We finish our year-by-year look back at the decade with the year 2009, back when James Cameron disappointed at the box office with The Abyss, back when Eli Manning was drafted by the San Diego Chargers. Simple times.
Barack Obama is sworn in as the 44th President of the United States. Octomom gives birth to eight babies. The MLB Network launches. Leon Panetta, Tim Geithner and Hillary Clinton are sworn in as CIA director, Treasury Secretary and Secretary of State, respectively. Steve Jobs takes a leave of absence from apple. 598,000 Americans lose their jobs, the highest single-month total since December 1974. John Updike and Ricardo Mantalban die. The Buzzsaw That Is The Arizona Cardinals beat the Philadelphia Eagles to win the NFC and advance to the Super Bowl. AJ Daulerio gets a tattoo and is hit in the face with a cookie sheet. Gov. Rod Blagojevich is impeached. Florida beats Oklahoma to win the mythical college football championship. Sully Sullenberger crash lands a Us Air jet into the Hudson River, saving the lives of all on board, because Sully Sullenberger is awesome.