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December 9
2016

Society Law Politics

South Korea’s National Assembly voted to impeach President Park Geun-hye and suspend her from office following a political scandal involving a close aide

December 9
2013

Economics Industry

The merger of American Airlines and U.S. Airways created the world’s largest airline, with more than 6,700 daily flights to 350 locations in 56 countries worldwide, and around $40 billion in operating revenue

December 9
2012

Deaths

British astronomer Sir Patrick Moore, an inspiration to generations of astronomers, died. He presented the world record-breaking TV programme “The Sky at Night” for over five decades

December 9
2012

Sport Recreation

Barcelona football star Lionel Messi scored his 86th goal of 2012, a record for the most goals in a calendar year. The 25-year-old Argentine took his total to 91 by the end of the year, including goals for club and country

December 9
2011

Society Law Politics

A proposal by French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel for a new European Union Treaty to help prevent future eurozone crises was vetoed by UK Prime Minister David Cameron on the grounds that it did not safeguard British interests

December 9
2011

Society Law Politics

Joseph Kabila, incumbent President of the Democratic Republic of Congo, was declared the winner of the general election but lead opposition candidate Etienne Tshisekedi disputed the result

December 9
2010

Disasters Accidents Riots

Haiti ordered an immediate recount of its disputed presidential election result after thousands of Haitians rioted in Port-Au-Prince

December 9
2010

Society Law Politics

Thousands of British students demonstrated in London as MPs voted to triple university tuition fees. The protest began peacefully but later turned violent, and a car taking Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall was attacked as it made its way towards the London Palladium for the Royal Variety performance

December 9
2008

Disasters Accidents Riots

Rod Blagojevich, the Democratic Governor of Illinois, was arrested by FBI agents at his Chicago home amid allegations of corruption in that he tried to sell the U.S. Senate seat vacated by President-elect Barack Obama

December 9
2008

Medical Science Technology

A 16-year study by German astronomers confirmed the presence of a giant black hole at the centre of our galaxy. The black hole, 27,000 light years from Earth, is four million times bigger than the sun

December 9
2007

Crime Espionage Terrorism

Canadian serial killer Robert Pickton was found guilty of second-degree murder of six women from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside and sentenced to life in prison with a minimum of 25 years before a chance for parole

December 9
2005

Transport

London’s iconic red double-decker bus was retired after half a century of service. Just 16 of the hop-on, hop-off Routemasters, with their curved lines, tinkling bells and ticket-dispensing conductors, were to remain on two “heritage routes” aimed at tourists. A new Routenaster inspired by the original entered service in 2012

December 9
2004

Society Law Politics

New Zealand’s Parliament passed legislation giving same-sex couples the same civil rights enjoyed by married couples

December 9
2003

Economics Industry

The U.S. Department of Defense revealed that countries which had not supported the U.S.-led war in Iraq would not be permitted to bid for reconstruction contracts worth $18.6 billion. These would be limited to Iraq, the U.S. and the 61 countries that made up the coalition was effort

December 9
2003

People

Former Zambian president Frederick Chiluba went on trial in Lusaka, accused of plundering almost $30 million in state funds while in office

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