On This Day

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

HaitiEarthquake Devastates Haiti

Earthquake occurs in haiti killing approximately 160,000 and destroying the majority of the capital Port-au-Prince
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UN forces patrol the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince after a calamitous earthquake on January 12, 2010 killed as many as 200,000 people
UN forces patrol the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince after a calamitous earthquake on January 12, 2010 killed as many as 200,000 people

Famous Deaths

  • Daniel Bensa├»d, French philosopher and a leader of the Trotskyist movement in France, dies of cancer caused by the side effects of drugs used to treat AIDS at 63
  • Hasib Sabbagh, Palestinian businessman and philanthropist, co-founder of Consolidated Contractors Company (b. 1920)