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1869a

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1869:


1869 / Religio Phil Jour, Oct 29, 1870, p 5, quotes Human Nature, of polt disturbances in a house at Muchelney, near Yeovil. Maid servant left and phe stopped. / See July, 1868. [A; 528. "'Human Nature' says...." Religio-Philosophical Journal, 9 (no. 6; October 29, 1870): 5, (c. 1). "Reports of Progress." Human Nature, 4 (no. 10; October 1870): 480-483, at 481. "Our readers will remember the case of the haunted house at Muchelney, near Yeovil, which we had so much to say about upwards of a year ago. We have made inquiries as to the result of the dlsturbances, and learn that the maid-servant soon left the house, when the disturbance entirely ceased. She seems to have to been a medium, and that her powers were developed in association with other influences centered in that place. Such an explanation will account for similar phenomena not occurring to the girl at other places where the proper requisites do not exist."]


1869 / Body of Mrs W. I. Peters, Frankfort, Ind. /  See Dec 22, 1888. [A; 538. See: 1888 Dec 22, (B; 993).]


1869 / South Bend, Ind. / Body of Anna Rees / See Aug 11, 1872. [A; 539. See: 1872 Aug 11, (A; 776).]


1869 / A. W. Underwood / Negro boy / Paw Paw / Fire breath / See May 1, 1880. [A; 540. See: 1880 May 1, (B; 289), and, 1882 Dec 1, (B; 408).]


1869 / H.H. / Gardner, Kansas / See March 7, 1874. [A; 541. See: 1874 March 7, (A; 909).]


1869 early / Stones / recorded under March, 1872 / Natal. [A; 542. See: 1872 March, (A; 748).]


1869 / Santorin still active / C.R. 68-555. [III; 1671. "M. De Cigalla adresse de Santorin quelques détails relatifs au volcan des îles Cammènes...." Comptes Rendus, 68 (1869): 555. The Santorini volcano.]


1869 / Comrie / Shocks recorded 1851, 57, 67, 69 / Wm Roper / List of Earthquakes / See Ap. 8 '86. [III; 1673. Roper, 36-38. See: 1886 April 8, (VI; 415).]


1869 / See SigMoon / Mars—for spots on moon. [III; 1674. See: (SigMoon / Mars—for spots on moon.)]


1869 / Mets of France / BA 69-281. [III; 1675. 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 281.]


1869, etc. / Q's in Greece / mets in Germany. [III; 1676.]


1869 Jan / Santorin still active from 1867. [III; 1672. The Santorini volcano.]


1869 Jan / Great bush fires in Australia / Melb. Age, Jan 14-2-7 / [14]-3-4, 5 / and before / 15-3-8 / Etc. / 16-3-6, 7 / 19-2-5, 6. [III; 1677. "Bush fires of some magnitude are reported...." The Age, (Melbourne), January 14, 1869, p. 2 c. 5. "During the past week there have been extensive fires...." The Age, (Melbourne), January 14, 1869, p. 3 c. 7. "An immense extent of country is now being swept with fire. Our informant says that fires extend from Launceston to Table Cape, a distance of over 100 miles." "The Country." The Age, (Melbourne), January 15, 1869, p. 3 c. 8.]


1869 Jan / Angra dos Reis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil / (F). [III; 1678. Fletcher, 103. This is the Angra dos Reis meteorite.]


1869 Jan 1 / Metite / Hessle / C.R. 68-363 / Common type / most resembled Dec. 9, 1858. [III; 1679. Fletcher, 103. This is the Hessle meteorite. "M. Daubrée présente à l'AcadÙmie des météorites...." Comptes Rendus, 67 (1868): 363-364. See: 1858 Dec 9, (II; 2258 & 2259).]


[1869 Jan 1 /] 1860 Jan 1 / Hessle, Sweden / organic matter / D-74. [II; 2410. The note copies information from page 74 of The Book of the Damned. Flight, Walter. "Meteorites and the Origin of Life," Eclectic Magazine, 89, (n.s., v. 26; December 1877): 711-718, at 717. This is the Hessle meteorite.]


1869 / Krahenberg, Rhenish Bavaria / (F). [III; 1680. Fletcher, 103. This is the Krähenberg meteorite.]


1869 Jan. 1 (Sound 3) / (F) / early evening / Stockholm / Three loud detonations and stones fell at south of Upsal in a lake. / L'Astro 5/297 / Carbonaceous. [III; 1681. Fletcher, 103. This is the Hessle meteorite. Flammarion, Camille. "Accroissement de la Masse et du Volume de la Terre...." Astronomie, 5 (1886): 293-304, at 297.]


1869 Jan. 9 / Yaxley, Suffolk / and Stowmarket / loud report and q / Times 12-5-f / 15-3-f / 16-5-f / ab 11:15 a.m. / 20 miles from Colchester. Someone else writes from W. Harling, Thetford. Heard loud reverbrating sound but felt no q. [III; 1682. "A Supposed Earthquake." London Times, January 12, 1869, p. 5. c. 6. Sewell, William H. "The Supposed Earthquake."  London Times, January 15, 1869, p. 3 c. 6. "The Supposed Earthquake." London Times, January 16, 1869, p. 5 c. 6.]


1869 Jan 10 / Violent q. / Bengal / Cosmos 3/4/171, 206. [III; 1683. "Cas singulier de médecine légale...." Cosmos, s. 3 v. 4 (February 13, 1869): 169-172, at 170-171. "Nouveaux détails sur le tremblement de terre du 10 janvier au Bengale." Cosmos, s. 3 v. 4 (February 13, 1869): 206.]


1869 Jan 10 / 7:35 p.m. / Aberdeen, Scotland / fireball ½ ap. size of moon / BA 69-252. [III; 1684. 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 252-253.]


1869 Jan 10 / Violent q / Assam / L'Annee Sci 14-352 / BA '11. [III; 1685. "Les tremblements de terre en 1869." Année Scientifique et Industrielle, 14 (1869): 351-357, at 352. A class III earthquake. Milne, 721.]


1869 Jan 10 to 21 / q. / Calcutta, etc. / Y.B. '70-234. [III; 1686. "Earthquake in India." Timbs' Year-Book of Facts in Science and Art, 1870, 234. "Earthquake in India." Athenæum, 1869 (no. 2164; April 17): 545.]


1869 Jan 13 / 1:20 a.m. / Brighton / Meteorslightly West of North, followed by 2 reports like gunfire / D. News 14-3-6. Seen at Hampton / B.A. 69-307. [III; 1687. 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 307. "A Meteor." London Standard, January 14, 1869, p. 6 c. 2. "A Meteor." London Standard, January 15, 1869, p. 3 c. 6. "Meteoric Light." London Daily News, January 14, 1869, p. 3 c. 6.]


1869 Jan 13 / 1:20 a.m. / Brighton / det. meteor / Symons' 4-10. [III; 1689. "Chronicle of the MonthJanuary." Symons's Meteorological Magazine, 4 (February 1869): 10-12, at 10.]


