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1872


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1872 // Like 1906. [IV; 573. See: (1906).]


1872 // Plantamour's Comet—see An. Sci. Disc. 1872-21. See if this year in Cat. [IV; 574. "The Apocryphal Comet." Annual of Scientific Discovery, 1873, 147-148. "Notes." Nature, 5 (February 17, 1872): 310-312, at 310. See: 1872 Feb 10, (IV; 663).]


1872 // Weather of / J. Scot Met. Soc 4-15. [IV; 575. Buchan, Alexander. "The Specialties of the Weather of 1872." Journal of the Scottish Meteorological Society, n.s., v. 4 (1873-1876): 15-24.]


1872 / Body of Mrs. W.I. Peters / Frankfort, Ind. / See Dec 22, 1888. [A; 713. See: 1888 Dec 22, (B; 993).]


1872 / Frankfort, Kansas / See May 5, 1888. [A; 714. See: (1888 May 5).]


1872 / Ellen Sadler / Sleeping girl / near Henley, Eng. / See Feb. 12, 1875. [A; 715. See: 1875 Feb 12, (B; 41).]


1872 / Sleeper Susan C. Godsey / near Hickman, Ky. / See Oct 27, 1873. / or moved to Tenn? [A; 716. See: 1873 Oct 27, (A; 861).]


1872 / Phe / Menomonie, Wis. / See Oct 4, 1873. [A; 717. See: 1873 Oct 4, (A; 858.).]


1872 / Sounds and ghosts in a house in Deerfield, Portage Co., Ohio. / See Dec 13, 1873. [A; 718. See: 1873 Dec 13, (A; 870).]


1872 . Bewitched man named Weedstrand, at Meadville, Pa. / See July 29, 1875. [A; 719. See: 1875 July 29, (B; 61).]


1872 / A.W. Underwood / Negro boy / Paw Paw / fire breath / See May 1, 1880. [A; 720. See: 1880 May 1, (B; 289), and, 1882 Dec 1, (B; 408).]


1872 / H.H. / Gardner, Kansas / See March 7, 1874. [A; 721. See: 1874 March 7, (A; 909).]


1872 / Is there a name Diment around here? / See Dec. 25, 1880. [A; 722. See: (1880 Dec. 25).]


1872 / Ellen Sudworth, near Leigh, England / Faster / See Ap., 1876. [A; 723. See: 1876 April, (B; 91).]


1872 / A death and a ring of earth near Helena, Sandusky Co., Ohio. / See Aug 11, 1886. [A; 724. See: (1886 Aug. 11).]


1872 / Spiritualists turning out many "spirit photographs" at this time. See for instance Rel-Ph J, May 11-4-4. [A; 725. "Spirit Likenesses." Religio-Philosophical Journal, 12 (no. 8; May 11, 1872): 4, (c. 4).]


1872 / See Jan., 1873. / Then ghost of Newburyport more than a year. [A; 726. See: 1873 Jan 11, (A; 819).]


1872 / Wld Man / Plan—that if did come, simply be sent away for a lunatic. [A; 743.]


1872 Jan / Astro Reg of / That aerolite said to have fallen near Montereau, Seine-et-Marne. [IV; 576. "Aerolite." Astronomical Register, 10 (January 1872): 27. "A few days ago an aerolite, weighing 1271b., is said to have fallen in the grounds of M. Lepescheur, near Montereau, Seine-et-Marne. It arrived from the east, and burst over the garden with a noise similar to that of a fire of musketry, in the midst of a bright blue light. This bolid, which is of an irregular spheroid shape, and black, will be sent to the Academy of Sciences."]


1872 Jan 2 / Mets / details / BA 72/102. [IV; 577. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Alexander Stewart Herschel, and Charles Brooke. "Report...on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1871-72." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1872, 57-118, at 102-103.]


1872 Jan. 2 / Considerable display of mets / Greenwich Observatory / BA 72-58. [IV; 578. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Alexander Stewart Herschel, and Charles Brooke. "Report...on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1871-72." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1872, 57-118, at 58.]


1872 Jan. 2 / 11:05 p.m. / London / met / BA 72-64. [IV; 579. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Alexander Stewart Herschel, and Charles Brooke. "Report...on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1871-72." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1872, 57-118, at 64-65.]


1872 Jan 4 / 1 / Sheffield, Eng. / Trans. St. Louis Acad of Science 3-243. [IV; 580. Hayes, Richard. "Catalogue of Earthquakes for the Years 1872-1873." Transactions of the Academy of Sciences of St. Louis, 3 (1868-1877): 243-245, at 243.]


1872 Jan 6 / q / Persia / Had been on Dec, 23, 1871. Estimated that in these q's 30,000 lives lost. / Nature 6-59. [IV 581. "Societies and Academies." Nature, 6 (May 9, 1872): 39-40, at 39, c.v. "Geological Society." "The following Extract from a Despath from H.M. Minister in Tehran." Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London, 28 pt. 1 (1872): 271.]


1872 Jan 8 / between 8:15 and 8:30 p.m. / Pinner, England / fiery arcs in sky. LT 10-11-e. [IV; 582. Clowes, W. Laird. "Atmospheric Phenomena." London Times, January 10, 1872, p. 11 c. 5.]


1872 Jan 8 / [LT], 5-c / Myst affair at Brentwood. [A; 727. "The Mysterious Affair at Brentford." London Times, January 8, 1872, p. 5 c. 3.]


1872 Jan 9 / 7:54 p.m. / Quebec and n. New England / q / Nature 5-511. [IV; 583. "Notes." Nature, 5 (April 25, 1872): 509-511, at 511.]


1872 Jan 9 / N. Eng. and Canada / q. / A.J. Sci 3/3/233. [IV; 584. Rockwood, Charles Greene, Jr. "Notice of the Earthquake in New England of January 9th." American Journal of Science, s. 3 v. 3 (1872): 233-234.]


1872 Jan 10 / q—torrents / 7:17 p.m. and then at intervals, strong shocks at Lima, etc., Peru. Rain fell without warning, or preceding signs of rain. C.R. 74-854. [IV; 585. "M. Le Ministre des Affaires Étrangères transmet à l'Academie...." Comptes Rendus, 74 (1872): 854.]


1872 Jan 10 / [LT], 11-e / Atmospheric phe. [IV; 586. Clowes, W. Laird. "Atmospheric Phenomena." London Times, January 10, 1872, p. 11 c. 5. See: 1872 Jan 8, (IV; 582).]


1872 Jan 11 / Arequipa, Peru / q / BA '11. [IV; 587. Milne, 723.]


1872 Jan 14 / "Jack" / N.Y. Times, 1-6 / For several weeks in N.Y. City in Broadway, a "Jack" had been ruining women's dresses, in Broadway, with a compound of kerosene and acid. Night of Jan 12th a detective considered actions of a big, burly Irishman suspicious, and saw that oil had been thrown on a woman near him. Man was arrested and on him was found a small can of oil. Gave name of William Cullison. Man of low intelligence and little education and could not explain. Been about 100 complaints. [A; 728. "Destroying Ladies' Dresses." New York Times, January 14, 1872, p. 1 c. 6.]


1872 Jan 15 / Detonations and lava from Vesuvius / C.R. 75-221. [IV; 589. Franco, Diego. "Sur l'éruption d'avril 1872, au Vésuve." Comptes Rendus, 75 (1872): 221-224.]


1872 Jan 16 // [N.Y. Times] 17-8-4 / Cullison found guilty and sentenced to one year imprisonment. [A; 729. "Local News in Brief." New York Times, January 17, 1872, p. 8 c. 4-5.]


1872 Jan 16 / N.Y. Times, 4-5 / A Reference to "the mysterious Brooklyn stabber". / See a ref. early in 1871. [A; 730. "The Kerosene Throwers." New York Times, January 16, 1872, p. 4 c. 5. See: 1871 March 11, (A; 666).]


1872 Jan 17 / Caucasia q / BA '11. [IV; 590. Milne, 723.]


1872 Jan 18 / 10:45-11:50 / Henry Pratt, of Brighton—whole of the floor of Plato in darkness—rim ab. ⅔ illuminated—the play of a continuing series of fitful flashes of light, sometimes distinct specks but often corruscations. / E. Mec-14-661. [IV; 588. Birt, William Radcliffe. "Lunar Meteorology." English Mechanic, 14 (no. 364; March 15, 1872): 660-661.]


1872 Jan 19, 20 / J. / The Red Spot seen by T.W. Backhouse / Observatory 5-86. [IV; 591. Backhouse, Thomas William. "The Dark Spot on Jupiter in 1872." Observatory, 5 (1882): 86. "The dark mark was devoid of colour, though the equatoreal regions in 1872 were more or less orange."]


1872 Jan 21 / in Auckland Southern Cross, Feb 9, cor says that evening of Feb 21, presumably a misprint of Jan 21, he saw near Auckland a meteor, diameter apparent diameter of moon. [IV; 592. "To the Editor: Sir,—On the evening of February 21...." Daily Southern Cross, (Auckland), February 9, 1872, p. 2 c. 7.]


1872 Jan 21 / Sioux City (Iowa) Journal—copied in the Religio-Philosophical Jour, Feb 17-2-1—House on Court street, between Third and Fourth, haunted. House shook. Voices heard. [A; 731. "All About Ghosts." Religio-Philosophical Journal, 11 (no. 22; February 17, 1872): 2, (c. 1-4, at 1).]


1872 Jan 26 / Philippines / q. / B.A. '11. [IV; 593. Milne, 723.]


1872 Jan 27 / Luzon, Philippines / many strong shocks / Nature 6-180. [IV; 594. Meyer, Adolf Bernard. "The Philippine Islands." Nature, 6 (July 4, 1871): 180.]


1872 Jan 27 / Pittsburgh Commercial, copied in Religio-Ph. J, Feb. 17 / Polt in Allegheny City. [A; 732. "All About Ghosts." Religio-Philosophical Journal, 11 (no. 22; February 17, 1872): 2, (c. 1-4, at 1-2).]


1872 Jan 28, 29 / (Jupiter) / See Jan 19-20. / F. Terby writes having read—see March 13—that he saw red spot then. / Observatory 5-54. [IV; 595. Terby, François. "The Red Spot on Jupiter." Observatory, 5 (1882): 54-56, (illustrations). "I ought to say, with Mr. Corder, that I did not then remark any special tint in this spot. I observed it merely as a dark spot, grey or black, with the same instrument which today shows me the red colour of this remarkable object in so striking a manner." Terby, François."Aspect de la planète Jupiter pendant l'opposition de 1872." Bulletins de l'Académie Royale des Sciences, des Lettre er des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, s. 2 v. 34 (1872): 322, (illustrations).]


1872 Jan 28 / 3 a.m. / La S.P. Tous 17-78 / q., Malaga, Spain / Stronger at Grenada. [IV; 596. (La Science Pour Tous, 17-78.)]


1872 Jan. 28 / 3 p.m. / q. / Malaga, Spain / C.R., 74-597 / Sounds like thunder. Also Grenada. [IV; 597. "M. Le Ministre des Affaires Étrangères transmet à l'Academie...." Comptes Rendus, 74 (1872): 596-597.]


1872 Jan 28-Feb. 19 / Caucasia / great q. / BA '11. [IV; 598. Milne, 723.]


1872 Jan 31 / Severe shock / Patna, Bengal / Nature 5-412. [IV; 599. "Notes." Nature, 5 (March 21, 1872): 410-412, at 412.]


1872 Jan 31 / 1:30 a.m. / Severe shock at Pubna / The Pioneer (Allahabad), Feb. 10. [V; 600. (Pioneer, February 10, 1872. Patna???)]


1872 Feb 1 / Ab time of end of H.H. in Allegheny, Pa. / See Sept 1, 1871. [A; 733. See: 1871 ab Sept 1, (A; 695).]


1872 Feb. 2 / ab. noon / Great detonating meteor, seen and heard 15 miles in all directions around Queanbeyan, N. Zealand. Auckland Southern Cross, Feb 5. [IV; 601. "The fall of an aerolite...." Daily Southern Cross, (Auckland), February 5, 1872, p. 2 c. 6.]


[1872 Feb 3/ ] 1872 Feb 4 / 4:30 p.m. / Bright meteor seen by Hall expedition in Arctic / Davis—Narrative of North Polar Expedition, p. 296. [IV; 602. Davis, Charles Henry. Narrative of North Polar Expedition.... Washington: Government Printing Office, 1876, 296. At Hall Bay, Greenland, seaman Joseph B. Mauch reported: "At 4.30 p.m., when making my observation, and just attempting to read the anemometer, I observed in the east, above the range of hills, a bright meteor slowly moving in a southerly direction toward the ground, at an angle of 45°. Its height when I first saw it was the same as that of Procyon. It was of a light bluish color, resembling closely in its whole appearance the blue light that falls from some kinds of rocket, when they burst in the air. Before it disappeared behind the hills, it left a few sparks behind, which, however, were soon extinguished. Its size was that of one of the stars of the first magnitude." The date should be February 3, 1872, as an aurora was observed on the next evening.]


1872 Feb 4 / Great aurora seen in Arctic / Davis, Narrative of North Polar Expedition, p. 298 / KBR. [IV; 603. Davis, Charles Henry. Narrative of North Polar Expedition.... Washington: Government Printing Office, 1876, 297-299.]


[1872 Feb 4 /] 1859 Sept 2 / evening / Florida / brilliant aurora / MWR '07-571. [II; 2363. "Does the Aurora Ever Envelope the Whole Earth?" Monthly Weather Review, 32 (July 1904): 322. Florida is only mentioned in connection with the aurora of February 4, 1872.]


1872 Feb 4 / Something about the aurora in Australia, 5th, 1 a.m., in La Sci Pou Tous 17-172. / Not much. [IV; 604. (La Science Pour Tous, 17-172.)]


1872 Feb 4 / See Feb 4, 1874. [IV; 605. See: 1874 Feb 4, (IV; 1364).]


1872 Feb. 4 / Nothing in Auckland (NZ) Southern Cross / a storm this night / not said how wide, in N.Z. S. Cross, Feb. 7. [IV; 606. "The wind which accompanied the rain on Sunday night...." Daily Southern Cross, (Auckland), February 7, 1874, p. 2 c. 4.]


1872 Feb. 4 / Repeating Auroras / Sept 25, 1827, 1830. [IV; 607. See: 1827 Sept. 25, (I: 1340 to 1342),  and 1830 up to Sept 25, (I; 1576).]


[1872 Feb. 4. Wrong date. See: 1872 Nov 27, (IV; 608).]


1872 Feb. 4 / at Cape Good Hope / To Orion / Nature 5 443. [IV; 609. Stone, E.J. "The Aurora of February 4." Nature, 5 (April 4, 1872): 443.]


1872 Feb. 4 / 6:40 p.m. / at Metz / Rays from Pleiades / C.R. 74-496. [IV; 610. "M. Le Verrier communique à l'Academie un grand nombre de documents...." Comptes Rendus, 74 (1872): 480-497, at 496.]


1872 Feb 4 / Aurora and local met / Ac to Donati, was observed not at same time but everywhere at the same local hour. Capron, Aurorae, p. 47. [IV; 611. Capron, J. Rand. Auroræ: Their Character and Spectra. London: E. & F.N. Spon, 1879, 47. Donati, Giovanni Battista. "Phenomena Manifested in Telegraphic Lines during the Great Aurora Borealis of February 4, 1872; and the Origin of Northern Lights."  Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution, 1872, 299-309. (Donati, Giovanni Battista.. "Sul modo con cui propagarono i fenomeni luminosi della grande aurora polare osservato nella notte dal 4 al 5 febbraio 1872." Memorie del Reale Osservatorio ad Arcetri, 1 (1874): 1-31.)]


