904 Facts About 2009

1. Lea Michele won a number of awards for portraying Rachel, including the 2009 Satellite Award for Best Actress—Television Series Musical or Comedy.

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2. Yu Darvish started the Fighters' season opener for the third straight year in 2009, taking the mound in the game against the Eagles on 3 April in much-hyped match-up with the reigning Sawamura Award winner and World Baseball Classic teammate Hisashi Iwakuma.

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3. Olly Murs failed at the first attempt into The X Factor but made it through the audition stage on his second attempt in 2009.

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4. Nick Cannon is now the chairman of TeenNick for Nickelodeon and the development and creative consultant of the network since 2009.

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5. In February 2009, Mandy Moore announced that the line would be discontinued, but that she hoped to return to her fashion career under different circumstances in the future.

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6. Marco Huck made a ninth successful defence on 5 May 2012 at the Messehalle in Erfurt, Germany against Ola Afolabi, a rematch to their first match which took place in 2009.

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7. At the 2009 CMAs, Carrie Underwood was named the Entertainer of the Year, making her the first woman in history to win this award twice.

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8. In March 2009, President Obama reversed a Bush-era policy that had limited funding of embryonic stem cell research and pledged to develop "strict guidelines" on the research.

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9. In 2009, Ronan Farrow was named New York magazine's "New Activist" of the year and included on its list of individuals "on the verge of changing their worlds".

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10. Luisana Lopilato appeared in Buble's music video, "Haven't Met You Yet" in 2009, the same year they got enganged.

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11. Katy Perry embarked on her first headlining world tour, the Hello Katy Tour, from January to November 2009 to support One of the Boys.

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12. In July 2009, Muhammad Yunus became a member of the SNV Netherlands Development Organisation International Advisory Board to support the organisation's poverty reduction work.

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13. Mo Farah competed at the 2009 World Championships in Athletics: he was in the leading pack early on in the 5000 metres race and eventually finished seventh—the best by a European runner.

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14. Joe Mauer was named the American League's 2009 MVP by a near-unanimous decision.

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15. Steve Aoki has played lesser-traveled regions—in 2009 he played a show in Beijing, China, with Diplo at a night organised by promoters Split Works.

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16. In June 2009, Coldplay began supporting Meat Free Monday, a food campaign started by Paul McCartney which attempts to help slow climate change by having at least one meat free day a week.

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17. Kurt Warner announced his desire to return to the Cardinals for the 2009 season.

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18. Mo Farah competed at the 2009 World Championships in Athletics: he was in the leading pack early on in the 5000 metres race and eventually finished seventh—the best by a European runner.

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19. In 2009, another Supermercado de Walmart opened in Phoenix, Arizona.

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20. In 2009, Rory McIlroy picked up his first professional tournament win at the Dubai Desert Classic.

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21. Michael Steele served as Chairperson of the Republican National Committee from January 2009 until January 2011; he was the first African-American to serve in that capacity.

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22. On September 24, 2009, United States President Barack Obama became the first sitting US President to preside over a meeting of the United Nations Security Council.

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23. At the 2009 Four Continents Championships, Patrick Chan placed first in the short program, in which he received level 4 for all his spins and for his straight-line footwork.

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24. Steve Aoki has played lesser-traveled regions—in 2009 he played a show in Beijing, China, with Diplo at a night organised by promoters Split Works.

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25. Mr Obama nominated Sonia Sotomayor on May 26, 2009 to replace retiring Associate Justice David Souter; she was confirmed on August 6, 2009, becoming the first Supreme Court Justice of Hispanic descent.

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26. In 2009, The Harvard Lampoon published a parody of Twilight called Nightlight, which is a New York Times bestseller.

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27. Ryan Giggs was the first player in history to win two consecutive PFA Young Player of the Year awards, though he did not win the PFA Player of the Year award until 2009.

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28. Heather Watson won the junior US Open in 2009, defeating Yana Buchina in straight sets.

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29. Barack Obama announced an increase in US troop levels to 17,000 military personnel in February 2009 to "stabilize a deteriorating situation in Afghanistan", an area he said had not received the "strategic attention, direction and resources it urgently requires".

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30. Robbie Williams appeared in the 2009 edition of the Guinness Book of World Records when his sell-out show at the BBC Electric Proms at London's Roundhouse was screened by more than 250 cinemas across 23 countries to set a new record for the most simultaneous cinematic screenings of a live concert.

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31. Daniel Ricciardo made his track debut at the wheel of a Formula One car in December 2009.

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32. In 2009, Taylor Swift recorded a Sound Matters public service announcement to make listeners aware of the importance of listening "responsibly" to prevent hearing impairment.

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33. In 2009, Coach Josh McDaniels suspended Marshall for the rest of a preseason for conduct detrimental to the team.

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34. Luisana Lopilato appeared in Buble's music video, "Haven't Met You Yet" in 2009, the same year they got enganged.

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35. Heather Watson has won a Grand Slam Junior title at the 2009 US Open, three singles ITF titles and won gold at the 2008 Commonwealth Youth Games.

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36. Kimi Raikkonen made his WRC debut in the 2009 Rally Finland, which took place between 30 July and 2 August, starting just four days after his second-place finish in the Hungarian Grand Prix.