1869 Jan 15 / Nature 30/19 / Cor. writes th[note cut off] / q near Colchester / ac. to one witness th[note cut off] / 3 more sounds and an interval / three more sounds. [III; 1688. "The Earthquake." Nature, 30 (May 1, 1884): 17-19, at 19.]


1869 Jan. 18 / "A splendidly well-defined meteor-shower / Italy / BA 71-46. [III; 1690. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Alexander Stewart Herschel, Charles Brooke. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1870-71." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1871, 26-52, at 46.]


[1869 Jan 21 /] 1868 Feb 18 / Ice / Says that in the storm near Warwick, Queensland, fell a hailstone that broke the skull of a horse and killed him. / Bendigo Advertiser, Feb. 27. [III; 1707. "A Horse Killed by a Hailstone." Bendigo Advertiser, February 27, 1869, p. 2 c. 1. "As an instance of the extraordinary size of the hailstones...." Warwick Examiner and Times, January 30, 1869, p. 2 c. 3. "As an instance of the extraordinary size of the hailstones which fell during the storm of Thursday week past, we may mention that a carrier named Hutton, who was coming into town with his team, had one of his horses struck in the forehead with a hailstone, which felled him to the ground as if struck by a bullet. His owner was compelled to leave him lying insensible while he got the remainder of his team safe to town. On the folowing day the horse was hunted up by Hutton, when it was found that his skull was broken, and he died on the third day after. This is the only instance we hare ever heard of where hailstones fell of sufficient weight to break a horse's skull. Fortunately the stones did not fall very thickly, or nothing could have stood before them. The full weight of the storm was felt west and south of the town, and much damage waa done by it. Many farmers have had their corn and other growing crops completely ruined, and at Lyndburst three acres of grapes were almost destroyed. Incredible as it may seem, we have been assured by many who reside in the directions mentioned that the hailstones fell the size of ordinary pineapples, some of them measuring from 9 to 11 inches in circumference."]


1869 Jan. 26 / 8 p.m. / Meteor / Trémont (Saône-et-Loire) / C.R., 68-276 / N.M. [III; 1691. "MM. Lemozy et Magnien signalent l'apparition d'un bolide observé à Trémont...." Comptes Rendus, 68 (1869): 276.]


1869 Jan 29-30 / (Alps) / at Arâches (Haute Savoie) / Cosmos3/4/455 / Data communicated to the Association Scientifique, by M. Rey de Morande. This night, after a gale, snow fell. In the morning, a great number of living larvae found in the snow. They could not have had origin in Switzerland, where temperature had been very low. They appeared to be mostly larvae of Trogossita mauritanica, which were common in the "midi" of France. Also some of a little butterfly of a family of Noctucliens, probably Stibia stagnicola. This caterpillar reaches full size in "le courant" of February and lives in the center and "midi" of France. This fall was at an altitude of from 1000 to 1200 metres. / See La Sc. P. Tous, 15-183. / B.D. 93. [III; 1692.1 to 1692.4. "Pluies d'insectes à Arâches (Haute Savoie), et à Turin." Cosmos, s. 3 v. 4 (April 24, 1869): 455. "Pluies d'Insectes à Arache (Haute-Savoie) et à Turin." La Science Pour Tous, 14 (no. 23; April 26, 1869): 183. The note copies information from pages 93 to 94 of The Book of the Damned. Flammarion, Camille. James Glaisher, ed. The Atmosphere. New York: Harper, 1874, 414.]


1869 Jan 29-30 / Insects fell on ground at altitude of 1000 to 1200 metres. / Cosmos, 3-4-455 / Ground frozenhad been very cold. From 25th, the average temperature at 7 a.m. was 5 degrees. [III; 1693. "Pluies d'insectes à Arâches (Haute Savoie), et à Turin." Cosmos, s. 3 v. 4 (April 24, 1869): 455.]


1869 Jan 29-30 / Larvaedifferent / at Araches / Haute Savoy / In the snow that fell this night, ac to M. Tissot, who so observed. / The Student, 3-400, could not have been hatched there, the temp. so low. Said were common to S of France. They were of Trogossita mauritanica and caterpillars "supposed" to belong to Stibia stagnicola. [III; 1694.1, 1694.2. "Rain of Insects at Araches and Turin." Student and Intellectual Observer, 3 (1869): 400.]


1869 Jan 29 / [LT of], 5-d / Expected Meteor. [III; 1695. Chevallier, Temple. "Expected Meteor." London Times, January 29, 1869, p. 5 c. 4. Kayser, E. "Schreiben des Herrn Dr. Kayser an den Herausgeber." Astronomische Nachrichten, 73 (1869): 127. Kayser had observed two meteors, on January 30, 1866, and January 30, 1868, and believed both had originated in a radiant point between β and γ Pegasi; thus, on January 30, 1869, another meteor observed might indicate a new meteor stream.]


1869 Jan 30 / Dust and Waters / or newspaper of that date as copied in Melbourne Age, Feb 3-2-7 / At Wagga-Wagga, dust and darkness"Suddenly a mighty roaring was heard in the distance, and looking westward one beheld what [really had the appearance of] a solid wall of water rushing [rapidly] on the town. [III; 1696. "All parts of the colonies appear to have been visited of late by severe thunderstorms...." The Age, (Melbourne), February 3, 1869, p. 2 c. 7.]


1869 Feb 2 / Met / France / BA 69-281. [III; 1697. 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 281.]


1869 Feb 2 / Unusual cluster sunspots, western limb of sun / E Mec 8/468, 491. [III; 1698. Denning, William Frederick. "Spots on the Sun." English Mechanic, 8 (no. 203; February 12, 1869): 468. Denning, William Frederick. "Spots on the Sun." English Mechanic, 8 (no. 204; February 19, 1869): 491, (illustration).]


1869 Feb 3 / [LT of], 12-b / Sunspots. [III; 1699. Denning, William Frederick. "Spots on the Sun." London Times, February 3, 1869, p. 12 c. 2.]


1869 Feb 4 / Marseilles / fog, but moist, spreading disagreeable odor / C.R. 68-1023. [III; 1700. Deville, Ch. Sainte-Claire. "Des retours périodiques de certains phénomènes en mai, août et novembre 1868, février 1869." Comptes Rendus, 68 (1869): 1021-1023, at 1023.]


1869 Feb 8 / Met / France / BA 69-281. [III; 1701. 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 281.]


1869 Feb. 9 / S Africa / Fire broke out over region 400 miles long, 15 to 150 wide. / Sci Rev 4/100. [III; 1702. (Sci. Rev., 4-100.) "South Africa." New York Tribune, April 15, 1869, p. 1 c. 6.]


1869 Feb 11 / 5:31 p.m. / Malta / Large met passed near Mars. / BA 74-292. [III; 1703. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, George Forbes, Alexander Stewart Herschel, Charles Brooke. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors during the year 1873-74." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1874, 269-359, at 292-293.]


