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Charles Hoy Fort's Notes


1865 to 1866


1865:


1865 / Body of Mrs W. J. Peters, Frankfort, Ind. / See Dec 22, 1888. [A; 451. (See: 1888 Dec 22.)]


1865, etc. / Look for a man in Maine, named Woodman—hypnotized—to go with March 24, 1871. [A; 452.]


1865 / The body at Blandford Churchyard, Peterburg, Va / See Oct, 27, 1888. [A; 453. (See: 1888 Oct 27.)]


1865 / South Bend, Ind. / Body of Anna Rees / See Aug 11, 1872. [A; 454. See: 1872 Aug 11, (A; 776).]


1865 / Sleeper, Susan C. Godsey, near Hickman, Ky. / See July 14, 1869. [A; 455. See: 1869 July 14, (A; 547).]


1865 / H.H. / Gardner, Kansas / See March 7, 1874. [A; 456. See: 1874 March 7, (A; 909).]


1865 Jan / Fires in Sandhurst, Victoria. [A; 457.]


1865 // Phe / India / did no[t] do Pioneer (Allahabad) for March, Ap, May. [III; 647.]


1865 / Have Times of India not March—May 23 / not June 12—Aug 25. [III; 648.]


1865 // C.R. 62-896 / Santorin '65 and '66—same date each / Also Etna same in '64? If so, sunspots too repeat. Also Scotch meteors repeat. Also March meteors. (See BA '66-92; '67-428, 430; '68-348.) The 1867 met Feb. 22. / May phe 66-67 repeat. / 1862—Feb 23—large met / (up to Feb, Mar, 1870). [III; 649. Fort questioned if some volcanic eruptions, sunspots, and some meteors were repeating about the same dates. Fouqué, F. "Sur la récente éruption de Santorin." Comptes Rendus, 62 (1866): 896-904. The Santorini volcano was in eruption from January 26, 1866, to October 15, 1870, (not a series of repeating eruptions). Etna erupted in August and September, 1864, (not during February). See: 1862 Feb. 23, (III; 235). Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel, Charles Brooke. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1866-67." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1867, 288-430, at 428. See: 1865 Feb 21, (III; 677). Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1865-66." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1866, 16-146, at 92. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel, Charles Brooke. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1866-67." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1867, 288-430, at 430. See: 1866 Feb 22, (III; 815). Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel, Charles Brooke. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1867-68." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1868, 344-428, at 348-349. See: 1867 Feb 22, (III; 1029).]


1865 Jan 1 or Dec 16 / Details eruption in Costa Rica / La Sci Pour Tous 10-96. Refers to a newspaper. I can't tell whether Jan or Dec. [III; 657. "Éruption du Volcan de Turrialba." La Science Pour Tous, 10 (no. 12; February 16, 1865): 96. In Costa Rica, the Turrialba volcano erupted from January, 1866 to May 8, 1866, (with cinders falling on December 16, 1864); and, the Irazu volcano erupted on September 16-17, 1864. The government publication was the Gaceta Oficial de Costa Rica. The Turrialba volcano.]


1865 / Jan 1 / (1848) 47 / Grover's light / east foot of Alps / in N.W. quadrant / about place where Schmidt saw a light, Sept 26, 1789. A. Reg 3/189 (?). [III; 650. Grover, Charles. "The Moon." Astronomical Register, 3 (July 1865): 188-189. Webb, Thomas William. Celestial Objects for Common Telescopes. 4th ed. London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1881, 97-98. The earlier observation, in 1788, was made by Johann Hieronymus Schröter, (not by Johann Friedrich Julius Schimdt, who wasn't born until 1825).]


1865 Jan 1. / moon / (Alps) / 6 p.m./ Astro Reg 3/253 / Small speck of light under east foot of Alps—like a 4th mag star—watched 4 hours, in which it shone steadily. Up to Sept 10, '65, could not see it again, and could not identify it with any known object. Charles Grover, Chesham, Bucks / Intel. Obs XI/57. [III; 651.1, 651.2. Grover, Charles. "Jupiter's Satellites: Bright Spots on the Moon." Astronomical Register, 3 (October 1865): 253. "I kept the speck in view for fully half-an-hour, during which it underwent no change, neither did it twinkle like a star; its light was quite steady, and it seemed rather larger than a star of equal brightness would do." Webb, Thomas William. "Lights Spots in the Lunar Night.—The Crater Linne.—Occultations." Intellectual Observer, 11 (February 1867): 51-60, at 57-58.]


1865 Jan. 2 / Meteors attracted attention in New Haven. / morning / A. J. Sci 2/39/231. [III; 652. "Shooting Stars of Jan. 2d." American Journal of Science, s. 2 v. 39 (1865): 231.]


1865 Jan. 2. / On this morning shooting stars attracted attention of persons who were not aware that it was a meteor-date. / Proc Amer Phil Soc 13-501. [III; 653. Kirkwood, Daniel. "On the Meteors of January 2nd." Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, 13 (1873): 501-502.]


1865 Jan. 2 / 3s / See Jan 27. / Nottingham / 1:18 a.m. / 1:35:20 / 1:50:10 / 3 sounds and slight qs / L.T., 3-4-f / E. J. Lowe. Timbs'  1865-268. [III; 654. Lowe, Edward Jospeh. "Earthquake." London Times, January 3, 1865, p. 4 c. 6. "Earthquakes in England." Timbs' Year-Book of Facts in Science and Art, 1865, 268-269.]


1865 Jan 3 / Red lights each side of Mars / C. Rendus 85/358. [III; 655. Lamey, Charles-Arthur. "Observations tendant à faire admettre l'existance d'un anneau d'astéoïdes, autour de la planète Mars." Comptes Rendus, 85 (1877): 538-539.]


1865 [Jan 10] / Story / [LT], Jan 10/7/e. [A; 458. "The Most Marvellous Story in the World." London Times, January 10, 1865, p. 7 c. 5. A tall tale.]


1865 Jan 15 / ab 11 a.m. / Morecambe Bay / q / (geol features) / loud rumbling sound lasting ½ minute / Geol. Mag 65-191. [III; 656. "The Late Earthquake in the North of England." Geological Magazine, 2 (1865): 191-192.]


1865 Jan. 17 / Comet suddenly visible near western horizon / Tasmania / Nature 21/425. [III; 658. "The Great Southern Comet." Nature, 21 (March 4, 1880): 425.]


1865 Jan 19 / Supuhee / N W Provs, India / (F). Goruckpur District. [III; 659. Fletcher, 103. These are the Supuhee meteorites.]


1865 Jan 19 / Hobart Town Mercury, 20th. "A very beautiful comet was seen directly after sunset last evening, in the south-western horizon." / (N.M.) // Mercury of 21st—observed a little after eight in the evening. It was southwest and nearly as high above the horizon as Venus. To n. eye, equal to a star of the first magnitude, with a straight tail extending nine or ten degrees upward. // Mercury 23rd, said believed been first seen evening of 18th—and was visible between 8 and 9 p.m. / Ab 21.15 hours R.A. and 38 degrees S. Declen. Was seen then several nights. Feb 1-3-4 / Was seen at Brisbane first on 18th. [III; 660.1, 660.2, 660.3. "A New Comet." Mercury, (Hobart Town), January 20, 1865, p. 2 c. 6.  "Comet." Mercury, (Hobart Town), January 21, 1865, p. 3 c. 7. "At a little after eight this evening, I observed a very beautiful comet. It was south-west, and nearly as high above the horizon as Venus. It appeared to the naked eye equal to a star of the first magnitude, with a straight tail extending nine or ten degrees upwards." "The Comet." Mercury, (Hobart Town), January 23, 1865, p. 4 c. 1. (London Times??? February 1, 1865, p. 3 c. 4. This is not in Mercury of Feb. 1.)]


1865 Jan 22nd / near Delhi / 3 shocks, third violent. / evening / ab. 70 seconds / The Pioneer, Feb. 1 / Allahabad. [III; 661. (Pioneer, February 1, 1865.)]


1865 Jan 27 / See  Jan 2. / Nottingham / 2:22 a.m. / 2:44:10 a.m. / qs and low remote sounds. / E J. Lowe / He says that 4 shocks near Leicester bet 2 and 3 a.m. LT, Feb. 1-12-f. [III; 662. Lowe, Edward Joseph. "Earthquake." London Times, February 1, 1865, p. 12 c. 6.)]


1865 Jan 30 / Near Madras, ab. 7 p.m., brilliant meteor and faint odor of sulphur. Pioneer (Allahabad), Feb. 17. [III; 663. (Pioneer, February 17, 1865.)]


1865 Jan 30 / At Oosoor, Madras, 6:57 p.m., great meteor seen and heard to explode "like the discharge of a salvo of heavy ordnance. / Times of India, Feb. 8. [III; 664. (Times of India, February 8, 1865.)]


1865 Jan 30 / Etna / See Oct, '64. [III; 665. See: 1864 Oct, (III; 622).]


1865 Jan 31 / Etna / C.R. 60-548. 10:30 p.m. / The Reader 5/431 / CR 61/210. [III; 666. (The Reader, 5/431 @ OKQ Stauffer Compact Microforms AP4 .R215.) Fouqué. "Sur l'éruption de l'Etna du 1er Février 1865. Comptes Rendus, 61 (1865): 210-212. (No time, Feb 1, mentioned in C.R.)]


1865 Jan 31 / morning / Santorin, volc of Greece, starts. / Innumerable balls of gas. / C.R. 62-896. [III; 667. Fouqué, F. "Sur la récente éruption de Santorin." Comptes Rendus, 62 (1866): 896-904. The Santorini volcano.]


1865 Feb 6 / [LT], 9-c / 16-9-e / 17-12-a / 24-7-d / March 2-12-d / 11-11-a / 31-6-d // Etna. [III; 668. "Italy." London Times, February 6, 1865, p. 9 c. 3. "Eruption of Mount Etna." London Times, February 16, 1865, p. 9 c. 5. "Italy." London Times, February 17, 1865, p. 12 c. 1. "The Eruption of Mount Etna." London Times, February 24, 1865, p. 7 c. 4. "The Eruption of Mount Etna." London Times, March 2, 1865, p. 12 c. 4. "The Eruption of Mount Etna." London Times, March 11, 1865, p. 11 c. 4. "The Eruption of Mount Etna." London Times, March 31, 1865, p. 6 c. 4.]


1865 Feb. 9 / Bangalore, Southern India / met explosion / Intel Obs. 9/101. [III; 669. Herschel, Alexander Stewart. "Detonating Meteors of February and November." Intellectual Observer, 9 (March 1866): 99-101, at 101.]


1865 Feb 10 / L.T., 11-b / Series of deaths. [A; 459. "Strange Fatality." London Times, February 10, 1865, p. 11 c. 2.]


1865 Feb. 10 / (BO) / B.A. 65-127 / Not said that stone fell—great met, Bangalore, sound like of 100 cannon. [III; 670. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1864-65." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1865, 57-142, at 127-128.]


1865 Feb 10 / and 13 // At Bangalore, evening—luminous appearance, or a reat meteor. The Pioneer (Allahabad), Feb. 15. [III; 671. (Pioneer, February 15, 1865.)]


1865 Feb. 12 / Rain and flood / Port Louis, Mauritius / Symons Met Mag 1-10. [III; 672. "Flood at Port Louis, Mauritius." Symons's Meteorological Magazine, 2 (March 1866): 10-11.]


1865 Feb 17 / 12:50 p.m. / by members of Hall's expedition / A low rumbling noise. Not said was a q. Nourse, Hall's Second Arctic Expedition:, p. 144. [III; 673. Hall, Charles Francis. Nourse, J.E., ed. Narrative of the Second Arctic Expedition.... Washington: U.S. Naval Observatory, 1879, 144.]


1865 Feb 17 / 5:40 p.m. / Bellevue, France / Met and train or 10 minutes cloud. / C.R. 60-458  See: 457. [III; 674. "Note sur un météore observé par Villiers Du Terrage." Comptes Rendus, 60 (1865): 457. Dumas. "Observation du bolide du 17 février." Comptes Rendus, 60 (1865): 458.]


1865 Feb 17 / Met streak / France / 5:50 p.m. / BA 65-88. [III; 675. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1864-65." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1865, 57-142, at 88-89.]


1865 Feb 21 / 9:12 p.m. / Arbroath, Forfarshire / met from Aldebaran to Betelguese / Astro Reg 3-115. [III; 676. Herschel, Alexander Stewart. "Observations of Fireballs." Astronomical Register, 3 (April 1865): 114-115.]


1865 Feb 21 / (9:30 p.m.) / (p. 122) / Pratis, Fifeshire (Perth) / Met and rumbling like thunder. / BA 65/90 / 67-428. [III; 677. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1864-65." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1865, 57-142, at 90-91 & 122.. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel, Charles Brooke. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1866-67." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1867, 288-430, at 428.]


1865 Feb 21 / [LT], 5-c / Vesuvius. [III; 678. "The Papal States." London Times, February 21, 1865, p. 5 c. 3.]


1865 Mar 8 / Vulcan / Constantinople / D-192. [III; 679. (D-192-193.) "La planète intramercurielle." Année Scientifique et Industrielle, 10 (1865): 16-17.]


1865 March 15 / (Alg) / Tunis and Rome / Red dust / Zeit Met 5/187. La Sci P. T 15/126. [III; 680. "Météorologie.—Pluie de Sable Arrivé en Italie du 13 au 14 Fevrier 1870." La Science Pour Tous, 15 (no. 16; March 19, 1870): 126. Denza. "Pluie de sable arrivée en Italie, du 13 au 14 février 1870." Comptes Rendus, 70 (1870): 534-537, at 535-536. "Kleinere Mittheilungen." Zeitschrift der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Meteorologie, 5 (1870): 186-192, at 187.]


1865 March 22 / q / Turkestan / I / [small] / BA '11. [III; 681. Milne, 718.]


1865 March 22 / Sun free of spots / Astro Reg 3/164. [III; 682. "Spots on the Sun."Astronomical Register, 3 (June 1865): 164.]


1865 March 25 / date // Letter in Times, Ap 6 / Etna in eruption / not violent. [III; 683. "The Eruption of Etna." London Times, April 6, 1865, p. 12 c. 4.]


1865 March 25 / See Oct 1, 1861. [III; 684. See 1862 Oct 7, (III; 180).]


[1865 March 25 /] 1865 March 26 / Vernon Co, Wisconsin / (F). [III; 685. Fletcher, 103. This is the Vernon County meteorite.]


1865 March 31 / [LT], 6-d / Etna continued from Feb. [III; 686. "The Eruption of Etna." London Times, March 31, 1865, p. 6 c. 4.]


1865 Ap 2 / Columns of flame from Vesuvius / Times 11-9-f. [III; 687. "The Eruption of Vesuvius." London Times, April 11, 1865, p. 9 c. 6.]


1865 Ap 6 / [LT], 12-d / 6-7-f // Etna. [III; 688. "The Eruption of Etna." London Times, April 6, 1865, p. 12 c. 4. "Mount Etna." London Times, June 6, 1865, p. 7 c. 6.]


