What Happened on January 12, 2010

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Colombia officially leaves the recession after achieving 2% economic growth in the last quarter of 2009
  • Earthquake occurs in Haiti killing 230,000 and destroying the majority of the capital Port-au-Prince

Famous Deaths

  • Daniel Bensaid, French philosopher (b. 1946)
  • Hasib Sabbagh, Palestinian businessman and philanthropist, co-founder of Consolidated Contractors Company (b. 1920)