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37. In 2009, Anna Kendrick earned raves for her work in Up in the Air.

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38. In July 2009, ESPN's Jon Heyman wrote that Ryan Braun had "become a terrific left fielder in no time".

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39. In March 2009, US President Barack Obama lifted a ban on using federal funds for stem cell research.

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40. Senator Barack Obama nominated Sonia Sotomayor on May 26, 2009 to replace retiring Associate Justice David Souter; she was confirmed on August 6, 2009, becoming the first Supreme Court Justice of Hispanic descent.

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41. In 2009, Priyanka Chopra became the first Indian actress to cast a foot impression at the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum in Florence, Italy, and she received custom-designed shoes from the Ferragamo house.

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42. Lea Michele won a number of awards for portraying Rachel, including the 2009 Satellite Award for Best Actress—Television Series Musical or Comedy.

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43. LeSean McCoy has played his entire career with the Eagles after being drafted in the second round of the 2009 NFL draft out of Pittsburgh.

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44. Mark Sanchez could have played another year of college, but determined to enter the 2009 NFL Draft.

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45. Nick Cannon is the chairman of TeenNick for Nickelodeon and the development and creative consultant of the network since 2009.

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46. In 2009, Priyanka Chopra began writing an opinion column, "The Priyanka Chopra Column", for the Hindustan Times.

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47. On June 4, 2009, US President Barack Obama delivered a speech at Cairo University in Egypt calling for "A New Beginning" in relations between the Islamic world and the United States and promoting Middle East peace.

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48. Lea Michele won a number of awards for portraying Rachel, including the 2009 Satellite Award for Best Actress—Television Series Musical or Comedy.

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49. On June 9, 2009, Stephen Strasburg was drafted number one overall in the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft by the Washington Nationals.

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50. In 2009, Rickie Fowler made his second and last appearance in the Walker Cup.

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51. In July 2009, FedEx Air Express partnered with Freightliner and Eaton Corporation to convert 92 delivery trucks into hybrids.

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52. On February 27, 2009, Obama Republicans announced that combat operations in Iraq would end within 18 months.

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53. Lea Michele won a number of awards for portraying Rachel, including the 2009 Satellite Award for Best Actress—Television Series Musical or Comedy.

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54. In fall 2009 Kanye West moved to Rome and did an internship at Italian fashion brand Fendi where he gave ideas for the men's collection.

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55. Mike Trout had committed to play baseball at East Carolina University prior to the 2009 MLB Draft.

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56. Stephen Strasburg made his professional debut on October 16, 2009, starting for the Phoenix Desert Dogs in the Arizona Fall League at Phoenix Municipal Stadium.

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57. Mo Farah competed at the 2009 World Championships in Athletics: he was in the leading pack early on in the 5000 metres race and eventually finished seventh—the best by a European runner.

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58. In 2009, Malin Akerman starred as Silk Spectre II in the superhero film Watchmen, an adaptation of Alan Moore's graphic novel of the same name.

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59. Mike Trout was a first-round pick by the Angels in the 2009 MLB draft and made a brief major league appearance in 2011.

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60. Richard Morrissey is so known for his strident vegetarianism that, in 2009, the Belgian festival Lokerse Festeen—renowned for its horse-meat sausages—agreed to ban meat products to coincide with his appearance.

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61. On October 2, 2009, Barbra Streisand made her British television performance debut with an interview on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross to promote the album.

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62. In 2009, Tom Daley reached a career-best ranking of number one in the FINA World Diving Rankings for the 10m platform.

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63. On 8 February 2009, Rihanna's scheduled performance at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards was cancelled.

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64. In 2009, Vernon Winfrey was criticized for allowing actress Suzanne Somers to appear on her show to discuss hormone treatments that are not accepted by mainstream medicine.

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65. Malin Akerman played Silk Spectre II in the 2009 superhero film Watchmen, a role for which she was nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress.

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66. On June 4, 2009, President Obama delivered a speech at Cairo University in Egypt calling for "A New Beginning" in relations between the Islamic world and the United States and promoting Middle East peace.

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67. In 2009, Walmart opened "Mas Club", a warehouse retail operation patterned after Sam's Club.

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68. Steve Harvey has received criticism for a May 30, 2009 book interview he gave on Larry King Live guest hosted by Joy Behar.

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69. Alain Baxter made his debut on a track bike racing at Manchester Velodrome on 5 December 2009, at part of the Revolution—Season 6.

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70. Frank Lampard scored his 133rd goal for Chelsea in a Champions League match against Atletico Madrid on 21 October 2009, which moved him up to fifth among the club's all-time goalscorers.

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71. Yu Darvish pitched in the 2009 World Baseball Classic as the de facto ace of the Japanese national team, starting the opening game against China on 5 March.

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72. Alex Ovechkin finished the 2009 playoffs with a post-season career-high 21 points in 14 games.

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73. Liam Neeson holds British, Irish and American citizenship, having been naturalised as an American citizen in 2009.

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74. Najib Razak is the chairman of 1Malaysia Development Berhad, a state-owned investment firm that was established on Najib's initiative in 2009 as part of the government's Economic Transformation Programme.