1872 Feb. 4 / Jan 28-Feb 19 // qs—Caucasia / BA '11. [IV; 612. Milne, 723.]


1872 / Feb 4 / q's / Caucasia / In Galignani's Messenger, March 13, said the town of Schemakha almost totally destroyed. [IV; 613. "The Caucasse gives the following particulars...." Galignani's Messenger, March 13, 1872, p. 4 c. 1.]


1872 Feb 4 / Stationary Aurora / (?) / See Oct 24, 25, 1870. [IV; 614. See: 1870 Oct 24, 25, (IV; 261).]


1872 Feb 4 / Aurora extraordinary / C. Rendus, Index, vol. 74, page 784. / S Africa / Australia / Nature. vols 5 and 6 / La Nat 1874/1/262. [IV; 615. Deville, Charles Sainte-Claire. "Remarques su la Note présentée par M. le Maréchal Vaillant, au sujet des aurores boréales." Comptes Rendus, 74 (1872): 784-787. Deville's article, (only one of dozens in this volume of Comptes Rendus), suggests that lightning storms are part of the same phenomenon as auroras and magnetic storms, involving the "neutralisation" of electrical charges, (but, since lightning storms are infrequent in the polar regions, auroras are observed). "The Aurora Borealis of Feb. 4th." Nature, 5 (February 8, 1872): 282-285. "Notes." Nature, 5 (February 8, 1872): 290-292, at 292. "The Aurora of February 4." Nature, 5 (February 15, 1872): 302-304. Earwaker, John Parsons. "The Aurora of February 4." Nature, 5 (February 22, 1872): 322-324. "This very early manifestation of the aurora partakes very much of the nature of a 'day aurora,' the possibility of which has been so much discussed in these columns (vide Nature, vols. iii and iv.)." Telegraph lines in England, the Mediterranean, and from Aden to Bombay were interrupted by electrical disturbances. George Draper, of the British Indian Submarine Telegraph Company, reported: "Our electrician at Suez reports that the earth currents there were equal to 70 cells (Daniell's batteries), and that sparks came from the cable." Bottomley, James Thomson. "The Recent Aurora, and a New Form of Declinometer." Nature, 5 (February 22, 1872): 326. Preece, William Henry. "Earth Currents and the Aurora Borealis of February 4, 1872." Nature, 5 (March 7, 1872): 368. "Notes." Nature, 5 (March 7, 1872): 369-371, at 371. In the Rawalpindi District, Pakistan, a "glowing 'deep red hazy light reached half way up the heavens, and which was crossed by the vertical rays of white light stretching to the south.'" Earwaker's suggestion that the display was a combination of the Northern and Southern Aurora "is thus confirmed." Meldrum, Charles. "Aurora Australis." Nature, 5 (March 14, 1872): 392-393. Greenwood, George. "The Aurora of February 4." Nature, 5 (March 21, 1872): 400. "The Aurora of February 4." Nature, 5 (April 4, 1872): 443-444. Edward James  Stone, at the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, reported the aurora to have been the most visible in "at least fifty years." "Notes." Nature, 5 (April 4, 1872): 448-450, at 450. "The Aurora of February 4." Nature, 5 (April 11, 1872): 461. Respighi, Lorenzo. "Observations of the Auroral Borealis of February 4 & 5, 1872." Nature, 5 (April 25, 1872): 511-512. "Notes." Nature, 6 (May 30, 1872): 88-90, at 90. Russell, Henry Chamberlain. "The Aurora of Feb. 4." Nature, 6 (July 11, 1872): 202. Pringle, G.H. "Spectrum of Aurora." Nature, 6 (August 1, 1872): 260. "The Aurora of Feb. 4." Nature, 6 (October 3, 1872): 454. "L'Aurore Boréale du 4 Février 1874 Observée à Orléans." La Nature, 1874 pt. 1 (no. 43; March 28): 261-262.]


1872 Feb 4 / Existence was lit up. / Leads to March sands and April Vesuvius. [IV; 616.]


1872 Feb. 4 / From 8 p.m., marked magnetic disturbances stopping telegraphic work. / Bombay Gazette, 12th. [IV; 617. (Bombay Gazette, February 12, 1872.)]


1872 Feb 4 / From sunset to sunrise 5th / at Bombay / maximum 3 / activity 5th / Overland Ceylon Observer, 19th. [IV; 618. (Overland Ceylon Observer, February 19, 1872.)]


1872 Feb. 4 / I think the aurora of Oct 24, 25, 1870, was localized. [IV; 619.]


1872 Feb. 4 / Preceding days, sun covered with spots, most of them small. / C.R. 74-825. Maximum of these, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, descending number though. [IV; 620. Denza. "L'aurore boréale du 4 février observée en Italie." Comptes Rendus, 74 (1872): 823-826, at 825.]


1872 Feb. 4 / In A.J. Sci, 3/3/273, Prof. A.C. Twining, writing of his observations at New Haven, says that the zone of light "maintained essentially the same extent and situation, relative to the stars, at a quarter past ten o'clock in the evening, which it had here at New Haven at a quarter before seven." He lists observations in Phil., most of which place the center of light in Orion and Canis Major. [IV; 621.1, 621.2. Twining, Alexander C. "The Aurora of February 4th, 1872." American Journal of Science, s. 3 v. 3 (1872): 273-281. "The fixed position among the stars, although extremely surprising, may be explained, perhaps, by a reference to facts which are known respecting the frequent western movement (although sometimes eastern) of auroral clouds, arches and streamers...."]


1872 Feb 4 / Great aurora, S. Af. / Ab 8 p.m., light of great conflagration in southern sky. / No clouds. / Ab. 9, shafts of light shot up from s pole—or diverged from its place. The streamers past zenith and were traced to Orion. / Cape Argus, Feb. 6. [IV; 622. "Aurora Australis." Cape Argus, February 6, 1872, p. 2 c. 6.]


1872 Feb 4 / Seen Philadelphia, 7:20 p.m.-10:20, chiefly in Canis Maj. and Orion. / A.J. Sci 3/3/276 / (See this again.) / Prof. Rockwood notes the "remarkable fact" that retained this position, moving with the stars, all evening.—Prof. at Hudson. [IV; 623. Twining, Alexander C. "The Aurora of February 4th, 1872." American Journal of Science, s. 3 v. 3 (1872): 273-281, at 275-276.]


1872 Feb 4 / BO / At Mauritius, related first to S. Cross and then near Canopus / Nature 5-392. [IV; 624. Meldrum, Charles. "Aurora Australis." Nature, 5 (March 14, 1872): 392-393.]


1872 Feb. 4 / Noted in England as a southern aurora. / Symons, 7-1 / 6 p.m., patch of diffused red light near Orion's belt. [IV; 625. "A Southern Aurora." Symons's Meteorological Magazine, 7 (February 1872): 1-5, (and, illustration opposite p. 1).]


1872 Feb. 4 / At Paris, after 8 p.m, all rays from or to Orion or near Orion. / C.R. 74-385. Earlier from W.S.W. to Pleiades. [IV; 626. "Aurore Boréale." Comptes Rendus, 74 (1872): 384-390.]


1872 Feb. 4 / In Norway, all horizon except northern / C.R. 74-828. [IV; 627. Mohn, Henrik. "Aurore boréale du 4 février." Comptes Rendus, 74 (1872): 827-828.]


1872 Feb. 4 / 6 p.m., centered in Pleiades / C.R. 74-486 / 7:30—Beta of Taurus / 8:40, in Gemini / 10:30—Jupiter. [IV; 628. "M. Le Verrier communique à l'Academie un grand nombre de documents...." Comptes Rendus, 74 (1872): 480-497, at 486.]


1872 Feb 4 / Louvain / 6:30, center exactly in Pleiades / C.R. 74-492 / 7:55, exactly B. of Taurus. [IV; 629. "M. Le Verrier communique à l'Academie un grand nombre de documents...." Comptes Rendus, 74 (1872): 480-497, at 492.]


1872 Feb 4 / 8 p.m., to noon of 5th / Magnetic storm / Ceylon / Overland Ceylon Observer, 8th. [IV; 630. (Overland Ceylon Observer, February 8, 1874.)]


1872 Feb-March / Small eruptions, Vesuvius, up to Ap 26 / C.R./75/222. [IV; 631. Franco, Diego. "Sur l'éruption d'avril 1872, au Vésuve." Comptes Rendus, 74 (1872): 221-224.]


1872 Feb 4-10 / Auroral lights in Italy / and 26th and 27th / C.R. 74-827. [IV; 632. Denza. "Pluie de sable et phénomènes cosmiques observés en Italie dans la première décade de mars 1872." Comptes Rendus, 74 (1872): 826-827.]


1872 Feb. 4 / In Italy, moved slowly w to e, from Taurus to Orion and later to Monocros. / C.R. 74-824. [IV; 633. Denza. "L'aurore boréale du 4 février observée en Italie." Comptes Rendus, 74 (1872): 823-826, at 823-824.]


1872 Feb. 4 / 6:30 p.m. /Magnificent meteor from Delta of Cassiopeia toward Algol. [IV; 634. (Ref??? Fix. Probably BA, (not found in 1872 nor 1873).]


1872 Feb. 4 / In Reunion Island / 20S; 53E / Descend—C.R. 74-721 / began 8:30 p.m. / or 5, Paris time. [IV; 635. Vinson, Aug. "Note sur l'aurore polaire de la nuit 4 au 5 février 1872." Comptes Rendus, 74 (1872): 721-722.]


1872 Feb. 4 / 5:55 p.m. / at Brioude, France / Magnif meteor / du s.e. au n.w. / C.R. 74-494. [IV; 636, "M. Le Verrier communique à l'Academie un grand nombre de documents...." Comptes Rendus, 74 (1872): 480-497, at 494.]


1872 Feb. 4 / At Bordeaux, at 7:35 p.m., a special ray like tail from Alpha Orion for comet-nucleus / C.R. 74-480. [IV; 637. "M. Le Verrier communique à l'Academie un grand nombre de documents...." Comptes Rendus, 74 (1872): 480-497, at 480.]


[1872 Feb 4 /] 1872 Feb. 3 / At Moncalieri, seismographs registered a q. / C.R. 74-825. [IV; 638. Denza. "L'aurore boréale du 4 février observée en Italie." Comptes Rendus, 74 (1872): 823-826, at 825. "Je ferai remarquer que, dans cette même soirée du 4, une faible secousse ondulatoire de

tremblement de terre a été indiquée par les sismograpbes de Moncalieri et de Florence (collège

La Querce), et ce n’est pas la première fois que les tremblements de terre accompagnent de

belles aurores polaires."]


1872 Feb. 4 / 7:15 / In the west at Montsouris, France, a brilliant meteor / C.R. 74-479. [IV; 639. "M. Ch. Sainte-Claire communique, à propos l'aurore boréale, les documents suivants...." Comptes Rendus, 74 (1872): 476-480, at 479.]


1872 Feb 4 / Jupiter near Procyon. [IV; 640. See: 1872 Feb 4, (IV; 648).]


1872 Feb 4 / At Angers, at first, 6:10 p.m., from Pleiades. At 8:15, Orion the center. / C.R. 74-542. [IV; 641. "L'Académie reçoit, aujourd'hui encore, sur l'aurore boréale du 4 février, les Communications suivantes...." Comptes Rendus, 74 (1872): 540-544, at 542.]


[1872 Feb. 4. Wrong date. See: 1872 April 19-20, (IV; 642).]


1872 Feb. 4 / at Nancy / 6:18 p.m. / rays from a luminous center near Pleiades / C.R. 74-475 / It descended toward South. [IV; 643. "Aurore Boréale du 4 Février." Comptes Rendus, 74 (1874): 473-476, at 475.]


1872 Feb 4 / Reverses Nov. 27, or preponderance of aurora over mets. [IV; 644. See: 1872 Nov. 27, (IV: 1069).]


1872 Feb 4 / morning of the 5th, at Melbourne—in the N.W. sky. / "...The north-western portion the heavens were marked with lurid patches of light closely resembling the reflection thrown up by a great fire at night, while the southern and eastern horizons showed little traces of auroral phenomena." This early morning. / Melb.Argus 6-5-2 / At 4 a.m., streams of rosy colored light shot up from the east. Light so intense that moon's light diminished. [IV; 645.1, 645.2."Yesterday morning a display of the aurora australis...." Melbourne Argus, February 6, 1872, p. 5 c. 2.]


1872 Feb 4 / During the phe, many meteors at La Baumette, France / C.R. 74-479. [IV; 646. "M. Ch. Sainte-Claire communique, à propos l'aurore boréale, les documents suivants...." Comptes Rendus, 74 (1872): 476-480, at 479.]


1872 Feb. 4 / Barcelonnette / Met, 5:50, from Andromeda west to Cygnus. Another at 9—west from Perseus. / C.R. 74-493. [IV; 647. "M. Le Verrier communique à l'Academie un grand nombre de documents...." Comptes Rendus, 74 (1872): 480-497, at 493.]


1872 Feb 4 / During aurora, 5 mets from point near Jupiter / C.R. 74-641. [IV; 648. Silbermann, J. "Mémoire sur des faits dont on peut déduire...." Comptes Rendus, 74 (1872): 638-642, at 641. See: 1872 Feb 4, (IV; 640).]


1872 Feb. 4 / at Lahore / The "fire" only in the north. When it disappeared there fell a considerable number of meteors. / Pioneer (Allahabad), Feb. 12. [IV; 649. (Allahabad Pioneer, February 12, 1872.)]


1872 Feb 4 / From 11:30 to 2 a.m. (th), northern ky red and then rays of whitish light. / Followed by a considerable number of shooting stars. / Bombay Gazette, 19th. [IV; 650. (Bombay Gazette, February 19, 1872.)]


1872 Feb. 4 / In the Bendigo (Victoria) Advertiser, Feb 5, the spectacle called "the southern lights". From the north-eastern horizon to the south-western and to the zenith. / Bet 1 and 2 a.m., Feb. 5. / Increased after 2 a.m. [IV; 651. "The Southern Lights." Bendigo Advertiser, February 5, 1872, p. 2 c 5. Nothing was said of an increase after 2 A.M.]


1872 Feb. 4 / Meteors in Italy, but no relation to aurora, Denza says, in C.R. 74-825. [IV; 654. Denza. "L'aurore boréale du 4 février observée en Italie." Comptes Rendus, 74 (1872): 823-826, at 825.]


1872 Feb. 4 / Hydrophobia / N.Y. Times 6-4-6 / Chicago, a German, George Reiter, powerful build, aged 28, engineer in a Chicago packing house, seized with convulsions. Taken in a carriage to a hospital. Stopped near the river. Though he could not see it, he cried in frenzy, "Don't go near the river. We are near water. Don't let me see it." In lucid intervals he said that he had not been bitten by a dog. [A; 734.1, 734.2. "Spontaneous Hydrophobia." New York Times, February 6, 1872, p. 4 c. 6.]


1872 Feb 5 / [LT], 12-a / Imp. / Story of Pierre Mege. [A; 735. "The Story of Pierre Mege." London Times, February 5, 1872, p. 12 c. 1-2. An illiterate soldier, in 1699, assumed the identity of Pierre Mège and also pretended to be the deceased Isaac De Caille; and, despite considerable evidence that Isaac de Caille had died in 1696, that the claimant could not provide information that Isaac would have known, and that he was identified by witnesses as the soldier known as Pierre Mège, a Toulon court decided that he was Isaac de Caille, on July 14, 1706. After Isaac's father had died, the impostor was arrested in Paris for bigamy, on March 17, 1712, but died in prison before his trial began. "A French Claimant." Chambers's Journal, n.s., 49 (April 6, 1872): 209-214. "Remarkable Legal Impostures." Law Magazine and Review, n.s., 3 (1874): 477-487, at 479-481.]