1869 Feb 12 / Remarkable storm / Symons 4/21. [III; 1704. "The Remarkable Storm of February 12th, 1869." Symons's Meteorological Magazine, 4 (March 1869): 21-24.]


1869 Feb 13 / Op Mars / (Al). [III; 1705. Opposition of Mars. Nautical Almanac and Astronomical Ephemeris, 1869, 485.]


1869 Feb 13-14 / 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. / Many meteors at Marseilles. 93 counted. / C.R. 68-1023. [III; 1706. Deville, Ch. Sainte-Claire. "Des retours périodiques de certains phénomènes en mai, août et novembre 1868, février 1869." Comptes Rendus, 68 (1869): 1021-1023, at 1023.]


[1869 Feb 18. Wrong date. See: 1869 Jan 21, (III; 1707).]


1869L / Feb 23 / Eleven spots on floor of Plato / Astro Reg 7/178 / but turned to Mars? [III; 1708. Birt, William Radcliffe. "Spots on the Floor of Plato." Astronomical Register, 7 (August 1869): 178-179.]


1869 Feb 24 / Met / France / BA 69-281. [III; 1709. 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 281.]


1869 March 2 / Met / France / BA 69-281. [III; 1710. 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 281.]


1869 March 3 / Melbourne / Sky dark and great dust fall / The Field, May 22-424-2. [III; 1711. "An Australian Dust Storm." Field, May 22, 1869, p. 424. See: 1869 March 3, (III; 1716).]


1869 March 3 / Ice / Bendigo Advertiser of / That a cor writing to the Ballarat Star had reported as having fallen in a recent th. stor a large block or sheet of ice 20 feet by 20 feet by about 20 inches thickness. The story was doubted but the Editor of the Ararat Advertiser. Wrote that the ice had fallen and had been visited by many persons, and was solid ice and no accumulation of hailstones. [III; 1712.1, 1712.2. "A Monster Hailstone." Bendigo Advertiser, March 3, 1869, p. 2 c. 4. "A correspondent, writing to the Ballarat Star the other day, described a large block of ice deposited by the late thunderstorm, which was lying somewhere between the Challicum and Gorinn runs. He described it, if our memory serves us, as over twenty feet in length, and of about the same breadth, while it was nearly twenty inches in thickness. The veracity of the account was doubted by a good many, who could scarcely credit the deposit of such a " hailstone" on the spot where it was found. " We are in a position to state, however," says the Ararat Advertiser, "that the account was quite correct, and that the block of ice was visited and seen by nearly every resident in the neighborhood. Some think that the ice may have been an accumulation of hail from the heavy storm referred to; but the mass presented no indication of such a formation, being apparently quite solid." "A correspondent, writing to the Ballarat Star the other day...." Melbourne Argus, March 1, 1869, p. 5 c. 5-6. Either this same large block of ice or another, with different measurements, fell near Challicum, Victoria, Australia. "Persons of strong powers of belief...." Ovens and Murray Advertiser, (Beechworth, Victoria), February 27, 1869, p. 2 c. 7. "Persons of strong powers of belief have a good opportunity of exercising them on the following paragraph from the Dunolly Express:'A most extraordinary circumstance is said to have happened near the Challicum station during the storm on Monday last. A large mass of ice, from fifteen to twenty feet long, six or seven feet wide, and three feet in thickness, fell to the ground, where it remained unthawed till Thursday."]


1869 March 3 / Aust and Europe / See Auroras / Ap 15 and May 14. [III; 1713. See: 1869 April 15, (III; 1754); 1869 Ap. 15, (III: 1757, 1758, 1758, 1760, 1761, 2051); 1869 May 13, (III; 1774); 1869 May 13-14-15, (III: 1347, 1774 & 1775); 1869 May 14, (III; 1776); and, 1869 May 15-16, (III; 1777).]


1869 March 3 / Melbourne in darkness and great dustfall / Field, May 22. [III; 1714. "An Australian Dust Storm." Field, May 22, 1869, p. 424.]


1869 March 3 / Dust / Melbourne / The Age, 4-3-5 / Ab 7 a.m., vast clouds of dust and Melbourne in darkness. Fell in a gale at Castlemaine and Ballarat. "Such a peculiar storm is unprecedented in this colony." Said been something like it in Sydney ab 16 years before. / See March 4. [III; 1715. "A Dust Storm." The Age, (Melbourne), March 4, 1869, p. 3 c. 5.]


1869 March 3 / Melbourne dust / At 1 a.m., a hot wind blowing. About 7 a.m., came a "tremendous duststorm which obscured the city. / The Argus (Melbourne) March 4everything in darkness. "A very peculiar phenomenon was noticeable in the approach of this duststorm. Along the whole of its upper edge glowed a strong, yellow light, which gave the idea of a fierce fire raging behind dense clouds of smoke." Writer thinks it due to electric conditions. / A violent magnetic storm at the same time. [III; 1716.1, 1716.2. "Melbourne and its vicinity was yesterday morning...." Melbourne Argus, March 4, 1869, p. 4 c. 5-6. "Extraordinary Storm." Melbourne Argus, March 4, 1869, p. 5 c. 5. "During the whole night the electric condition of the atmosphere was one of very high negative tension and violent disturbance; vivid sparks could be obtained from the instruments at the Observatory all the morning." There were no references to a magnetic storm in these articles.]


1868 March 4 / 23-24 / Dustfall / Italy / Zeit. Met 4/204 / Sicily and Calabria / ink rains on 25th, p. 206 / p. 229. [III; 1717. "Kleinere Mittheilungen." Zeitschrift der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Meteorologie, 4 (1869): 200-208, at 205-206. "Kleinere Mittheilungen." Zeitschrift der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Meteorologie, 4 (1869): 227-235, at 228-230.]


1868 March 4 / at Castlemaine / Ab 9 p.m., 2 extraordinary meteors. They left dark trains that turned yellow. Visible 80 seconds. / trains or mets? not said / (Melb.) The Age 6-2-5. [III; 1718. (Melbourne Age, March 6, 1869, p. 2 c. 5.; this issue's date is not online at Trove.)]


1869 March 7 / Long trains of sunspots / M. Notice 29-226. [III; 1719. Browning, John. "On an extensive Train of Sun-spots." Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 29 (March 12, 1869): 225-226, (illustration).]


[1869 March 7 /] 1869 May 5 / At Ojo Caliente, Mexico, during a th. storm, body of fire fell upon a church, and exploded and wrecked the building, killing 40 worshippers. / Sunday Times (London), June 6. [III; 1772. (London Sunday Times, June 6, 1869 @ Gale News Vault.) "Meteor Falls in Zacatecas, Mexico." Weekly Trinity Journal, (Weaverville, California), May 1, 1869, p. 2 c. 3. "On the 7th of March, a large body, or column, of fire fell upon the church, during service, at a place called Ojo Caliente, near Zacatecas, and crushed in the roof, killing instantly some forty people and wounding many others. Several telegraphic instruments were melted at the same time in the neighborhood."]