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75. In 2009, Priyanka Chopra began writing an opinion column, "The Priyanka Chopra Column", for the Hindustan Times.

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76. In November 2009, Alex Cora re-signed with the Mets for the 2010 season, with an option for 2011.

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77. In 2009, Priyanka Chopra began writing an opinion column, "The Priyanka Chopra Column", for the Hindustan Times.

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78. In October 2009, Heidi Klum was the often-nude one-woman subject of Heidilicious, a photo book by photographer Rankin.

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79. On January 22, 2009, Alex Cora signed a one-year deal with the New York Mets.

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80. From 2009 until its ending in 2015, Lea Michele starred in the Fox musical comedy-drama series Glee as Rachel Berry, the show's female lead and star singer.

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81. Phil Murphy served as the United States Ambassador to Germany from 2009 to 2013, during which time he dealt with fallout from the United States diplomatic cables leak.

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82. On January 11, 2009, Bruce Springsteen won the Golden Globe Award for Best Song for "The Wrestler", from the Darren Aronofsky film by the same name.

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83. Tom Brady was selected as a reserve to the 2010 Pro Bowl and named the 2009 NFL Comeback Player of the Year.

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84. In 2009, Chelsea Manning was assigned to an Army unit in Iraq as an intelligence analyst.

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85. From 2007 to 2009, Michael Steele was chairman of GOPAC, a 527 organization that trains and supports Republican candidates in state and local elections.

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86. On 10 September 2009, Scuderia Ferrari announced that it would be sponsored by Santander from 2010 on a five-year contract.

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87. Wil Myers was drafted by the Kansas City Royals as a catcher in the third round, with the 91st overall selection, of the 2009 Major League Baseball draft.

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88. In 2009, The Harvard Lampoon published a parody of Twilight called Nightlight, which is a New York Times bestseller.

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89. In 2009, John Isner recorded his first-ever win against top-10 opponents in Gael Monfils, Marat Safin, and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in major events.

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90. Obama Barack intervened in the troubled automotive industry in March 2009, renewing loans for General Motors and Chrysler to continue operations while reorganizing.

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91. In 2009, Mark Sanchez appeared on the sports talk show Rome Is Burning as himself.

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92. Alain Baxter made his debut on a track bike racing at Manchester Velodrome on 5 December 2009, at part of the Revolution—Season 6.

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93. In 2009, Roger Daltrey was a judge for the 8th annual Independent Music Awards to support independent artists.

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94. Luisana Lopilato appeared in Buble's music video, "Haven't Met You Yet" in 2009, the same year they got enganged.

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95. Daniel Ricciardo moved to the British Formula 3 Championship for the 2009 season driving for Carlin Motorsport.

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96. Daniela Hantuchova appeared in the 2009 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition alongside Maria Kirilenko and Tatiana Golovin in a pictoral entitled Volley of the Dolls.

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97. Warren Buffett watched the 2009 game against Oklahoma from the Nebraska sideline, after being named an honorary assistant coach.

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98. John Cena would get his rematch for the WWE Championship against Sheamus on the final Raw of 2009, where he won by disqualification, but did not win the championship.

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99. On 1 October 2009, Alan Shearer was commissioned as Deputy Lieutenant of Northumberland, having been nominated by the Duchess of Northumberland in her capacity as Lord Lieutenant of Northumberland, and approved for the position by the Queen.

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100. Mr Obama was elected over Republican John McCain and was inaugurated on January 20, 2009.

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101. Malin Akerman appeared in the 2009 romantic comedy film The Proposal, starring Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds in the lead roles.

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102. In 2009, Priyanka Chopra began writing an opinion column, "The Priyanka Chopra Column", for the Hindustan Times.

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103. Lea Michele won a number of awards for portraying Rachel, including the 2009 Satellite Award for Best Actress—Television Series Musical or Comedy.

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104. In 2009, Priyanka Chopra began writing an opinion column, "The Priyanka Chopra Column", for the Hindustan Times.

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105. Nico Rosberg scored every point for the Williams team during the 2009 season.

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106. On October 30, 2009, Obama Barack lifted the ban on travel to the United States by those infected with HIV, which was celebrated by Immigration Equality.

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107. Blake Griffin played two seasons of college ball for the Sooners before entering the 2009 NBA draft, when he was selected by the Clippers.

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108. At the 2009 World Championships, Patrick Chan placed third in the short program, behind Brian Joubert and Evan Lysacek, and second in the free skate to win the silver medal behind Lysacek.

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109. In October 2009, Mick Foley was guest DJ on E Street Radio, a Satellite radio station dedicated to the music of Bruce Springsteen.

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110. Chris Moyles released "Waterproof" in July 2009, a parody of the La Roux song "Bulletproof".

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111. Blake Griffin was selected as the first overall pick by the Los Angeles Clippers in the 2009 NBA draft.

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112. Governor Sarah Palin's made a number of media appearances as well, including a widely publicized interview on November 16, 2009, with Oprah Winfrey.

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113. Cheryl Cole won it again in 2009, mentoring the eventual winner Joe McElderry.

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114. US President Barack Obama intervened in the troubled automotive industry in March 2009, renewing loans for General Motors and Chrysler to continue operations while reorganizing.