1872 Feb 5 / early morning of / In the southern sky—after a while the whole sky was suffused. Dense clouds and the aurora not like those usually seen but a combination of black and deep red. / Melbourne Age, Feb 6-2-7. [IV; 651. "A magnificent display of the aurora australis...." The Age, (Melbourne), February 6, 1872, p. 2 c. 7.]


1872 Feb. 5 / In Barbadoes, 7 p.m. to 9:30. Lighted up everything as if by "a great fire." / Nature 6-454. Thought great fire in neighboring island of St Vincent. [IV; 653. "The Aurora of Feb. 4." Nature, 6 (October 3, 1872): 454. These observations were made on the island of Tobago and upon the barque Tobago, then at anchor on Courland Bay, (not at Barbadoes).]


1872 Feb 6 / 8 a.m. / Slight q / 3 shocks / Wenona. Mich / A.J. Sci 3-4-1. [IV; 655. Rockwood, Charles Greene, Jr. "Notice of Recent Earthquakes." American Journal of Science, s. 3 v. 4 (1872): 1-4, at 1.]


1872 Feb 6 / BO / q in Herzegovina / up to 27th, the 40th shock / March 2 and 3 severe. Nature 6-34. [IV; 656. "Notes." Nature, 6 (May 9, 1872): 32-34, at 34.]


1872 Feb. 6 / q. /Herzegovina / C.R., 74-1039 / also 7th and 8th / 13th / 25-27 / March 2-3. [IV; 657. "M. Le Ministre de l'Instruction Publicque transmet...." Comptes Rendus, 74 (1872): 1039-1040.]


1872 Feb. 7 / "A most awful duststorm" / Durban, Natal. / Natal Mercury, Feb 8. [IV; 658. (Natal Mercury, February 8, 1872.)]


1872 Feb 7 / 9:40 p.m. / Durham / met as if from Polaris / BA 72-75 / not so near. [IV; 659. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Alexander Stewart Herschel, and Charles Brooke. "Report...on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1871-72." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1872, 57-118, at 75.]


1872 Feb 7 / 2 q's / Philippines / Nature 6-180. [IV; 660. Meyer, Adolf Bernard. "The Philippine Islands." Nature, 6 (July 4, 1871): 180.]


1872 Feb 7 / Wld Man / See Ap. 22. / Melbourne Age, quoting the Bendigo Advertiser of Feb 5 / That two lunatics, named George Peters and Edward Glyde, were brought to the Bendigo police by a mounted policeman stationed at Kerang. "They were lunatics; they were clothed in rags of the filthiest description, and one of them [only] half-naked, having neither boot to his feet nor hat to his head. Their hair was hanging down to their shoulders as if it had not been cut in many years." Said that been reported by a shepherd who had seen one of them walking around a tree. He kept this up for two days. The shepherd questioned him, and he replied that he might as well do this as to sit down. Ac to this they spoke English and gave their names. Nevertheless—"Nothing is known of their past career, nor can anything be learnt respecting the manner in which they lived in the bush, or how long they have been there." [A; 736.1 to 736.4. "The Bendigo Advertiser, 5th February...." The Age, (Melbourne), February 7, 1872, p. 2 c. 6. "Poor Humanity." Bendigo Advertiser, February 6, 1872, p. 2 c. 3.]


1872 Feb 8 / 5:30 a.m. / q / Memphis and Cairo / See Jan 4. [IV; 661. See: 1872 Jan 4, (IV; 580). Hayes, Richard. "Catalogue of Earthquakes for the Years 1872-1873." Transactions of the Academy of Sciences of St. Louis, 3 (1868-1877): 243-245, at 243. Cairo, Illinois, and, Memphis, Tennessee.]


1872 Feb 9 / E Mec / Birt sumarizes Neison's obs for 1871 upon Plato. Increase of the spots visibility—with two exceptions during the last part of the year—Mr Birt thinks that there is an annual cycle—he attribs to clearer skies in summer and autumn. [IV; 662. Birt, William Radcliffe. "The Lunar Crater Plato." English Mechanic, 14 (no. 359; February 8, 1872): 533. "Mr. Neison also finds, with but two exceptions that arranging the observations in four groups, of six months, each, there is an increase of visibility of the spots during the last six months of each year. This result clearly points to an annual cycle, and can be explained by the skies of the summer and autumnal months being clearer and conducing to the better observation of such delicate objects." "On examining Mr. Nelson's results for 1871, as compared with 1870, the effect of terrestrial seasons is not apparent, inasmuch as there is not such a regular increase on the year as on the half years; thus spots Nos. 8,14, 17, aud 22 have increased, and spots Nos. 4, 5, and 16 have decreased in visibility. The rates of increase and decrease differing in the case of each spot tends to show that other agencies than terrestrial are at work in augmenting or deteriorating visibility."]


1872 Feb 10 / [LT], 9-f / 13-12-d / 15-7-f / 16-11-c // Plantamour's Comet. [IV; 663. "Vintage Prospectf." London Times, February 10, 1872, p. 9 c. 6. "The Swiss Times says that M. [Émile] Plantamour, the celebrated Professor of Astronomy at Geneva, has lately discovered a new comet, which in volume far surpasses all comets hitherto discovered. According to his observations and calculations, it is darting with immense velocity, proceeding in a direct line towards our globe, and will come into collision with it on the 12th of August next." "Our Expected Guest." London Times, February 13, 1872, p. 12 c. 4. "The Apocryphal Comet." London Times, February 15, 1872, p. 7 c. 6. "The Apocryphal Comet." London Times, February 16, 1872, p. 11 c. 3. "The editor of the Swiss Times informs us by telegraph that Professor Plantamour repudiates the alarming account of the comet of the 12th of August which was originally published in the Nouvelleste." See: 1872 Aug 12, (IV; 927), and, 1872 Aug 12, 13, (IV; 928).]


[1872 Feb 11 /] 1872 Feb. 10 / Severe q, coast of Asia Minor, near Corfu / C.R. 74-928 / 10 p.m., etc. this day. [IV; 664. "M. Le Ministre de l'Instruction Publicque transmet...." Comptes Rendus, 74 (1872): 927-928. The first shock, followed by eighteen more in the next two hours, struck on February 11, (not February 10).]


1872 Feb 11-12 / Wave of extreme coldness from Fort Benton to Chicago / Y.B. Facts 1873-156. [IV; 665. "A Wave of Cold." Timbs' Year-Book of Facts in Science and Art, 1873, 156.]


1872 Feb 17 / Faces / Religio Ph. J., 2-3 / Phantom pictures appearing on window glass of house in Salt Lake City. [A; 744. "All About Ghosts." Religio-Philosophical Journal, 11 (no. 22; February 17, 1872): 2, (c. 1-4, at 3-4).]


1872 Feb 17 / Teleport / Miss Lottie Fowler said been teleported from an omnibus, in Oxford street, to a seance at 61 Lamb's Conduit street. / This the place to which, some years later Mrs Guppy was said to be translated. / Religio-Phil Jour, Ap 6, 1872, p. 1. [A; 745. "A Lady Carried Away by Spirits.—Writing on the Skin." Spiritual Magazine, n.s., 7 (March 1872): 140-141. "Spiritualism in England." Religio-Philosophical Journal, 12 (no. 3; April 6, 1872): 1, (c. 4-5).]


1872 Feb 22 / N.Y. Times, 5-1 / Plantamour's Comet. / Plantamour was the Director of the Observatory of Geneva. [IV; 666. "Minor Topics." New York Times, February 22, 1872, p. 5 c. 1.]


1872 Feb 20-21 /night / Great lunar halo seen in all northern Italy to Florence / C.R. 74-827. [IV; 667. Denza. "Pluie de sable et phénomènes cosmiques observés en Italie dans la première décade de mars 1872." Comptes Rendus, 74 (1872): 826-827, at 827.]


1872 Feb 22-23 / bet 8 and 10 p.m. / 10 mets from same region in sky as those of 4th (near Jupiter on 4th) / C.R., 74-641. [IV; 668. Silbermann, J. "Mémoire sur des faits dont on peut déduire...." Comptes Rendus, 74 (1872): 638-642, at 641.]


1872 Feb 22-23 / Auroras identical in all points with that of 4th in France / C.R. 74-641. [IV; 669. Silbermann, J. "Mémoire sur des faits dont on peut déduire...." Comptes Rendus, 74 (1872): 638-642, at 641.]


1872 Feb. 24 / night / 5 shocks at Leghorn, Italy. Alarm but no damage. N.Y. Tribune 26-5-5. [IV; 670. "Telegraphic Notes." New York Tribune, February 26, 1872, p. 5 c. 5.]


1872 Feb and March / Small eruption, Vesuvius / C.R. 75-221. [IV; 671. Franco, Diego. "Sur l'éruption d'avril 1872, au Vésuve." Comptes Rendus, 75 (1872): 221-224, at 221-222.]


1872 Feb. 25 / Aylesbury / 8 p.m. / lunar rainbow / Standard, 27th. [IV; 672. Herriff, Mank. "Lunar Rainbow." London Standard, February 27, 1872, p. 3 c. 4.]


1872 Feb. 27 / Standard of / Floods at Dundee. [IV; 673. "The Floods in Scotland." London Standard, February 29, 1872, p.  5 c. 5.]


1872 Feb. 27 / (It) / Rain sand / Cosenza / C.R. 74-826 / (N.M.) [IV; 674. Denza. "Pluie de sable et phénomènes cosmiques observés en Italie dans la première décade de mars 1872." Comptes Rendus, 74 (1872): 826-827.]


1872 Feb 29 / Polt and stones / Melbourne Age of, 2-8—That a few days before at East Collingwood "ugly lumps of bluestone[, interspersed with a few] iron nuts" had been falling upon a house, from an unseen source. Then a little girl from a neighboring house said stones falling there, too. But someone accused her of throwing this; then she blamed for all, and the mystery said been solved. [A; 746.1, 746.2. "This looks something like a ghost story...." The Age, (Melbourne), February 29, 1872, p. 2 c. 8.]


1872 March / An accident at Randall Station, on the St Paul and Pacific Railroad, ac to St Paul Pioneer, Oct 25, 1872, copied in Rel-Ph. J., Nov. 16. A section foreman, named Connelly, was killed. Another an named Connelly took his place. This man was persecuted by the first C's ghost, trying to tell him something, then violently throwing him out of bed, marking his arms with its grip. The Ghost seen at work along the line, as C. had been. [A; 747.1, 747.2. "A Veritable Ghost." Religio-Philosophical Journal, 13 (no. 9; November 16, 1872): 8, (c. 1-2). (St. Paul Pioneer, October 25, 1872.)]


1872 March / Stonefalls that began in 1869 and intermittent for 2 months ceased and renewed in March, 1872, in Co of Weenen, Natal, ac to A. Aylward, "The Transvaal of Today," p 204, copied in the Spiritualist, Aug 9, 1880. Stones, oranges, pumpkins thrown. Children and a stepmother who was said to abuse them.  [A; 748.1, 748.2. (Spiritualist, August 9, 1880; not @ IAPSOP). Aylward, Alfred. The Transvaal of Today. 1st ed. Edinburgh: Blackwood, 1878, 204-210. 2nd ed. Edinburgh: Blackwood, 1881, 155-159. "The manifestations, which at first were only of occasional occurrence, became after a while a cause of nightly dismay and consternation to the poor Boers; and by the beginning of the winter of 1869, the extraordinary occurrences were the theme of every tongue in the wide uplands of Natal. Various propositions were of course made by neighbours for the suppression of the ghost, who was alleged to be a woman three years deceased. This dead woman was said to have got up the seance in revenge on her husband for his having married a second time, and permitted the step-mother to ill-use the first wife's children."]


1872 March. / Stones / Phe early in 1869 told of. Armed men investigated and stood around the house. Many missiles. Noted that not ne struck anybody. Pomegranates, pebbles—gravel unlike any known for 10 miles around. Violent bangings on shutters. [A; 749. Aylward, Alfred. The Transvaal of Today. 1st ed. Edinburgh: Blackwood, 1878, 208. 2nd ed. Edinburgh: Blackwood, 1881, 158.]


1872 March / Baldwin City, Kansas / Raps of Sept., 1871, still continuing. [A; 750. See: 1871 September, (A; 693).]


1872 March 4 / Met—no parallax? / 7:45 p.m. / BA 72-75. [IV; 675. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Alexander Stewart Herschel, and Charles Brooke. "Report...on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1871-72." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1872, 57-118, at 75-76.]


1872 March 4 / Mauna Loa / 5 cones in great activity / Fiji Times, Aug. 17. [IV; 676. (Fiji Times, August 17, 1872.)]


1872 March 4 / In Kilauea, 4 cones active (Sandwich Islands). Fiji Times, Aug. 17. [IV; 677. (Fiji Times, August 17, 1872.)]


1872 March 6 / q / Germany / BA '11. [IV; 678. Milne, 723.]


1872 March 6 / 10 a.m. / Shock / Bathurst / Sydney Morning Herald 12-4-6. [V; 679. "Earthquake." Sydney Morning Herald, March 12, 1872, p. 4 c. 6.]


1872 March 6 / bet 3 and 4 p.m. / q's for an hour or more, Dresden, etc., Germany / L.T. 7-8-a / also at night—8-12-a. [IV; 680. "Germany." London Times, March 7, 1872, p. 8 c. 1. "Germany." London Times, March 8, 1872, p. 12 c 1.]


1872 March 6 / q. / Germany / Am J. Sci 108-405. [IV; 681. Emerson, Ben K. "Review of von Seebach's Earthquake of March 6th, 1872, in Central Germany." American Journal of Science, s. 3 v. 8 (1874): 405-412.]


[1872 March 7. Wrong date. See: 1875 March 7, (A; 751).]


1872 March 9 / Rel-Ph. J, 2-1 / Haunted house near Dunkirk, N.Y. [A; 752. "Items." Religio-Philosophical Journal, 11 (no. 25; March 9, 1872): 2, (c. 1-2).]


1872 March 9 / [LT], 12-b / Waning Star / T Cor. Bor. [IV; 682. "A Waning Star." London Times, March 9, 1872, p. 12 c. 2.]


1872 March 9 / 5 p.m. / at Wagga / Clouds of dust followed by "hailstones and lumps of [solid] ice of all shapes and sizes". However, pigeon-egg size seems been the largest. / Sydney Morning Herald 16-7-1 / But this seen no general dust fall. [IV; 683. "Violent Hailstorm." Sydney Morning Herald, March 16, 1872,  p. 7 c. 1.]


1872 March 9-10-11 / (+) / volc somewhere else / Sicily / Dense mist and a reddish-yellow dust. / See March 29, 1880. / Analysis by Di Silvestri, in Jour Chem Soc, London, 25-1083. / His conclusion that it was volcanic dust—not African in origin.—"He gives some reasons for thinking that it is derived from South America." [IV; 684.1, 684.2. Silvestri, Orazio. "Examination of Rain accompanied by Meteoric (Volcanic) Dust." Journal of the Chemical Society, London, 25 (1872): 1082-1083. Silvestri, Orazio. "Studio chimico microscopico di una particolare pioggia accompagnata da poivere meteorica, caduta in Sicilia nei giorni 9, 10 e 11 marzo 1872." Gazzetta Chimica Italiana, 2 (1872): 83-88.]