1869 Mar. 10 / Mar 24 / Mediterranean / Red sand / C. Rendus 70/1044. ** [III; 1720. Tarry, H. "Sur les pluies de poussière et les pluies de sang." Comptes Rendus, 70 (1870): 1043-1046, at 1046. Lais, Giuseppe. "Sedimente Sabbiosi delle Acque de Pioggia." Atti dell'Accademia Pontificia de'Nuovi Lincei, 29 (1875-1876): 246-252, at 251.]


1869 March 10 / Brownish yellow matter / (Naples) / Cosmos 3/4/398. [III; 1721. "Les pluies de poussière...." Cosmos, s. 3 v. 4 (April 10, 1869): 397-398.]


1869 March 10 / dry fog and sand / Supposed sirocco / fog and red rain / L'Annee Sci 14-191. [III; 1722. "Le sirocco à Naples." Année Scientifique et Industrielle, 14 (1869): 191.]


1869 March 10 / With dust / find no meteors in BA. [III; 1723.]


1869 March 12 / Time of fall of dust at Batna, there was a slight shock of earthquake at Biskra. / La Sci Pour Tous 15-159. [III; 1724. "Correspondance." La Science Pour Tous, 15 (no. 20; April 16, 1870): 159.]


1869 March 14 / Large sunspot / M. Notices 29-300. [III; 1725. Browning, John. "Note on a Sun-spot seen March 14, 1869." Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 29 (May 14, 1869): 300-301.]


1869 March 15 / 6 p.m. / Smart shock, E Lancashire / March 17, several, afternoon and evening E Yorkshire / Birmingham Gazette, March 20. [III; 1726. "A very distinct shock of earthquake...." Birmingham Daily Gazette, March 17, 1869, p. 2 c. 7. “Earthquake in East Yorkshire.” Aris's Birmingham Gazette, March 20, 1869, p. 6 c. 2. “News of the Week.” Aris's Birmingham Gazette, March 20, 1869, p. 6 c. 3-4.]


1869 March 15 / ab. 6 p.m. / Lancashire / q / LT, March 16 / and W. Yorkshire / and loud rumbling sound like distant thunder / Times, 17 / rumbling sound at Hull / no mention of shock feltTimes 19-12-f. / 1[note cut off] / 1— / 1— / 1— / L 19. [III; 1727. "Earthquakes." London Times, March 16, 1869, p. 11 c. 6. "The Earthquake," and, "To the Editor of the Times." London Times, March 17, 1869, p. 12 c. 2. Hare, William. "The Earthquake in Yorkshire." London Times, March 19, 1869, p. 12 c. 6.]


1869 March 16 / ab. 3 p.m. / Several shocks and rumbling sounds / E. Yorkshire / [L] Times 19-11-f. [III; 1728. Hare, William. "The Earthquake in Yorkshire." London Times, March 19, 1869, p. 12 c. 6. Hare reported shocks in Hull, about 6 P.M.]


1869 March 17 / Great explosion in Paris / also one at Saintes, Belgium / D News 22-2-5. [III; 1729. "The Terrible Explosion in Paris." London Daily News, March 19, 1869, p. 5 c. 2. "Terrible Explosion in Belgium and Loss of Life." London Daily News, March 22, 1869, p. 2 c. 5.]


1869 March 23 / Volc? / Straits of Messina, 3 p.m., for 20 minutes fell a heavy shower of mud. / Sci. Op., Ap. 7, 1869, p. 439. [III; 1730. (Scientific Opinion, April 7, 1869, p. 439.)]


1869 March 23 / Sicily / thick clouds and a yellow rain / In all respects like that of the 10th. / See 24. [III; 1731. See: 1869 March 24, (III: 1732 & 1733).]


1869 March 24th / See 23. / Colored rain at Lesina and Illyria / C.R. 70/1371. [III; 1732. Tarry, H. "Sur les pluies de poussière et les pluies de sang." Comptes Rendus, 70 (1870): 1369-1372, at 1371. "Kleinere Mittheilungen." Zeitschrift der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Meteorologie, 4 (1869): 200-208, at 205-206. See: 1869 March 23, (III: 1730 & 1731).]


1869 March 24 / Dustfall / Daranelles / Monatsb. Ak., Berl / 1869-308. [III; 1733. Ehrenberg, Christian Gottfried. "Über den am 24. Märs dieses Jahres mit Nord-Ost-Sturm gefallenen rothen Passatstaub in den Dardanellen und dessen Verbreitung über Griechenland bis Krain." Monatsberichte der Königlich-Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin, 1869, 308-320.]


1869 March 27 / (met Mars) / 9:55 p.m. (at Paris) / by M. Laussedat / came from a point near Mars / C.R. 68/785. La Sci P. T 14-149 / C.R. [III; 1734. Laussedat. "Sur un bolide observé à Paris le 27 mars 1869." Comptes Rendus, 68 (1869): 784-785. "Météorologie.—Bolide Observé à Paris, le 27 Mars 1869." La Science Pour Tous, 14 (no. 19; April 10, 1869): 149.]


1869 March 27 / Bolide at Paris / La Sci Pour Tous 14-149. [III; 1735. "Météorologie.—Bolide Observé à Paris, le 27 Mars 1869." La Science Pour Tous, 14 (no. 19; April 10, 1869): 149.]


1869 March 27 / Red snow / Sicily and Dardenelles / Les Mondes 25/226. [III; 1736. Ehrenberg, Christian Gottfried. "Résume sommaire de recherches suivies depuis 1847 sur les germes organiques, invisibles à l'oeil mu, suspendus dans l'atmosphère." Les Mondes, 25 (1871): 224-228, at 226.]


1869 March 29 / Auroral bands and lunar halo / N. Zealand / Trans. N.Z. Inst 1902-406. [III; 1737. Skey, Henry. "Notes on the Aurora in the Southern Hemisphere." Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 35 (1902): 405-408, at 406. "A similar phenomenon occurred on the 29th March, 1869, in which the bands extended from north to south, accompanied by a lunar halo, the moon being near full and over the east."]


1869 March 30 / Thunder and lightning and earthquake shocks at Ballarat, Victoria / Melbourne AgeAp 1-2-5. [III; 1738. "Some correspondents, quite respectable enough to be reliable, inform the Courier...." The Age, (Melbourne), April 1, 1869, p. 2 c. 5.]


[1869 Aprl. 1. Wrong date. See: 1869 April 11, (III; 1739).]


1869 Ap 2, 3, 8, 9 / Aurora in north of Europe / C.R., 68-951+. [III; 1740. Rayet. "Aurore boréale du 15 avril 1869." Comptes Rendus, 68 (1869): 950-953, at 951.]