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115. Dez Bryant attended Oklahoma State University from 2007 to 2009 and was a member of the Oklahoma State Cowboys football team coached by Mike Gundy.

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116. In December 2009, Kurt Warner topped a Sports Illustrated poll of NFL players to name the best role model on and off the field in the NFL.

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117. Kenenisa Bekele made a disappointing start to 2009, finishing fourth in the Edinburgh Cross Country in a race he was favored to win—a trio of Kenyan athletes ran him out of the contest over the final lap.

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118. Wil Myers signed a contract with the Royals, that included a $2 million signing bonus, in August 2009.

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119. On January 20, 2009, Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th president of the United States.

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120. On February 27, 2009, Obama Biden announced that combat operations in Iraq would end within 18 months.

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121. In 2009, John Terry was named "Dad of the Year" after he came top of a poll of UK adults in a Daddies Sauce survey.

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122. Katy Perry hosted the 2009 MTV Europe Music Awards in November 2009, becoming the first person to host two consecutive ceremonies of the European awards.

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123. In 2009 Luan Santana performed 300 concerts in Brazil, with an average of 25 presentations per month.

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124. In 2009, Ryan Braun had even greater success against left-handed pitchers.

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125. Mike Trout was the second outfielder selected by the Angels in the 2009 draft.

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126. Richard Morrissey is so known for his strident vegetarianism that, in 2009, the Belgian festival Lokerse Festeen—renowned for its horse-meat sausages—agreed to ban meat products to coincide with his appearance.

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127. In 2009, Priyanka Chopra began writing an opinion column, "The Priyanka Chopra Column", for the Hindustan Times.

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128. In 2009, Henry Cavill met and started dating the renowned equestrian Ellen Whitaker leading to an engagement in 2011.

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129. In 2009, Tony Abbott announced his opposition to Turnbull's support for the Rudd Government's Emissions Trading Scheme proposal, and successfully challenged Turnbull for the Liberal leadership, chiefly over this issue.

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130. Jay Sean was in early September 2009 nominated for the 30 Under 30 award.

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131. On December 3, 2009, Ndamukong Suh was named as one of five finalists for the Walter Camp Award.

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132. Marco Huck is the joint-longest reigning cruiserweight world champion of all time, having held the WBO title from 2009 to 2015 and making thirteen consecutive successful defenses, which is a division record shared with Johnny Nelson.

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133. John Cena won the Slammy Award for Superstar of the Year on three different occasions: 2009, 2010 and 2012.

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134. In June 2009, Venus Williams was named 77th in the Top 100 Most Powerful Celebrities compiled by Forbes magazine.

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135. On 6 August 2009, Jacob Zuma nominated Sandile Ngcobo as Chief Justice of South Africa, drawing criticism from four opposition groups.

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136. On September 24, 2009, Obama Republicans became the first sitting US President to preside over a meeting of the United Nations Security Council.

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137. In 2009, Michael Steele began his campaign for the 2009 Republican National Committee chairmanship.

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138. Agnieszka Radwanska's reached her first semifinal of the 2009 season in Tokyo, where she fell in three sets to eventual champion Maria Sharapova.

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139. In 2009, Rickie Fowler had the first runner-up finish of his career on the Nationwide Tour in the Nationwide Children's Hospital Invitational losing in a playoff to Derek Lamely.

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140. In January 2009, Mike Pence was elected as the Republican Conference chairman, the third-highest-ranking Republican leadership position.

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141. On 7 September 2009 Chris Moyles became the longest serving breakfast presenter on Radio 1, breaking the record previously set by Tony Blackburn.

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142. At the 2009 Indian Wells Masters, John Isner pulled off a major upset by defeating ninth seed Gael Monfils.

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143. On 22 January 2009, Ryanair walked away from the Aer Lingus takeover bid after it was rejected by the Irish government on the grounds it undervalued the airline and would harm competition.

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144. Eddie Izzard received a special award at BBC Sports Personality of the Year in 2009 for his achievements.

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145. Muhammad Yunus stepped down as an Elder in September 2009, stating that he was unable to do justice to his membership due to the demands of his work.

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146. Lea Michele won a number of awards for portraying Rachel, including the 2009 Satellite Award for Best Actress—Television Series Musical or Comedy.

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147. Steve Harvey has received criticism for a May 30, 2009, book interview he gave on Larry King Live guest hosted by Joy Behar.

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148. In 2009, Pixie Lott released her debut single Mama Do which received commercial success outside the UK as well.

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149. In 2009, Walmart sold more bananas than any other item.

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150. Cheryl Cole has won a list of awards due to her style and image including Glamour Women of the Year Awards for TV Personality and Best dressed and Style Network Award for Best Dressed Woman and Style icon of the decade In February 2009, Cole appeared on the cover of British Vogue.

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151. On Saturday, Lady Gaga tweeted a relatable message about playing the 2009 PlatinumGames hack-and-slash game Bayonetta.

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152. In October 2009 Hugo Chavez announced that Iran was helping Venezuela in uranium exploration.

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153. Prince Fielder hit his first career grand slam against Rafael Perez of the Cleveland Indians on June 15, 2009, at Progressive Field.

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154. Barbra Streisand released the albums Love Is the Answer and What Matters Most in 2009 and 2011, respectively.

