2009 in the United States

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2009 in the United States
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Events from the year 2009 in the United States.

Incumbents[edit]

Events[edit]

January[edit]

January 20: Barack Obama begins his first of two terms as President

February[edit]

February 12: 2009 U.S. penny commemorating 200th anniversary of Lincoln's birth

March[edit]

March 7: Kepler space telescope launch

April[edit]

April 3: Iowa and Vermont legalize same-sex marriage in April, stirring a nationwide debate. One month later, same-sex marriage in Maine is legalized, but the action is repealed by voters in November.[34]

May[edit]

June[edit]

July[edit]

July 3: Sarah Palin resigns as Alaska's governor

August[edit]

September[edit]

September 2: Protesters at a health care reform town hall meeting in West Hartford, Connecticut
September 29: The tsunami from an earthquake is caught on film in Pago Pago in American Samoa.

October[edit]

November[edit]

December[edit]

Ongoing[edit]

Births in 2009[edit]

Deaths in 2009[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]

June[edit]

July[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

October[edit]

November[edit]

December[edit]

References[edit]

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