1872 March 9 / Sand / Sicily / clay-like substance 75% / 11% carbonate of lime / 14% organic matter / An. Rec. Sci 1872-120. [IV; 685. "Analysis of Meteoric Sand." Annual Record of Science and Industry, 1872, 119-120.]


1872 Mar 9. 10. 11 / Substance with sand / Chem. News 25/300 / D-40. **  [IV; 686. Silvestri, Orazio. "Chemico-Microscopic Research of a Peculiar Substance which Accompanied the Meteoric Dust which Fell in Sicily on 9th, 10th, and 11th March Last." Chemical News and Journal of Industrial Science, 25 (June 21, 1872): 300. The note copies information from page 40 of The Book of the Damned.]


1872 Feb, March / Volc elsewhere and fall of sand / a study of distance. [IV; 687. See: March 9-10-11, (IV; 684).]


1872 March 6-9 / Auroral lights in Italy / C.R. 74/827 / and 10th—p. 826+. [IV; 688. Denza. "Pluie de sable et phénomènes cosmiques observés en Italie dans la première décade de mars 1872." Comptes Rendus, 74 (1872): 826-827.]


1872 March 9-10-11 / Sicily / Dust / Red iron ochre 75.1 / carbonate of lime 11.7 / organic matter 13.2 / Chem News 25-300. [IV; 689. Silvestri, Orazio. "Chemico-Microscopic Research of a Peculiar Substance which Accompanied the Meteoric Dust which Fell in Sicily on 9th, 10th, and 11th March Last." Chemical News and Journal of Industrial Science, 25 (June 21, 1872): 300.]


1872 March 1-9 / Auroral lights in Italy—light q at Genoa (Genes) on 9th / Les Mondes 27-512. [IV; 690. Denza. "Pluie de sable et phénomènes cosmiques observés en Italie dans la première décade de mars 1872." Les Mondes, 27 (1872): 511-512.]


1872 March 8 / 9:05 p.m. / Birr, Ireland, intensely brilliant meteor. / BA 72-76. [IV; 691. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Alexander Stewart Herschel, and Charles Brooke. "Report...on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1871-72." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1872, 57-118, at 76-77.]


1872 March 10 and 11 / Central Italy / rain of reddish yellow sand / C.R. 74-826. [IV; 692. Denza. "Pluie de sable et phénomènes cosmiques observés en Italie dans la première décade de mars 1872." Comptes Rendus, 74 (1872): 826-827. "Dans une seconde note...." Les Mondes, 27 (1872): 541. Ciofalo, Saverio. "Sulla Pioggia Terrosa del 10 Marzo 1872." Annuario della Società dei Naturalisti in Modena, 7 (1873): 101. Minà-Palumbo, Francesco. "Sulla Pioggia di Arena del 10 e 12 Marzo 1872." Annuario della Società dei Naturalisti in Modena, 7 (1872): 101-104.]


1872 March 10 / N.Y.T., 8-2 / Ball of fire / Sacramento. [IV; 693. (New York Times, March 10, 1872, p. 8 c. 2; not found here).]


1872 March 10 / Perth, Australia / "The heaviest storm which has visited this city within the memory of the proverbial oldest inhabitant." / Sydney Morning Herald, Ap 11-5-1. [IV; 694. "Hurricane at Perth." Sydney Morning Herald, April 11, 1872, p. 5 c. 1.]


1872 March 12 / Crosses— / Baden Baden and other places in the Grand Duchy of Baden / Spiritual Magazine, N.S., 7-360—reddish black crosses and death's heads appear upon window-panes—great excitement and the Governor had panes washed with acids without effacing them. Had glass taken out and new glass put in—figures appeared in new glass. On 14th, a fair at Rastadt, and here black crosses, death's heads and skeletons appeared upon window glass of trains. / Spiritual Magazine, N.S., 18-133—that figures on glass were appearing in places around Metz. [A; 753.1, 753.2, 753.3. "The Mysterious Crosses in the Grand Duchy of Baden." Spiritual Magazine, n.s., 7 (August 1872): 360-366. (Spiritual Magazine, n.s., 18-133; probably n.s., 8 (March 1873): 133. Missing issue @ Oxford, Google, and IAPSOP.) (Tablet, 39 (June 15, 1872).??? @ NYPL; not at Tablet website.) "Pictures on Glass." Religio-Philosophical Journal, 14 (no. 2; March 29, 1873): 4, (c. 3).]


1872 March 13 and Ap 18 / The Red Spot on Jupiter / by H. Corder / Observatory 5-21 / See Jan 28. [IV; 695. Corder, Henry. "The Red Spot on Jupiter." Observatory, 5 (1882): 21, (illustrations). See: 1872 Jan 28, 29, (IV; 595).]


1872 March 13 / q. / Japan (Iwami, Inaba, Hoki) / BA '11. [IV; 696. Milne, 723.]


1872 March 18, etc. / Rel-Ph J., June 1-1-4 / Apparition / Clarksville, Tenn. [A; 754. (Religio-Philosophical Journal, June 1, 1872, 1 (c. 4); not @ IAPSOP.)]


1872 March 18 / See autumn 1869. / See CR de Vibraye for new plants appeared in France. [IV; 697. "Sur l'apparition spontanée en France de plantes fourragères exotiques, à la suite du séjour des armées belligérantes, en 1870 et 1871." Comptes Rendus, 74 (1872): 1376-1381. Vibraye, De. "Nouvelles remarques sur l'apparition spontanée en France de plantes fourragères exotiques, à la suite du séjour des armées belligérantes." Comptes Rendus, 74 (1872): 1483-1484. See: 1869 autumn, (III; 2117).]


1872 March 19 / moon / 11:17 p.m., G.M.T. / Upon the level plain Sinus Iridium, light gray effect like shadow. E Mec 15-381. [IV; 698. Birt, William Radcliffe. "Lunar Objects for Observation, July, 1872." English Mechanic, 15 (no. 379; June 28, 1872): 381.]


1872 March-April / It / Auroral phe in Italy / C.R. 74-1207. [IV; 699. Denza. "Phénomènes auroraux observés en Italie en mars et avril 1872." Comptes Rendus, 74 (1872): 1207-1209.]


1872 March 22 / Manila / several very very strong shocks / Nature 6-180. [IV; 700. Meyer, Adolf Bernard. "The Philippine Islands." Nature, 6 (July 4, 1871): 180.]


1872 March 23 / [source unidentified], 2-2 / At Mt. Nebo, Ohio, on window glass of poorhouse, faces and figures of men and women appearing. / See 1871, autumn, (A; 701). [A; 755. Barnes, Chauncey. "Likenesses on Glass." Religio-Philosophical Journal, 12 (no. 1; March 23, 1872); 2, (c. 2).]


1872 March 26 / Paducah, Ky. / slight q / See Jan. 4. [IV; 701. See: (1874 Jan. 4).]


1872 March 26-28 / "volc" / 2:30 a.m. / q's begin, southern California. / L.T., Ap 2-3-a / Heaviest toward Arizona. / 1000 shocks bet 26 and 28 (Ap 23-8-b) / Rumors of active volcanoes far to south. / 27-11-a—In Sierra Nevada Mts, "most severe flashes of light" from tops of mts. / Men in mines felt nothing. [IV; 702.1, 702.2. "America." London Times, April 2, 1872, p. 3 c. 1. "The United States." London Times, April 23, 1872, p. 8 c. 1-3. "The Earthquake in California." London Times, April 27, 1872, p. 11 c. 1. "Fourteen miles this side of Independence, in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, is a large mountain called Black Rock, the sides of which are covered with lava, and which is supposed to be an extinct volcano. The settlers informed Mr. Bell that during the time the shocks were most severe flashes of light were seen to issue from the top of this mountain and streams of fire ran down its sides."]


1872 March 26 / q / California / Nature 6-70. [IV; 703. "Notes." Nature, 6 (May 23, 1872): 68-70, at 70.]


1872 March 26 / Severest q in San Fran. since American occupation of Cal / An Sci Disc 1872-123. [IV; 704. "Earthquake in California." Annual Record of Science and Industry, 1872, 123.]


1872 March 26-27 / Australia / 2 days gale / Melbourne Age 28-2-7. /// 261 / 324 / 134/ 388 / 3. [IV; 705. "The gale that has been blowing for the last two days...." The Age, (Melbourne), March 28, 1872, p. 2 c. 7.]


1872 March 26 / Severe in Nevada / q., California. [IV; 706. 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, 60.]


1872 March 26 / California / Several pages in E.S. Holden's Catalog. [IV; 707. 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, 58-60.]


1872 March 26 / The Inyo q. / Water spouted from the ground. / N.Y. Times, Ap. 7-11-5. [IV; 708. "The Earthquake in Inyo." New York Times, April 7, 1872, p. 11 c. 5.]


1872 March 27 / Mexico / great q. / BA '11. [IV; 709. Milne, 723.]


1872 March 30 / Severe q / Nevada / Les Mondes 28-183. [IV; 710. "Le consul général de France San-Francisco signale...." Les Mondes, 28 (1872): 183.]


1872 ab last of March / Religio-Ph J, Ap 27-4-5 / A ghost appearing on tracks and stopping trains, near Freeport, Ill. [A; 756. "Railroad Ghosts." Religio-Philosophical Journal, 12 (no. 6; April 27, 1871): 4, (c. 5). (LOC checked, newspaper accts. start in May.)]


1872 April / See Feb 7. / Wld men / Australia. [A; 757. See: 1872 Feb 7, (A; 736).]


1872 Ap. / Polts / Nothing in Bermondsey and Rotherhithe Advertiser. [A; 758.]


1872 Ap 1, and on / falling stars and auroras, day and night, almost incessant, ac to M. Silbermann / C.R. 74-1183. [IV; 711. Silbermann, J.-J. "Suite du Mémoire sur les causes et les lois des aurores boréales; marées terrestres, actions des astéroïdes donnany lieu aux tremblements de terre et aux éruptions volcaniques." Comptes Rendus, 74 (1872): 1182-1184, at 1183.]


1872 Ap. 2 / Panama / first arrivals on annual eastern migrations of the sphinx moth (Urania teilus) / Nature 6-210. [IV; 712. "Notes." Nature, 6 (July 11, 1872): 209-210, at 210.]


1872 Ap. 3 / q. / Antioch / L.T. 29-14-a / 8 a.m. / Then other shocks and sounds like distant thunder. [IV; 713. "The Earthquake in Antioch." London Times, April 29, 1872, p. 14 c. 1-2.]


1872 Ap. 3 / Stationary meteor / by Sig. Zona, at Caltanissetta. Italy / Observatory 2/132. [IV; 714. Denning, William Frederick. "Meteor Notes for August." Observatory, 2 (1878): 131-132.]


1872 Ap. 3 / Asia Minor / q. / 1800 lives / BA '11. [IV; 715. Milne, 723.]


1872 Ap. 5 / (Aust) / In New South Wales—early on 5th, from the point of sunrise to the point of sunset, a glowing arch in many colors, maximum 4:45 a.m. / Sydney Morning Herald, Ap 9-5-6. [IV; 716. "Atmospherical Phenomenon." Sydney Morning Herald, April 9, 1872, p. 5 c. 6. "Persons who were up at an early hour on Friday morning (says the Braidwood Dispatch) witnessed a most remarkable sight in the sky. From where the Sun rises to where it sets, an arch extended like a rainbow, but the belt was very much broader, composed of the most glowing shades of scarlet, crimson, blue, and purple; and the northern hemisphere was one blaze of light, resembling the Southern Lights. The Phenomenon presented its grandest appearance about a quarter to 6. Two or three persons who witnessed it have described it in the same manner, and they say they never saw or heard of anything like it before."]


1872 Ap 6 / [LT], 11-e / etc. / Great q / Antioch. [IV; 717. "Earthquake at Antioch." London Times, April 6, 1872, p. 11 c. 5.]


1872 Ap. 7-8 / night / Many falling stars at Mondovi, Italy. One of them twice the diameter of Jupiter. / Les Mondes 28-103 / It sped toward Leo. / See 11th. [IV; 718. Denza. "Observations météorologiques." Les Mondes, 28 (1872): 101-103. See: 1872 Ap 11, (IV; 738).]


1872 Ap. 6, 7, 8 / dust? / Solar haloes in Italy / 10th, a lunar halo / Les Mondes 28-102. [IV; 719. Denza. "Observations météorologiques." Les Mondes, 28 (1872): 101-103, at 102. There were no references to dust in this article.]


1872 Ap 8 / before the 8th // Violent q in Japan / N.Y. Times, June 29-5-5. [IV; 720. "A Japanese Sea-Port Destroyed by an Earthquake." New York Times, June 29, 1872, p. 5 c. 5. The Hamada earthquake occurred on March 18, 1872.]


1872 Ap. 8 / Small eruption, Vesuvius, to 20th, when increased to 24th / C.R. 75-222. [IV; 721. Franco, Diego. "Sur l'éruption d'avril 1872, au Vésuve." Comptes Rendus, 75 (1872): 221-224, at 222.]


1872 Ap. 8 / (N.M.) / Aurora / Lyons / C.R. 74/1211. [IV; 722. "M. Guillard adresse une Note...." Comptes Rendus, 74 (1872): 1211.]


1872 Ap. 8 / q. / Antioch // Floods / Ohio and N.Y. [IV; 723. "Earthquakes." New York Tribune, April 9, 1872, p. 1 c. 4-5. "Heavy Rain Storm at the West." New York Tribune, April 9, 1872, p. 5 c. 4. "Floods and Freshets." New York Herald, April 10, 1872, p. 3 c. 4.]


1872 Ap 7 / (Ap. 9) // Violent tempest / Norway and Switzerland / reached Italy on 9th / Les Mondes 28-101. [IV; 724. Denza. "Observations météorologiques." Les Mondes, 28 (1872): 101-103. Norway and Scotland, (not Norway and Switzerland).]


1872 Ap 7 / N.Y. Times, 3-5 / 7-11-5 // q. / San Francisco. [IV; 725. "What Caused It." New York Times, April 7, 1872, p. 3 c. 5. "The Earthquake in Inyo." New York Times, April 7, 1872, p. 11 c. 5.]


1872 Ap. 8 / Tornado / Ohio and Tenn. / In Tenn, a cabin containing a dozen Negoes was picked up and rolled along the ground without harm to the occupants. / NY Herald 9-6-5. [IV; 726. "A Tornado in  Tennessee." New York Herald, April 9, 1872, p. 6 c. 5.]


1872 Ap. 9 / Violent tempest in Italy preceded and followed by auroral phe. / On 9th, at Moncalieri—at 9:45 p.m., a brilliant column of silvery light rose toward Cassiopeia. Other columns—they disappeared and a rosy light occupied the region of Perseus, Cass. and Cygnus. / Les Mondes 28-101. [IV; 727. Denza. "Observations météorologiques." Les Mondes, 28 (1872): 101-103.]


1872 Ap. 9 / Vesuvius / Ref, Jan. 4 / CR 75-151, 221. [IV; 728. Refer to: 1872 Jan 4, (IV; 580). Hayes, Richard. "Catalogue of Earthquakes for the Years 1872-1873." Transactions of the Academy of Sciences of St. Louis, 3 (1868-1877): 243-245, at 244. Saussure, H. de. "Sur l'éruption du Vésuve en avril 1872." Comptes Rendus, 75 (1872): 151-154. Franco, Diego. "Sur l'éruption d'avril 1872, au Vésuve." Comptes Rendus, 75 (1872): 221-224.]