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155. Fernando Verdasco has aided Spain in winning three Davis Cup titles, winning the deciding match in both 2008 and 2009, he was part of the winning team in 2011 as well.

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156. On July 3, 2009, Sarah Palin announced that she would not run for reelection in the 2010 Alaska gubernatorial election and would resign before the end of the month.

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157. In March 2009, US President Barack Obama reversed a Bush-era policy that had limited funding of embryonic stem cell research and pledged to develop "strict guidelines" on the research.

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158. In March 2009, Mr Obama reversed a Bush-era policy that had limited funding of embryonic stem cell research and pledged to develop "strict guidelines" on the research.

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159. In 2009, Priyanka Chopra began writing an opinion column, "The Priyanka Chopra Column", for the Hindustan Times.

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160. Alain Baxter made his debut on a track bike racing at Manchester Velodrome on 5 December 2009, at part of the Revolution—Season 6.

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161. John Isner has won here twice before and attended the event seven times since 2009.

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162. In December 2009, Lindsey Vonn sustained a bruised arm after a crash during the opening run of the World Cup giant slalom.

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163. In May 2009, it was announced that Will Ferrell was in talks to star in Neighborhood Watch, a comedy about an urbanite who moves to the suburbs and uncovers a conspiracy.

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164. Alain Baxter made his debut on a track bike racing at Manchester Velodrome on 5 December 2009, at part of the Revolution—Season 6.

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165. Alain Baxter made his debut on a track bike racing at Manchester Velodrome on 5 December 2009, at part of the Revolution—Season 6.

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166. On September 2, 2009, Sounders FC became the second MLS expansion team in league history to win the US Open Cup tournament in its first season.

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167. Eric Holder gave a speech on racism on February 18, 2009, during Black History Month.

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168. Lea Michele won a number of awards for portraying Rachel, including the 2009 Satellite Award for Best Actress—Television Series Musical or Comedy.

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169. Prime Minister Tony Abbott served as Leader of the Opposition from 2009 to 2013.

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170. In early 2009 Magnus Carlsen engaged former World Champion Garry Kasparov as a personal trainer.

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171. On October 30, 2009, Barack Obama lifted the ban on travel to the United States by those infected with HIV, which was celebrated by Immigration Equality.

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172. On January 26, 2009, Robert Byrd was one of three Democrats to vote against the confirmation of Timothy Geithner as United States Secretary of the Treasury.

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173. In 2009, Sebastian Vettel was awarded the Lorenzo Bandini Trophy, for achievements in the 2008 season.

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174. Richard Morrissey is so known for his strident vegetarianism that, in 2009, the Belgian festival Lokerse Festeen—renowned for its horse-meat sausages—agreed to ban meat products to coincide with his appearance.

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175. Lea Michele won a number of awards for portraying Rachel, including the 2009 Satellite Award for Best Actress—Television Series Musical or Comedy.

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176. Josh McDaniels was hired as the head coach of the Denver Broncos in January of 2009.

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177. Chuck Schumer supported President Barack Obama's health reform legislation; he voted for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in December 2009, and he voted for the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.

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178. In 2009, Gavin Newsom came under attack for his implementation the City of San Francisco's sanctuary city rule, under which the city was to not assist US Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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179. Wil Myers was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the third round, with the 91st overall selection, of the 2009 Major League Baseball draft.

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180. In 2009, Mahendra Singh Dhoni led the Indian team to number one position for the first time in the ICC Test rankings.

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181. Rory McIlroy played in his second major as a professional at the 2009 US Open.

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182. Reggie Bush was nominated for Male Athlete of the Year at the 2007 and 2009 BET Awards.

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183. In September 2006, Nigel Farage became the UKIP Leader and led the party through the 2009 European Parliament Election, when it won the second highest share of the popular vote, defeating Labour and the Liberal Democrats with over two million votes.

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184. In 2009, Walmart sold more of bananas than any other item.

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185. Sammy Sosa initially blamed that 2009 Grammys appearance on strong red carpet lines and photographers.

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186. On February 27, 2009, Barack Obama announced that combat operations in Iraq would end within 18 months.

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187. Piotr Wozniacki was up a set when her opponent was forced to retire due to a severe heat-related illness, allowing Wozniacki to advance to her second Grand Slam final, and her first since the 2009 US Open.

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188. In 2009, Megan Fox had her first lead role since the Transformers series; she portrayed the title character in Jennifer's Body, written by Academy Award–winning screenwriter Diablo Cody.

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189. On June 3, 2009, Sammy Sosa announced his intention to retire from baseball.

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190. On September 24, 2009, Obama White House became the first sitting US President to preside over a meeting of the United Nations Security Council.

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191. From 2009 to 2018, Cheryl Cole served as the UK spokesperson for L'Oreal.

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192. In 2009, First Lady Michelle Obama White House planted the White House Kitchen Garden on the South Lawn to initiate a national conversation around the health and wellbeing of the country.

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193. In 2009, Priyanka Chopra began writing an opinion column, "The Priyanka Chopra Column", for the Hindustan Times.

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194. In 2009, Morgan Tsvangirai agreed to join Mugabe in the new government, and constitutional amendments were made to create the post of prime minister.