1869 Ap. 3 / 5 a.m. / Detonating meteor of Carlisle / Sci Gossip 1869-119. [III; 1741. Bowman, J. "Large Aerolite." Science Gossip, 5 (no. 53; May 1, 1869): 119.]


1869 / early in April / (3) / Carlisle / Flaming thing struck a gate postpassed over towngave impression of being "prevented from falling by some invisible connecting cord." / Symons Met 4/37. [III; 1742. "A Pillar of Fire (?)." Symons's Meteorological Magazine, 4 (April 1869): 37. No "struck" mentioned.]


1869 April / q / I / Peshawar, India / BA '11. [III; 1743. A class I earthquake. Milne, 721.]


1869 Ap 9 / Leaves / Last Oct., 1889. [III; 1744. See: 1889 / last of Oct (VI; 1900), and, 1889 Oct., last of, (VI; 1901).]


1869 Ap 9 / D-242 / Leaves fell. / Autrèche (Indre-et-Loire), France. [III; 1745. The note copies information from page 242 of The Book of the Damned. "Pluie de feuilles de chène par un temps très-calme et serein à Autrèche (Indre-et-Loire)." Cosmos, s. 3 v. 4 (May 22, 1869): 574.]


1869 Ap. 10 / Leaves / Ap. 1, 1900. [III; 1746. See: 1900 April 1, (VIII; 593).]


1869 Ap. 10 / Leaves / Ap, 1885 / Ap 25, 1886. [III; 1747. See: 1885 May 2, (V; 2164), and, 1886 Ap. 25, (VI; 425).]


1869 Ap. / Leaves / Oct last, 1889. [III; 1748. See: 1889 / last of Oct, (VI: 1900 & 1901).]


1869 Ap. / Leaves / Dec 12, 1920. [III; 1749. See: 1920 Dec 12, (X; 1200).]


1869 Ap. / Leaves / Ap 1, 1900. [III; 1750. See: 1900 April 1, (VIII; 593).]


1869 Ap 10 / Leaves / Ap. 25, 1886. [III; 1751. See: 1886 Ap. 25, (VI; 425).]


1869 Ap. 10 / Leaves / See May 2, 1885. [III; 1752. See: 1885 May 2, (V; 2164).]


1869 Ap 10 / Leaves / Dec 11, 1920. [III; 1753. See: 1920 Dec 12, (X; 1200).]


[1869 April 11 /] 1869 Aprl. 1 / 4 meteors / Montcalieri / L'Année Sci 14-11. [III; 1739. "Les Bolides en 1869." Année Scientifique et Industrielle, 14 (1869): 9-20, at 11. Two meteors, (not four), were observed by Francesco Denza, at Montcalieri, and, at the same times, by Giuseppe Zezioli, at Bergamo.]


1869 April 15 / Aurora / La Sci Pour Tous 14-180. [III; 1754. Quetelet, E. "Sur l'aurore boréale du 15 avril 1869, observée à Bruxelles." Comptes Rendus, 68 (1869): 990-991.]


1869 Ap. 15 / haze / 7:45 p.m. / New York / Mars in a ring [of] light with radiating bars. / Moon like nucleus [of] a comet with vast tail. / Sci Am. 20-299. [III; 1755. "The Recent Auroral Display." Scientific American, n.s., 20 (May 8, 1869): 299.]


1869 Ap. 15 / Great aurora, Toronto / Nature 2-453. [III; 1756. Elvins, A. "The Haze Accompanying Auroral Displays." Nature, 2 (October 6, 1870): 453.]


1869 Ap. 15 / "Very fine display" of aurora / Victoria, Australia / Trans Roy Soc Victoria 10-62. [III; 1757. Ellery, Robert Lewis John. "On the late Exceptional Season and Frequency of Aurorae." Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, 10 (1870-1872): 56-64, at 62.]


1869 Ap. 15 / Melbourne Argus, Ap. 16-4-7ab midnight, aurora illuminating a large extent of the southern heavens, wide arch from horizon to horizon. Also a glare which was thought by many persons to be the reflection of a great fire from beyond St. Kilda. [III; 1758. "That beautiful phenomenon, the aurora australis, was visible...." Melbourne Argus, April 16, 1869, p. 4 c. 7.]


1869 Ap. 15 / at Paris / C.R. 68-947 / 8 p.m., shafts of light from Great Bear toward E., like a fan. [III; 1759. Robert, E.; Chapelas; and, Tremeschini. "observation d'une aurore boréale, à Paris et dans les environs, le 15 avril à 8 heures du soir." Comptes Rendus, 68 (1869): 947-949, at 947.]


[1869 Ap. 15 /] 1869 Aug 15 / Aurora / Paris / C.R. 68/947. [III; 2061. Robert, E.; Chapelas; and, Tremeschini. "observation d'une aurore boréale, à Paris et dans les environs, le 15 avril à 8 heures du soir." Comptes Rendus, 68 (1869): 947-949.]


1869 April 15 / Aurora / C.R. 68/950 / at Brussels990, 991, 1049, 1120, 1140, 1164 / Circumstances962 / Liverpool and Munich1051, 1201. [III; 1760. Rayet. "Aurore boréale du 15 avril 1869." Comptes Rendus, 68 (1869): 950-953. "M. Ch. Sainte-Claire Deville présente les remarques suivantes sur les diverses circonstances...." Comptes Rendus, 68 (1869): 962-965. Quetelet, E. "Sur l'aurore boréale du 15 avril 1869, observée à Bruxelles." Comptes Rendus, 68 (1869): 990-991. Silbermann, J. "Note sur les diverses apparences qu'a successivement présentées l'aurore boréale du 15 avril 1869." Comptes Rendus, 68 (1869): 1049-1051. "M. Ch. Sainte-Claire Deville communique l'extrait d'une Lettre de M. Robert Scott...." Comptes Rendus, 68 (1869): 1051. Silbermann, J. "Sur les aurore boréales et, en particulier, sur celles des 13, 14 et 15 mai 1869." Comptes Rendus, 68 (1869): 1164-1167. Lamont. "Remarques sur les aurores boréales observées à Munich." Comptes Rendus, 68 (1869): 1201-1202.]


1869 Ap 15 / A / Am J Sci 2/48/114, 146. [III; 1761. Kingston, G.T. "Aurora at Toronto, Canada." American Journal of Science, s. 2 v. 48 (1869): 65-67. Gilman, W.S., Jr. "On the Aurora seen in New York, April 15, 1869." American Journal of Science, s. 2 v. 48 (1869): 114-116. "Aurora Borealis of the evening of April 15th." American Journal of Science, s. 2 v. 48 (1869): 146.]


1869 Ap. 16 / N.Y. Times, 1-7 / Aurora. [III; 1762. "The Northern Lights." New York Times, April 16, 1869, p. 1 c. 7.]


1869 April 17 / [LT of], 8-c / 17-12-b / Aurora / Worcestershire. [III; 1763. "The Season." London Times, April 17, 1869, p. 8 c. 3. Talmage, C.G. "Aurora Borealis." London Times, April 17, 1869, p. 12 c. 2.]