1865 Ap 10 / (moon) / W of Picard / "A most minute point of light, glittering like a star." / Herbert Ingall / Astro Reg. 3/189. [III; 689. Ingall, Herbert. "The Mare Crisium." Astronomical Register, 3 (July 1865): 189-190.]


1865 Ap. 11 / [LT], 9-f / Vesuvius. [III; 690. "The Eruption of Vesuvius." London Times, April 11, 1865, p. 9 c. 6.]


1865 Ap. 13 / [LT], 12-f / Aurora. [III; 691. Allnatt, R.H. "Aurora Borealis." London Times, April 13, 1865, p. 12 c. 6.]


1865 Ap. 20 / Met at Metz / light like that of full moon / C.R. 60-848. [III; 692. De la Noë. "Bolide observé à Metz., le 20 avril 1865." Comptes Rendus, 60 (1865): 848-849.]


1865 Ap 20 / Lyrids in England ordinary / BA 65. [III; 693. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1864-65." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1865, 57-142, at 92-96 & 123.]


1865 April 29 / Somersetshire / Large met / BA 69-283. [III; 694. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel, Charles Brooke. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1868-69." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1869, 216-308, at 283.]


1865 Ap. 30 / 12:45 a.m. / Weston-super-Mare // May 6 / 11:05 p.m. // Hawkhurst, Kent / detonating meteors. BA '65. [III; 695. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1864-65." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1865, 57-142, at 96-99 & 122.]


1865 Ap. 30 / Det / 0:43 a.m. / Weston-super-Mare / met and rumbling sound / BA. 65/98, 122 / 67-428. [III; 696. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1864-65." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1865, 57-142, at 98-99 & 122. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel, Charles Brooke. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1866-67." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1867, 288-430, at 428.]


1865 May 1 / [LT], 12-b / q at sea. [III; 697. "Plymouth, Friday." London Times, May 1, 1865, p. 12 c. 2.]


1865 May 1 / Sound / 11:05 p.m. / Hawkhurst, Kent / met and report like cannon / B.A. 65-98. [III; 698. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1864-65." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1865, 57-142, at 98-99.]


1865 May 6 / 11:05 p.m. / Hawkhurst, Kent, by A S. Herschel / det met / BA 65-98. [III; 699. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1864-65." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1865, 57-142, at 98-99.]


1865 May 7 / bet 8 and 9 p.m. / q / Comrie / and sound like heavy peal of thunder or discharge of cannon / Timbs 1866-257. [III; 700. "Earthquakes at Comrie." Timbs' Year-Book of Facts in Science and Art, 1866, 257-258.]


1865 May 7 / Venus Inf Conjunction Sun / (A 1). /// 467 / 425 // 60 / 172 / 397. [III; 701.]


[1865 May 8 /] 1864 May 8/ —Sumatra / 17—Java / 22—Siberia / 26—Formosa / 27—Siberia // qs / BA '11. Sim qs Feb 18, 1889. [III; 558. Milne, 718. The earthquakes were in 1865, (not 1864).]


1865 May 11 / [LT], 7-b / 12-12-c // Th storm terrific at Weymouth. Others // May 12-12-c / 16-14-c / 23-14-b / 17-7-a / 24-7-d / 27-10-a. [III; 702. (London Times, May 11, 1865, p. 7 c. 2. London Times, May 12, 1865, p. 12 c. 3. London Times, May 16, 1865, p. 14 c. 3. London Times, May 23, 1865, p. 14 c. 2. London Times, May (or June) 17, 1865, p. 7 c. 1. London Times, May (or June) 24, 1865, p. 7 c. 4. London Times, May (or June) 27, 1865, p. 10 c. 1.)]


1865 May 18 / 5:15 p.m. / at Agra / Sun obscured by clouds of dust. Then thunder rolling and breaking in loud crashes, "but, strange to say, hardly any lightning and very little rain. Times of India, 26th. [III; 703. (Times of India, May 26, 1865,)]


1865 May 22 / Irkutsk / q / others listed / BA '11. [III; 704. Milne, 718.]


1865 May 23 / Gopalpur, Bengal / (F). [III; 705. Fletcher, 103. This is the Gopalpur meteorite.]


1865 May 24 / Delhi / Dust and intense darkness. Then great rain. / Pioneer, June 5-4-4. [III; 706. (Pioneer, June 5, 1865, p. 4 c. 4.)]


1865 May 25 / Nowgong, Bundelcund / 2:40 p.m. / dust and darkness / then a little rain / Pioneer, June 5. Pioneer of 9th—that repeated on 25th. Darkness even deeper and dust. [III; 707. (Pioneer, June 5, 1865.)]


1865 May 31 / Sky darkened by myriads of locusts for 4 hours over Hyderabad (Scinde) / June 19 / The Pioneer (Allahabad). [III; 708. (Pioneer, June 19, 1865.)]


1865 June / Metite / Hacienda de Bocas, State of San Luis Potosi, Mexico / (Fletcher). [III; 709. Fletcher, 98. The Hacienda de Bocas meteorite fell on November 24, 1804. See: 1804 Nov. 24, (I; 131).]


1865 June 2 / [LT], 9-f / Strange if true. [A; 460. "Strange, If True." London Times, June 2, 1865, p. 9 c. 6.]


1865 June 8 / 2nd "accident" to Mollie Fancher. [A; 461.]


1865 June 9 / q. / time of drought / Hawaii / Scrapbook of clippings (NY Pub Library), vol. 4 / *C2. [III; 710. "Another Earthquake." Pacific Commercial Advertiser, (Honolulu), June 17, 1865, p. 2 c. 2. "From Kau, Hawaii, we learn another shock had been experienced at that place on the night of the 9th inst."]


1865 June 12 / q. / Belg / C. et T 8/38. [III; 711. Lancaster, Albert Benoît Marie. "Les Tremblements de terre en Belgique." Ciel et Terre, 8 (March 16, 1887): 25-43, at 38.]


                                                                                                                                                         

1865 // summer /// Cor to N.Q., 3-8-226, notes remarkable absence of wasps, in England, all summer. / p. 297, someone from Hull, remarkable absence of waspsequally remarkable multitudes of small flies. / p. 341near Stilton, Huntingdonshirescarcity of waspsvisitations of bees, earwigs, fliesgrasshoppers unusually prevalent. / 424wasps absent in Devonshire, earwigs "disgustingly abundant", hummingbird hawkmoths plentiful. [III; 712.1, 712.2. Trench, Francis. "Wasps." Notes and Queries, s. 3 v. 8  (September 16, 1865): 226. "Wasps." Notes and Queries, s. 3 v. 8  (October 7, 1865): 297. "Wasps." Notes and Queries, s. 3 v. 8  (October 21, 1865): 341-342. Hutchinson, P. "Wasps, Etc." Notes and Queries, s. 3 v. 8  (November 18, 1865): 424.]


1865 July 5 / evening / Natal, S.A. / great det. met / BA 66/20. [III; 713. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1865-66." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1866, 16-146, at 20-21. Pietermaritzburg, Natal, S. Africa.]


1865 July 8 / [LT], 6-f / Aug. 8-9-e // Ext. rain. [III; 714. Tibbits, J. Borlase. "Remarkable Rainfall." London Times, July 8, 1865, p. 6 c. 6. Tomkins, Abraham. "To the Editor of the Times." London Times, August 9, 1865, p. 9 c. 5.]


1865 July 16 / 2 p.m. / Severe shocks at sea / 36.18 N and 2.32 W / reported by Captains of 2 vessels / Falkirk Herald, Aug. 24. [III; 715. "Earthquake at Sea." Falkirk Herald, August 24, 1865, p. 5 c. 2.]


1865 July 16 / 2 p.m. / Lat 36.18 N / Long 2.32 W. / ship in a severe q at sea / L.T. 18-6-e. [III; 716. "An Earthquake at Sea." London Times, August 18, 1865, p. 6 c. 5.]


1865 July 18 / 10 p.m. / Great q / Sicily / e to w. / C.R. 61/213. [III; 717. Silvestri. "Sur l'éruption actuelle de l'Etna." Comptes Rendus, 61 (1865): 212-213.]


1865 July 17 / The hail at Chatillon-sur-Loing / C.R. 61-145. [III; 718. "Extrait d'une Lettre de M. Becquerel, sur une chute de grêle observée le 17 juillet dernier à Châtillon-sur-Loing (Loiret)." Comptes Rendus, 61 (1865): 145-146.]


1865 July 19 / 2 a.m. / Violent q on slopes of Etna / LT, Aug. 2. [III; 719. "The Earthquake at Catania." London Times, August 2, 1865, p. 11 c. 3.]


1865 July 28-31 / See July 29, 1862. [III; 720. See: 1862 July 29-31, (III: 271 & 272).]


1865 July 28-31 / Many meteors Hawkhurst, Kent —5 on night 28-29—from 10:30 p.m. to 0:44 a.m., listed as "directed from Formalhaut." / BA '65/104. [III; 721. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1864-65." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1865, 57-142, at 102-107.]


1865 July 28 / Mets at Hawkhurst from a new radiant close to Formalhaut. / BA 65-123. [III; 722. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1864-65." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1865, 57-142, at 123. "During a considerable shower of meteors on the 28th of July 1865, a radiant of novel and interesting character was observed at Hawkhurst. The new radiant was situated close to Fomalhaut, and belongs properly to the southern hemisphere."]


1865 July 29 / Hawkhurst, Kent / 2 h. 30 m. / One observer saw 43 meteors. / BA '65 / Several pages of records of mets seen here, July 28-31. [III; 723. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1864-65." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1865, 57-142, at 104-107.]


1865 Aug 1 / See Nov 9, 1862. / Flashes seen on horizon, at Hardwick, by Rev. T. Webb, attributed to him to cannon firing upon Prince Arthur's visit to Tenby—but T was 100 miles away. / E Mec 100/279. [III; 724. Mee, Arthur. "Objects in Front of Sun—Distant Gunfire—Delavan's Comet—Non-Achromatic Refractor." English Mechanic, 100 (no. 2587; October 23, 1914): 279. See: 1862 Nov 9, (III; 317).]


1865 Aug. 3 / Great Aurora / New Haven / A. J. Sci 2/40/285. [III; 725. "Auroral Phenomena of August 3, 1865." American Journal of Science, s. 2 v. 40 (1865): 285-287.]


1865 Aug 3 / 1:35 a.m. / Auroral beams to Polaris / Kent, Eng. / BA 66/23. [III; 726. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1865-66." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1866, 16-146, at 22-23. The location of Herschel's observations was the Solent, (not in Kent, England).]


1865 Aug 9, 10 / Dry fog / St Léonard / Cosmos, May 30, 1868. [III; 727. "Sur les obscurcissements du soleil connus sous le nom d'offuscations." Cosmos, s. 3 v. 2 (May 30, 1868): 3-5.]


1865 Aug 10 / Mets in England ordinary / BA 65-123. [III; 728. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1864-65." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1865, 57-142, at 123.]


1865 Aug 12 / Dundrum, Tipperary / (F) / D-118. [III; 729. Fletcher, 103. This is the Dundrum meteorite. The note copies information from page 118 of The Book of the Damned. Haughton, Samuel. "On the Meteoric Stone Tha Fell at Dundrum, County of Tipperary, on the 12th August, 1865." Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, 9 (1864-1866): 336-343.]


1865 Aug 18 / [LT], 6-e / q at sea. [III; 730. "An Earthquake at Sea." London Times, August 18, 1865, p. 6 c. 5.]


1865 Aug 19 / (L.T. of) / Cemetary fire / That ab noon of 18th a constable saw smoke issue from the ground in Kensal-green Cemetary, London. He called other policemen and firemen. The smoke came from catacombs in the cemetary, from vault no. 15, into which water was poured. "When the steam and smoke had in a great measure evaporated, a party of men descended to the vault. It had contained ten coffins, some of which were lead ones. Five of the coffins were almost totally consumed and the others, with one exception, were more or less injured. The stench and the sight which presented itself were horrible in the extreme, and altogether unfit to be described. The wildest conjectures are afloat as to the origin of the fire, but no definite conslusions are as yet arrived at. There is one suspicious circumstance in connection with the affair—namely a quantity of coal and rags were found in one corner of the vault, but they did not appear to have been ignited. One of the coffins had been placed in the vault only last Wednesday (16th) and this was the one not injured. A young gentleman stated that he saw smoke issue from the same vault a fortnight ago. // Times 22-8-c / Said that the uninjured coffin contained the body of Mr. Joseph Parks, the celebrated Parliamentary agent. Said that though molten lead had fallen from five totally consumed coffins around this one, it was but slightly injured. Nothing more said of coal and rags. Now said that the vault was exceedingly dry that the old coffins were falling apart with dry rot and cloths hanging from them like tinder. Said that when the latest coffin deposited there a spark from a candle must have ignited a cloth, and smouldered several days before outbreak. [A; 462.1 to 462.8. (London Times, August 19, 1865.) "The Fire at Kensal-Green Cemetery." London Times, August 22, 1865, p. 8 c. 3.]


1865 Aug 20 / ab 1:30 p.m. / Met stone / Erinpoorah, India / BA 66-132. BA 66-137. [III; 731. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1865-66." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1866, 16-146, at 132. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel, Charles Brooke. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1866-67." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1867, 288-430, at 428. This is the Bheenwal meteorite, (which has been lost).]


1865 Aug 23 / From 9 p.m. until 3 or 4 a.m., birds heard almost incessantly over Norwich. The Field, Sept 5, 1868. [III; 732. (The Field, September 5, 1868.)]


1865 Aug 25 / Metite / Algiers / L'Année Sci 11-127. [III; 733. "Pierres tombées du ciel en Algérie...." Année Scientifique et Industrielle, 11 (1866): 127-133.]


1865 Aug 25 / Metite / Aumale and 50 kilometres N. of / bet 11 a.m. and noon / A. J. Sci 2/41/426. C.R. 62-72. [III; 734. Fletcher, 90. The Aumale meteorite. "Meteorites of Aumale, Algeria." American Journal of Science, s. 2. v. 41 (1866): 426. Daubrée, Gabriel-Auguste. "Météorites tombées le 25 août dans la tribu des Senhadja, cercle d'Aumale, province d'Alger; fer météorique signalé à Dellys." Comptes Rendus, 62 (1866): 72-78.]


1865 Aug 25 / Sherghotty, Behar, India / (F). [III; 735. Fletcher, 103. This is the Sherghotty meteorite.]


1865 Aug 25 / See Aug 25, 1887? [III; 736. (See: 1887 Aug 25.)]


1865 Aug 25 / Algeria / Jan 15, 1891. [III; 737. See: (1891 Jan 15.)]


1865 Aug 25 / Algerian series / Ap. 12, 1839. [III; 738. See: 1839 Ap 12, (II; 35).]


1865 Aug 25 / Algeria / / List—Nov 16, 1849 / Aug 25, 1865 / June 10, 1867 / Dec. 25, 1869 / Aug 16, 1875 / May 29, 1887 / Ap. 29, 1889 / 1892. [III; 739. See: 1849 Nov 13?, (II; 1337); 1865 Aug 25, (III; 734); 1867 June 9, (III: 1082-1084); 1869 Dec 25; (IV: 46 & 48); 1875 Aug 16, (IV; 1720); (May 29, 1887); (Ap. 29, 1889); and, (1892).]


