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 at Russian River
  • Mar 19 The first Spanish constitution is enacted, one of the earliest constitutions ever promulgated

VenezuelaMassive Earthquake in Caracas, Venezuela

Mar 26 Earthquake measuring 7.7 on the Richter scale destroys 90% of Caracas, Venezuela and kills an estimated 15,000–20,000 people
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