While these facts about 2009 have been checked against third-party sources (and have been used on air before!), they are provided in good faith to inspire your research and no guarantee is made about their accuracy or their uniqueness.

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