1865 Aug 25 / Aumale, Algeria (F) / and Sherghotty, India (F) / 8 hours apart / Stones fell. / Science, 14-433. CR 62-72 / Science 14-433 / Hours apart / See June 9, 1867. [III; 740. Fletcher, 103. These are the Aumale and Sherghotty meteorites. "Supposed Showers of Meteorites in the Desert of Atacama." Science, s. 1 v. 14 (1889): 433-434. Daubrée, Gabriel-Auguste. "Météorites tombées le 25 août dans la tribu des Senhadja, cercle d'Aumale, province d'Alger; fer météorique signalé à Dellys." Comptes Rendus, 62 (1866): 72-78. The Shergotty meteorite fell about 9 A.M.; and, the Aumale meteorite fell between 11 A.M. and noon; so, their falls occurred about 8 hours apart.]


1865 Aug 25 / Segowlee / metite / See March 6, 1853. [III; 741. See: 1853 Mar 6, (II; 1690).]


1865 Aug 29 / [LT], 9-d / Aurora. [III; 742. "Aurora Borealis." London Times, August 29, 1865, p. 9 c. 4.]


1865 Sept 5 and 7 / Herbert Ingall, Camberwell, looking at the region near Picard—says that to his astonishment he saw a conspicuous bright spot. / Astro Reg 3/252 / Saw again on 7th. [III; 743. Ingall, Herbert. "Mare Crisium." Astronomical Register, 3 (October 1865): 252.]


1865 Sept 4-5 / night / Saint  Lô, France / A globe—divided—one to east, one to west / trains in a V / (N) / Cosmos 2/2/337. [III; 744. "Météores lumineux du 5 et du 7 septembre 1865." Cosmos, s. 2 v. 2 (September 27, 1865): 33.]


1865 Sept 8 / by Herbert Ingall / A misty cloud resembling a craterlet near where the light of the 5th had been. / Astro Reg 3/252. [III; 745. Ingall, Herbert. "Mare Crisium." Astronomical Register, 3 (October 1865): 252. Ingall made his observation "last night" in his letter dated September 8, 1865.]


1865 Sept 9 / ab. 9 a.m. / Calcutta / "smart" shock of earthquake / Pioneer (Allahabad) 15th / direction s. easterly, [III; 746. (Pioneer, September 15, 1865.)]


1865 Sept 9 / evening / Stat at Darjeeling / Pioneer, 18th, p. 4. [III; 747. (Pioneer, September 18, 1865 p. 4.)]


1865 Sept 9 / evening. / Smart shock at Patna / S to North / Pioneer, 18th. [III; 748. (Pioneer, September 18, 1865.)]


1865 Sept 14-19 / 24-26, etc. // Many mets / Eng / BA 66-27. [III; 749. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1865-66." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1866, 16-146, at 22-37.]


1865 Sept 14-28 / 8 pages details of meteors in England / BA 66. [III; 750. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1865-66." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1866, 16-146, at 22-39.]


1865 Sept 19 / [LT], 9-f / 27-9-c / 29-9-e // Meteors. [III; 751. "To the Editor of the Times." London Times, September 19, 1865, p. 9 c. 6. "Meteor." London Times, September 27, 1865, p. 9 c. 3. "Meteor." London Times, September 29, 1865, p. 9 c. 5.]


1865 Sept 20 / 5 a.m. / Paraclet, Aube, France / det met / BA 66/28/ See Oct 20. BA 69-283. [III; 752. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1865-66." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1866, 16-146, at 28-29. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel, Charles Brooke. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1868-69." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1869, 216-308, at 283. See: 1865 Oct 20, (III; 767).]


1865 Sept 21 / Muddoor, Mysore, India / (F). India, 1865 / See Jan 19 / Feb 9 / May 23 / Aug 25 / Sept 21. [III; 753. Fletcher, 103. This is the Muddoor meteorite. See: 1865 Jan 19, (III; 659); 1865 Feb. 9, (III; 669); 1865 May 23, (III; 705); 1865 Aug 25, (III; 735); and, 1865 Sept 21, (III; 753).]


1865 Sept 21 / q. / Perugia, Italy / B.A. '11. [III; 754. Milne, 718.]


1865 Sept 23, etc. / Mt Hood, Oregon, in eruption / Religio-Ph. J., Nov 11, p. 5, col. 1. [III; 755. (Religio-Philosophical Journal, 1 (no. 7; November 11, 1865): 5, (c. 1). Not online.]


1865 Sep 24 / 8:25 p.m. / Frome, Somersetshire / met and crackling noise / BA 66/32. [III; 756. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1865-66." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1866, 16-146, at 32-33. "To the Editor of the Times. London Times, September 27, 1865, p. 9 c. 3.]


1865 Sept 25 / q / III / [Great] / China / BA '11. [III; 757. Milne, 718.]


1865 Sept. 28—Oct 2 / Large sunspot and rapid changes in it / LT, Oct 4-4-e. [III; 758. Brodie, Frederick. "Spots on the Sun." London Times, October 4, 1865, p. 4 c. 5.]


1865 Sept 29 / Large spot on sun / central on 28th / LT 2-10-d / Oct, etc. [III; 759. "Spot on the Sun." London Times, October 2, 1865, p. 10 c. 4.]


1865 Sept 30 / Several towns in Louisiana destroyed by cl. brsts. Falkirk Herald, Nov. 11. [III; 760. "A Real Flood." Falkirk Herald, November 7, 1865, p. 3 c. 5.]


1865 Sept 30 / Hawick Advertiser, Oct. 7 / Heavy rain, night of 29th, and early on morning of 30th. Early on 30th, the air was darkened by myriads of gnats or midges. [III; 761. "Extraordinary Plague of Flies." Saunders's News-Letter, October 6, 1865, p. 1 c. 2. "Plague of Flies at Galashiels." Carlisle Journal, October 10, 1865, p. 2 c. 3. "To this the Hawick Advertiser adds :—Early on Saturday last, the air was darkened by a visitation of myriads of gnats or midges. They were a great source of annoyance in the eyes, ears, nostrils, and mouth. A similar, but still denser cloud of insecta visited several places in the south of Scotland about twelve years ago, and naturalists record extraordinary visitations in England at various periods." (Hawick Advertiser, October 7, 1865. Not Online.)]


1865 Sept 30 / (Flies.) / At Hawick, ac to Edinburgh Courant, appeared morning after a heavy th. storm dense clouds of over area of many miles of a small fly, a little larger than meadow midge, which stung some persons but from which others received no harm. / L.T., Oct 6-9-f. [III; 762. "Extraodinary Plague of Flies." London Times, October 6, 1865, p. 9 c. 6.]


1865 Oct 2 / [LT], 10-d / 4-4-e / 12-10-c / 17-10-c / Nov 6-11-f // Sunspots. [III; 763. "Spot on the Sun." London Times, October 2, 1865, p. 10 c. 4. Brodie, Frederick. "Spots on the Sun." London Times, October 4, 1865, p. 4 c. 5. Brodie, Frederick. "Sun Spot." London Times, October 12, 1865, p. 10 c. 3. Dawes, W.R. "Solar Spots." London Times, October 17, 1865, p. 10 c. 3. Fasel, V. "Spot on the Sun." London Times, November 6, 1865, p. 11 c. 6.]


1865 Oct 8 / Dacca / 3 p.m. / 3 Successive smart shocks / E to E / Pioneer, 13th. [III; 764. (Pioneer, October 13, 1865.)]


1865 Oct 8 / 12:45 / up to 5 a.m., 9th / big q / San Francisco / BA '11/42. [III; 765. Milne, 718.]


1865 Oct 10 / Large sun spot / LT, Oct 12-10-c. [III; 766. Brodie, Frederick. "Sun Spot." London Times, October 12, 1865, p. 10 c. 3.]


1865 Oct 20 / 5:30 a.m. / Le Paraclet, etc. (Aube) / (det met) / C.R. 61-747 / See Sept 20. [III; 767. Walckenaer. "Bolide observé au Paraclet de dans les environs." Comptes Rendus, 61 (1865): 747-748. See: 1865 Sept 20, 1865, (III; 752).]

  

1865 Oct / Shower of spider web in the Channel. / Almost windless day. / Field, Nov. 25. [III; 768. (Field, November 25, 1865.)]


1865 Oct. 24 / People near Boulogne terrified by sounds in sky, and a great thick, black cloud. Learned that it was a cloud of black birds the size of pigeons, flying north. On the 30th, similar flights were seen in the Dept. of Sarthe. / See C. Rendus. / Intel. Observer 8-399. [III; 769.1, 769.2. De la Blanchère. "remarques sur un oassage d'oiseaux observé dans le département de la Sarthe." Comptes Rendus, 61 (1865): 792. (Intellectual Obsever, 8-399.)]


1865 Oct 26 / Fr (?) / [LT], 10-b / q. / Besancon (?). [III; 770. "France." London Times, October 26, 1865, p. 10 c. 2.]


1865 Oct 26 / (Aurora) / 8:12 / Four fan-shaped rays from tail of Ursa Major. In 5 minutes they merged in a circular cloud that obscured stars. Plumstead—Times, Oct 30-9-f. [III; 771. Robinson, Frederick. "Aurora Borealis." London Times, October 30, 1865, p. 9 c. 6.]


1865 Nov. 4 / "Cometic-looking" object by Talmage / M. Notices 26/241, 271. [III; 772. Talmage, Charles George. "On a Probable Observation of Biela's Comet." Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 26 (April 13, 1866): 241-243. Buckingham, James. "Supposed Observation of Biela's Comet." Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society,  26 (May 11, 1866): 271-272.]


1865 Nov. 9 / "Cometic-looking" object by Buckingham. / M. Notices 26/241, 271. [III; 773. Talmage, Charles George. "On a Probable Observation of Biela's Comet." Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 26 (April 13, 1866): 241-243. Buckingham, James. "Supposed Observation of Biela's Comet." Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society,  26 (May 11, 1866): 271-272. Only the latter article refers to Buckingham's observations of "two round vapory bodies near each other."]


1865 Nov 13 / (Cut) / Leiden Observatory, Holland / (met train) / 12:45 a.m. to 1:24 / Pop Sci 79/195. [III; 774. Trowbridge, C.C. "The Origin of Luminous Meteor Trains." Popular Science Monthly, 79 (August 1911): 191-203, at 194, (illustrations).]


1865 Nov. 13 / morning / From 1 to 5 a.m., ab 1,000 meteors recorded at Greenwich. [III; 775. (Ref.???) Fix.]


1865 Nov 13, 14 / 8 pages details of meteors, England / BA '66. [III; 776. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1865-66." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1866, 16-146, at 46-65.]


1865 Nov 13 / Mets for the year. / See July 29. [III; 777. See: 1865 July 29, (III; 723).]


1865 Nov 18 / (3 / the series) / Cometary-look[ing] object. / Mr. Barber. / M. Notices 26/242 / (all look for Biela's Comet). [III; 778. Talmage, Charles George. "On a Probable Observation of Biela's Comet." Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 26 (April 13, 1866): 241-243, at 242.]


1865 Nov. 18 / 6. a.m. / Lat. 24 S; Long 173.30 W—Capt Morse of ship Syren—deep rumbling sound and vibration of earth. / Times, March 19, '66. [III; 779. "Supposed Shock of Earthquake." London Times, March 19, 1866, p. 9 c. 6.]


1865 Nov. 21 / Detonating met / Bedfordshire, Eng / Intel Ob. 9/100. Thames Reading Valley—6:05 p.m. / BA 66/68, 125. [III; 780. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1865-66." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1866, 16-146, at 66-69 & 125-126. Herschel, Alexander Stewart. "Detonating Meteors of February and November." Intellectual Observer, 9 (March 1866): 99-101, at 100]


1865 Nov. 23 / [LT], 12-f / 24-5-e // Brilliant Met. [III; 781. De La Rue, Warren. "A Brilliant Meteor." London Times, November 12, 1865, p. 12 c. 6. "A Meteor." London Times, November 24, 1865, p. 5 c. 5.]


1865 Nov. 24 / ab. 6:30 p.m. / By W.O. Williams, of Pwllheli, Wales. / Like 8th mag star, but distinct. / Obs XI/58 / near small crater Carlini. [III; 782. Webb, Thomas William. "Lights Spots in the Lunar Night.—The Crater Linne.—Occultations." Intellectual Observer, 11 (February 1867): 51-60, at 58. Williams, W.O. "Bright Spot on the Moon." Astronomical Register, 4 (January 1866): 14-15. "On the 24th ult., I was observing the moon, about half-past 6 P.M., when I noticed that the dark side thereof was more than usually clear and distinct: making a sweeping survey over that part, my eye almost immediately caught a very pretty speck of light near the lower limb, towards N.E., very much like a star of the 8th mag., but quite distinct and clear." "I observed it for about an hour and a half, until the moon was out of my reach."]


1865 Nov. 24 / (This is Carlini, in NE quadrant.) / Webb's Map of the Moon / William's Obj / 128 or near 128 in Webb's Map of the Moon / dark part of moon / "A very pretty speck of light." [III; 783. Webb, Thomas William. Celestial Objects for Common Telescopes. 4th ed. London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1881, 108.]


1865 Nov. 28 / [LT], 5-d / Singular Fatality. [A; 463. "Singular Fatality." London Times, November 28, 1865, p. 5 c. 4.]


1865 / end of Nov—then several months / Volc Chillan, in Chile / Y.B. '66-254. [III; 784. "Volcano of Chillan." Timbs' Year-Book of Facts in Science and Art, 1866, 254. The Nevados de Chillán volcano.]


1865 Dec. 7 / 7:20 p.m., G.M.T. / Great Det. Met. / Vannes, France / BA 66-127. [III; 785. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1865-66." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1866, 16-146, at 127.]


1865 Dec 7 / (Fr) / Vannes, Brest, Bordeaux, etc. / det met. / BA 66-127. / 67/429. At Bretagne, 3 minute bolide / Cosmos 2/3/1. [III; 786. "Un bolide...." Cosmos, s. 2 v. 3 (January 4, 1866): 1. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1865-66." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1866, 16-146, at 127. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel, Charles Brooke. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1866-67." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1867, 288-430, at 429.]


1865 Dec. 7 / Det Met / 7:30 p.m. / Great met. / C.R. 62-50. Detonation like gun-fire. Seen at Nantes and Lorient, etc. [III; 787. Gruey. "Bolide du 7 décembre 1865." Comptes Rendus, 62 (1866): 50-53.]


1865 Dec 9 / Charleston / Ft Sumter / 8:30 p.m. / Light from a meteor and sentry saw boat leaving fort. / BA 1866/128. See Am J. Sci. 2/41/276. / deserters from a ship. [III; 788. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1865-66." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1866, 16-146, at 128. Shepard, Charles Upham. "Meteoric Explosion near Charleston, S.C." American Journal of Science, s. 2 v. 41 (1866): 276.]