1872 Ap. 10 / "Fine display of aurora" / Illinois / Chicago Ev Jour., Nov. 23, 1872 / Ref, Ap 10, 1872 / vol. 1 p. 21. [IV; 729. (Chicago Evening Journal, November 23, 1872; on microfilm.) Refer to: 1872 Ap 10, (IV; 730). "Clippings on Miscellaneous Subjects. / NY Public Library / *CZ."]


1872 Ap 10 / Ref is to Clippings on Miscellaneous Subjects. / NY Public Library / *CZ. [IV; 730. ("Clippings on Miscellaneous Subjects" consists of 22 volumes at the New York Public Library, using the call number "*CZ.")]


1872 Ap. 10 / 7 p.m. / At Frant, a line of clouds like a series of waterspouts / L.T., May 2-11-b. [IV; 731. "The Weather." London Times, May 2, 1872, p. 11 c. 2.]


1872 Ap. 10 / Paris / a thick dry fog / C.R., 74-1065 / all day, and aurora at night. [IV; 732. Chapelas. "Lueurs polaires observées à Paris dans la soirée du 10 avril." Comptes Rendus, 74 (1872): 1065-1066.]


1872 Ap. 10 / night / at Moncalieri / 67 meteors recorded / Les Mondes 28-103. [IV; 733. Denza. "Observations météorologiques." Les Mondes, 28 (1872): 101-103.]


1872 Ap. 10 / at Paris / 9:25. Silvery ray toward zenith passing Cassiopeia. Soon faded away. At 9:30, reddish lights that became greenish extending from Alpha of Cepheus to the feet of Perseus. / C.R. 74-1066. [IV; 734. Chapelas. "Lueurs polaires observées à Paris dans la soirée du 10 avril." Comptes Rendus, 74 (1872): 1065-1066.]


1872 Ap 10 / Aurora / Paris / CR 74/1065, 1129. [IV; 735. Chapelas. "Lueurs polaires observées à Paris dans la soirée du 10 avril." Comptes Rendus, 74 (1872): 1065-1066. Fron. "Sur la période d'aurores du 10 au 16 avril 1872, et son rapport avec les mouvements de l'atmosphère." Comptes Rendus, 74 (1872): 1129-1130.]


1872 Ap. 11 / Aurora / Melbourne / Age 15-2-8 / (N.M.) [IV; 736. "The Government astronomer reports...." The Age, (Melbourne), April 15, 1872 p. 2 c. 8.]


1872 Ap. 11 / Aurora at Melbourne, Australia / Sci Amer 27-260. [IV; 737. "The Aurora Australis." Scientific American, n.s., 27 (October 26, 1872): 260.]


1872 Ap 11 / evening / 36 meteors recorded at Montcalieri. One of them the apparent size of Jupiter. Came from the Lynx and moved to Leo. / Les Mondes 28-103. [IV; 738. Denza. "Observations météorologiques." Les Mondes, 28 (1872): 101-103.]


1872 Ap. 12 / 4:36 p.m. / London / daylight met / BA 72-77. [IV; 739. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Alexander Stewart Herschel, and Charles Brooke. "Report...on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1871-72." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1872, 57-118, at 77.]


1872 Ap. 14 / Accra, Gold Coast / q / BA '11. [IV; 740. Milne, 723.]


1872 Ap 14, 15 / Violent shocks / Accra / L.T., May 16-5-f. [IV; 741. "African News." London Times, May 16, 1872, p. 5 c. 6.]


1872 Ap 15 / 8:30 p.m. / France / Auroral beams from northern stars / C.R. 74-1130. [IV; 742. Fron. "Sur la période d'aurores du 10 au 16 avril 1872, et son rapport avec les mouvements de l'atmosphère." Comptes Rendus, 74 (1872): 1129-1130.]


1872 Ap. 25 /Yarn of tropical products in polar ice / NY Times, Ap. 25, 1872 / Ap 3-9—Asia Minor / 7-3-5—San Fra 7-11-5 / Ap 9-10—Aurora? / —26—Vesuvius / 23-1-1—insects / Ap—Any sandfalls? / flies? / June 10-8-5-9 / 20-1-6. [IV; 743. "The North Pole." New York Times, April 25, 1871, p. 1 c. 7. "The log of the Polaris contained many strange discoveries, which led to the conviction that in the extreme and undiscovered North there is at times a genial atmosphere and open seas. Plants were detected in the ice which are indigenous to southern climates, and the examination of a floating stick of wood, found on Saturday, Jan. 13, proved it to be a limb of some huge birch." "What Caused It." New York Times, April 7, 1872, p. 3 c. 5. "Minor Topics." New York Times, April 9, 1872, p. 1 c. 6-7. "The Earthquake in Inyo." New York Times, April 7, 1872, p. 11 c. 5. "An Insect Plague." New York Times, April 23, 1872, p. 1 c. 1-2. "Vesuvius." New York Times, April 26, 1872, p. 1 c. 7. "An Earthquake Shock in Virginia." New York Times, June 10, 1872, p. 8 c. 5. "A Comet Seen at San Francisco." New York Times, June 20, 1872, p. 1 c. 6.]


1872 Ap. 15 / Merapi (Java) had been quiet since 1863. / Nature 6-462. [IV; 744. "Notes." Nature, 6 (October 3, 1872): 460-462, at 462. The Merapi volcano.]


1872 Ap. 15 / Great eruption / Java / Nature 6-462. [IV; 745. "Notes." Nature, 6 (October 3, 1872): 460-462, at 462.The Merapi volcano.]


1872 Ap. 15 / Terrific hurricane, Zanzibar—said that 150 vessels sunk or stranded. [IV; 746. "Hurricane at Zanzibar." London Times, May 3, 1872, p. 12 c. 2.]


1872 Ap. 15, etc. / evening / Volc Merapi, Java, which been quiet since 1863.—L.T., 2-11-f. Streams of lava issued and burned villages. "One of the most frightful [eruptions] ever known." Shower of ashes and stones lasted 3 days. [IV; 747. "Volcanic Eruption." London Times, July 2, 1872, p. 11 c. 6. The Merapi volcano.]


1872 Ap. 15 / Hurricane / Zanzibar / LT 3-12-b. [IV; 748. "Hurricane at Zanzibar." London Times, May 3, 1872, p. 12 c. 2.]


1872 Ap. 15 / BO / Java Eruption. Entirely unexpected. Been quiet since 1863. 200 bodies found on one side of it. / Nature 6-462. [IV; 749. "Notes." Nature, 6 (October 3, 1872): 460-462, at 462. The Merapi volcano.]


1872 Ap. 15 / Huge prominence on sun / See Apr 29. [IV; 750. See: 1872 Ap. 29, (IV; 799).]


1872 Ap. 16 / Strange little waterspout in a river. / Eng / Nature 5/501. [IV; 751. Gray, J. "A Waterspout." Nature, 5 (April 25, 1872): 501. "On Saturday last, April 16, whilst fishing in the river Elwy at a point about two miles above the well-known Cefa caves, and five from St. Asaph by the river, I witnessed a very singular phenomenon. My attention was suddenly called up-stream by a remarkably strange hissing, bubbling sound, such as might be produced by plunging a mass of heated metal into water. On turning I beheld what I may call a diminutive waterspout in the centre of the stream, some forty paces from where I was standing. Its base, as well as I could observe, was a little more than two feet in diameter. The water curled up from the river in an unbroken cylindrical form to a height of about fifteen inches, rotating rapidly, then diverged as from a number of jets, being thrown otf with considerable force to an additional elevation of six or seven feet, the spray falling all round as from an elaborately arranged fountain, covering a large area. It remained apparently in the same position for about forty seconds, then moved slowly in the direction of the right bank of the river, and was again drawn towards the centre, where it remained stationary as before for a few seconds. Again it moved in the former direction, gradually diminishing and losing force as it neared the bank, and finally collapsed in the shallow water." ]


1872 April 16-18-etc. / Violent q's / Iceland / L.T., June 1-12-3. Continued for 3 more days and diminished. [IV; 752. "The Earthquake Epidemic." London Times, June 1, 1872, p. 12 c. 3.]


1872 Ap 16, 17, 18 / Violent q's in Iceland / Am J. Sci 3/4/4. [IV; 753. Rockwood, Charles Greene, Jr. "Notice of Recent Earthquakes." American Journal of Science, s. 3 v. 4 (1872): 1-4, at 4.]


1872 Ap. 17 / Severe q. in the north of Iceland. Continued to end of May. / Smith. Inst Rept. 1885-511 / Amer Jour Sci. [IV; 754. Rockwood, Charles Greene, Jr. "Notice of Recent Earthquakes." American Journal of Science, s. 3 v. 4 (1872): 1-4, at 4. "Volcanic Eruptions and Earthquakes in Iceland within Historic Times." Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian, 1885, 495-541, at 511.]


1872 Ap. 18 / Chester Co., S.C. / Tornado / Finley's Rept / also Mecklenburgh Co., N.C. [IV; 755. Finley, 4.]


1872 Ap 18 / See Ap 25, 1880. / not pollen. [IV; 756. See: 1880 Ap. 25, (V; 179).]


1872 Ap. 18 / See Pollen, Ap. 22, 1904. [IV; 757. See: (Pollen, Ap. 22, 1904.)]


1872 Ap 18 / (J) / See March 13. [IV; 758. See: 1872 March 13 and Ap 18, (IV; 695).]


1872 Ap 18, 19, 20 / At Pau, in the streets found a substance that people thought was sulphur and attributed to an eruption of Etna, carried by the wind, but that, upon examination it was found to be pine pollen. / J. des Deb. 27-2-6. [IV; 759. "On lit dans le Mémorial des Pyrénées du 23 avril...." Journal des Debats, April 27, 1872, p. 2 c. 6.]


1872 Ap 18, etc. / Times, 30th—Cor writes that he had received a letter from Pau telling of "a heavy, yellow shower, which proved to be sulphur." / His letter date 28th. He not give date of fall but recently. [IV; 760. "Atmospheric Phenomena." London Times, April 30, 1872, p. 11 c. 2. Anderson, J.F. "Luminous Matter in the Atmosphere." Nature, 6 (July 18, 1872): 221. "A correspondent of the Times (April 30), mistaking the pollen for sulphur, announced that a shower of this substance had fallen here [Pau, France], and supposed that it was connected with the eruption of Vesuvius, which, however, did not begin until the 24th."]


[1872 April 19-20 /] 1872 Feb. 4 / Sand mixed with much organic matter / C.R. 74-1269. [IV; 642. Denza. "Nouvelle pluie de sable tombée en Italie, dans la nuit du 19 au 20 avril." Comptes Rendus, 74 (1872): 1268-1269.]


1872 Ap 19-20 / night / Rain of sand / Piedmont / also other parts of Italy and in Sicily / Upon the 20th, a dry fog at Urbino / C.R. 74/1269. [IV; 761. Denza. "Nouvelle pluie de sable tombée en Italie, dans la nuit du 19 au 20 avril." Comptes Rendus, 74 (1872): 1268-1269. ]


1872 Ap. 19-20 / Sand also Adriatic and at Lesina / C.R. 74-1269. [IV; 762. Denza. "Nouvelle pluie de sable tombée en Italie, dans la nuit du 19 au 20 avril." Comptes Rendus, 74 (1872): 1268-1269.]


1872 Ap 19 / 11:07 p.m. / Met from slightly above the moon— / at York, by J.E Clark—toward earth / B Assoc 1872-116. [IV; 763. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Alexander Stewart Herschel, and Charles Brooke. "Report...on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1871-72." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1872, 57-118, at 104 and 116-117. Two meteors were seen to fall at York, by J.E. Clark: about 8:40 P.M., one "first appeared slightly above the moon," and, another fell at 11:07 P.M. Clark, J. Edmund. "Brilliant Meteor." Nature, 6 (May 2, 1872): 6. In Nature, the times were given as "about 8:40 P.M." and "about 10.7."]


1872 Ap. 19 / Lyrids / BA 72/105. [IV; 764. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Alexander Stewart Herschel, and Charles Brooke. "Report...on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1871-72." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1872, 57-118, at 105-108.]


1872 Ap. 19-20 / night / Fall of sand / Piedmont, Moncalieri, Volpeglino, etc. / Les Mondes—28-127. [IV; 765. Denza. "Sur une nouvelle pluie de sable tombée en Italie." Les Mondes, 28 (1872): 127.]


1872 Ap. 19-20 / sand—dry fog / night / Fall of sand, Piedmont. Throughout middle of Italy and Sicily. / At Urbino, a dry fog appeared on 20th. / With this sand was considerable organic material. / CR 74-1269. [IV; 766. Denza. "Nouvelle pluie de sable tombée en Italie, dans la nuit du 19 au 20 avril." Comptes Rendus, 74 (1872): 1268-1269.]


1872 Ap. 20 / Memphis, Tenn / q. / Ref, Jan 4. [IV; 767. Refer to: 1872 Jan 4, (IV; 580). Hayes, Richard. "Catalogue of Earthquakes for the Years 1872-1873." Transactions of the Academy of Sciences of St. Louis, 3 (1868-1877): 243-245, at 244.]


1872 Ap. 20 / 2 a.m. / Bolide at Reims / C.R. 74-1210 / from B. Scorp. / S towards E. [IV; 768. Chapelas. "Observation d'un bolide, faire à Reims dans la nuit du 19 au 20 avril." Comptes Rendus, 74 (1872): 1210-1211]


1872 Ap. 20 / Dry fog at Urbino, Italy / C.R. 74-1269. [IV; 769. Denza. "Nouvelle pluie de sable tombée en Italie, dans la nuit du 19 au 20 avril." Comptes Rendus, 74 (1872): 1268-1269.]


1872 Ap. 19-20 / BO / Mets watched at Oxford and as night went on became more and more abundant. / BA '72-59. [IV; 770. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Alexander Stewart Herschel, and Charles Brooke. "Report...on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1871-72." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1872, 57-118, at 58-59.]


1872 Ap. 19-20 / Ap. 20, 2 a.m. / The bolide as seen at Reims—from the Scorpion to the Eagle / (CR 74-1211) / Direction southeast. The train lasted 10 minutes. [IV; 790. Chapelas. "Observation d'un bolide, faire à Reims dans la nuit du 19 au 20 avril." Comptes Rendus, 74 (1872): 1210-1211.]


1872 Ap. 20, etc. / Nothing in Auckland, N.Z., Southern Cross. [IV; 771.1.]


1872 Ap. 20 / Naples 10 miles from volc // 1860 May 12 / Flames of eruption of volc Kotlugja, Iceland, this day visible at Reykjavik, 80 miles away. / BA 1860-86 / From it enormous floods of water and huge blocks of ice so large that stranded in sea 20 fathoms deep. [IV; 771.2, 771.3. Lindsay, William Lauder. "On the Eruption in May 1860, of the Kötlŭgjá Volcano in Iceland." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1860, Notices and Abstracts, 86-87. The Katla volcano.]


1872 Ap. 20 / Rel-Ph. J., 2-5 / "Spirit pictures" appearing on glass in Virginia City, Nevada. [A; 760. "Spirit pictures are beginning to appear...." Religio-Philosophical Journal, 12 (no. 5; April 20, 1872): 2, (c. 5).]