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195. Michael Jackson died on June 25, 2009 at the age of 50.

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196. Novak Djokovic played a large role in promoting Serbia to the 2009 World Group.

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197. The Chris Moyles Show released "Waterproof" in July 2009, a parody of the La Roux song " Bulletproof ".

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198. Ruth Bader Ginsburg had two earlier cancer surgeries in 1999 and 2009 that did not cause her to miss court sessions.

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199. Steve Aoki has played lesser-traveled regions—in 2009 he played a show in Beijing, China, with Diplo at a night organised by promoters Split Works.

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200. In 2009, Ramires moved to Portugal and signed for Benfica.

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201. Mo Farah competed at the 2009 World Championships in Athletics: he was in the leading pack early on in the 5000 metres race and eventually finished seventh—the best by a European runner.

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202. On 6 July 2009, Alex Ovechkin was named an ambassador for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

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203. In 2009, Olly Murs auditioned for the sixth series of The X Factor, performing Stevie Wonder's "Superstition".

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204. Gautam Gambhir was the top-ranked batsman in Test cricket and was named the ICC Test Player of the Year in 2009.

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205. On October 17, 2009, Sounders FC became the second MLS expansion team in league history to qualify for the playoffs in its first season.

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206. Mahendra Singh Dhoni was honoured for his play with the ICC One Day International Player of the Year Award in 2008 and 2009.

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207. In 2009, Priyanka Chopra began writing an opinion column, "The Priyanka Chopra Column", for the Hindustan Times.

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208. On March 31, 2009, Tyreke Evans declared himself eligible for the 2009 NBA draft, deciding to forgo his remaining three seasons of collegiate eligibility.

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209. In December 2008, Rhod Gilbert was signed for an advertising campaign to further promote tourism in Wales and became the official Voice of Wales for the country's tourist-board, fronting the 2009 Visit Wales television advertising.

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210. Ivan Rodriguez played for Puerto Rico in the 2009 World Baseball Classic and was named to the classic's All-World Baseball Classic team.

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211. In 2009 Katie Price was named as the patron of a charity polo match played near Epping, Essex.

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212. In 2007, Yu Darvish led the Japan National team to a gold medal in the Asian Baseball Championship and then captured gold at the 2009 World Baseball Classic.

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213. At the 2009 Miami Masters, Fernando Verdasco recorded his 200th ATP match win by defeating qualifier Benjamin Becker in the second round.

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214. Roger Federer won his third title of the season at the inaugural Istanbul Open clay-court tournament, ending a title drought on red clay since the 2009 French Open.

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215. In 2009, Tyler Perry teamed with Oprah Winfrey to present Precious, a film based on the novel Push by Sapphire.

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216. In 2009, Jim Nantz partnered with wine producer Peter Deutsch to launch a private wine label The Calling with its first vintage released in 2012.

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217. Alain Baxter made his debut on a track bike racing at Manchester Velodrome on 5 December 2009, at part of the Revolution—Season 6.

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218. On 1 July 2009, Marian Hossa signed a 12-year contract with the Chicago Blackhawks worth $62.8 million.

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219. Lance Armstrong announced on September 9, 2008, that he would return to pro cycling with the express goal of participating in the 2009 Tour de France.

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220. Bruce Springsteen was the musical opener for the Obama Inaugural Celebration on January 18, 2009, which was attended by over 400,000 people.

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221. Obama Barack was elected over Republican John McCain and was inaugurated on January 20, 2009.

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222. Juan Monaco competed directly in the 2009 US Open without competing in any events in 2009 US Open Series.

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223. On October 30, 2009, Obama lifted the ban on travel to the United States by those infected with HIV, which was celebrated by Immigration Equality.

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224. In 2009, The Harvard Lampoon published a parody of Twilight called "Nightlight", which is a New York Times bestseller.

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225. Usain Bolt produced 11.4 horsepower during the100-meterr dash in 2009.

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226. In 2009, Calvin Harris released his second studio album, Ready for the Weekend, which debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart and earned a gold certification from the British Phonographic Industry within two months of release.

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227. On November 9, 2009, it was announced that Ciara would be modeling in the German edition of Vogue.

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228. Wiz Khalifa released the mixtapes Star Power in September 2008, and Flight School in April 2009 on Rostrum Records.

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229. Cheryl Cole returned for the sixth series in 2009 and was given the boys category.

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230. Lance Armstrong had to retire from the 2009 Vuelta a Castilla y Leon during the first stage after crashing in a rider pileup in Baltanas, Spain, and breaking his collarbone.

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231. Barack Obama I won the Nobel Peace Prize in October 2009 for his "extraordinary efforts" at international diplomacy and foreign policy, especially with the Muslim world.

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232. On November 23 Joe Mauer was named the 2009 American League Most Valuable Player by the Baseball Writers' Association of America, with 27 of 28 first place votes.

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233. In March 2009, Senator Hillary Clinton presented Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov with a "reset button" symbolizing US attempts to rebuild ties with that country under its new president, Dmitry Medvedev.

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234. Alain Baxter made his debut on a track bike racing at Manchester Velodrome on 5 December 2009, at part of the Revolution—Season 6.

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235. In 2009, Paula Hawkins turned her attention from reporting factual stories to writing fiction.