1865 Dec. 9 / Charleston / 8:30 / Great met detonating and jarring windows as if an earthquake. A dazzling light from it. Also seen 75 miles N. of Charleston. / A. J. Sci 2/41/276. [III; 789. Shepard, Charles Upham. "Meteoric Explosion near Charleston, S.C." American Journal of Science, s. 2 v. 41 (1866): 276.]


1865 Dec. 15 / 6:50 p.m. / to Dec 20 // 12 shocks at Chittagong, Bengal / Sci Gos 1866-158. [III; 790. "Recent Earthquakes." Science Gossip, 2 (no. 19; July 1, 1866,): 158.]


1865 Dec 19 / Comet (1866 I) / (perihelion Jan 11, '66) / Comet of the Nov. meteors / Clerke, Hist  Astro/327. [III; 791. Clerke, Agnes Mary. A Popular History of Astronomy During the Nineteenth Century. London: Adam & Charles Black, 1st ed., (1885), 368-369; 4th ed., (1902), 327. Clerke wrote of the association of the orbit of Tempel's Comet, (55P/Tempel–Tuttle, or 1866 I), with that of the Leonid meteor showers. Schiaparelli, Giovanni. "Sur la relation qui existe entre les comètes et les étoiles filantes." Astronomische Nachrichten, 68 (1867): 331-332. Schiaparelli, Giovanni. "Sur les étoiles filantes, et spécialement sur l'identification des orbits des essaims d'août et de novembre avec celles des comètes de 1862 et des 1866." Comptes Rendus, 64 (1867): 598-599.]


                                                                                                                                                                 

1865 Dec. 30 / Mauna Loa. / A. J. Sci 2/41/424. [III; 792. Coan, Titus. "New Eruption of Mauna Loa." American Journal of Science, s. 2 v. 41 (1866): 424-425. The Mauna Loa volcano.]


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1866 / N / and on. Is not the death of Caroline Godsey noted somewhere here? / But still alivesee note of Ap. 16, 1870. [A; 464. See: 1870 Ap 16, (A; 613).]


1866 / Body of Mrs W.J. Peters, Frankfort, Ind. /  See Dec 22, 1888. [A; 465. (See: 1888 Dec 22.)]


1866 / South Bend, Ind. / Body of Anna Rees / See Aug 11, 1872. [A; 466. See: 1872 Aug 11, (A; 776).]


1866 / Sleeper Susan C. Godsey, near Hickman, Ky. / See July 14, 1869. [A; 455. See: 1869 July 14, (A; 547).]


1866 / H.H. / Gardner, Kansas / See March 7, 1874. [A; 468. See: 1874 March 7, (A; 909).]


1866 Jan / Durham lights a ship mystery / See Nautical Magazine, 1898, p. 893. [A; 469. (Nautical Magazine, abt. v. 67, 1898-493.)]


1866, etc. / S / Durham Lights / (155). [A; 470.]


1866 (Jan) / Ref / Zeilschrift der Oesterr. Gesellschaft für Meteorologie. [III; 793. Meteorological, meteoric, and earthquake reports, from Austria, become available from the Zeitschrift der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Meteorologie, beginning in 1866, (in the first volume), which Fort abbreviates as "Zeit Met" and "Z.M."]


1866 // Four qs at Santorin, Jan 28 and 29 / phe to March 17 / C.R. 62-775 / also p. 1092. [III; 794.  "Après la lecture de cette Lettre...." Comptes Rendus, 62 (1866): 774-777. Lenormant, F. "Sur les tremblements de terre des trois premiers mois de 1866 en Orient." Comptes Rendus, 62 (1866): 1092-1095. (Refs. for "Four qs." not in C.R.)]


1866 // Santorin not active again till Aug 12, 1925. [III; 795. The Santorini volcano was in eruption from August 11, 1866, to October 15, 1870, and from August 11, 1925, to May of 1926.]


1866 / ab Jan // Terrific explo[sion] heard at Paris—no traces findable—said that similar had occurred not long before. / L.T., Jan 5, 1866. See Dec. 7. [III; 796.  [III; 796. "France." London Times, January 5, 1866, p. 7 c. 2-3. See: 1865 Dec. 7, (III; 785 to 787).]


1866 Jan 1 / Bristol—by Denning / "Passed a few degrees from the moon." B. Assoc 1873/370. [III; 797. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors during the year 1872-73." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1873, 349-403, at 370-371.]


1866 Jan 2 / 6h, 15m / q. / Mexico / with north wind and great fall in temperature, to 3 or 4 below zero. BA '11 / III / [Great quake]. [III; 798. Milne, 719. (No details regarding wind nor temperature in Milne. Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian, Volume 17-434, says "norther" blowing at the time.

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1866 Jan 6 / 8 to 10 p.m. / S. Eng. / large meteors / BA 66/80. [III; 799. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1865-66." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1866, 16-146, at 78-81.]


1866 Jan 8 / Lights from a cloud / La Sci Pour Tous 11/56. [III; 800. "Éclairs au Mois de Janvier." La Science Pour Tous, 11 (no. 7; January 18, 1866): 56.]


1866 Jan 9 / London, etc. / met / BA 69-283. [III; 801. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel, Charles Brooke. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1868-69." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1869, 216-308, at 283.]


1866 Jan 9 / L.T., 10-c / F. Lights / That there had been much talk in shipping circles upon numerous and mysterious wrecks near Whitburn, on the Durham Coast. Ab first of the year an inquiry had been held by Admiral Collinson at Sunderland and from the evidence it seemed clear that false lights had been shown. Then the subject was taken up by the Tyne Pilotage Commission. Several pilots testified that they had seen in or near Whitburn. One seen upon night of Dec 22, something like a revolving light. / 19-12-b—letter from Ad. Collinson as to the accusation that fishermen were displaying false lights—in his opinion the best answer to that was their gallant action in saving life from a wreck on the 13th. [A; 471,1 to 471.4. "False Lights on the Durham Coast." London Times, January 9, 1866, p. 10 c. 2. "The Alleged False Lights." London Times, January 19, 1866, p. 12 c. 2.]


1866 Jan 11 / 9:50 / 11:30 p.m. / Large meteors / Eng. / BA 66/84. [III; 802. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1865-66." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1866, 16-146, at 82-85.]


1866 Jan. 15 - about / B.R. / Slains (Aberdeenshire) / N. See Jan 14, 1862. [III; 803. "B.R" is black rain. See: 1862 Jan 14. (III; 223).]  


1866 Jan 15 / 9:30 p.m. / q around Etna / 22nd, eruption of mud / La Sci Pour Tous 11-134. [III; 804. "Sur une récente éruption boueuse des salses de Paterno, en Sicilie." La Science Pour Tous, 11 (no. 17; March 22, 1866): 134-135. Silvestri. "Sur une récente éruption boueuse des salses de Paterno, en Sicilie." Comptes Rendus, 62 (1866): 646-648.]


1866 Jan 18 / Rumbling heard / qs / see agitated following days / 20th, flames from the sea / at Santorin. A. J. Sci 2/41/405. [III; 805. Bey, Mehmet, (as, Cigala, John Michel de). "Volcanic Eruption at Santorin, Grecian Archipelago, and the Formation of a New Island in the Bay." American Journal of Science, s. 2 v. 41 (1866): 403-405. The Santorini volcano.]


1866 Jan 22 / 7:18 p.m. / Dantzic / met = moon / BA 69-283. [III; 806. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel, Charles Brooke. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1868-69." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1869, 216-308, at 283.]


1866 Jan, 22 / ab. 7:50 p.m. / Met at Torquay / "report as of a distant gun". / BA 66. [III; 807. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1865-66." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1866, 16-146, at 86-87.]


1866 Jan 22 / (Sound) / Ab. 7:53 p.m. / Torquay / Met. det. / B As. 66/86. [III; 808. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1865-66." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1866, 16-146, at 86-87.]  


1866 Feb 1 / 5 a.m. / Flames, etc. / Santorin, Greece / CR 62-896 / Feb, March, etc. [III; 809. Fouqué, F. "Sur la récente éruption de Santorin." Comptes Rendus, 62 (1866): 896-904. The Santorini volcano.]


1866 Feb / Great sun spots / E Mec 8/468. [III; 810. Denning, William F. "Spots on the Sun." English Mechanic, 8 (no. 203; February 12, 1869): 468.]


1866 Feb. 2 / Ponts / Caterpillars / Cosmos, N.S., 50/353. Ciel et Terre 25/24 / Ponts, Neufchatel, Switzerland. [III; 811. (Cosmos, s. 4 (n.s.), 50 (1904): 353.) "Les Pluies de Chenilles." Ciel et Terre, 25 (1904-1905): 23-24.]


1866 Feb. 7 / 7 to 9 [p.m.] / beam in sky / Newastle-on-Tyne / Astro Reg 4-84. [III; 812. Barkas, T.P. "Auroral Arches." Astronomical Register, 4 (March 1866): 84-85.]


1866 Feb 7 / 7 p.m. / Aurora and frequent flashes of lightning / East Anglia / L.T., Feb 10-10-e. [III; 813. Lushington, J.J. "Meteorological Phenomena." London Times, February 10, 1866, p. 10 c. 5.]


1866 Feb 13 / 4 to 5 a.m. / "superb" aurora / between N.E. and N.W. heavens / Somerset / BA 66/91. [III; 814. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1865-66." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1866, 16-146, at 90-91.]


1866 Feb 13 / NY Times, 3-1 / Haunted house / Philadelphia. [A; 473. "The Haunted House in Philadelphia—Curious Statement by Rev. Samuel Darborow." New York Times, February 13, 1866, p. 3 c. 1.]


1866 Feb 15 / [LT], 7-e / 19-12-f / 21-12-b / March 6-12-e / Volc in Ocean. [A; 474. "A Volcano in the Ocean." London Times, February 15, 1866, p. 7 c. 5. Simpson, P.S. "To the Editor of the Times." London Times, February 19, 1866, p. 12 c. 6. "A New Volcano." London Times, February 21, 1866, p. 12 c. 2. "The Volcanic Eruption at Santorino." London Times, March 6, 1866, p. 12 c. 5. The Santorini volcano.]


1866 Feb. 17 / Dry fog / St. Léonard / Cosmos, May 30, 1868. [A; 475. Roche, Édouard Albert. "Sur les obscurcissements du soleil connus sous le nom d'offuscations." Cosmos, s. 3 v. 2 (May 30, 1868): 3-5. "Le 17 février 1867, c'est-à-dire à une époque sensiblement placée, dans l'année, six mois après les deux dates précédentes, il y eut à Paris un obscurcissement très-frappant de la lumière du jour."]


1866 Feb. 19 / N. eye sunspot. The sun was high, but there was fog. / Cor in LT, 1870, Ap. 19-8-c. [A; 476. "Spots on the Sun." London Times, April 19, 1870, p. 8 c. 3.]


1866 Feb 22 / 8:45 p.m. / Kirkwall, Scotland / met and loud report / B Assoc 66/92 / See Feb 22, 1867. [BA] 67-430. [III; 815. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1865-66." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1866, 16-146, at 92. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel, Charles Brooke. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1866-67." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1867, 288-430, at 430. Buchan, Alexander. "Report on the Meteorology of Scotland during the Quarter ending 31st March 1866...." Journal of the Scottish Meteorological Society, n.s., v. 1 (1866): 373-376, at 374. "Meteor on February 22nd, 1866." Symons's Meteorological Magazine, 1 (March 1866): 18. See: 1867 Feb 22, (III; 1029).]


1866 Feb. 23 / [LT], 5-f / 24-10-c / March 9-12-e // Volc. Santorin. [III; 816. "A New Volcano." London Times, February 21, 1866, p. 12 c. 2. "The New Greek Island." London Times, February 23, 1866, p. 5 c. 6. "The New Greek Island." London Times, February 24, 1866, p. 10 c. 3. "Greece." London Times, March 9, 1866, p. 12 c. 4-5. The Santorini volcano.]


1866 Feb. 26 and 27 / Sun Spot / Cor writes in Sci Gos., 2-94, from Wonston, Hampshire, of a large black patch on the sun. Seen at rising and setting of the sun. So extraordinary that passengers of an early morning train opened windows to look out at it, he was told. [III; 817. "Solar Spot." Science Gossip, 2 (April 1, 1866): 94.]


1866 Feb 28 / Dustfall / Zeit Met 1/39 / Kärnten. q. there May 12 / Z.M. 2/281. [III; 818. "Kleinere Mittheilungen." Zeitschrift der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Meteorologie, 1 (1866): 38-48, at 39-42. "Kleinere Mittheilungen." Zeitschrift der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Meteorologie, 2 (1867): 280-285, at 281-282.]


1866 March 1 / Dustfall / Rome / Zeit Met 5/187. [III; 819. "Kleinere Mittheilungen." Zeitschrift der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Meteorologie, 5 (1870): 186-192, at 187.  


1866 March 1 / Reddish rain, or rain charged with redish dust, at Rome / La Sci Pour Tous 15-126. [III; 820. "Météorologie.—Pluie de Sable Arrivé en Italie du 13 au 14 Fevrier 1870." La Science Pour Tous, 15 (no. 16; March 19, 1870): 126. Denza. "Pluie de sable arrivée en Italie, du 13 au 14 février 1870." Comptes Rendus, 70 (1870): 534-537, at 536.]


[1866 March 4. Wrong date. See: 1861 March 4, (III; 821).]


1866 March 5 / May 23 / June 20 / Aug 15 / Sept 6 //. Fireballs / Ref. Jan 1, 1866 / vol. 1. [III; 822. "Kleinere Mittheilungen." Zeitschrift der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Meteorologie, 1 (1866): 21-26, at 25-26. "Kleinere Mittheilungen." Zeitschrift der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Meteorologie, 1 (1866): 100-107, at 105-106. "Kleinere Mittheilungen." Zeitschrift der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Meteorologie, 1 (1866): 139-144, at 141-142. "Kleinere Mittheilungen." Zeitschrift der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Meteorologie, 1 (1866): 181-192, at 182-185. "Kleinere Mittheilungen." Zeitschrift der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Meteorologie, 1 (1866): 199-204, at 203-204. "Kleinere Mittheilungen." Zeitschrift der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Meteorologie, 1 (1866): 247-252, at 249-251. "Kleinere Mittheilungen." Zeitschrift der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Meteorologie, 1 (1866): 267-270, at 268-269. "Kleinere Mittheilungen." Zeitschrift der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Meteorologie, 1 (1866): 279-284, at 283.]


1866 March 7 / N.Y. Times, 4-5 / Mysterious attack in Brooklyn / (ed). [A; 477. "The Mysterious Assault in Brooklyn." New York Times, March 7, 1866, p. 4 c. 5.]


1866 March 9 / Shocks / Norway / La S. P. Tous 12-167. [III; 823. "M. Le Verrier présente la note suivante M. Kjerulf...." La Science Pour Tous, 12 (no. 21; April 25, 1867): 167. Kjerulf, Theodor. "Sur le tremblement de terre observé le 9 mars 1866 à 1h 46m du matin, en Scandinavie." Comptes Rendus, 64 (1867): 767-768. Milne, 719.]


