Year in Review 2009

 I’m just gonna go right in (no particular order). There is so much more that happened in 2009, but these are just some from MY PERSPECTIVE….
  1. Barack Obama is inaugurated as the 44th and first African American, President of the United States. Pow!
  2. Air France Flight 447, en route from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Paris, crashes into the Atlantic Ocean, killing all 228 on board. (1)
  3. The outbreak of the H1N1 influenza strain, commonly referred to as “swine flu”, is deemed a global pandemic.
  4. Yemenia Flight 626 crashes off the coast of Moroni, Comoros, killing all but one of the 153 passengers and crew. (2)
  5. Sweden assumes the presidency of the European Union. [Had a great time in Stockholm]
  6. A public memorial service is held for Michael Jackson. It is regarded as one of the most prominent funerals of all time. [Flashing Lights]
  7. Caspian Airlines Flight 7908 crashes near Qazvin, Iran, killing all 168 on board. (3)
  8. The International Olympic Committee awards the 2016 Summer Olympics to Rio de Janeiro. [Sorry Chicago]
  9. Nobel Peace Prize – Barack Obama – Okay then.
  10. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger – ummm, wow
  11. David Letterman – never brought his work home
  12. Tiger Woods – Pimpin’ ain’t easy
  13. Died May 9 – Chuck Daly, basketball coach (born 1930)
  14. Died June 25 – Farrah Fawcett (born 1947) – cancer
  15. Died June 25 – Michael Jackson (born 1958) – everything
  16. Died August 25 – Ted Kennedy (born 1932) – cancer
  17. Died September 14 – Patrick Swayze (born 1952) – cancer
  18. Died December 20 – Brittany Murphy (born 1977) – deferred
  19. Died Natasha Richardson – skiing
  20. Died Billy Mays – drugs
  21. Died David Carradine – freaky hanging
  22. Died Steve McNair – bullet
  23. Died boxer Vernon Forrest – bullet
  24. Died boxer Arturo Gatti – wife (allegedly)
  25. DJ Am – drugs
  26. Heath Ledger – drugs
  27. Chris Henry – drama
  28. John Forte pardoned by Bush – Luckkky
  29. Virgin Megastore closes in NYC – eh
  30. Spring Valley, NY keeps up the good work on Manhunters – Geez
  31. Sony finally gives on the PS3 price
  32. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 – nuff said
  33. Hennessey goes Black – yes
  34. G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra – sucked, hope they do it over like they did the Hulk
  35. Yankees win World Series – someone cares
  36. Jay Leno retires – sort of
  37. OJ goes to Jail – this guy
  38. The Bailout of 2009 – let us fly in our own private jets to Washington to ask for money because we’re broke
  39. Horse Racing Hijacked by 2 Female Phenoms
  40. She turns 30 – Me!
RIP to all the young friends and family in Spring Valley, NY who lost their lives in 2009.

Keisha Salmon

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