1872 Ap. 22 / Wld Man / See Feb. 7. / Melbourne Age, from Ballarat Evening Post, Ap. 20. / That about week or so before a half-naked man had been reported from the ranges near Ballarat. He had been seen again. Said that he was a lunatic dressed in a woman's skirt, wearing an old straw hat. Some farmers heard screams from their potato patch, and going there saw the wild man. The week before he had met someone and had signified that he wanted tobacco. Some given. "He put the weed into his mouth, and seemed to devour it ravenously." [A; 737.1, 737.2. "The Wild Man on the Ranges." The Age, (Melbourne), April 22, 1872, p. 3 c. 6-7. (Ballarat Evening Post, April 20, 1872.)]


1872 Ap. 22 / India (Lahore) /  A duststorm and dense darkness. So ark that horses stood still on roads and refused to move. / The Pioneer (Allahabad), June 1-4-3, quoting :Indian Public Opinion". [IV; 773. (Allahabad Pioneer, June 1, 1872, p. 4 c. 3.)]


1872 Ap. 23 / N.Y. Times, 1-1 / Insect plague / Miss. [IV; 775. "An Insect Plague." New York Times, April 23, 1872, p. 1 c. 1-2. Black flies, (also called buffalo gnats), had killed many horses and mules along the Pearl River, in Mississippi and Louisiana.]


1872 Ap 23, 24, etc. / Vesuvius / See Timbs, 1873. [IV; 738. "Eruption of Vesuvius." Timbs' Year-Book of Facts in Science and Art, 1873, 274-277.]


1872 Ap. 24 / Great hunt for the Wild Man (The Age, Ap. 26). 30 or 40 horsemen met at the Cremorne Hotel, Ballarat. They searched until evening but no result. Said that no wild man but evidence of several mia-mias (what-was-that) of him. He had run after a boy. Said to have killed several calves. / Age, Ap. 30—Still searching for him. / Age, May 3-2-8—a ghost reported from Inverleigh. Headless object that had been chased several times. [A; 738.1, 738.2. "Man Hunting at Ballarat." The Age, (Melbourne), April 26, 1872, p. 3 c. 6-7. A "mia-mia" is a campsite shelter, built with branches, leaves, bark, and grass. "Buninyong, 29th April. The wild man was seen...." The Age, (Melbourne), April 30, 1872, p. 3 c. 2. "A correspondent writes to the Geelong Advertiser...."; and, "The wild man of the woods at Ballarat...." The Age, (Melbourne), April 30, 1872, p. 2 c. 8. "Capture of a Wild Man of the Woods." Ovens and Murray Advertiser, May 17, 1872, p. 2 c. 7. "He was brought to the Beechworth lock-up yesterday afternoon, and well treated there, soup and bread being given to him. He gave his name as John Leahy, and in answer to questions put to him stated he came from the South of Ireland, and talked quite coherently. He said that he had been about two months among the ranges, and had shifted his quarters several times, and that he had obtained the potatoes found in his possession from various paddocks." "Capture of a Wild Man of the Woods." Ballarat Courier, May 22, 1872, p. 4 c. 3. This "maniac" had escaped from the Yarra Bend Lunatic Asylum, in August, 1871. "How he lived and succeeded so long in remaining at large is surprising, although we do not remember that he had been heard of anywhere else in the interval between his escape and his appearance at Hurdle Flat about six weeks or two months ago."]


1872 Ap. 24 and 25 / Vry severe th storms, many parts of northern England / Symons 7-56. [IV; 774. Wyld, George. "Accidents from Lightning." Symons's Meteorological Magazine, 7 (May 1872): 55-57.]


1872 Ap. 24 / 8:25 p.m. / Bolide appeared near Arcturus, at Agde. / C.R. 74-1211 / Ab. a third the apparent size of the moon. Agde near Cette, France. [IV; 776. Perris. "Observation d'un bolide, faite à Agde dans la soirée du 24 avril." Comptes Rendus, 74 (1872): 1211.]


1872 April—last / 24-29 // Italy—Vesuvius / meteors—falls of / sand "great invasion / dry mist light-blue / L.T., May 27. [IV; 777. "Atmospheric Phenomena in Italy." London Times, May 27, 1872, p. 6 c. 4.]


1872 Ap. 24 / early morn / Smoke from Etna / L.T., May 27-6-4. [IV; 778. "Atmospheric Phenomena in Italy." London Times, May 27, 1872, p. 6 c. 4.]


1872 Ap. 24 / Vesuvius lasted all night but cleared on 25th, till night of 26th. / C.R. 75-222 / And great eruption 26th, 7 a.m. [IV; 779. Franco, Diego. "Sur l'éruption d'avril 1872, au Vésuve." Comptes Rendus, 75 (1872): 221-224.]


1872 Ap 24-July 12 / Eng Mec, 15-668 / Mr R.W. Barber tells of a cluster of sun spots that he had watched and sketched through 4 revolutions of the sun. / Ap 24—(28—off disk). [IV; 780. Barber, R.W. "Spots on the Sun." English Mechanic, 15 (no. 390; September 13, 1872): 668, (illustrations).]


1872 Ap. 24 / Bolides of Piedmont / 8:24 p.m., as if from Cancer, if twice size of Jupiter / 9:54 p.m., as if from Auriga, ⅔ size of moon / C.R. 74-1424. [IV; 781. Denza. "Bolides observés en Piémont le soir du 24 avril 1872." Comptes Rendus, 74 (1872): 1424-1425.]


1872 Ap. 24 / Violent eruption, volc of Merapi, Java / Am. J. Sci 3/5/260. [IV; 782. Rockwood, Charles Greene, Jr. "Notice of Recent Earthquakes." American Journal of Science, s. 3 v. 5 (1873): 260-263, at 260. The Merapi volcano.]


1872 Ap. 24 / volc and met / 8:45 / another 10:20 / Piedmont / L.T., May 27-6-d. [IV; 783. "Atmospheric Phenomena in Italy." London Times, May 27, 1872, p. 6 c. 4.]


1872 Ap. 24 / Rumblings, and at 3 p.m. column of smoke from Etna / L.T., May 27-6-d. [IV; 784. "Atmospheric Phenomena in Italy." London Times, May 27, 1872, p. 6 c. 4.]


1872 Ap. 24 / The volc dust of Vesuvius / aggregations of crystallized quartz dotted over with magnetic oxide of iron / Pop Sci Mo 2/123. [IV; 785. "Volcanic Dust." Popular Science Monthly, 2 (November 1872): 123-124.]


1872 Ap. 25 / Ac to a cor to Pall Mall Gazette, Ap. 26, Houses 56 and 58 Reverdy-road, Bermondsey, assailed by stones from unknown origin, though strong body of police scattered around. / D-167. [A; 759. The note copies information from page 167 of The Book of the Damned. "Psychic force." London Times, April 27, 1872, p. 8 c. 1. "An Extraordinary Story." Pall Mall Gazette, April 26, 1872, p. 8 c. 2. "Although there was a strong body of policemen scattered in the neighbourhood, they could not trace the direction from whence the stones were thrown."]  


1872 Ap. 25 / Bet 11:15 and midnight, in France, by M. Silberman, 34 mets counted in Little Bear, from W to E. / C.R., 74-1183 / He tells of other streams at this time and relates meteors and Vesuvius. [IV; 786. Silbermann, J.-J. "Suite du Mémoire sur les causes et les lois des aurores boréales; marées terrestres, actions des astéroïdes donnany lieu aux tremblements de terre et aux éruptions volcaniques." Comptes Rendus, 74 (1872): 1182-1184.]


1872 Ap. 26 / D. News, Ap. 30 / Vesuvius / "terrible electrical phenomena" / flashes of lightning. [IV; 787. "The Great Eruption of Vesuvius, Apprehensions in Naples." London Daily News, April 30, 1872, p. 3 c. 1.]


1872 Ap. 26 / BO / Lava poured down the sides of the mountain. The next day, down rotted streams of carts laden with bodies. [IV; 788.]


1872 Ap. 26 / Maximum at Vesuvius / C.R. 74-1268. [IV; 789. Meuricoffre, Tell. "Envoi de deux photographies représentant l'éruption actuelle de Vésuve." Comptes Rendus, 74 (1872): 1268.]


1872 Ap. 26 / (volc and rain) / After the eruption—"For some [few] evenings later new phenomena of auroral lights were observed at Genoa, Volpeglino, and Messina." / L.T., May 27-6-d. [IV; 791. "Atmospheric Phenomena in Italy." London Times, May 27, 1872, p. 6 c. 4.]]


1872 Ap. 26 / In Feb and March had been small eruptions. On Ap. 8th, activity increased. On 24th, loud detonations. / CR 75-222. [IV; 792. Franco, Diego. "Sur l'éruption d'avril 1872, au Vésuve." Comptes Rendus, 75 (1872): 221-224.]


1872 Ap. 28 / (Flies) / Jour des Debats of—that recently at Orleans innumerable black flies of a rare species had fallen—that in a forest another kind, larger, had appeared—also that they had been seen in Paris. [IV; 793. "Le Journal du Loiret dit...." Journal des Debats, April 28, 1872, p. 2 c. 4-5.]


1872 April 28-May 3 / Continual th. storms at Vesuvius. L.T., May 4-12-1. [IV; 794. "Mount Vesuvius." London Times, May 4, 1872, p. 12 c. 1.]


1872 April / Vesuvius / Nature 6-2 / streams 100 feet wide and 30 feet high / cinders / blocks of lava—rain burning scoriae / 80 persons missing / flaming projectiles / zigzag stream of fire / like fixed lightning with continuous thunder. [IV; 795. "The Eruption of Mount Vesuvius." Nature, 6 (May 2, 1872): 2-3.]


1872 April / flies / Known as the flies of St Mark, because always appear ab Ap. 25 / Les Mondes 28-2 / Nevertheless this flight is exceptional." / I say—not quote. [IV; 796. "Invasion de mouches." Les Mondes, 28 (1872): 2-3.]


1872 / last of April // Great numbers of flies in Paris (bibio hortulanus). Male red and the females larger and black. known as the flies of St Mark, because they always appear about 25th of April. / Les Mondes 28/2, 141. [IV; 797. "Invasion de mouches." Les Mondes, 28 (1872): 2-3. Chatel, Victor. "Les mouches de Sait-Marc." Les Mondes, 28 (1872): 141-142.]


1872 April / Flies / See Ap. 5, 1847. [IV; 798. See: 1847 Ap. 5, (II; 1113).]


1872 Ap. 29 / See 15th. / Huge prominence on sun / Flammarion, Pop. Astro, p. 274. [IV; 799. Flammarion, Camille. Popular Astronomy: A General Description of the Heavens. New York: D. Appleton, 1894, 274. See: 1872 Ap. 15, (IV; 750).]


1872 Ap. last, and 1st week May / Unusual th. storms in England / Symons' 7-55. [IV; 800. Wyld, George. "Accidents from Lightning." Symons's Meteorological Magazine, 7 (May 1872): 55-57.]


1872 Ap. 30 / [LT], 11-b / Atmospheric phe. [IV; 801. "Atmospheric Phenomena." London Times, April 30, 1872, p. 11 c. 2.]


1872 May 1 / "Most violent cyclone" / Madras / Nature 6-34 / LT 7-12-4. [IV; 805. "Notes." Nature, 6 (May 9, 1872): 32-34, at 34. "The Cyclone at Madras." London Times, May 7, 1872, p. 12 c. 4.]


1872 May 2 / A lunatic son of a farmer near Rochester, Victoria, escaped from home and was running wild in the bush. Large body of horsemen searching for him. / Bendigo Advertiser 9-3-3. [A; 739. "Escaped Lunatic at Rochester." Bendigo Advertiser, May 9, 1872, p. 3 c. 3.]


1872 May 2 / The Madras Cyclone / Symons 7-69 / 30 ships wrecked / trees blocking all roads. [IV; 802. "The Madras Cyclone of May 2nd, 1872." Symons's Meteorological Magazine, 7 (June 1872): 69-72.]


1872 May 2 / Vesuvius eruption ceased. / L.T. 3-12-b. [IV; 803. "Italy." London Times, May 3, 1872, p. 12 c. 2.]


1872 May / LT, May-June, together. [IV; 804.]


1872 May / Rappings in a 1872 house in parish of Hunton, 5 or 6 miles from Maidstone. / Spiritual Magazine 7-286. [A; 761. "A Haunted House." Spiritual Magazine, n.s, 7 (June 1872): 286.]


1872 May / Flies of / See rare butterflies in summer in England. [IV; 806. See: (Butterflies in England).]


1872 May 2 / Disastrous hurricane at Vellore, India / Bombay Gazette, 13th. [IV; 807. (Bombay Gazette, May 13, 1872.)]


1872 May 4 / 8:30 p.m., till 2 a.m. of 5th / At Paris, great fall of meteors / Lyrids / C.R. 74-1269. [IV; 808. Silbermann, J.-J. "Sur la relation entre les phénomènes météorologiques et les éruptions volcaniques." Comptes Rendus, 74 (1872): 1269-1270.]


1872 May 4 / From 8:30 p.m. until 2 a.m. of the fifth, a great fall of meteors (said been Lyrids). / Piedmont. 3 especial currents of them noted. All evening a cloudy aurora. / C.R. 74-1269. [IV; 809. Silbermann, J.-J. "Sur la relation entre les phénomènes météorologiques et les éruptions volcaniques." Comptes Rendus, 74 (1872): 1269-1270.]


1872 May 4 / Broad daylight / Thyetmyo, British Burmah / N to S. / great met—seemed ¼ speed of a cannon ball / Year Book of Facts 1873-148. [IV; 810. "Daylight Meteors." Timbs' Year-Book of Facts in Science and Art, 1873, 148-149.]


1872 May 5 / (haze-volc) / Prof. Serpieri telegraphed from Urbino—"Great invasion of dry mist; colour slightly blue." / LT, May 27-6-d. [IV; 811. "Atmospheric Phenomena in Italy." London Times, May 27, 1872, p. 6 c. 4.]


1872 May 6 / Fireball / vol. 7 / Ref, Jan 1, 1866. [IV; 812. See: Refer to: 1866 (Jan), (III; 793.) "Kleinere Mittheilungen." Zeitschrift der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Meteorologie, 7 (1872): 223-231, at 230.]


1872 May 6 / The black flies had appeared in Lyons. / Figaro of. [IV; 813. (Figaro, May 6, 1872; not found here.)]


1872 May 7 / Disastrous floods / Australia / N.Y. Times 8-1-1. [IV; 814. "Disastrous Floods." New York Times, May 8, 1872, p. 1 c. 1.]


1872 May 7 and 8 / Violent th storm and great electric displays / England / Symons 7-56. [IV; 815. Wyld, George. "Accidents from Lightning." Symons's Meteorological Magazine, 7 (May 1872): 55-57.]


1872 May 8 / Dyalpar, Oudh, India / (F). [IV; 816. Fletcher, 104. This is the Dyalpur meteorite.]


1872 May 9 / See Aug 8. [IV; 817. "Notes." Nature, 6 (October 10, 1872): 481-482, at 482. See: 1872  Aug 8, (IV; 901).]


1872 May 10 / Syracuse and Italy / dust said been meteoric / CR, 83-76, 1184. [IV; 818. Tissandier, Gaston. "Analyse micrographique comparative de corpuscles ferrugineux atmosphériques et de fragments détachés de la surface des météorites." Comptes Rendus, 83 (1876): 76-78. No mention of this dust was made in this article, and only a sample of the dust is labelled in the illustration of the following article. Tissandier, Gaston. "Sur une pluie de poussière tombée à Boulogne-sur-Mer, le 9 octobre 1876, et sur le mode de formation des pluies terrestres en général." Comptes Rendus, 83 (1876): 1184-1186, at 1185.]