1869 April 18 / afternoon / Lyndon, Ill. / Tornado / Finley's Rept. [III; 1764. Finley, 4.]


1869 Ap 25 or 18 / (Levitation) / Galagnani's Messenger, Ap 30, from the Exeter Gazetteabout noon "Sunday", sun shining brilliantlycloudless"not a breath of windsuddenly a noise like that of a rocket and dust was whirled. A current of air rushed across River Exe, raising a wave ab a foot high. [III; 1765.1, 1765.2. "A natural phenomeon was witnessed at Exeter...." Galagnani's Messenger, April 30, 1869, p. 2 c. 2. "Whirlwind." Exeter and Plymouth Gazette, April 30, 1869, p. 6 c. 1. "A phenomenon of an interesting as well as somewhat alarming character, was witnessed on Sunday, at noon, near the Port Royal Inn, by the side of the River Exe. The sun was shining brilliantly, the sky clear, and not a breath of wind was stirring, when, suddenly, at least half-dozen persons who were passing at the time heard a noise like that made by the progress of a rocket, and saw the dust whirled up the pathway skirting the river. Instantaneously a strong current of air rushed across the river, raising a boiling wave about a foot in height and from five to six feet in breadth, and throwing up spray some three feet in the air. The boats in the vicinity rolled considerably, and those which were moored to the rafts across the stream were turned round swiftly, as if by a strong gale. About eighteen years ago a simlar phenomenon was observed in the same locality, when a boat was lifted up several feet from the ground. The phenomenon only lasted about a minute. The whizzing noise was heard by persons in the Port Royal Inn, as well as by those outside. It is understood these occurrences are of electrical origin." The "Sunday" was April 25.]


1869 Ap. 27 / began / Religo-Phil Jour, Oct 2-1-4, copying from the Richmond Enquirer of Sept 1 / W. R. Chiles / Home of Mr. Chiles, North Street, Richmond, Furniture "turned topsy turvy". Stones thrown. A Mrs. Bagsett arrested. Someone swore saw her throw a stone. Others testified that they saw stones arriving at times Mrs B near them and under watch, and not guilty. Also doorbell ringingMrs. B was the next door neighbor. Raps / Ap 27 and for 10 days doorbell ringing and raps on door. End of 10 days stones began and reached climax May 27. Stopped ab June 1. [A; 543.1, 543.2, 543.3. "A Virginia Ghost." Religio-Philosophical Journal, 7 (no. 2; October 2, 1869): 1, (c. 4). "A Virginia Ghost." Keowee Courier, (Pickens Court House, South Carolina), October 8, 1869, p. 1 c. 2-3.]


1869 Ap. 27 / Mrs B acquitted without jury leaving box. / There was a Miss B "young lady". [A; 544.]


1869 Ap. 28 / Met / France / BA 69-281. [III; 1766. 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 281.]


1869 / early in May / Vast fire from earthnaptha on Caspian Sea caught fire. / Che News 19/286. [III; 1767. "Extraordinary Phenomenon." Chemical News and Journal of Industrial Science, 19 (June 11, 1869): 286.]


1869 May 1 / Nothing in Birm Daily Post. [III; 1790.]


1869 May 1 / Great sunspot / M. Notices 29-302. [III; 1768. Bidder, George Parker, Jr. "On a Remarkable Sun-spot observed May 1st 1869." Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 29 (May 14, 1869): 302.]


1869 May 1 / Remarkable sunspots with spiral effect / on 2nd, spiral effect gone / Sci Op 2-79. [III; 1769. (Science Opinion, 2-79.)]


1869 May 2 / 12 p.m.Cor who signs self D.T.K. / Astro Reg 7/139 / Northampton. Looking at Venus and saw strange objects of various sizessome appearing larger than Jupiter. Stream for more than an hour. Many of the larger had a bluish fringe on one side. Thinks could not be seeds so early in May. [III; 1770.1, 1770.2. "Bright Objects Passing the Sun." Astronomical Register, 7 (June 1869): 138-139.]


1869 May 5 / 6:32 p.m. / Metite of Krähenburg, in the Palatinate / BA 69-20. [III; 1771. This is the Krähenberg meteorite. Flight, Walter. A Chapter in the History of Meteorites. London: Dulau, 1887, 5-7. Georg von Neumayer believed that its trajectory linked it to the Eta Aquarid meteor shower, (which would indicate its origin in Halley's Comet); however, it fell in daylight from "a small cloud. Neumayer, Georg Balthazar von. "On the recent fall of an Aërolite at Krähenburg in the Palatinate." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1869, Notices and Abstracts, 20.]


[1869 May 5. Wrong date. See: 1869 March 7, (III; 1772).]


1869 May 6 / 4:30 a.m. / Near Smith Island, south of Yeddo Gulf, Japan, as reported by Capt. Nickerson, of the ship National Eaglecolumn of smoke issuing from the ocean and volcanic rocks protruding and sea muddy. / San Fran Ev. Bulletin, June 3. [III; 1773. (San Francisco Evening Bulletin, June 3, 1869.)]


1869 May 13 / O / Aurora / 10:15 p.m. / Yorkshire / Corruscations meeting in a large irregular oval halo / ab 15 or 20 degrees SE of the zenith. This place remained fixed the whole evening but arches moved. / Astro Reg 7-135 / Belfastbody of light concentrated 8 to 10 degrees S.E. of Polaris (Ursa Majoris in the zenith). / A silver line shot from the Pointers. 10:45, at Hull, all corruscations converged toward Epsilon in Boötes. / Ab. 11, at Hull. Mars enveloped in red mass of light. / York, Mars mentioned as in it. [III; 1774.1, 1774.2, 1774.3. "'Grand Auroral Display,' May 13th, 1869." Astronomical Register, 7 (June 1869): 135-138, at 137-138. This was the coronal display of an aurora, in which its streamers converge near the observer's zenith.]


1869 May 13-14-15 / Aurora / C.R. 68/ 1159, 1162, 1164, 1203. [III; 1775. Rayet, Fron, De Vougy, Zandyck, and, Conte. Em. "Aurora boréale du 13 mai 1869." Comptes Rendus, 68 (1869): 1159-1162. Chapelas. "Aurora boréale du 13 mai 1869." Comptes Rendus, 68 (1869): 1162-1163. Silbermann, J. "Sur les aurore boréales et, en particulier, sur celles des 13, 14 et 15 mai 1869." Comptes Rendus, 68 (1869): 1164-1167. "M. Ch. Sainte-Claire Deville prénte, en outre, divers documents relatifs aux aurora boréales...." Comptes Rendus, 68 (1869): 1203-1204.]


[1869 May 13-14-15 /] 1868 May 13-14 / night / Aurora / C.R., vol. 68. [III; 1347. See: 1869 May 13-14-15, (III; 1775).]


