March 1812 in History

Events in History

  • 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

/flags/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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Birthdays in History

  • Mar 1 Augustus Pugin, English-born architect (d. 1852)
  • Mar 6 Aaron Lufkin Dennison, father of American watchmaking
  • Mar 10 Victor Tesch, Belgian lawyer/min of Justice
  • Mar 11 James Speed, Atty Gen (Union), (d. 1887)
  • Mar 16 Henry Dwight Terry, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1869)
  • Mar 20 George Bibb Crittenden, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1880)
  • Mar 22 Stephen Pearl Andrews, American abolitionist (d. 1886)