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British driver Jenson Button wins the 2009 Monaco Grand Prix.

Jenson Button put on a nerveless display of Formula One driving at the 2009 Monaco Grand Prix to claim his fifth chequered flag in six races to extend his lead in the drivers championship, with team-mate Rubens Barrichello second and Kimi Raikkonen third.


One person is killed and 15 others are injured during a clash in a Sikh temple in Vienna, Austria.


Eleven people are killed during a stampede at the Mawazine world music festival in Rabat, Morocco.

Space Shuttle

The Space Shuttle "Atlantis" lands at Edwards Air Force Base in California, United States, after completing the final servicing mission to the Hubble Space Telescope.

NASA's space shuttle fleet began setting records with its first launch on April 12, 1981 and continued to set high marks of achievement and endurance through 30 years of missions.


The Austrian film "The White Ribbon" wins the Golden Palm at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.

Deccan Chargers

The Deccan Chargers defeat the Royal Challengers Bangalore to win the Indian Premier League.


Brazilian driver Hélio Castroneves wins automobile racing's 93rd Indianapolis 500.