1869 May 14 / Aurora simultaneous in Australia and England / Nautical Mag 1870/120 / Aug 1869). [III; 1776. "The Same Aurora Seen in the North and the South." Nautical Magazine, 39 (1870): 120-122. See: 1869 Aug 17 and 18, (III; 2063), and, 1869 Aug 17, (III; 2064).]


1869 May 15-16 / at Grenfell / midnight / southern sky / aurora / Sydney Morning Herald, 19th / N.S. Wales. [III; 1777. "The Sydney Monthly Overland Mail." Sydney Morning Herald, May 19, 1869, p. 5 c. 1.]


1869 May 18 / Conj Mars and moon / Ast Reg 7/139. [III; 1778. "Occultation of Regulus, and Conjunction of Mars with the Moon." Astronomical Register, 7 (June 1869): 139.]


1869 May 19 / See Aug 29, 1863. / Heard again at Hawkhrust by Prof. Herschel / constant rumbling sound at 3:20 p.m. Lasted 10 minutesheard again at 6 o'clock. He reports the effect was "awe inspiring". Says at the first sound sky blue. Says a very heavy black storm was passing along the whole N. horizon very low and distant, but to others it sounded like blasting, and he thinks it was artillery practice at Hastings, except that would be an interrupted sound. / Repeated May 31a roaring sound with gusts of wind and rain. / Proc Brit Met. Soc., 2-102. [III; 1779.1, 1779.2. Herschel, Alexander Stewart. "Sound in the Upper Air, while the Lower Air was still." Proceedings of the British Meteorological Society, 2 (February 1864): 102-104. "Correspondence, &c." Proceedings of the Meteorological Society, 5 (November 17, 1869): 25-28. See: 1869 May 31, (III; 1795).]


1869 May 20 / [LT], 9-b / Th. storms. [III; 1780. "Thunderstorms." London Times, May 20, 1869, p. 9 c. 2.]


1869 May 20 / ab. 11 p.m. / Great det met / New York City, etc. / BA 1870/88 / '69-308. Am J. Sci 2/48/145, 146. [III; 1781. (BA 70-88. BA 69-308.) "Remarkable Meteor of May 20th." American Journal of Science, s. 2 v. 48 (1869): 145-146. "Meteor of May 20th." American Journal of Science, s. 2 v. 48 (1869): 146.]


1869 May 22 / (Fr) / (F) / 9:45 a.m. / Cléguerec, Vendée /metites. / C.R. 68-1338 / BA '69. [III; 1782. De Limur. "Bolide tombé le 22 mai 1869 dans la commune de Cléguérec, arrondissement de Napoléonville (Morbihan)." Comptes Rendus, 69 (1869): 1338-1339. 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 254-255 & 278. Monck, William Henry Stanley. "AerolitesPerpetual Motion.” English Mechanic, 79 (no. 2045; June 3, 1904): 383-384. See: 1868 May 22, (III; 1353). This is the Cléguerec meteorite.]


1869 May 22 / 9:45 p.m. / Meteor seen, Napoléonville (Morbihan) / C.R. 68-1338 / du sud au nord. / Fell near Cléguérec / fell incandescent / most like Jan 30, 1868. [III; 1783. De Limur. "Bolide tombé le 22 mai 1869 dans la commune de Cléguérec, arrondissement de Napoléonville (Morbihan)." Comptes Rendus, 69 (1869): 1338-1339. See: 1868 Jan 30, (III: 1274 & 1275).]


1869 May 22 / In Les Mondes 20-656, said that this met stone was, before broken by peasants, in the form of a regular cone. [III; 1784. Arrondeau. "Le bolide du 22 mai 1869." Les Mondes, 20 (1869):  655-656, at 656.]


1869 May 25? / Symons 4-137, quoting Morning Advertiser of May 28, which quotes Birm D. Post. Says that like the stones which fell at Birm the year before. They looked like Rawley ragstone until broken up, then difference apparent. [III; 1785. "A Meteoric Stone Shower at Wolverhampton?" Symons's Meteorological Magazine, 4 (October 1869): 137-138. The Birmingham Daily Gazette, (not the Birmingham Daily Post), is quoted. See: 1869 May 25, (III; 1788.) "A Meteoric Stone Shower at Wolverhampton." Birmingham Daily Gazette,  May 27, 1869, p. 6 c. 6.]


1869 May 25 / Nothing in Wolv. Chronicle / Try Birm. paper, Wolv. Dept. [III; 1786.]


1869 May 25 / In London Morning Advertiser of 28th, from Birmingham Gazette, said that the large number of stones found after the rain "bearing resemblance to nothing with which the roads are paved, or any stones found in the district". [III; 1787. "A Meteoric Stone Shower at Wolverhampton." London Morning Advertiser, May 28, 1869, p. 3 c. 2. "A Meteoric Stone Shower at Wolverhampton." Birmingham Daily Gazette,  May 27, 1869, p. 6 c. 6.]


1869 May 25 / Description in M. Advertiser is from Birm Daily Gazette, May 27th. [III; 1788. "A Meteoric Stone Shower at Wolverhampton." London Morning Advertiser, May 28, 1869, p. 3 c. 2. "A Meteoric Stone Shower at Wolverhampton." Birmingham Daily Gazette,  May 27, 1869, p. 6 c. 6.]


1869 May 25 / In Birm Daily Gazette, 26th, said that at Wolverhampton there was a general impression that "so called thunderbolts" had fallen. [III; 1789. "Thunderstorm." Birmingham Daily Gazette, May 26, 1869, p. 8 c. 4. "Wolverhampton and the neighbourhood was visited by a storm of thunder, lightning, and heavy rain yesterday afternoon. The lightning was extremely vivid, and the thunder broke over the town with almost deafening report. Two flashes of lightning were so strong and so brilliant, and the thunder that followed so loud, that a general impression prevailed that so-called 'thunder bolts had fallen.'"]


1869 May 25 / 4-184 / In Symons Met Mag 4-137, that ac to Birmingham Gazette, after th. storm in Wolverhampton large number of small dark stones found in many streets and roads. [III; 1791. "A Meteoric Stone Shower at Wolverhampton?" Symons's Meteorological Magazine, 4 (October 1869): 137-138.]


[1869 May 27 and June 9 /] 1867 May 27 and June 9 / Tiflis / Crystalline hailstones / See 1869. [III; 1074. See: 1869 June 9, (III; 1808).]


1869 May 27 / see 1861. / Tiflis / ext hail / D-291. [III; 1792. See: 1869 June 9, (III; 1808). Fort also links this fall of hail, at Lucerne, to another on the same day of the year in 1861. See: 1861 June 9, (III; 108).]


1869 May 28 / the Tuesday before / Met stones of Wolverhampton / Symons Met 4-158. [III; 1793. "A Meteoric Stone Shower at Wolverhampton?" Symons's Meteorological Magazine, 4 (October 1869): 137-138.]


