January 12, 2010 in History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in History

  • Colombia officially leaves the recession after achieving 2% economic growth in the last quarter of 2009
  • Earthquake occurs in Haiti killing approximately 160,000 and destroying the majority of the capital Port-au-Prince

Deaths in History

  • 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)