What Happened on January 12, 2010

Historical Events

  • Colombia officially leaves the recession after achieving 2% economic growth in the last quarter of 2009

Earthquake Devastates Haiti

Earthquake devastates Haiti, killing approximately 160,000 and destroying the majority of the capital Port-au-Prince

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)

About January 12, 2010

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 13 years, 8 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Capricorn

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: TiK ToK - Ke$ha
  • UK #1 Song: Replay - Iyaz