1866 March 11 / 12:20 a.m. / Lübbecke / great det met / BA 66-128. [III; 824. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1865-66." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1866, 16-146, at 128.]


1866 March 15 / 11:50 p.m. / Meteor size of moon / BA 66. [III; 825. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1865-66." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1866, 16-146, at 96-97.]


1866 March 19 / [LT], 9-f / Supposed q. [III; 826. "Supposed Shock of Earthquake." London Times, March 19, 1866, p. 9 c. 6.]


1866 March 19 / B. rain / B. Ayres / ab. 5 p.m. / Field, May 5, 1866 / Clouds from S.W. and then sudden darkness. "Total darkness—strong wind. Mud, or a rain that was "simply mud", fell. [III; 827. (Field, May 5, 1866.)]


1866 March 19 / (Dust) / Buenos Ayres / NY Herald, May 20-11-1 / "Most terrific phenomenon ever known in this or perhaps any other country" (from B. Ayres Standard). Indications of storm and then sudden darkness. Darkness so intense that people in streets stood where they were. 5:10 p.m. High wind. Dust and inky rain. One man in terror committed suicide. Darkness by masses of dust clouds. [III; 828. "Terrific Dust Tornado." New York Herald, May 20, 1866, p. 11 c. 1.]


1866 March 29 / [LT], 4-f / q. at sea. [III; 829. Hoole, Elijah. "Earthquake at Sea." London Times, March 29, 1866, p. 4 c. 6.]


1866 Ap. 12 / 4 a.m. / S. Wales / met / BA 68-346. [III; 830. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel, Charles Brooke. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1867-68." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1868, 344-428, at 346-347. "Meteorological Notes on the Month." Symons's Meteorological Magazine, 1 (May 1866): 31-33, at 31.]


1866 April / Udipi, South Kanara, India / F. [III; 831. Fletcher, 103. This is the Udipi meteorite.]


1866 Ap. 20 / No mets listed in BA 66. [III; 832.]


1866 Ap. 21 / 4 a.m. / near Hoshungabad, Central India / Met train. Various shapes / fifteen minutes / Allahabad Pioneer, May 14, p. 3 col. 4. [III; 833. (Pioneer, May 14, 1866, p. 3. c. 4.)]


1866 Ap. 29 / London / sudden drop of 14 degrees of thermometer / L.T., May 2-10-4. [III; 834. "The Weather." London Times, May 2, 1866, p. 10 c. 4.]


1866 May / Remarkable number fires / U.S. [A; 478.]


1866 May 2 / Cor. Bor / Star / 2nd mag / RA 15 h., 53 m. / Decl. 26-20' / by 20th, to 6th mag. [III; 835. John Birmingham discovered the recurrent nova T Coronae Borealis, which was the first to be examined with a spectroscope. Clerke, Agnes Mary. A Popular History of Astronomy During the Nineteenth Century. London: Adam & Charles Black, 1st ed., (1885), 419-420; 4th ed., (1902), 392-393.]


1866 May 3 / B/ rain of Birmingham / See Times, June 2-12-f. / Darkness so intense many accidents in the streets. Large quantity of black rain fell. B. rains 5 hours apart at B. / Ecl. Mag 68/438. [III; 836. Dunkin, Edwin. "Colored rain and snow." Eclectic Magazine, 68, (n.s. v. 5; April 1867): 435-440, at 437-438.]


[1866 May 3] / Birmingham / May 3, 1866 / B. rain fell at 11 a.m. Again at 4 p.m. / N.Q. 4/9/267 / Birm Daily Post. [III; 837. Ratcliffe, Thomas. "Black Rain." Notes and Queries, s. 4 v. 9 (March 30, 1872): 267. "Singular Atmospheric Phenomena." Birmingham Daily Post, May 4, 1866 p. 4 c. 5. Ward, W.H. "The Extraordinary Darkness at Mid-Day." Birmingham Daily Post, May 7, 1866, p. 7 c. 5.]


1866 May 3 / Several observers in England—pillar of light through the moon. No oth[er] feature of pillar seen. Astro Reg 4/186. [III; 838. Barkas, T.P. "Curious Lunar Phenomenon." Astronomical Register, 4 (June 1866): 170. Herschel, Alexander Stewart. "Lunar Phenomenon." Astronomical Register, 4 (July 1866): 186.]


1866 May 8 / Destructive tornado / Louisiana and Arkansas / N.Y. Trib 9-5-1. [III; 839. "New Orleans." New York Tribune, May 9, 1866, p. 5 c. 1. "A tornado, accompanied by hail has passed over Louisiana and Arkansas, destroying crops."]


1866 May 9 / [LT], 12-f / Number of swallows found dead in Hants. [A; 479. "Swallows Before Summer." London Times, May 9, 1866, p. 12 c. 6.]


1866 May 13 / Sandstorm came upon New York from the direction of the sea. So thought to have come from Coney Island and Sandy Hook. / Trib 15-1-6. [III; 840. "An American Simoon." New York Tribune, May 15, 1866, p. 1 c. 6.]


1866 / 4th May / May 12 and farther back / claimed later // Nova in Northern Crown / Am J. Sci 2/42/79 / M Notices 27/57. [III; 841. Farquhar, E.J. "Memorandum of a Variable or Temporary Star of the Second Magnitude, Seen in the Northern Cross, May, 1866." American Journal of Science, s. 2 v. 42 (1866): 79-80. Stone, Edward James. "Remarks on certain Observations of T Coronæ, reputed to have been made by Mr. Barker, on May 4, 8, 9, and 10, 1866." Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 27 (1866): 57-60.]


1866 May 12 / Star in 1877 visible, of 11th mag / N.Y. Times, Jan 15, 1877. [III; 842. "The New Star." New York Times, January 15, 1877, p. 4 c. 5-6.]


1866 May 13 / New star / Cor Bor. / by Courbebaisse / C.R. 62-1115. [III; 843. Courbebaisse. "Apparition d'une nouvelle étoile dans la constellation de la Courinne boréale; observation faite à Rochefort." Comptes Rendus, 62 (1866): 1115-1116.]


1866 / early May // Frost injured the vineyards along Loire, France. / L.T., May 15-7-5-+. [III; 844. "France." London Times, May 15, 1866, p. 7 c. 4-5.]


1866 / early in May // Weather described as "winter in May" in L.T 5-12-3. Snow on moors in some places. [III; 845. "Winter in May." London Times, May 5, 1866, p. 12 c. 3.]


1866 May 12 / Have L.T., May 1-26. Nothing of new star / Have not looked in index. [III; 846. See: 1866 May 2, (III; 835). John Birmingham sent a letter regarding the new star, (T Coronae Borealis), to the London Times, but it was not published.]


1866 May 4, 8, 9, 10 / (P) / T Coronae / Claimed by Wm Barker, of London, Ontario / M. Notices, 27-57. To support, read p. 60 especially. A controversy here. Prof. Watson against. In Am. J. Sci 2/42/82, is for "about the first". However, great burst on 12th. Also Am J. Sci. 2/42/79 / Claimed before May 1 very indefinitely. [III; 847.1, 847.2, 847.3. Stone, Edward James. "Remarks on certain Observations of T Coronæ, reputed to have been made by Mr. Barker, on May 4, 8, 9, and 10, 1866." Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 27 (1866): 57-60. William Barker, in London, Canada West, (Ontario), claimed to have seen the new star on several nights before it was reportedly seen by John Birmingham, on May 12; but, having only previously stated his independent discovery of it, on May 14, to newspapers, (the London Evening Advertiser, May 15, 1866, and the London Free Press, May 16, 1866), and in letters to some astronomers, his claims of any prior discovery were doubted. James C. Watson wrote to Stone, about Barker's letter: "I can, however, state positively that he did not mention any actual observation earlier than May 14th. He said that he thought he had noticed a strange star in the Crown about two weeks before the date of his first observation (May 14th), but no particularly, and that he did not recognize it until the 14th. He did not give any date, and did not even seem positive as to identity. There was no statement in the letter that he had seen it on the 4th, 8th, 9th, or 10th. On the contrary, he gave the date May 14th as his first observation, with a supposition that he had seen it about two weeks earlier. The latter he expressed as merely a conjecture...."  "Schreiben des Mr. Hind, Superintendent des Nautical Almanac, an den Herausgeber." Astronomische Nachrichten, 67 (1866): 257-260. (London Evening Advertiser, May 15, 1866. London Free Press, May 16, 1866; on microfilm at London (Ontario) Public Library.) "Biographical Sketches." Journal of Education for Ontario, 37 (January 1874): 8-10, at 10. William Barker, (1810-1873), came to Canada about 1838, serving in the British Army, was elected mayor in 1856, and was "much devoted to the study of astronomy." Lynn, William Thynne. "Discovery of T Coronæ." Astronomical Register, 4 (December 1866): 310-311. Lynn quotes Barker's announcement in the London Free Press, (May 16, 1866): "Astronomers will be interested to learn that a new star had made its appearance in the constellation of Corona Borealis. It is of the 3rd magnitude, and is situated about 1° S.E. by E. of ε  Coronæ, and 3° from π Ophiuchi, in a direct line between the two. Hour of observation, 9 o'clock P.M., 14th May 1866." However, Lynn denounces the claims of earlier observations due to the "negative evidence", as the new star had not been seen by Julius Schmidt, J. Baxendell, and "T.W.B." of Sunderland, between May 7 and 12. Baxendell, Joseph. "Observations of the New variable T Coronæ." Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 27 (1866): 5-8, at 8. Baxendell states that the "nights between the 7th and 15th were cloudy at Manchester," but had not observed it on May 7, when he conducted his observations of "all the naked-eye Variables then visible." Gould, Benjamin Apthorp. "New and Brilliant Variable Star." American Journal of Science, s. 2 v. 42 (1866): 80-83, at 82. "Professor Watson, of the Ann Arbor Observatory, sends me word that Mr. Barker, a gentleman in London, Canada, perceived the star about May 1, and described it as equal to  ε  Coronæ in brilliancy at that time." Gould also reports its discovery, on May 12, by William M. Davis, Jr., at Philadelphia, and by Henry Tutwiler, at Greene Springs, Alabama. Alphonse Courbebaisse, at Rochefort, France, who saw it on May 13, states that "he had seen no such star there on the 11th." Zurcher, Frédéric, & Margollé, Elie. Le Monde Sidéral: Description des Phénomènes Célestes d'après les Récentes Découvertes de l'Astronomie. Paris: J. Rothschild, 1878, 247. "Le 10 mars 1866, M. A. Courbebaisse, ingénieur à Rochefort, aperçut dans la Couronne boréale une étoile aussi belle que la Perle, qui tient le premier rang dans cette constellation." Farquhar, E.J. "Memorandum of a variable or temporary Star of the Second Magnitude, seen in the Northern Crown, May 1866." American Journal of Science, s. 2 v. 42 (1866): 79-80. Farquhar saw the unfamiliar star, during an evening walk, and could not find it in his star atlas at home, so, that same evening of May 12, he visited his uncle, Benjamin Hallowell, to check another star map. Hallowell said that he had seen the object for at least three weeks but "supposed it was a planet" and had not given it "any special attention." Walter, M. "On the New Variable T Coronæ." Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 27 (1867): 316-317. Walter announced, "Why here is a new comet," when he spotted the new star at Secunderabad, India, at 8 P.M., (six hours earlier than its first supposed appearance). "...Dr. Schmidt must by some mischance have overlooked it at Athens." "Correspondence." Observatory, 2 (1878): 223-225. Lynn reviews the dispute, ten years later, and wonders if Walter "has not made an error of a day in recording the date of his observation," (which he thinks "was made on May 13 instead of 12"). Thus, according to Lynn, Birmingham saw it on May 12; Farquhar saw it the same night, at Sandy Spring, Maryland; and, on the next night, it was noticed by Schmidt, Courbebaisse, etc.; and, on May 14, William Barker saw it, too, (but, not before May 12).]


1866 / May 12 // Obs on this star in 1913 / Nature 91-382. [III; 848. "Recent Observations of Novæ." Nature, 91 (June 12, 1913): 382. In Nature's review, the magnitude of T Coronæ was 9; in his original article, Barnard stated that his observations of T Coronae, in 1907, had shown that it had returned to the its original magnitude of 9.5. Barnard, Edward Emerson. "The Temporary Stars. On the present appearance of some of these bodies." Astronomische Nachrichten, 194 (1913): 401-408, at 402. Barnard, Edward Emerson. "Nova T Coronae of 1866." Astrophysical Journal, 25 (1907): 279-282.]


1866 May 12 / Another new star by John Birmingham / May 22, 1881. [III; 849. (See: 1881 May 22.)]


1866 May 12 / Seth Carlo Chandler / Born Boston, Sept 17, 1846. [III; 850. Seth Carlo Chandler, Jr.]


1866 May 12 / Coronae Borealis / not in the Milky Way. [III; 851. The stars comprising the constellation Coronae Borealis are within the Milky Way galaxy, however this constellation is not one of the thirty constellations on the visible region of the Milky Way's galactic plane.]  


1866 May 12 / Corona Borealis / See Romance of Reality, by Capt. Ellison Hawks, Secretary of Leeds Astro Soc. / by amateur astronomer John Birmingham, of Millbrook, near Tuam, Ireland. Of 2nd mag. [III; 852. (Hawks, Ellison. Astronomy. "Romance of Reality" series. London:  T.C. & E.C. Jack, 1924. p. 276??? not online nor at OKQ.)]


1866 May 12-14 / was brilliant / New star in Corona Borealis / usually credited to John Birmingham / ab. 2nd mag on 12th / on 14th, ab 3rd / 19th, reached 6th. Tuam/ was seen earlier in the evening, ac to E.J. Farquhar, of the U.S. Patent Office, writing in Am. J. Sci 2/42/79 / M. Notices 26/275 / 27-57 / on 31st, about 9th. [III; 853.1, 853.2. Farquhar, E.J. "Memorandum of a variable or temporary Star of the Second Magnitude, seen in the Northern Crown, May 1866." American Journal of Science, s. 2 v. 42 (1866): 79-80. Huggins, William. "On a New Star." Monhtly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 26 (1866) 275-277. Stone, Edward James. "Remarks on certain Observations of T Coronæ, reputed to have been made by Mr. Barker, on May 4, 8, 9, and 10, 1866." Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 27 (1866): 57-60.]  


1866 May 12 / Mag 2 when discovered. Decreased rapidly and invisible to n. eye by end of May. Todd—Stars and Telescopes, p. 267. [III; 854. Todd, David Peck. Stars and Telescope. Boston: Little, Brown, 1899, 266-267.]


1866 May 13 / 5 p.m. / afternoon / Tremendous sandstorm / Jersey City and Hoboken. N.Y. Trib, 14-5-4. [III; 855. "Sand Storm." New York Tribune, May 14, 1866, p. 5 c. 4. "A tremendous sand storm passed over Hoboken and Jersey City at 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon lasting from 10 to 15 minutes."]


1866 May (?) / New star T Coronae Borealis waned and, told in L. Times 1872, March 9-12-b, was diminishing further. [III; 856. "A Waning Star." London Times, March 9, 1872, p. 12 c. 2.]


