2009 (MMIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2009th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 9th year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 10th and last year of the 2000s decade.

The flu pandemic in 2009 begins in Mexico, soon spreading to the U.S. and then around the world.[citation needed]

White phosphorus shelling by Israel during the Gaza War
Times Square jumbotron signifying New Years Day, 2009
Riots broke out in Xinjiang in July and September
James Whitmore
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Natasha Richardson
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