Historical Events in March 1812

  • Mar 3 US passes 1st foreign aid bill (aids Venezuela earthquake vicitims)
  • Mar 11 Citizenship granted to Prussian Jews
  • Mar 14 Congress authorizes war bonds to finance War of 1812
  • Mar 15 1st Russian settlement in California, Russian River
  • Mar 26 Earthquake destroys 90% of Caracas, Venezuela; about 20,000 die