December 12, 2008 in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in History

  • Andrei Klepach, a deputy economics minister of Russia, states that Russia has entered the recession, with two quarters of contraction expected, meaning Russia will fall short of reaching the 6.8% growth forecast for 2008

Deaths in History

  • Avery Dulles, Roman Catholic Cardinal, heologian (b. 1918)
  • Tassos Papadopoulos, Cypriot former president (b. 1934)