1866 May 14 / The star discovered by Seth C. Chandler, Jr., "a young astronomer of great earnestness and promise" of Boston. / N.Y. Trib 21-7-6. [III; 857. "Discovery of a New Star." New York Tribune, May 21, 1866, p. 7 c. 6.]


1866 May 14 / L.T., 12-6 / Cattle plague in England. [A; 480. "The Cattle Plague." London Times, May 14, 1866, p. 12 c. 6.]


1866 May 16 / L.T., 12-3 / Cattle plague in Ireland. [A; 481. "The Cattle Plague in Ireland." London Times, May 16, 1866, p. 12 c. 3.]


1866 May 17 / L.T., 7-6 / Cholera in Holland. [A; 482. Bruce, H.A. "The Cholera." London Times, May 17, 1866, p. 7 c. 6.]


1866 May 17 / N.Y. Herald, 7-5 / Cattle plague / York ,Maine / I think also in England, at same time. [A; 483. "News Items." New York Herald, May 17, 1866, p. 7 c. 5.]


1866 May 18 / L.T., 8-4 / Cholera in Liverpool. [A; 484. "The Cholera in Liverpool." London Times, May 18, 1866, p. 8 c. 4.]


1866 May 18 / Mets at Greenwich rate of 12 per hour. / BA 66-140. [III; 858. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1865-66." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1866, 16-146, at 140.]


1866 / Dispatch dated May 18 // Destructive tornado in week before date, in Clarke Co., Mississippi. N.Y. Herald 20-6-6. [III; 859. "Terrible Tornado in Mississippi." New York Herald, May 20, 1866, p. 6 c. 6. "From Memphis." New York Times, May 21, 1866., p. 1 c. 6.]


1866 May 18 / Striking prevalence of meteors traced to a radiant near Zeta Herculis. / Nature 101/252 / N.M. / Herculis and Corona Bor adjacent. [III; 860. "Our Astronomical Column." Nature, 101 (May 30, 1918): 252-253.]


1866 May 20 / Destructive tornado / Rochester, N.Y. / N.Y. Herald 22-6-3 / details 23-5-6. [III; 861. "Miscellaneous." New York Herald, May 22, 1866, p. 6 c. 2-3. "The Terrific and Destructive Storm at Rochester." New York Herald, May 23, 1866, p. 5 c. 6.]


1866 May 20 / NY Times, 3-7 / New Star by Gould. [III; 862. "Discovery of a New Star." New York Times, May 20, 1866, p. 3 c. 7. Chandler's independent discovery of the T Coronae nova, on May 14, 1866. See: 1866 May 14, (III; 857).]


1866 May 23 / q. / Nepal and Bengal, India. / See April. / B.A. '11 / See metite on 27th. [III; 863. Milne, 719. See: 1866 April, (III; 831); 1866 Ap. 21, (III; 833); and, 1866 May 27, (III; 870).]


1866 May 23, ab. / BO / A volcano reported from the Monghyr District but no more of it learned / Pioneer, June 6th / Allahabad Pioneer. [III; 864. (Pioneer, June 9, 1866.)]


1866 May 23 / (BO) / Rather severe q / Half dozen reports in the Allahabad Pioneer, May 28th. Fyzabad—3:22 p.m. / Jounpore—3:08 p.m. / Lucknow at 3:20 p.m. / Banda—/ at first a low rumbling sound / Azimgurh—3:30 p.m. [III; 865. (Pioneer, May 28, 1866.)]


1866 May 23 / Shock at Calcutta at 3:45 p.m. / Pioneer, May 28th. [III; 866. Pioneer, (May 28, 1866.)]


1866 May 23 / See March 5. / fireball. [III; 867. See: 1866 March 5, (III; 822). "Kleinere Mittheilungen." Zeitschrift der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Meteorologie, 1 (1866): 100-107, at 105-106.]


1866 May 23 / N.Y. Herald, 6-2 / Cattle disease in Panama attributed to cattle eating young grass. [A; 485. "Miscellaneous." New York Herald, May 23, 1866, p. 6 c. 2. Rinderpest was said not to be contagious, (caused from "eating young grass"); but, this highly contagious virus was often transmitted from contaminated water, direct contact with an infected animal, or by air. ]


1866 May 24 / N.Y. Herald, 4-2 / Cattle disease, said be the rinderpest, in Cuba. [A; 486. "Miscellaneous." New York Herald, May 24, 1866, p. 4 c. 1-2.]


1866 May 24 / L.T., 9-6 / Cholera / Turkey. [A; 487. Gillson, R.M. "Cholera." London Times, May 24, 1866, p. 9 c. 6.]


1866 May-June / Cholera in U.S. / See cattle disease. / cholera / Jamaica / NY Herald, June 28-4-2. [A; 488. "The City." New York Herald, June 28, 1866, p. 4 c. 1-2. "Miscellaneous." New York Herald, June 28, 1866, p. 4 c. 2. See: (Cattle disease.)]


1866 May / Plagues / See Feb and Jan 1, 1879. [A; 489. (See: 1879, Feb and Jan 1.)]


1866 May / Cattle disease / 1,473 new cases of rinderpest in Holland / N.Y. Herald May 13-7-6. [A; 490. "Miscellaneous Foreign Items." New York Herald, May 13, 1866, p. 7 c. 5-6.]


1866 May 25 / BO / Several nights before 25th, at Agra, dust and rain / The Pioneer, May 30th. [III; 868. (Pioneer, May 30, 1866.)]


1866 May 26 / morning / Slight shock / Barrackpore / Pioneer, June 4th / See May, 1865. [III; 869. (Pioneer, June 4, 1866.) See: (May, 1865.) (Not certain which note in 1865.)]


1866 May 27 / Pokhra, Bustee, Goruckpar, N.W. Provs, India / (F). [III; 870. Fletcher, 103. This is the Pokhra meteorite.]


1866 May 29 / 1/106 / R-Jan 1, 1866 / German meteor. [III; 871. "Kleinere Mittheilungen." Zeitschrift der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Meteorologie, 1 (1866): 100-107, at 105-106, at 106.]  


1866 May 30 / BO / Dust fell at Lucknow for more than an hour. / Pioneer, June 4th. [III; 872. (Pioneer, June 4, 1866.)]


1866 My 30 / Fr / 3:45 a.m. / St Mesmin, Aube / (F) / Metite / B As 1866/133 / CR 62-1305. [III; 873. Fletcher, 103. This is the St. Mesmin meteorite. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1865-66." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1866, 16-146, at 133. Daubrée. "Météorites tombées le 30 mai 1866 sur le territoire de Saint-Mesmin, département de l'Aube." Comptes Rendus, 62 (1866): 1305-1310.]


1866 / ab 1st of June // Moon / See '67. / Star-like light in Aristarchus, by Tempel / Astro Reg 5/219 / See June 10. [III; 874. "The Crater Linné." Astronomical Register, 5 (October 1867) 218-220. Tempel, Wilhelm. "Schreiben des Herrn W. Tempel an den Herausgeber." Astronomische Nachrichten, 69 (1867): 365-368. See: 1866 June 10, (III; 880), and, 1867 Aug 6, (III: 1105 & 1106).]


1866 June 4 / BO / early morn / Mossoorie / violent shock / Pioneer, 11th. [III; 875. (Pioneer, June 11, 1866.)]


1866 June 5 / 2 severe shocks / San Francisco / N.Y. Herald 9-4-2. [III; 876. "Miscellaneous." New York Herald, June 9, 1866, p. 4 c. 2.]


1866 June 6 / not nova / Schmidt's New Star / ab. 2° S of Spica / Astro Reg 4-231 / bet. 4th and 5th mag. It had been cataloged of 8th mag. [III; 877. Lynn, William Thynne. "We have received the following additional letters...." Astronomical Register, 4 (September 1866): 231-232.]


1866 June 6 / [LT], 14-e / ext. impost. / See 6-13-d. [A; 491. "An Extraordinary Imposture." London Times, June 6, 1866, p. 14 c. 5. "Extraordinary Conduct." London Times, June 6, 1866, p. 13, c. 4.]


1866 June 9 / Knyahinya, Hungary / 1000 stones—one weighed 600 lb[s]. / (F) / B Assoc 1867-430. Stones slightly warm. [III; 878. Fletcher, 103. These are the Knyahinya meteorites. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel, Charles Brooke. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1866-67." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1867, 288-430, at 430.]


1866 June 9 / See 67. / Aerolite / also 1867 / E Mec 79/383. [III; 879. (English Mechanic, 79-383.) See: 1867 June 9, (III; 1085).]


1866 June 10 / (Also '67) / Tempel saw a remarkable light in Aristarchus. / Denning, "Telescopic Work", p. 121. [III; 880. Denning, William F. Telescopic Work for Starlight Evenings. London: Taylor and Francis, 1891, 120-121.]


1866 June 13 / BO / Newts of Radford told of in Nottingham Daily Express, June 16 (only a paragraph). [III; 881. (Nottingham Daily Express, June 16, 1866.) "A Shower of Newts." Nottinghamshire Guardian, June 15, 1866, p. 8 c. 3. "An incident of a singular nature occurred at an early hour on Wednesday morning, which has caused a good deal of local interest and discussion. During a heavy shower several newts fell with the rain, as it is positively asserted, into a yard at the back of Mr. Harrison's premises in George-street, at New Radford. Mr. Harrison has eight of the reptiles in a pancheon of water, two of which are alive. We have heard of showers of frogs, but not of newts, which have naturally attracted much attention."]


1866 June 13 / Newts, England. [A; 492.]


1866 June 14 / 4 p.m. / Page Co., Iowa / Tornado / Finley's Rept. [III; 882. Finley, 4.]


1866 June 12-13 / BO / Nottingham Journal—14th—no mention of dirty water—says fall was night of 13th or early morning of 14th. So doubtful anybody saw dirty water falling. [III; 883. (Nottingham Journal, June 14, 1866.)]


1866 June 13 / BO / Newts / Cor to Land and Water, June 30 / That into the streets of Radford, near Nottingham, in a heavy th storm fell great number of newts, from 3½ to 6 inches long. Cor saw living ones, in possession of 3 residents of the town. / Not far away fell dirty water. /// 472 /543. [III; 884.1, 884.2. (Land and Water, June 30, 1866.)]


1866 June 17 / Sheep. / Eng. [A; 493.]


1866 June 20 / LT June 21 etc. 10:45 a.m. / det met / heard at Boulogne, Folkestone, Eg. / LT June 22 British Consul at Calais writes that the extraordinary sound that had been heard was from the explosion of a powder mill at Esquerbes [Pabst: "the foregoing was crossed out by Fort but not the following"] near St. Omer, ab 30 miles from Calais. Says would not deny that the explosion might have been brought about by the fall of a "thunderbolt". / In later issue, he says a canard / See Jour des Debats. It was explosion after all. [III; 885. "Meteor." London Times, June 21, 1866, p. 7 c. 6. "The Meteor." London Times, June 22, 1866, p. 12 c. 3. Nasmyth, James. "The Meteor." London Times, June 23, 1866, p. 12 c. 5. "The Meteor." London Times, June 25, 1866, p. 11 c. 2. (Journal des Debats, ??? Not found in June 21-24, 1866.]


1866 June 20 / Another? great day meteor / 11:21 a.m. / Delft, Holland / LT 23-12-e. [III; 886. "To the Editor of the Times." London Times, June 23, 1866, p. 12 c. 5.]


1866 June 20 / See March 5. / fireball. [III; 887. "Kleinere Mittheilungen." Zeitschrift der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Meteorologie, 1 (1866): 139-144, at 141-142. "Kleinere Mittheilungen." Zeitschrift der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Meteorologie, 1 (1866): 181-192, at 182-185. See: 1866 March 5, (III; 822).]


1866 June 20 / 11 p.m. / Maidstone, Kent / two reports heard. / B.A. 66. [III; 888. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1865-66." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1866, 16-146, at 108-109.]


1866 June 20 / The 11 o'clock met at Boulogne was Paris time. / BA 66-106. [III; 889. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1865-66." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1866, 16-146, at 106-107.]


1866 June 20 / ab 10:40 a.m. / Large met northerly to southerly. 2 reports heard. / BA 66. [III; 890. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1865-66." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1866, 16-146, at 104-107. "Meteor." London Times, June 21, 1866, p. 7 c. 6.]


1866 June 20 / (+) / 10:45 a.m.; South Eng / 11 p.m., France, S. Eng / great det mets / BA 66/108 / p. 128. q. phenomena / 66/126. [III; 891. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1865-66." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1866, 16-146, at 104-109, 126, 128-131.]


1866 June 20 / another explosion, 11 a.m. / met, Boulogne, Hastings, Kent, Surrey / BA 66/106 / Times index—E. Mec. [III; 892. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1865-66." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1866, 16-146, at 104-109, 126, 128-131. "Meteor." & Young, Edward. "The Meteor." English Mechanic, 3 (no. 66; June 29, 1866): 286. "Meteor." London Times, June 21, 1866, p. 7 c. 6. (Times index.)]


1866 June 25 / Tornado / Buffalo / NY Herald 26-4-2 / 27-5-2. [III; 893. "Miscellaneous." New York Herald, June 26, 1866, p. 4 c. 2. "The Tornado at Buffalo." New York Herald, June 27, 1866, p. 5 c. 2.]


1866 June 29 / Lat. 31 N / 40 W / I / [light] / q. / BA '11. [III; 894. Milne, 719.]


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

1866 June 30 / Th. bolt of Notting Hill. In a London daily of July 2. / Symons 1-66 / D-105. [III; 895. The note copies information from page 105 of The Book of the Damned. "The True History of a Thunderbolt." Symons's Meteorological Magazine, 1 (August 1866): 66. (London newspaper, July 2, 1866. Daily News, July 2, 1866, p.7. London Evening Standard, July 2, 1866, p. 5 & 6. @ BNA) Symons, George James. "The Non-existence of Thunderbolts." Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 14 (1888): 208-212, at 208-209.]


1866 July 5 / noon / Met in sunshine / BA 69-284. [III; 896. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel, Charles Brooke. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1868-69." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1869, 216-308, at 284.]


1866 July 13 / [LT], 14-d / Submarine volc, off Serrata Point. [III; 897. (London Times, July 13, 1866, p. 14 c. 4.)]


1866 July 15 / N.Y. Times, 8-2 / Worms. [III; 898. "Weather, Worms, and Warious Things." New York Times, July 15, 1866, p. 8 c. 2. An editorial complains of numerous inchworms in New York City.]


1866 July 17 / Meteors (Hawkhurst, Kent) shooting from the Aug 10th radiant / BA 66. [III; 899. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1865-66." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1866, 16-146, at 110-111.]


1866 July 17 / 8:52 p.m. / Great met / a train 12 minutes / Eidfjord, Norway. BA 66-131. [III; 900. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1865-66." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1866, 16-146, at 131.]


1866 July 17 / 8:52 p.m. / Norway / met train / BA 66-131. [III; 901. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1865-66." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1866, 16-146, at 131.]