1872 May 10 / Cloud of large black flies, Bibio Marci, at Brighton / Entomologist 6-143. [IV; 819. Rowley, George Dawson. "Immense abundance of Bibio Marci at Brighton." Entomologist, 6 (July 1872): 143.]a


1872 May 10 / Bendigo Advertiser of / That the Ballarat wild man not the only one. In the Kyneton district was one—"A tattered, elderly ruffian, carrying over his shoulders a pole with some shreds of a sheepskin attached to it." [A; 740. "Another 'wild man' has turned up, this time in Kyneton district...." Ballarat Courier, May 9, 1872, p. 2 c. 6. (Bendigo Advertiser, May 10, 1872; not at Australia.)]


1872 May 12 / 6 p.m. / Blew from the west—and "dust, flying stones and darkness". / at Aden. / Pioneer, May 30-4-3. [IV; 820. (Allahabad Pioneer, May 30, 1872, p. 4 c. 3.)]


1872 May 12 / Early hours of morning / "fearful dust storm" at Ghazeepore / (Pioneer, May 13). [IV; 821. (Allahabad Pioneer, May 13, 1872.)]


1872 May 13 / A man, supposed to be a lunatic, thought to have come from Melbourne, was brought before the bench at Geelong and sent to the Asylum. / Bendigo Advertiser 15-3-2. [A; 741. "The Lunacy Statute." Bendigo Advertiser, May 15, 1872, p. 3 c. 2.]


1872 May 14 / Udine, Italy / q. / B.A. '11. [IV; 822. Milne, 723.]


1872 May 16 / The Catherine wheel-effect / Train of met? / M Notices 33/411. [IV; 823. Knevitt, H.P. "Phenomenon observed at Sea." Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 33 (1873): 411-412.]


1872 May 22 / Final / Bendigo Advertiser of / "A wild man" caught by the police at Handle Flats. They had picked up a man, who was badly clad, who was living in the open air. He gave his name, saying that he had lived ab. 2 months in the ranges. Then it is said that he was a lunatic who had escaped from an asylum ten months before, though how he lived without attracting attention before April was a puzzle. [A; 742.1, 742.2. "Capture of a Wild Man of the Woods." Bendigo Advertiser, May 22, 1872, p. 3 c. 2. See: 1872 Ap. 24, (A; 738).]


1872 May 24 / Rel-P. J., 1-5 / Sounds in a house in Columbus, Ky. [A; 762. (Religio-Philosophical Journal, May 24, 1872): 1, (c. 5). (No May 24 issue in 1872 nor 1871; check date. Fix.)]


1872 May 27 / BO / L.T. / "Many very splendid luminous meteors" had been seen in Piedmont. [IV; 824. "Atmospheric Phenomena in Italy." London Times, May 27, 1872, p. 6 c. 4.]


1872 May 27 / 2 large and brilliant spots on sun / E Mec 15-302. [IV; 825. Wyatt, Paul W. "Solar Faculæ." English Mechanic, 15 (no. 376; June 7, 1872): 302, (illustration).]


1872 / ab last of May // Upon a farm near Butter, Mo., a farmer found a cinderous substance spread out like a big pancake, 6 or seven feet in diameter and 10 inches thick. In-as-much as the farmer had been over the ground almost every day, without having seen it before, the conclusion was that it had fallen from the sky. A cor sent a sample to the Editor of the Sci Amer (see 27-244), who sent to Prof. Shepard of Amherst College, who "instantly recognized it" as the residue of a burned haystack. [IV; 826.1, 826.6. "A Supposed Meteorite." Scientific American, n.s., 27 (October 19, 1872): 244.]


1872 June / Peria / great q. / B.A. '11. [IV; 827. Milne, 723.]


1872 June / Faces appeared on window glass in home of John and Mary Andrews, Moravia, N.Y., according to the Editor of the Religio-Phil. Jour. see issue of Feb. 12, 1876, p. 381. [A; 763. "Manifestations in Portsmouth, Va." Religio-Philosophical Journal, 19 (no. 22; February 12, 1876): 381, (c. 1).]


1872 June 1 / Began the phe told of in Barnsley Chronicle, June 1. On farm of Charles Webster, near Wortley, close to the boundary between Tankersley and Ecclesfield. / Mrs Webster, aged about 70, their son and servant girl, aged about 14. All were in the kitchen, when the first phe broke out. That was the calf. Then objects flew about. The servant girl professed to having seen a phantom—"something in the form of a woman". [A; 764.1, 764.2. "Extraordinary Scenes at Hezzlehough, near Wortley." Barnsley Chronicle, June 8, 1872, p. 8 c. 5.]


1872 June 3 / 1 p.m. / waterspout / Near Steyning, Sussex, waterspout burst on a hill. / Symons 7-80 / It was shaped [illustration]. [IV; 828. Ingram, Hugh. "Waterspout at Steyning, Sussex." Symons's Meteorological Magazine, 7 (June 1872): 80. "It was observed by many persons in the neighbourhood, and is described as a column tapering to the middle from top and bottom."]


1872 June 4 / Shocks / Virginia / N.Y. Times 10-8-5. [IV; 829. "An Earthquake Shock in Virginia." New York Times, June 10, 1872, p. 8 c. 5.]


1872 June 4 / Ref / bet 10 and 11 p.m. / Va. / q. / Am J. Sci 3-5-260. [IV; 830. Rockwood, Charles Greene, Jr. "Notice of Recent Earthquakes." American Journal of Science, s. 3 v. 5 (1873): 260-263, at 260.]


1872 June 8 / 8:48 p.m. / Bolide / Nantes / Les Mondes 28-240. [IV; 831. "Bolide." Les Mondes, 28 (1872): 240.]


1872 June 8 / Polt / Barnsley Chronicle of, copied in Medium and Daybreak of 21st / place known as Hazelhough, near Wortley / Beginning Saturday before 8th. / Kitchen utensils suddenly became animated. Servant girl professed to see "something in the form of a woman". / First phe noted was a young calf "terribly out of sorts". [A; 765.1, 765.2. (Barnsley Chronicle, June 8, 1872; 1872 not @ BNA.)  "Haunted House Near Barnsley." Medium and Daybreak, 3 (no. 116; June 21, 1872): 242. The phenomena began on June 1, ("Saturday last"), and continued to June 4. See: 1872 June 1, (A; 764).]


1872 June 9 / See Aug 8. [IV; 832. "Notes." Nature, 6 (October 10, 1872): 481-482, at 482. See: 1872  Aug 8, (IV; 901).]


1872 June 9 / 3 well-defined sunspots / E. Mec 15-358. [IV; 833. "Sun Spots." English Mechanic, 15 (no. 378; June 21, 1872): 358, (illustration).]


1872 June 9 / Destructive floods along Po River, Italy / NY Times 10-1-7. [IV; 834. "Italian Floods." New York Times, June 10, 1872, p. 1 c. 7.]


1872 June 9 / Rel-Ph. J, Jan 18, 1873, p. 2, Giles Mosher of Mosherville, Mich, hanged self, believing angels called him. [A; 767. Mosher, Giles D. "Insanity, Obsession, False Communication, False Doctrines and Kindred Subjects." Religio-Philosophical Journal, 13 (no. 18; January 18, 1873): 2, (c. 4-5).]


1872 June 12 / (?) // June /// Great q. / Persia / BA '11. [IV; 835. Milne, 723.]


1872 June 12 / (th stone) / A large aerolite "during a violent storm" in the province of Musashi, Japan / Sci Amer 27-197. [IV; 836. "On the morning of the 12th June, a large aerolite...." Scientific American, n.s., 27 (September 28, 1872): 197. This aerolite is not identified as a meteorite.]


1872 June 15 / Lights near Madras—Nature, 6-270. [A; 766. "Notes." Nature, 6 (August 1, 1872): 268-270, at 270.]


1872 June 17 / 3 p.m. / Milledgeville, Ga / q / R—June 4. [IV; 837. Refer to: 1872 June 4, (IV; 830). Rockwood, Charles Greene, Jr. "Notice of Recent Earthquakes." American Journal of Science, s. 3 v. 5 (1873): 260-263, at 260.]


1872 June 17, 18, 19 / Extraordinary violent th. storms / England / Symons 7-88-110, 117-128. [IV; 839. "The Thunderstorms of June 17th, 18th, and 19th." Symons's Meteorological Magazine, 7 (July 1872): 88-110, and, (August 1872): 117-128.]


1872 June 18 / 8 p.m. / Great meteor at San Francisco / N.Y. Times, July 1-5-6. [IV; 840. "The California Meteor, as seen at Santa Cruz." New York Times, July 1, 1872, p. 5 c. 6. Madeira, George. "The California Meteor, as seen at Santa Cruz." Alta California, (San Francisco), June 22, 1872, p. 1 c. 4. "Eight o'clock, Tuesday evening, June 18th, a splendid meteor shot athwart the northwestern heavens, traversing the sky for a distance of about 60 degrees. When first seen it was about 30 degrees above the horizon, toward which it slowly approached, throwing out a luminous train, and producing a hissing or crackling noise.  As it neared the horizon it burst into two parts of about equal size and sinking below the mountains appeared to reach the ground but a short distance beyond the town. So confident were we, that the meteor had fallen in our immediate neighborhood, that we spent several hours searching for the fragments along the San Lorenzo, but without avail." "The centre of the meteor, contained a dark nucleus surrounded by a bluish-white flame that trailed behind three or four degrees." "After the separation, which was without any sound of explosion, each separate part contained a portion of the dark body or nucleus. Its apparent descent below the mountain range may have been an optical illusion; still, I am of the opinion that it struck tn this locality." "If the meteor seen at San Francisco was identical, and the fact of one being seen at that place at the same time seems to warrant it, it was a large body." See: 1872 June 18, (IV; 841).]


1872 June 18 / 7:53 p.m. / San Francisco / In sky appeared a luminous object. Moved rapidly and somewhat irregularly. Visible 6 minutes. Nucleus = star of 1st magnitude. / N.Y. Times 20-1-6. [IV; 841. "A Comet Seen at San Francisco." New York Times, June 20, 1872, p. 1 c. 6. "It was moving rapidly and somewhat irregularly, and at length disappeared, and then ascended out of the atmosphere of the earth. The nucleus appeared to be a star of the first magnitude, and the tail was wavy. It was in sight for six minutes." See: 1872 June 18, (IV; 840).]


1872 June 20 / Les Mondes of / Metite "recently" on Atchison, Ky. [IV; 838. "Aérolithe." Les Mondes, 28 (1872): 281. "Un aérolithe du poids de 50 kilogrammes est tombé tout récemment à Atchison, Kentucky." "June 20" was the date of the publication.]


1872 June 22 / Galizien / ab 9:20 p.m. / met / Zeit Met 7/299. [IV; 842. "Kleinere Mittheilungen." Zeitschrift der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Meteorologie, 7 (1872): 294-299, at 299.]


1872 June 23 / Aurora / Nancy / C.R. 74/1603. [IV; 843. "M. P. Guyot adresse une Note sur l'aurore observée à Nancy le 23 juin." Comptes Rendus, 74 (1872): 1603.]


1872 June 24 / Aurora / U.S. / Ref, see Ap. 10. [IV; 844. Refer to: 1872 Ap 10, (IV; 730). "Clippings on Miscellaneous Subjects. / NY Public Library / *CZ."]


1872 June 28 / Tennasilm, Esthonia, Russia / (F). [IV; 845. Fletcher, 104. This is the Tennasilm meteorite.]


1872 June 28 / Young man, John W. Avery, hanged for murder, in the Hackensack, N.J., Jail, said in March, 1875, to be back in ghost form. / N.Y. Times, 1875, March 11-10-2. [A; 768. "A Ghost in a Jail." New York Times, March 11, 1875, p. 10 c. 2. See: 1875 March 7, (A; 751).]


1872 / last of June and July // A new volcano in Chile. / Nature 7-312 / Said the sand went 300 or 400 miles. [IV; 846. "Notes." Nature, 7 (February 20, 1873): 310-312, at 312. Philiipi, Rodolfo Amando. "Ein neuer Vulkan in Chile." Petermanns Geographische Mitteilungen, 19 (1873): 6-7. "Ein neuer Vulcan in Chili." Verhandlungen der Kaiserlich-Königlichen Geologischen Reichsanstalt, 1873-1874 (no. 4; February 18, 1873): 71. Two volcanoes in Chile erupted on June 6, 1872: Llaima and Quetrupillan. The name of "Lhagnell" given to this "new volcano" fails to properly identify it, but, given this eruption date and supposedly located between the Llaima and Villarrica volcanoes, this is probably the Quetrupillan volcano.]


1872 June 30-July 6 / This week, in N.Y. City, on ac. of exceeding heat, number of deaths 3 times the average. / London Spectator, Aug. 3. [IV; 847. (London Spectator, August 3, 1872; not at BNA.)]  


1872 // summer /// exceptionally hot—but an exceptionally cold winter in New Zealand / N.Y. Times, 1873, July 16-4-4. [IV; 848. "The Terrestrial Influence of Sun-Spots." New York Times, July 16, 1873, p. 4 c. 4.]


1872 June-July / New volcano in Chile—named Lhagnell, violent eruptions, between the volcs Villarico and Llaima, near the river Cautin. / La Sci Pour Tous 18-79. [IV; 849. (La Science Pour Tous, 18-79.) See: 1872 / last of June and July, (IV; 846). Probably, the Quetrupillan volcano.]


1872 July / Intense heat in July and August associated with disturbed state of the sun, by a writer in the London Spectator, Aug. 3. [IV; 850. (London Spectator, August 3, 1872; not at BNA.)]


1872 // summer /// Great flight of Painted Ladies over Ionian Islands / Field, Nov. 14, 1903, p. 843. [IV; 851. (Field, November 14, 1903, p. 843.)]


1872 July-Aug-Sept / World / have. [IV; 852.]


1872 July 1 / NY Times, 5-6 / Meteor at Santa Cruz. [IV; 853. "The California Meteor, as seen at Santa Cruz." New York Times, July 1, 1872, p. 5 c. 6. See: 1872 June 18, (IV; 840).]


1872 July 1 / N.Y. Times, 4-4 / Myst murder, at Bridgeport, Conn., of Capt. Colvocoresses—or suicide—Shot through heart, but clothes not perforated. [A; 769. "A Tragical Enigma." New York Times, July 1, 1872, p. 4 c. 4-5.]


1872 July 3 / Araucania, Chili / Shower of sand "supposed to have come from an euption of Mount Llaima." Covered fields, drove the Indians to the cities. / An Sci Disc 1872-56. [IV; 854. "Volcanic Sand in Chili." Annual Record of Science and Industry, 1872, 56. The Llaima volcano.]


1872 July 7 / 11-12 // 16-22 // Sun eruptions / L'Année Sci. [IV; 855. "Éruptions solaires de juillet 1872." Année Scientifique et Industrielle, 16 (1872): 21-23.]


1872 July 7 / Antwerp / aurora / C.R. 75/160. [IV; 856. "M. Tissot écrit à M. Le Verrier...." Comptes Rendus, 75 (1872): 160.]


1872 July 7 / Solar eruption / details / Les Mondes 28-684. [IV; 857. Secchi. "Sur l'éruption solaire observée le 7 juillet, et sur les phénomènes qui 'l'ont accompagnée." Les Mondes, 28 (1872): 684-685.]


1872 July 7 / Aurora, France, and great sunspot / C.R. 75-159. [IV; 858. Tarry, H. "Des courants magnétiques et des explosions solaires qui ont accompagné l'aurore boréale du 7 juillet." Comptes Rendus, 75 (1872): 156-160.]


