Tuesday 12 January 2010
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of January people in US were listening to TiK ToK by Ke$ha.
The Book of Eli, directed by The Hughes Brothers, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010
while Going Rogue: An American Life by Sarah Palin was one of the best selling books.
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- In USA's Monk, the 4th season episode of MR. MONK AND MRS. MONK (#T-2351) indicates that Monk spilt something on January 12, 1999 during an earthquake. He stated "Earthquakes count, I don't make the rules."
- In the television series The X-Files, the third season episode Syzygy, has two girls, Terri & Magi, both born on January 12, 1979. Strange astrological properties with 3+ celestial bodies in alignment gives them great power which they use to kill off several of their high school classmates on their birthday in 1996.
- In 2001: A Space Odyssey, the fictional computer HAL becomes operational on January 12. In the movie by Stanley Kubrick, HAL was "born" in 1992, while in the book by Arthur C. Clarke the same event occurs in 1997.
- Tanzania - Zanzibar Revolution Day
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- The 2010 Haiti earthquake occurs killing an estimated 316,000 and destroying the majority of the capital Port-au-Prince.
- The European Court of Human Rights rules that powers contained in the UK Terrorism Act 2000 violate the European Convention on Human Rights. (BBC)
- The United Kingdom bans the Islamist organisation Al-Muhajiroun and an offshoot group, Islam4UK. (VOA)
- A severe 7.0 magnitude earthquake strikes Haiti. Tsunami watches issued across the Caribbean. (BBC)
- Google says it may end its operations in China as it is no longer willing to continue censoring its search results. (''The Guardian'')
- U.S. talk show host Conan O'Brien announces his intention to quit ''The Tonight Show'' if NBC goes forward with their plan to move the show from its long standing 11:35pm timeslot to 12:05am in favor of ''The Jay Leno Show''. (AP)
- A gunman kills two people at a bar in Habikino, Japan, before turning the gun on himself. (''The Times of India'')
- Five Thai policemen are charged with murder over the disappearance of a Saudi businessman 20 years ago that was linked to the theft of Saudi royal jewellery. (BBC)
- Australia experiences its hottest night since 1902, as a heatwave grips the country. (IBN Live)
- The ampquotbizarre behaviourampquot of a nocturnal raspy cricket pollinating a flower is caught on camera on the island of Réunion, contradicting the image of crickets destroying flowers. (''New Scientist'')
- Four men feature in the first Crown Court criminal trial to be held without a jury in England and Wales for more than 350 years. (''Ealing Times'')
- Police in Kent, UK, admit the unlawful searching of two 11-year-old children who were left ampquotcrying and shakingampquot after being targeted at a demonstration near Hoo. (''The Guardian'')
- A United Nations investigation clears Guatemalan President Álvaro Colom in the murder of lawyer Rodrigo Rosenberg Marzano, and rules that Rosenberg plotted his own murder. (CNN)
- A bomb blast damages the Mozdok – Makhachkala – Kazi Magomed pipeline in Russia's Republic of Dagestan, leaving eleven towns in the republic without gas supply. (ITAR-TASS)
- Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa announces that Tamils will be given greater say in matters of governance, proposing power sharing agreements. (AFP)
- The first map in Chinese to show the Americas, created by Matteo Ricci at the request of the Wanli Emperor, goes on public display. (IOL)
- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is ‘encouraged’ by recent developments in Guinean politics, and states the UN will continue working with the African Union (AU), the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and other partners. (UN News Centre)
- Chile becomes the first South American country to be admitted to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. (Al Jazeera)
- China's top search engine Baidu is allegedly attacked by Iranian hackers, sparking a retaliatory attack by Chinese hackers on Iranian sites. (AFP)
- Nigerian President Umaru Yar'Adua gives his first interview since going into hospital in Saudi Arabia to the BBC, saying he hopes to return home soon as protests in the capital Abuja demand an end to the political situation. (''Vanguard'')
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