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236. Taylor Swift became the youngest recipient ever of the Entertainer of the Year Award at the 2009 Country Music Awards.

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237. In 2009, Josh McDaniels was hired as the head coach of the Denver Broncos.

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238. Cheryl Cole was given a one-off television programme for ITV1, Cheryl Cole's Night In, which aired on 19 December 2009.

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239. Alain Baxter made his debut on a track bike racing at Manchester Velodrome on 5 December 2009, at part of the Revolution—Season 6.

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240. In 2009, Gavin Newsom received the Leadership for Healthy Communities Award, along with Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York City and three other public officials, for his commitment to making healthful food and physical activity options more accessible to children and families.

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241. On June 24, 2009, EA announced a change in its approach to preventing copyright infringement of PC games.

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242. Kurt Warner was selected by USA Weekend as the winner of its annual Most Caring Athlete Award for 2009.

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243. Ryan Braun was invited to play for Team USA in 2009 in the second World Baseball Classic.

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244. Jamie Foxx has two daughters: Corinne Bishop and Annalise (born August 2009).

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245. In 2009, Sony Ericsson announced that it was moving its North American headquarters from Research Triangle Park, North Carolina to Atlanta.

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246. In July 2009, Patrick Chan landed a quad toe loop jump during a warm-up session at the 2009 Liberty Summer Competition.

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247. Eric Holder was officially confirmed by the entire Senate on February 2, 2009, by a vote of 75 to 21 becoming the nation's first African-American Attorney General.

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248. Phil Murphy started the firm in 2009 after leaving the DNC position, but it was put on hold due to his ambassadorial nomination.

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249. Josh McDaniels left the Patriots to become the head coach of Denver in 2009 and in 2011, McDaniels moved on to St Louis to become the offensive coordinator for the St Louis Rams.

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250. Alain Baxter made his debut on a track bike racing at Manchester Velodrome on 5 December 2009, at part of the Revolution—Season 6.

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251. In 2009, Mike Pence opposed birthright citizenship.

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252. Evander Kane made his NHL debut with the Thrashers and had an assist for his first NHL point on Oct 3, 2009, against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

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253. On October 30, 2009, Obama Democrats lifted the ban on travel to the United States by those infected with HIV, which was celebrated by Immigration Equality.

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254. At the 2009 Indian Wells Masters, Rafael Nadal won his thirteenth Masters 1000 series tournament, defeating Murray in the final.

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255. Carrie Underwood began dating NHL player Mike Fisher after they met at one of her concerts in late 2008, and she became engaged to him in December 2009.

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256. At the 2009 Australian Open, Rafael Nadal won his first five matches without dropping a set, before defeating compatriot Fernando Verdasco in the semifinals in the second longest match in Australian Open history at 5 hours and 14 minutes.

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257. Jay Sean has supported the Aga Khan Foundation in the charity event Partnership Walk and Run by performing in Regent's Park in 2004 and 2009.

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258. Ndamukong Suh was one of four unanimous selections to the AP First-team All-America in 2009.

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259. On February 10, 2009, Meg Whitman announced she would run for governor of California in the 2010 election.

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260. In 2009, Tom Daley reached a career-best ranking of number one in the FINA World Aquatics Championships Diving Rankings for the 10m platform.

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261. Sirius XM Radio aired a special about The Three Stooges hosted by Tom Bergeron on Friday, July 31, 2009, at 2:00PM on the Sirius Howard 101 channel.

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262. Heather Watson set foot on the International Tennis Federation circuit in 2009 after competing for Bath $10,000 event but did not win a match.

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263. On 21 November 2009, Heidi Klum officially adopted Seal's surname and became legally known as Heidi Samuel.

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264. Luisana Lopilato appeared in Buble's music video, "Haven't Met You Yet" in 2009, the same year they got enganged.

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265. Richard Morrissey is so known for his strident vegetarianism that, in 2009, the Belgian festival Lokerse Festeen—renowned for its horse-meat sausages—agreed to ban meat products to coincide with his appearance.

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266. In 2009, Brock Lesnar signed an endorsement deal with Dymatize Nutrition.

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267. Selena Gomez was the face of the Sears back to school ad campaign in 2009.

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268. On 14 November 2009, Rod Stewart recorded a TV program in the UK for ITV that was screened on 5 December 2009.

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269. In 2009, Ryan Braun was named to Sporting News' list of the 50 greatest current players in baseball, ranking No 32.

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270. Chris Moyles Show was one of a team of celebrities who climbed Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for Comic Relief reaching the summit on 7 March 2009.

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271. On July 16, 2009, EA Sports released another room for the Complex making five rooms for the Complex.

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272. On July 3, 2009, Governor Sarah Palin announced that she would not run for reelection in the 2010 Alaska gubernatorial election and would resign before the end of the month.

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273. Steve Aoki has played lesser-traveled regions—in 2009 he played a show in Beijing, China, with Diplo at a night organised by promoters Split Works.

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274. In 2009, The Harvard Lampoon published a parody of Twilight called "Nightlight", which is a New York Times bestseller.

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275. Brock Lesnar won the postponed rematch with Mir at UFC 100 on July 11, 2009, via technical knockout in the second round.

