Timeline of events that followed the massive earthquake that hit Haiti on January 12, 2010
Created by voaweb on Jan 10, 2011
Last updated: 11/14/11 at 09:09 AM
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Music star Michel Martelly takes the oath of office in Port-au-Prince
Former Haitian music star Michel Marthelly takes the oath of office in Port-au-Prince
Former music star Michel Martelly takes the oath of office in Port-au-Prince
Former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide returns to Haiti from South Africa where he had been living in exile.
Former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide returns after living in forced exile in South Africa
Former President Jean-Bertand Aristide returns to Haiti after seven years of forced exile in South Africa
Former Dictator Jean Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier makes a surprise return to Port-au-Prince, 25 years after he was ousted.
Presidential elections are held amid allegations of fraud.
Hurricane Tomas hits Haiti, killing dozens and worsening cholera epidemic.
The Center for Disease Control, CDC, confirms a cholera outbreak in Haiti. Symptoms were first reported in the north and quickly spread to other regions. The epidemic has been deemed the worst cholera outbreak the Western Hemisphere has seen.
Former U.S. President George W. Bush arrives in Port-au-Prince with daughter, Jenna to check up on quake relief efforts
U.S. military ends major relief operations in Haiti.
First Lady Michelle Obama makes unannounced visit to Port-au-Prince, where she visits a local child welfare project.
Former U.S. Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush visit Haiti to assess quake relief efforts.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrives in Haiti to assess the damage, pledge aid.
World Food Program launches a program to provide cooked meals for school children in Port-au-Prince.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy visits Port-au-Prince. Eight of 10 missionaries accused of kidnapping leave Haiti.
National Day of Mourning is observed one month after the earthquake. President Rene Preval vows the country will go on.
U.S. Baptist missionaries are arrested on child trafficking charges on Haiti's border with the Dominican Republic. 10 members of the Idaho-based group were working for the New Life Children's Refuge charity. A Haitian judge formally charges them with kidnapping on February 4.
4.9 and 4.8 magnitude aftershocks hit back-to-back 40 miles west of Port-au-Prince, the capital. French rescuers pull a 16-year-old girl, trapped since January 12, out of the rubble alive.
International Donors meet in Montreal, Canada to discuss rebuilding of Haiti after the earthquake.
MTV's global benefit "Hope for Haiti Now" airs on 33 television networks. Nielsen ratings company reports 83 million people watched the program and pledged $57 million.
Haiti announces relocation of 400,000 homeless. OAS offers financial, humanitarian support to Haiti totaling $170 million.
First major aftershock measuring between 5.9 and 6.1 magnitude hits Haiti. U.S. sends an additional 4,000 troops.
Former U.S. President Bill Clinton arrives in Haiti with supplies for earthquake victims. He is accompanied by daughter Chelsea.
Marines arrive in Haiti to bolster quake relief efforts and security.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visits Haiti. She is the first senior Western official to arrive after the quake.
U.S. President Barack Obama announces the creation of the Clinton-Bush Haiti Fund, headed by former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. The fund has raised a total of $52 million in contributions and has committed $20 million to projects. Bill Clinton travels to Port-au-Prince January 18.
The American Red Cross Haiti Earthquake Relief mobile phone campaign reports $8 million in donations.
Former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide issues statement on earthquake from South Africa, where he currently resides, saying he would like to return to his native country to help rebuild.
International relief begins arriving in Haiti. U.S. entertainment network MTV announces "Hope for Haiti" telethon organized by actor George Clooney and featuring A-list Hollywood celebrities.
Workers continue clearing rubble, pulling bodies from buildings. Hospitals are flooded with people injured in the quake. President Rene Preval says government needs help clearing streets.
7.0 magnitude earthquake hits Haiti at 4:53 pm. It is the largest quake to hit the region in 200 years.