1866 July 27 / [LT], 5-a / q at sea. [III; 902. "Earthquake at Sea." London Times, July 27, 1866, p. 5 c. 1.]


1866 // autumn /// Aerolite like a bullet / Italy. [III; 903. See: 1866 / autumn, (III; 924).]


1866 Aug 9-11 / Mets ordinary or less at Hector, N.Y. / A.J. Sci 2/42/286. [III; 904. Trowbridge, David. "Observations on the Meteors of August last." American Journal of Science, s. 2 v. 42 (1866): 286.]


1866 Aug 10 / Hourly rate of mets not greatly above ordinary / BA 66-140. [III; 905. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1865-66." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1866, 16-146, at 140-141.]


1866 Aug 15 / Hun / Meteor / Pressburg / Zeit Met 1/203. [III; 906. "Kleinere Mittheilungen." Zeitschrift der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Meteorologie, 1 (1866): 199-204, at 203-204.]


1866 Aug. 15 / [LT], 11-e / Missing Persons. [A; 494. (London Times, August 15, 1866, p. 11 c. 5.)]


1866 Aug 19 / 10 p.m. / Met / NY and Conn. / BA 67-361. [III; 907. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel, Charles Brooke. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1866-67." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1867, 288-430, at 360-361.]


1866 Aug 21 / 7:20 p.m. / Meteor at Vichy / C.R. 63-407. [III; 908. Vériot, E. 'Sur un bolide observé à Vichy, dans la soirée du 21 août." Comptes Rendus, 63 (1866): 407.]


1866 Aug 30 / Solar halo at Angers / C.R. 63-501. [III; 909. Decharme, C. "Halo solaire observé à Angers, le 30 août 1866." Comptes Rendus, 63 (1866): 501-504.]


1866 Sept 5 / Qs began Navigator Islands in Pacific. / Sept 12, dense volumes of smoke from the sea. / L.T., Dec 5, 1867, 5-5-2. [III; 910. "Volcano in the Pacific." London Times, December 5, 1867, p. 5 c. 2. The Ofu-Olosega volcano is part of  the Manu‘a Group of the Samoan Islands.]


1866 Sept 6 / 7:10 p.m. / Met / Germany / Zeit Met 1/249, 267. [III; 911. "Kleinere Mittheilungen." Zeitschrift der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Meteorologie, 1 (1866): 247-252, at 249-251. "Kleinere Mittheilungen." Zeitschrift der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Meteorologie, 1 (1866): 267-270, at 268-269. "Kleinere Mittheilungen." Zeitschrift der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Meteorologie, 1 (1866): 279-284, at 283.]


1866 Sept 13 / 9:45 p.m. / 2 shocks / 5 minutes apart / Symons 1/82 / Budleigh. Geol Mag 1866-527. [III; 912. "Earthquake in Devon." Geological Magazine, 3 (1866): 527-528. "Earthquake at Budleigh, September 13th." Symons's Meteorological Magazine, 1 (October 1866): 82.]


1866 Sept 13 and 15 / 5:25 a.m. / q / Depts of Cher and Nievre / Sept 15, 8 p.m. / Sudden deluge and tempest. / C.R. 63-650. [III; 913. Texier, Ch. "Tremblement de terre, ouragan et inondation dans les départements du Cher et de la Nièvre." Comptes Rendus, 63 (1866): 650-651.]


1866 Sept 14 / 5:15 / q. / Paris / See Paris papers. / evening before, bet 8 and 10 o'clock, aurora of great brilliance / L.T. 17 and 18. [III; 914. "France." London Times, September 17, 1866, p. 7 c. 2-3. "France." London Times, September 18, 1866, p. 8 c. 1-2.]


1866 Sept 14 / q and aurora / Paris / also Tours and Angoulême / Riom and Clermont / q preceded by an aurora / Timbs 1867-258. [III; 915. "Earthquake in France." Timbs' Year-Book of Facts in Science and Art, 1867, 258-259.]


1866 Sept 16 / Ship Whinfell overtaken by a cyclone ab 200 miles from Cape Verde Islands. A great many birds and butterflies came aboard. A heron, 2 owls and smaller birds. / Entomologist 3-226. [III; 916. Herbert, William Henry. "Butterflies at Sea." Entomologist, 3 (February 1867): 226.]


1866 Sept 18 / 2 a.m. / Meteorological phe at sea / Zeit Met 1/328. [III; 917. "Kleinere Mittheilungen." Zeitschrift der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Meteorologie, 1 (1866): 326-329, at 328-329.]


1866 Sept 19 / B.M. / [LT], 12-e / q. / Devon / not in vol in N.Y. [III; 918. "Earthquake in Devon." London Times, September 19, 1866, p. 12 c. 5.]


[1866 Sept 20. Wrong date. See: 1866 Sept 26, (III; 919).]


1866 Sept 22 / Vendôme / Lightning without thunder / (M-Re) / C.R., Nov. 20, 1876. [III; 920. Renou, E. "Sur quelques particularités de la foudres." Comptes Rendus, 83 (1876): 1002-1004.]


1866 Sept 24 / 10 to 11 p.m. / Clear fine night. In one hour no meteor seen. / Birmingham / BA 67-292. [III; 921. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel, Charles Brooke. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1866-67." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1867, 288-430, at 292-293.]


1866 Sept 24 / Oct 11 // Mets / Germany? / Zeit Met 1/318. [III; 922. "Kleinere Mittheilungen." Zeitschrift der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Meteorologie, 1 (1866): 314-318, at 318. Roverdo is in Switzerland; Totis is the German name for Tata, Hungary.]


1866 Sept 26 / Trinidad / q. / BA 1911-55. [III; 923. Milne, 719. Turner, H.H., et al. "Seismological Investigations." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1911, 30-67, at 55. Milne, 719.]


[1866 Sept 26 /] 1866 Sept 20 / q. / Trinidad / BA '11/55 / also Sept 26. [III; 919. Turner, H.H., et al. "Seismological Investigations." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1911, 30-67, at 55. Milne, 719. The earthquake struck "on September 26, 1866, at 5:37 P.M.," (not on September 20).]


1866 / autumn // L.T., Dec 10, '66 . Cor writes that in autmn of '66, a friend of his, at Florence, Italy, had in his garden a narrow escape from being struck by an object from the sky. "The missile was examined by us, and its specific gravity exceeded that of a bullet." [III; 924. Monson, Edmund. "Killed by an Aerolite?" London Times, December 10, 1866, p. 12 c. 4.]


1866 Oct 5 / 8:55 p.m. / Chagford / slight shock / See May 3, '09. [III; 925. Parfitt, Edward. "On Earthquakes in Devonshire." Report and Transactions of the Devonshire Association, 16 (1884): 641-661, at 653. See: 1809 May 3, (I; 265).]


1866 Oct. 5 / Jamkheir, Bombay, India / (F). [III; 926. Fletcher, 103. This is the Jamkheir meteorite.]


1866 Oct 16 / Schmidt remarked that the isolated crater on eastern part of Mare Serenitatis and known as Linné no longer existed as a crater. [III; 927. Birt, William Radcliff. "Report of the Lunar Committee for Mapping the Surface of the Moon." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1867, 1-24, at 6-7.]


1866 Oct 18 / Linné as a spot of light / Schmidt / B Assoc '67/7. [III; 928. Birt, William Radcliff. "Report of the Lunar Committee for Mapping the Surface of the Moon." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1867, 1-24, at 7.]


1866 Oct 21 / N.Y. Times of, 3-2 / Q's / Hesten, remarkable. [III; 929. "Remarkable Earthquakes." New York Times, October 21, 1866, p. 3 c. 2. "Heston" is probably "history," as the article reviews major historical earthquakes since 285 B.C.]


1866 Oct. 21 / 8:25 p.m. / Great met / Hoboken / at first seemed stationary / Sci Amer, Nov. 17, 1866. [III; 930. Turner, Ernest. "A Green Meteor." Scientific American, n.s., 15 (November 17, 1866): 335.]


[1866 Oct 21 /] 1866 Oct 28 / 8:25 p.m. / Hoboken, N.J. / Large met / Sci Amer, Nov. 17. [III; 932. Turner, Ernest. "A Green Meteor." Scientific American, n.s., 15 (November 17, 1866): 335.]


1866 Oct 28 / evening / Dunedin, New Zealand / slight q. / Timbs 1867-260. [III; 931. "Earthquake in New Zealand." Timbs' Year-Book of Facts in Science and Art, 1867, 260.]


[1866 Oct 28. Wrong date. See: 1866 Oct 21, (III; 932).]


1866 Oct 28 / (q and flash) / New Zealand / "preceded by a bright flash of lightning and followed by a strong gust of wind / Ponton, Earthquakes, p. 125. [III; 933. (Ponton. Earthquakes, 125.)]


1866 Nov. 1 / Great met / N. S. Wales / Sydney Morning Herald 10-6-6 / 10-6-1 / from e to w. [III; 934. (Sydney Morning Herald, November 10, 1866, p. 6 c. 1 & 6.)]


1866 Nov 1 / 7:40 p.m. / Dijon / Great met first seen in Dijon. / C.R. 63-864. [III; 935. Perrey, Alexis. "Sur un bolide aperçu à Dijon le 1er novembre 1866, vers 7h 40m du sir." Comptes Rendus, 63 (1866): 864.]


1866 Nov. 6 / 5:55 p.m. / Sussex / great met from near Venus / BA 67-296 / 69-284. [III; 957. (BA 67-296.) Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel, Charles Brooke. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1868-69." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1869, 216-308, at 284.]


1866 Nov 6 / (Ch)-36 / LT, Jan 2, '67 / Light / N.W. Columbia. * [III; 959. De Fonblanque, A,. de G. "A Meteor." London Times, January 2, 1867, p. 11 c. 5.]


1866 Nov 11-12 / Many mets at New Orleans. / One visible ten minutes. / C.R. 64-273. [III; 960. Guillemin, C.-M. "Sur la décharge de la batterie et sur l'influence de la configuration des conducteurs." Comptes Rendus, 64 (1867): 276-279.]


1866 Nov. 12— / In Turkey / N.Y. Times, 1867, Jan, 13-6-2. [III; 958. Pratt, A.T. "The Meteoric Shower in Turkey." New York Times, January 13, 1867, p. 6 c. 2.]


1866 Nov / Leonids / Nothing in Trans Roy Soc of Victoria. [III; 961.]


1866 Nov. 12-13 / "The densely overcast state of the sky in England permitted few observations to be recorded." / BA '67 / B.A., 1867-382. [III; 962. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel, Charles Brooke. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1866-67." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1867, 288-430, at 382.]


1866 Nov. 12-13 / Sky clear, Aberdeen, Scotland. "Streaks of aurora appeared irregularly throughout the whole night." / BA 67-382. [III; 963. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel, Charles Brooke. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1866-67." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1867, 288-430, at 382.]


1866 Nov 12-14 / Mets in U.S. inferior to those in Europe, ac. to Prof H.A. Newon. / A. J. Sci 2/43/78. [III; 968. Newton, Hubert Anson. "Shooting Stars in November, 1866." American Journal of Science, s. 2 v. 43 (1867): 78-88, at 78.]


1866 Nov 12-13 / New Haven / mets small / "Very few from Leo." / Prof. H.A. Newton / A. J. Sci 2/43/78. [III; 971. Newton, Hubert Anson. "Shooting Stars in November, 1866." American Journal of Science, s. 2 v. 43 (1867): 78-88, at 79.]


1866 Nov 12 / See mets active, Dec. 8, 1866. [III; 976. See: 1866 Dec 8-13, (III; 989.)]


1866 Nov 12 / Due 1899 / Denning, Nature 54-623. Advises watch for the first of the returns in Nov 14 or 15, 1896. Leonids take 6 years in crossing earth's orbit, ac to Denning. [III; 977. Denning, William Frederick. "The November Meteors." Nature, 54 (October 29, 1896): 623-624.]


1866 Nov 12 / An equal display? / Nov 12-13, 1863 / Rept BA '64. [III; 978. (BA 64???)]


1866 Nov. 12-14 / A cor in Sydney Morning Herald, Nov. 10, calls attention to the expected display of 12-14th and gives suggestions for observations. / Following issues no meteors mentioned. [III; 979. "About Meteors." Sydney Morning Herald, November 10, 1866, p. 5 c. 6. The next article concerning any observations of the November meteor shower came from England. "The Meteor Shower." Sydney Morning Herald, January 14, 1867, p. 5 c. 4.]


1866 Nov 12-14 / Leonids of Azores and France / C.R. 63-961. [III; 973. Guillemin, Edm. "Sur les étoiles filantes du 13 novembre 1866." Comptes Rendus, 63 (1866): 961-963.]


1866 Nov. 12 / Times, Nov 12, 1866 / Prof Herschel's letter telling readers to look after midnight or be disappointed. [III; 974. Herschel, Alexander Stewart. "To the Editor of the Times." London Times, November 12, 1866, 10 c. 5.]


1866 Nov 13 / Mets of 1866 not seen in Mexico. / C.R. 64/273. [III; 936. Poey, A. "Sur la non-existence, sous le ciel du Mexique, de la grande pluie d'étoiles filantes de novembre 1866, et du retour périodiques du mois d'août." Comptes Rendus, 64 (1867): 273-276.]


1866 Nov. Mets / In C.R., 68-384, M. Poey, commenting upon lack or lesser mets in South, says Greenwich—100,000 / Athens—24,000 / Cape G. Hope—12,000. [III; 937. Poey, A. "Sur le retour uniques des averses extraordinaires d'étoiles filantes de novembre 1799, 1832 à 1833 et 1867 à 1868 sous les basses latitudes et vers l'équateur." Comptes Rendus, 68 (1869): 383-384.]


1866 Nov / Meteors / Nothing extraordinary seen in Yokohama and Shanghai. / C.R. 68-384. [III; 938. Poey, A. "Sur le retour uniques des averses extraordinaires d'étoiles filantes de novembre 1799, 1832 à 1833 et 1867 à 1868 sous les basses latitudes et vers l'équateur." Comptes Rendus, 68 (1869): 383-384.]


[1866 Nov 13. Wrong date. See: 1866 Nov 14, (III; 939).]


1866 Nov 13-14 / Meteors / Cape of Good Hope / L. An. Sci 12/44. [III; 940. "Pluie d'étoiles filantes au cap de Bonne-Espérance." Année Scientifique et Industrielle, 12 (1867): 44-45.]


1866 Nov / No mention of meteors by Hall in Arctic in Nourse's Hall's Second Expedition. [III; 941. Hall, Charles Francis. Nourse, J.E., ed. Narrative of the Second Arctic Expedition.... Washington: U.S. Naval Observatory, 1879.]


1866 Nov. 13-14 / Flashes of vivid lightning from below the radiant / by Mr. Hind / Astro Reg 4-208. [III; 942. "We have received in addition a great number of slips..." Astronomical Register, 4 (December 1866): 308-310, at 308.]


1866 Nov. 13-14 / Not before midnight because Leo not rise till then. / Astro Reg 4-293 / predicted. [III; 943. "The November Meteors." Astronomical Register, 4 (November 1866): 293.]