1869 May 29 / Met burst at point 10 or 12 degrees below Saturn. / B Assoc 1869-254. [III; 1794. 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 254-255.]


1869 May 31 / Repetition of May 19. [III; 1795. See: 1869 May 19, (III; 1779)].


1869 May 31 / ab. 11 p.m. / Kent. / Met ap. size of moondetonation shook ground. / BA 69-256. Seen Wales, Devonshire, W. to E. / In France and Belgium. [III; 1796. 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 256-257.]


1869 May 31 / Det. met / France / BA 69-281. [III; 1797. 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 258-259 & 281.]


1869 May 31 / (Sound) / (1) / ab 11 p.m. / Met det / Hawkhurst, etc., Kent / BA, 69/257. Heard 11:05. / In Sussex, met seen and heard 11:15 p.m. [III; 1798. 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 256-261.]


1869 May 31 / 10:57 p.m. / Magnificent meteor seen to explode at Norwich./ No sound. / LT, June 2. [III; 1799. Eade, Peter. "A Meteor." London Times, June 2, 1869, p. 11 c. 6.]


1869 May 31 / Met (?) close to ground, at Herring's Gate, form of a tadpole, wiggled a fiery red tail and disappeared. About 30 feet from ground seemed to disap. / Might have been high but was seen by no one else. / Sc. Op. 2/32. [III; 1800. (Scientific Opinion, 2-32.)]


1869 June 1 / Earthquake / sea waves / San Francisco / Ref, May 13, 1850. [III; 1801. Holden, Edward Singleton. List of Recorded Earthquakes in California, Lower California, Oregon and Washington Territory. Sacramento: State Office, J.D. Young, Supt. of State Printing, 1887, 54.]


1869 June 5 / Severe q. / Christchurch, N Zealand / London Standard, Aug. 9. [III; 1802. "Australia and New Zealand." London Standard, August 9, 1869, p. 6 c. 3-4.]


1869 Jun 5 LT, p. 12 from Manchester Guardian / Crowds about the Feathers Hotel in one of the busiest centers in Manchester / For 5 weeks been ringing of all the bells in the hotel. They were muffled and stopped but began again. Police and other investigation and nothing found out. "An indescribable presence is said to have made itself manifest on the stairs, dressed in most UNghostly habiliments of black / The cook was taken seriously ill and resigned his position. [A; 545.1, 545.2. "A Ghost in Manchester." London Times, June 5, 1869, p. 12 c. 2. "An indescribable presence is said to have made itself manifest on the stairs of the hotel, dressed in most unghostly habiliments of black, to a couple of boys and a policeman, who were so much frightened by the sight that they are unable to give any account of the spirit's disappearance. Of al the inmates of the house the cook has been most affected by the spiritual influence, and on Wednesday resigned her comfortable situation...." The London Times cites the Manchester [Weekly] Examiner, (not the Manchester Guardian), as its source. "Ghost in Manchester." Manchester Times, June 5, 1869, p. 5 c. 5. Pabst also copied this note as "III; 1803(1) & 1803(2)." Thayer had apparently referred to "Box A" for this note, failed to indicate this, then resumed "Box 3." Pabst: "Missing from file. See The Fortean, #53, p. 407, c. 2."]


[1869 June 5, (III; 1803). Duplicated note. See: 1869 June 5, (A; 545).]


1869 June 6 / R. W. Payne writes from Sleaford that he saw, ab 3, 20 m of, GMT, in the afternoon, luminous obj leave the neighborhood of Venus and descend slowly. / Astro Reg 7/185. [III; 1804. Payne, R.W. "Bright Bodies on the Sun." Astronomical Register, 7 (August 1869): 185.]


1869 June 6 / Small sea shellfish. / Chester, Penn. [III; 1805.]


1869 June 6 / afternoon / Chester, Pa. / Ac to witness, Mr. Y. S. Walter, Editor of the Delaware Co., Republican. / They were exhibited to the Conchological Section of the Acad of Nat Science, Philadelphiashellsspecimens of Gemma Gemma. / Pop. Sci Rev 9/223. [III; 1806. "A Shower of Shell-fish." Popular Science Review, 9 (1870): 223-224. "Fall of Shell-Fish in a Rain Storm." American Naturalist, 3 (December 1869): 556. "A Shower of Shells." Fairfield Herald, (Winnsboro, S.C.), June 30, 1869, p. 2 c. 5. "The Delaware county (Pa.) Republican of the 15th says: 'On Saturday afternoon last about 3 o'clock a shower of shells fell in this vicinity. For an hour previous to the storm a heavy black cloud appeared in the west, which spread in all directions, betokening a thunderstorm of unusual violence. At half-past 2 o'clock a high wind prevailed, which subsided as the rain commenced to fall in large drops, accompanied by what others in this office supposed to be hail, but which proved on examination to be small shells resembling the shell-fish known as the round clam. We have a number of the minute shells now in our possession, gathered by a lady during the storm, which are open to the inspection of the curious or those who are doubtful on the subject."]


1869 June 9-10 / Cyclone in India / (L) / Sci Op 2/58. [III; 1807. (Science Opinion, 2 (1869): 58.)]


[1869 June 9 /] 1867 June 9, 21 / Hail / Tiflis / But the 2 calendars. For sketches of them, see Nature 41-134. [III; 1075. Symons, George James. "Remarkable Hailstones." Nature, 41 (December 12, 1889): 134-135, (3 illustrations).]


[1869 June 9 /] 1869 June 10 / Tiflis / ext hail / D-291 / See May, 1867. [III; 1808. The note copies information from page 291 of The Book of the Damned. "Extraordinary hailstones." Popular Science News, 24 (March 1890): 34. The hail was said to have fallen at Beloi Kliutsch, located twenty miles southwest to Tbilisi (Tiflis), Georgia, on June 9, "1867," (and, this wrong year for the two falls of hail). See: 1869 May 27 and June 9, (III; 1074). "On some Remarkable Forms of Hailstones Recently Observed in Georgia." Geological Magazine, 7 (1870): 27-29. The two falls were on May 27, (at 3 p.m.), and on June 9, (at 6 p.m.), in 1869. Abich, Hermann. "Zwei denkwürdige Hagelfälle in Georgien." Zeitschrift der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Meteorologie, 4 (1869): 417-421, (illustrations).]


1869 June 12, etc. / Eruption / Colima, Mexico / A. J. Sci 3/2/381. [III; 1809. Sartorius, Charles. "Eruption of the Volcano of Colima in June, 1869." American Journal of Science, s. 3 v. 2 (1871): 381-383.]


1869 June 12 and 13 / Eruption / Colima / details / Nature 5-151. [III; 1810. "Notes." Nature, 5 (December 21, 1871): 150-152, at 151-152. Sartorius, Charles. "Eruption of the Volcano of Colima in June, 1869." Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution, 1869, 422-423.]


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