Today In History:
2010:
 An earthquake kills 316,000 in Haiti
Port-au-Prince, capital of Haiti is severely destroyed during the disaster.
1991: The U.S. Congress votes for war in Iraq to expel Iraq from Kuwait leading to the Gulf War

Born on this day:
1964: J
eff Bezos, Founder of Amazon
1918: Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Indian Guru who developed “Trancendental Meditation”

Gone on this day:
2005: 
Amrish Puri Indian actor one of the most popular villains of Bollywood known for roles like Mogambo in Mr India
1976: Agatha Christie, English author. Queen of mystery