1866 Nov. 13 / It was the center of the group predicted for this date. / Astro Reg 1864-290. So should have been as many 1865 as in 1867. [III; 944. Herschel, Alexander Stewart. "The November Meteors." Astronomical Register, 2 (1864): 290-291. "The absence of meteors on the morning of the 14th November, observed here as well as at Malta, is a sign of the narrow and well-defined limits of the group of bodies through which the earth passes at the date in question. Should the passage of the earth through the centre of this group in 1866 unfortunately happen in the day-time, no great meteoric display can be expected in the night. The moon will, on the other hand, he favourable in the years 1866 and 1865, being then in its first and last quarters."]


1866 Nov. 13 / (Cut) / York—J. E. Clark and other observers—met as if from point close to Mars / B Assoc 1873-370 / (NM). [III; 951. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors during the year 1872-73." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1873, 349-403, at 370-371.]


1866 Nov. 13 / 12:30 a.m. / Bristol / Great met streak / ¾ hours / B.A. 1873/370. [III; 949. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors during the year 1872-73." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1873, 349-403, at 370-371.]


1866 Nov 13 / The Leonids and several vivid flashes of lightning radiating from below [note cut off]ed ac to Hind. / L.T. 1866/Nov 14. Noted by other cors / See note Phipson said saw. / Annals Sci Discovery [1]866/349. [III; 956. "Meteors and Meteorites." London Times, November 14, 1866, p. 4 c. 2-6. "Meteoric Shower of November, 1866." Annual of Scientific Discovery, 1866-1867, 348-349.]


1866 Nov. 13-14 / Bright auroral glare / London / BA '67-385. [III; 964. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel, Charles Brooke. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1866-67." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1867, 288-430, at 385.]


1866 Nov 13-14 / Manchester / at 1:45 a.m. / 50 counted in 6 minutes / BA 67-383. [III; 965. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel, Charles Brooke. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1866-67." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1867, 288-430, at 383.]


1866 Nov 13-14 / Mets not unusual / Shanghai and Japan / A. J. Sci 2/43/277. [III; 966. "November Meteors in 1866." American Journal of Science, s. 2 v. 43 (1867): 276-280, at 277.]


1866 Nov. 13 / 1:45-2:30 a.m. / ¼ sky clear / 11 mets counted by one observer / A J. Sci 2/43/85. [III; 967. Newton, Hubert Anson. "Shooting Stars in November, 1866." American Journal of Science, s. 2 v. 43 (1867): 78-88, at 85, cv. "In Bay of Panama."]


1866 Nov 13-14 / 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. / 317 mets / Sandwich Islands / "There was no special radiation from Leo." / A. J. Sci 2/43/276. [III; 969. "November Meteors in 1866." American Journal of Science, s. 2 v. 43 (1867): 276-280, at 276.]


1866 Nov 13-14 / Dindigul, India / observer—"I saw thousands." / A. J. Sci 2/43/277. [III; 970. "November Meteors in 1866." American Journal of Science, s. 2 v. 43 (1867): 276-280, at 277.]


1866 Nov. 13 / Radiant point in Leo rises ab 11 p.m., which in U.S. corresponds with 4 a.m. Greenwich time. So U.S. observations from midnight onward on morning of 14th to be regarded as a continuation of those interrupted by daylight in England—Prof H. A Newton. / A. J. Sci 2/43/78. [III; 972. Newton, Hubert Anson. "Shooting Stars in November, 1866." American Journal of Science, s. 2 v. 43 (1867): 78-88, at 78.]


1866 Nov 13-15 / No more than ordinarily at the Santa Clara Observatory, Mexico. / C.R. 64-274. But he (M. Poey) cites observer on West Coast of Mexico, who saw many. [III; 975. Poey, A. "Sur la non-existence, sous le ciel du Mexique, de la grande pluie d'étoiles filantes de novembre 1866, et du retour périodiques du mois d'août." Comptes Rendus, 64 (1867): 273-276.]


1866 Nov 13 / In Cape Argus, 17th, Mr. George W.H. Maclear quoted, as observed from the roof of the Observatory. From 10 p.m. (13th) to 1 a.m. (14) some scattered mets. Then the first of the expected shower from Regulus near the horizon and rising toward the zenith. At 1:15. a splendid discharge from Leo west and S.W. from. Maximum at 2:11 a.m. Last at daylight at 4:20 a.m. Total no less than 2,742. [III; 980.1, 980.2. "Meteoric Shower." Cape Argus, November 17, 1866, p. 2 c. 4.]


1866 Nov. 13 / Nothing in Otago Witness, Dunedin, N. Zealand. [III; 981.]


1866 Nov 13, etc. / Nothing in The Age (Melbourne). [III; 982.]


1866 Nov 14 / 2:41 a.m. / Met train in Taurus / Pop. Sci 79/193 / at Aberdeen. [III; 945. Trowbridge, C.C. "The Origin of Luminous Meteor Trains." Popular Science Monthly, 79 (August 1911): 191-203, at 193, (illustrations).]


1866 Nov 14 / Rept B.A. '64, p 96, Prof. Newton's quoted prediction = "A maximum display on the morning of the 14th of November, 1866, is expected to be chiefly visible on the Western Atlantic." [III; 946. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1863-64." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1864, 1-101, at 97.]


1866 Nov / Leonids / Nothing in America. In Europe, "a fine shower was seen, though it was not equal to that of 1833." / Todd, Astronomy, p. 288. [III; 947. Todd, David Peck. Astronomy: The Science of the Heavenly Bodies. New York: P.F. Collier, 1922, 288.]


1866 Nov 14 / special meteors / 1:08 a.m. / Met cloud 12 minutes over Cardiff. / BA 67-309 / Extraordinary streak. Traces up to 6 o'clock. / See Appendix, Eng and Scotland. [III; 948. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel, Charles Brooke. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1866-67." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1867, 288-430, at 308-321, 373-377. Numerous meteors with trains were observed across Britain, as late as 8:21 A.M..]


1866 Nov. 14 / Met trains 15 min / (Wales, 1:08-1:20 a.m.) and (Scotland, 2:41-2:45 a.m.) / Pop Sci 79/193. [III; 950. Trowbridge, C.C. "The Origin of Luminous Meteor Trains." Popular Science Monthly, 79 (August 1911): 191-203, at 192-193, (illustrations).]


[1866 Nov 14 /] 1866 Nov 13 / 2:40 a.m. / Met train / England / MWR '07/391. [III; 939. Trowbridge, C.C. "On Atmospheric Currents at Very Great Altitudes." Monthly Weather Review, 35 (September 1907): 390-397, at 391, (cv. Table 1), 393, 395, (Figure 4).]


1866 Nov 14, 17, 19, 22, 23, 24, 25 / Linné as a spot of light / Schmmidt / B Assoc '67/7. [III; 952. Birt, William Radcliff. "Report of the Lunar Committee for Mapping the Surface of the Moon." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1867, 1-24, at 7.]


1866 Nov 14 / 2:11 a.m. / Met train / MWR 07/391 / New Haven, Conn. [III; 953. Trowbridge, C.C. "On Atmospheric Currents at Very Great Altitudes." Monthly Weather Review, 35 (September 1907): 390-397, at 391, cv. Table 4.]


1866 Nov. 14 / India / 19° 55' N / 74° 55' E / Met train / late in evening / MWR 07-391. [III; 954. Trowbridge, C.C. "On Atmospheric Currents at Very Great Altitudes." Monthly Weather Review, 35 (September 1907): 390-397, at 391, cv. Table 3.]


1866 / early Nov. 14 // The Leonids reported from Barclay's Observat[ory]. The first to appear "from Mars." 9 others "from Mars" or "from near Mars". / L.T. 1866/Nov 16 / Out of all recorded, the proportion is small. [III; 955. "November Meteors." London Times, November 16, 1866, p. 4 c. 5-6.]


1866 Nov 18 / 6 a.m. / 24° S and 173° W—Capt of a ship reports trembling his ship and a roar as of innumerable pieces of [the] heaviest artillery. / LT, March 19-9-f. [III; 983. "Supposed Shock of Earthquake." London Times, March 19, 1867, p. 9 c. 6.]


1866 Nov 18 / 20 minutes earlier than other event / great tidal wave, Friendly Islands / L.T., Nov. 29-4-f / ship event. [III; 984. (London Times, November 29, 1866, p. 4 c. 6.)]


1866 Nov. 20 / 4 a.m. / Nashville, Tenn / met / great det / BA 67/320, 377. [III; 985. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel, Charles Brooke. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1866-67." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1867, 288-430, at 320-321 & 377.]


[1866 Nov 28] / Met kills. / L.T., 1866, Nov 28/8/e. [III; 986. Milner, Thomas. "Meteors and Meteorites." London Times, November 28, 1866, p. 8 c. 5. Milner identified several deaths attributed to meteorite falls, including one in the "State of Georgia," in 1826, and, in July, 1829, "an Indian, named Alika."]


1866 Nov 30 / evening / As brought out by the Board of Trade inquiry at Shields, Dec 28 (Shields Gazette, 29th), the Margaret and Jane, a barque-riged vessels of 408 tons, from Alicante, in charge of Captain William Shield, crew of 8 men, few miles south of the Tyne. Bet. 5 and 6 p.m., a light was seen on the shore. It seemed to be a revolving light. Capt thought it was the revolving light of Tynemouth and steered accordingly. It was not, and he struck upon rocks known as the Whitburn Steel. The boatswain testified similarly saying  that after the vessel had struck the light was seen again. Always appeared to revolve and as if high upon a cliff. Captain of another vessel testified that he had often seen an unknown light here. According to him steamboat men had often seen it. It was thought to evolve because brightened and dimmed. "A distinct light and not a reflection on a cloud like that from a blast furnace."  Lights were a[t] Whitburn. / At the second-day hearing, another captain of a vessel said that he had seen the unknown light, night of 30th. It was a large, flashing light. He saw it again Dec 2, when returning from London, 1/2 mile south of Sonter, near Sonter Point. He saw it flash three times. / Laurence Byrne, chief officer of the coast guard of Tynemouth, testified. Said he knew of no light. No lights were allowed after sunset. If men carrying lights were met, they were made to extinguish their lights. / The decision of the court was that the master of the b=vessel could not be considered free of blame, but in consideration of his good character his certificate should not be taken from him. / At Whitburn this vesel ran ashore. / Night of Dec 1, 9:30 p.m., another vessel, the barque Catherine and Elizabeth of London, struck at the same place (Shields Gazette, 3rd and 6th). He too had thought he had seen the Tynemouth light, which however, was behind Sonter Point, and steering accordingly had been wrecked in the same place. This vessel, not wrecked, was towed off. / In the Gazette, Jan 8, is published the official report upon an investigation by the Board of Trade upon the "False Light of Whitburn". Said that no foundation for the many reports had been found except that the light of Tynemouth was sometimes reflected as a glare in the sky. "This appearance ought not, and certainly would not, mislead a seaman of ordinary experience of observation." [A; 495.1 to 495.12. (Shields Gazette, December 29, 1866.) (Shields Gazette, January 3, 6, and 8, 1867.)]


1866 Nov. 30 / At Whitburn / ab midnight / seeing large glaring light / seen at Whitburn (False lights of Durham) / At 5 p.m. lights seen on which a vessel was lost, mistaking it for a revolving light of lighthouse. / LT, Jan 2-12-c, 1867. [A; 396. "The Lights at Whitburn." London Times, January 2, 1867 p. 12 c. 3.]


1866 Dec 4 / (+) / [LT], 5-c / Whitburn Lights. [A; 472. "The Whitburn Lights." London Times, December 4, 1866, p. 5 c. 3. Pabst: "Original note missing / copied from Doubt, p. 264." The "missing" note was only misplaced, (out of chronological order), in early 1866.]


1866 Dec 6 / Cangas de Onis / Spain / (F). [III; 987. Fletcher, 103. This is the Cangas de Onis meteorite.]


1866 Dec. 7 / Meteors / noise in York / J.B.A.A. 24/223. [III; 988. Davidson, M. "Strange Meteor Phenomenon." Journal of the British Astronomical Association, 24 (1914): 223. "On Dec. 7d 5h 28m, in 1866, the following was noted at Bootham School, York. A yellow bright meteor moved from near α Cygni to α Cephei, followed in three seconds by a red one from the same part. Then came about five small meteors so close to each other that they could have been included in a circle of radius 15', following the same path. Mr. [J. Edmund] Clark thinks that the group may have had a diameter of one fourth to one half a mile." No mention is made of a noise in this article.]


1866 Dec 8-13 / Many mets / Eng / BA 67-340-. [III; 989. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel, Charles Brooke. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1866-67." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1867, 288-430, at 324-339.]


1866 Dec 10 / Bet 11 and 12 p.m., at York, 15 mets, mostly from Castor. / BA 67-330. Details of about 40 others at York during night. [III; 990. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel, Charles Brooke. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1866-67." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1867, 288-430, at 328-331. There are fifteen other meteors on the night of December 10, (not "40").]


1866 Dec. 11 / Venus Inf Conjunction Sun / (A1). /// 215 / 491 / 519. [III; 991. (Confirm. Fix.)]


1866 Dec. 12 / At Birmingham. "Meteors very frequent. One per minute. Unassisted observer. / BA 67-336. [III; 992. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel, Charles Brooke. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1866-67." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1867, 288-430, at 336-337.]


1866 Dec 12 / morning / At Kishnaghur, Lower Bengal, India, 2:30 a.m., mets at a rate of ab. three a minute. BA 67-408. [III; 993. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel, Charles Brooke. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1866-67." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1867, 288-430, at 408.]


1866 Dec. 13 / New York / 7 p.m. / met from a point eastward of moon to point near moon / (Cut) / B Assoc 1867-336. [III; 994. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel, Charles Brooke. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1866-67." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1867, 288-430, at 336-337.]


1866 Dec 13 / night. / "Fine display of Aurora Borealis" at Birmingham. / BA '67. Details of 12 large meteors at York, this night. [III; 995. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel, Charles Brooke. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1866-67." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1867, 288-430, at 338-339.]


1866 Dec 14 / 11:55 p.m. / Several places in Cheshire. "Very large" meteor. Followed by a loud detonation. BA 67-338. [III; 996. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Edward William Brayley, Alexander Stewart Herschel, Charles Brooke. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1866-67." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1867, 288-430, at 338-339. "The Splendid Meteor of Friday." Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser, December 18, 1866, p. 7 c. 3.]


1866 Dec 14-16 / 25, 27 // Linné as light spot. (Schmidt) / B Assoc '67/7. [III; 997. Birt, William Radcliff. "Report of the Lunar Committee for Mapping the Surface of the Moon." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1867, 1-24, at 7.]


1866 Dec 19 / Cosmos of / Aerolite not long before, at Santander. / I think Santander is in Spain. [III; 998. "Un aérolithe...." Cosmos, s. 2 v. 4 (December 19, 1866.): 674. Santander is on the northern coast of Spain.]


1866 Dec. / Fine black spot on Linné, Buckingham and Schmidt. / Student 1/261. [III; 999. Birt, William Radcliffe. "Has the Surface of the Moon Attained Its Final Condition?" Student and Intellectual Observer, 1 (May 1868): 261-268, at 261.]

 
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