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276. On 31 December 2009, Ryan Giggs was named the Manchester United Player of the Decade.

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277. Richard Morrissey is so known for his strident vegetarianism that, in 2009, the Belgian festival Lokerse Festeen—renowned for its horse-meat sausages—agreed to ban meat products to coincide with his appearance.

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278. On 9 July 2009, Nathan Jawai was traded to the Dallas Mavericks as a part of the four-team trade that involved the Orlando Magic and Memphis Grizzlies.

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279. On 1 December 2009, Tony Abbott was elected to the position of Leader of the Liberal Party of Australia over Turnbull and Shadow Treasurer Joe Hockey.

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280. In 2009, Gavin Newsom received the Leadership for Healthy Communities Award along with Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York City and three other public officials for his commitment to making healthful food and physical activity options more accessible to children and families.

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281. In 2009, Netanyahu welcomed the Arab Peace initiative and lauded a call by Bahrain's Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa to normalize relations with Israel.

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282. Cheryl Cole returned for the sixth series in 2009 and was given the boys category.

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283. On 30 June 2009, Antonio Valencia became Manchester United's first summer signing, having cut his holiday short to have a medical with the club.

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284. Patrick Chan graduated from Ecole secondaire Etienne-Brule, a French-language school in Toronto in 2009.

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285. Matt Wieters made his professional Major league baseball debut on May 29, 2009, for Baltimore Orioles against Detroit Tigers.

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286. On 12 January 2009, Roger Daltrey headlined a one-off concert along with Babyshambles at the O2 Academy Bristol for Teenage Cancer Trust.

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287. At the 2009 Australian Open Fernando Verdasco defeated Andy Murray in the fourth round to reach his first Grand Slam quarterfinal, where he defeated Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

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288. In 2009, Priyanka Chopra began writing an opinion column, "The Priyanka Chopra Column", for the Hindustan Times.

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289. From 2006 until 2009, Russell Brand wrote a column for The Guardian that focused on West Ham United and the England national football team.

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290. In 2009, The Harvard Lampoon published a parody of Twilight called "Nightlight", which is a New York Times bestseller.

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291. Marco Huck went on to make 8 successful defenses of the title from December 2009 up until October 2011.

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292. In 2009, Priyanka Chopra began writing an opinion column, "The Priyanka Chopra Column", for the Hindustan Times.

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293. In November 2009, Melanie Oudin lost both of her matches in the championship round of the 2009 Fed Cup.

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294. At the 2009 US Open, as the third seed, Venus Williams made it to the fourth round before losing to Kim Clijsters in three sets.

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295. In late 2008 and early 2009, Aziz Ansari headlined his own comedy tour, the Glow in the Dark Tour.

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296. Kristin Chenoweth was awarded an honorary doctorate in Performing Arts from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in 2009, where she was the commencement speaker.

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297. Leona Lewis performed her first full UK show at the Hackney Empire in London on 2 November 2009, performing songs from Spirit and Echo.

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298. Fernando Torres married Olalla Dominguez Liste on 27 May 2009 in a private ceremony with just two witnesses at the local town hall in El Escorial, Madrid.

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299. On November 5, 2009, Dez Bryant announced his intentions to enter the 2010 NFL Draft.

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300. Dolly Parton's released her second live DVD and album, Live From London in October 2009, which was filmed during her sold-out 2008 concerts at London's The O2 Arena.

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301. In 2009, President Obama White House signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010, which repealed a 21-year-old ban on federal funding of needle exchange programs.

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302. Jamie Foxx has two daughters: Corinne and Annalise (born August 2009).

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303. In March 2009, Obama lifted a ban on using federal funds for stem cell research.

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304. In 2009, Priyanka Chopra began writing an opinion column, "The Priyanka Chopra Column", for the Hindustan Times.

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305. Kenenisa Bekele made a disappointing start to 2009, finishing fourth in the Edinburgh Cross Country in a race he was favored to win—a trio of Kenyan athletes ran him out of the contest over the final lap.

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306. In September 2009, Madeleine Albright opened an exhibition of her personal jewelry collection at the Museum of Art and Design in New York City, which ran until January 2010.

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307. Eric Holder was appointed and confirmed as the 82nd US attorney general in 2009, making him the first African-American attorney general in history.

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308. DJ LeMahieu was the second round draft pick of the Cubs in the 2009 MLB draft, and made his MLB debut for the Cubs in 2011 before being traded to the Rockies.

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309. Yu Darvish started the Fighters' season opener for the third straight year in 2009, taking the mound against the Eagles on 3 April in a matchup with the reigning Sawamura Award winner and World Baseball Classic teammate Hisashi Iwakuma.

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310. On 8 November 2009, John Terry scored the decisive goal in Chelsea's match against Manchester United at Stamford Bridge to preserve their perfect home record for the season.

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311. Perez Hilton served as a judge for the Miss USA 2009 pageant in Las Vegas on April 19, 2009.

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312. Luisana Lopilato appeared in Buble's music video, "Haven't Met You Yet" in 2009, the same year they got enganged.

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313. On December 16, 2008, Kurt Warner was named the starting quarterback for the NFC team in the 2009 Pro Bowl.

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314. From 2007 to 2009, Stephen Fry played the lead role in the legal drama