1872 July 7 / 3:30 p.m. / Violent explosion on sun, by Secchi. / Les Mondes 28-543. Aurora that night seen at Antwerp by M. Tissot. [IV; 859. Tarry, H. "Des courants magnétiques et des explosions solaires qui ont accompagné l'aurore boréale du 7 juillet."." Les Mondes, 28 (1872): 542-543. "M. Tissot écrit à M. Le Verrier quele 7 juillet...." Les Mondes, 28 (1872): 544.]


1872 July 8 / Another solar explosion by Secchi. [IV; 860. Secchi. "Sur l'éruption solaire observée le 7 juillet, et sur les phénomènes qui l'ont accompagnée." Comptes Rendus, 75 (1872): 314-322, at 316.]


1872 July 8 / 10:30 p.m. / North Missouri / Rumbling sound and q. Had been a slight shock between half an hour and hour before. / N.Y. Times 15-5-3. [IV; 861. "The Earthquake on Monday Felt in Missouri." New York Times, July 15, 1872, p. 5 c. 3.]


1872 July 10 / See Aug 8. [IV; 862. "Notes." Nature, 6 (October 10, 1872): 481-482, at 482. See: 1872  Aug 8, (IV; 901).]


1872 July 10 / Great aurora / L'Année Sci 16-140. [IV; 863. "Aurores boréales du 9 mai, du 10 juillet et du 8 août 1872." Année Scientifique et Industrielle, 16 (1872): 139-141.]


1872 July 8 / 10:30 p.m. / Chollicothe, Mo / q / R—Ju. 4. [IV; 864. Refer to: 1872 June 4, (IV; 830). Rockwood, Charles Greene, Jr. "Notice of Recent Earthquakes." American Journal of Science, s. 3 v. 5 (1873): 260-263, at 260.]


1872 July 11 / met? / 5:25 a.m. / Westchester Co and L.I. / q / R—Ju. 4 / and "a tremendous discharge of noise like a violent burst of thunder". [IV; 865. Refer to: 1872 June 4, (IV; 830). Rockwood, Charles Greene, Jr. "Notice of Recent Earthquakes." American Journal of Science, s. 3 v. 5 (1873): 260-263, at 260-261. No meteor is mentioned in this article with regard to this earthquake.]


1872 July 11 / 5:30 a.m. / Westchester Co. and Long Island, N.Y. / Rumbling sound and shock. N.Y. Times 12-5-6. [IV; 866. "An Earthquake in Westchester County and Long Island." New York Times, July 12, 1872, p. 5 c. 6.]


1872 July 11 / 5:25 a.m. / Westchester Co, N.Y. / slight q. but rumbling sound and then discharge like a violent burst of thunder / Am. J. Sci 3/5/261. [IV; 867. Rockwood, C.G., Jr. "Notice of Recent Earthquakes." American Journal of Science, s. 3 v. 5 (1873): 260-263, at 260-261.]


1872 July 11 / q / NY City / L.I. / Westchester Co / Report like discharge of artillery / Sc Am 27/65. 5:30 a.m. / World 12-8-1 / NY Times 12-5-6. [IV; 868. (New York World, July 12, 1872, p. 8 c. 1; at newspaperarchive.com.) "An Earthquake in Westchester County and Long Island." New York Times, July 12, 1872, p. 5 c. 6.]


1872 July 11 / q along coast of Long Island / also in Missouri / L.T. 31-10-a. [IV; 869. "The United States." London Times, July 31, 1872, p. 10 c. 1-2.]


1872 July 12 / Sun's surface greatly disturbed. Group of 27 spots on the N.E. quadrant of the sun. / Nature 6-251. In other quadrants other spots—48 in all reported by W.F. Denning. [IV; 870."Notes." Nature, 6 (July 25, 1872): 249-251, at 251.]


1872 July 12 / 7 p.m. / Shock / Khandeish / Nature 6-462. [IV; 871. "Notes." Nature, 6 (October 3, 1872): 460-462, at 462.]


1872 July 13 / Java / q. / N+BA '11. [IV; 872. Milne, 723.]


1872 July 13 / Rel P. J., 1-5 / H. House in Brownsville, Texas. [A; 770. "Haunted." Religio-Philosophical Journal, 12 (no. 17; July 13, 1872): 1, (c. 5).]


1872 July 13 / Rel-P. J, 1-1 / Yarn of a haunted house in Lafayette, Indiana. [A; 771. "Among the Spirits." Religio-Philosophical Journal, July 13, 1872): 1, (c. 1-4).]


1872 July 15 / N.Y. Times, 5-2 / Spiritualists digging "all over Peoria" for buried gold. [A; 772. "By Mail and Telegraph." New York Times, July 15, 1872, p. 5 c. 2. "A party of Spiritualists are digging all over Peoria after hidden treasure. Their supernatural guide has lost the trail of the gold several times, but they are in nowise discouraged."]


1872 July 15, etc., ab / Severe shocks / Caucasus / L.T., Sept 23-9-f. [IV; 873. "Earthquakes in the Caucasas." London Times, July 23, 1872, p. 9 c. 6.]


1872 July 15 / Armenia / q / B.A. '11. [IV; 874. Milne, 723.]


1872 July 15 / N.Y.T., 5-3 / q / N. Missouri. [IV; 875. "The Earthquake on Monday Felt in Missouri." New York Times, July 15, 1872, p. 5 c. 3.]


1872 July 20 / evening / Det met, Winnemucca, Nevada—people rushed from homes thinking a q. / World 22-8-5. [IV; 876. (New York World, July 22, 1872, p. 8 c. 5; at newspaperarchive.com.)]


1872 July 23 / Metite / C.R. 75-273 / Many places in Loir-et-Cher, houses and ground had quaked with the explosion, 5:30 p.m. [IV; 877. Tastes, Maurice de. "Chute d'un aérolithe dans la commune de Lancé, canton de Saint-Amand (Loir-et-Cher)." Comptes Rendus, 75 (1872): 273-276.]


1872 July 23 / Details of metite of Saint Amand (Loir-et-Cher) / La Sci Pour Tous 17-261. [IV; 878. (La Science Pour Tous, 17-261.)]


1872 July 23 / Lancé, Loir-et-Cher, France / (F). / Details / Les Mondes 28-626. [IV; 879. Fletcher, 104. This is the Lancé meteorite. Tastes, De. "Chute d'un aérolithe dans la commune de Lancé, canton de Saint-Amand (Cher)." Les Mondes, 28 (1872): 626.]


1872 July 25 / wrms / Nature, 6-356, from the Levant Times / That at Bucharest, 25th, heat had been stifling. Ab 9 p.m., a small cloud appeared upon the horizon and ¼ hour later something fell from it.—"To the horror of everybody, it was found to consist of black worms of the size of an ordinary fly. All the streets were strewn with these curious animals." [IV; 881.1, 881.2. "Notes." Nature, 6, (August 29, 1872): 355-356, at 356.]


1872 July 30 / a Fancher / Religio Ph. J, Nov. 23-4-5, copying from Madison (Wis.) Democrat / Margaret Kelley, ab. 17 years of age, had been well—suddenly on 30th lost her reason. Could not speak English—spoke German fluently. "Recovered her reason," but still spoke German, and understood no English. "She had never studied German, and had never learned to speak it." [A; 773.1, 773.2. (Religio-Philosophical Journal, November 23, 1872): 4, (c. 5); issue missing at IAPSOP).]


1872 Aug / Rel-P-J, Oct 19, p. 2 / Andrew Co, Mo, woman dies—Strange wild animal seen? [A; 774. (Religio-Philosophical Journal, October 19, 1872): 2, (c. ); issue missing at IAPSOP.)]


1872 Aug / Whirlwind in Ireland thought same as Banbury wind preceding the "meteor" by months. / E. Mec 16/?. [IV; 880. Turtle, John. "Extraordinary Phenomenon." English Mechanic, 16 (no. 391; September 20, 1872): 16. See: 1872 Aug 25, (IV; 941).]


1872 Aug 3 / Sherman (U.S.) / by Prof Young (The Sun, p 166) / eruptions on sun / 8:45 / 10:30 a.m. / 11:50 / Rocky Mountains. [IV; 881. Young, Charles Augustus. The Sun. New and revised edition. New York: D. Appleton, 1895, 166.]


1872 Aug 3 / Great magnetic storm / E Mec 111/224. [IV; 883. Cortie, Aloysius Laurence. "Solar Outbursts—Magnetic Storms—Auroræ." English Mechanic, 51 (no. 1320; July 11, 1890): 422. "The Ether-Magnetic Storms." English Mechanic, 51 (no. 1320; July 11, 1890): 422-423.]


1872 Aug. 3 / Evening. / "One of the most magnificent auroral displays that have ever been wintessed in these latitudes." / Sci Amer 27-119. [IV; 884. "The Aurora." Scientific American, n.s., 27 (August 24, 1872): 119-120.]


1872 Aug 3 / Sun disturbance and world wide magnetic disturbances / Flammarion, Pop Astro, p. 291. [IV; 885. Flammarion, Camille. Popular Astronomy: A General Description of the Heavens. New York: D. Appleton, 1894, 291.]


1872 Aug 3 / By Prof. Young, observing at Sherman—very violent disturbance of sun's surface. Ball, Story of the Heavens, p. 37. [IV; 886. Ball, Robert Stawell. The Story of the Heavens. London:  Cassell, 1885, 38. London: Cassell, 1893, 37. London: Cassell, 1900, 42.]


1872 Aug 3 / Brilliant aurora from New York to Ohio / L.T. 5-3-2 / N.M. [IV; 887. "America." London Times, August 5, 1872, p. 3 c. 2.]


1872 Aug 6 / South Wales / vivid aurora for 2 hours and shooting stars flashing at intervals and seeming to lose themselves in the flames of the aurora / L.T. 12-9-e. [IV; 888. "Aurora Borealis." London Times, August 12, 1872, p. 9 c. 5.]


1872 Aug. 6 / metite / night / Large stone fell, cor of North William and Frankfort streets, N.Y. Ciy. / World 9-5-4 / breaking into fragments / 10 lbs. soft material / brownish color and "perforated with a number of small holes or crevices, like coral". / chiefly iron rust. [IV; 889.1, 889.2. (New York World, August 9, 1872, p. 5 c. 4.)]


1872 August / Anything in Andromeda? / to cor with the meteors of Nov. 27 / as new star in and mets of 1885 / See great fall of Perseids, Aug 7, etc. [IV; 890. See: 1872 Aug 7-12, (IV; 894).]


1872 Aug 8 / L.T., 6-f / Meteor-comet explanation of Perseids. [IV; 891. Hind, John Russell. "The Meteor Comet of August. London Times, August 8, 1872, p. 6 c. 6.]


1872 Aug 8 / For ab. 2 hours, magnificent aurora in S. Wales / L.T. 12-9-e / at intervals, meteors. [IV; 892. "Aurora Borealis." London Times, August 12, 1872, p. 9 c. 5.]


1872 Aug 8 / [LT], 6-f / Times missing in B.M. [IV; 893. Hind, John Russell. "The Meteor Comet of August." London Times, August 8, 1872, p. 6 c. 6.]


1872 Aug 7-12 / Great shower of Perseids / BA '72-79, etc. [IV; 894. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Alexander Stewart Herschel, and Charles Brooke. "Report...on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1871-72." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1872, 57-118, at 79-92.]


1872 Aug 8 / q and sound / Comrie / BA 73/195 / Times, Aug 12-5-e. [IV; 895. Bryce, James. "Fourth Report on Earthquakes in Scotland." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1873, 194-197, at 195. "The successive phases, according to almost all the observers, were:—a noise or sound, loud, heavy and rumbling; a shock with a shaking and rattling of objects; and a wave-like motion of the ground. The noise or sound is compared to the sound of thunder, to that made by a heavy waggon on a stony street, to the emptying of a cart of small stones or rubbish, to the noise one hears when under a bridge over which a heavy train is passing. Many who were within doors supposed that a heavy piece of furniture had fallen on the floor of an adjoining room." "Earthquake in Scotland." London Times, August 12, 1872, p. 5 c. 5.]


1872 May 9 / June 9 / July 10 / Aug 8 / Lights / Angers. [IV; 896. See: 1872 Aug 8, (IV; 901). Cheux, A. "Aurore boréale blanche observée à la Baumette, près Angers, le 8 août 1872." Comptes Rendus, 75 (1872): 503-504.]


1872 Aug / Perseids / Nothing in Bombay Gazette Summary. [IV; 897.]


1872 Aug 8-9 / night / N. York / Great aurora northern skies, especially in Bootes, and meteors. / World 9-5-3. [IV; 898. (New York World, August 9, 1872, p. 5 c. 3.)]


1872 Aug 8 / Aurora / L'Annee Sci 16-140. [IV; 899. "Aurores boréales du 9 mai, du 10 juillet et du 8 août 1872." Année Scientifique et Industrielle, 16 (1872): 139-141, at 140-141.]


1872 Aug 7-12 / Mets in England not so conspicuous as in 1871. / BA 73-386. [IV; 900. 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 386.]


1872  Aug 8 / (ref) / Baumette, near Angers, France / Aurora—ser (4) back to May 9 / This one described as white rays, at intervals shooting out toward northern sky. / Nature 6/482 / CR 75/503. [IV; 901. "Notes." Nature, 6 (October 10, 1872): 481-482, at 482. Cheux, A. "Aurore boréale blanche observée à la Baumette, près Angers, le 8 août 1872." Comptes Rendus, 75 (1872): 503-504.]  


1872 Aug 8 / q and aurora / (Comrie) / (Sterling) / Severest in Scotland since 1839. Loud rumbling noise like thunder. An aurora "brilliant" seen same evening, S. Wales. / Ponton, "Earthquakes", p. 152 / Also this in a rainless region. [IV; 902. (Ponton, Mungo. Earthquakes and Volcanoes. London: T. Nelson, (after 1876 ed.), 152.)]  


1872 Aug 10 / evening / 10 p.m. / on the Fowler farm, Benton Co, Ind. / metite / "It has much the appearance of volcanic rock, but is considerably lighter, being scarcely heavier than some of the more solid woods." / Evansville (Ind) Courier, Aug. 13 / World 17-1-4 / N.Y. Times 18-8-5. [IV; 903.1, 903.2. (Evansville Courier, Indiana, August 13, 1872. New York World, August 17, 1872, p. 1 c. 4.) "Reputed Fall of a Large Meteoric Stone." New York Times, August 18, 1872 p. 8 c. 5-6.]


1872 Aug 10 / Pillar of light over Mauna Loa / "full blast" on 27th and into Sept. / Am J Sci 3/4/406 / [3]/5/476. [IV; 904. Coan, Titus. "Recent Eruption of Mauna Loa." American Journal of Science, s. 3 v. 4 (1872): 406-407. Coan, Titus. "Volcanoes of Hawaii." American Journal of Science, s. 3 v. 5 (1873): 476-477.]


1872 Aug 10 and 11 / At Turin, 461 meteors counted / Sci Amer 27-261. [IV; 905. "The August Meteors." Scientific American, n.s., 27 (October 26, 1872): 261.]


1872 Aug 10 / "Amounted to but little" at Louisville, Ky. / Sci Amer 27-308. Yet for an hour (bet 10 and 11) at Knoxville, Tenn, many. / p. 259. [IV; 906. Rankin, James E. "The August Meteors." Scientific American, n.s., 27 (October 26, 1872): 260. Davis, W.L. "The August Meteors." Scientific American, n.s., 27 (November 16, 1872): 308.]


1872 Aug 10-11 / bet 12 and 1 a.m. / Cor in Bryan, Texas, writes finest display of meteors that he ever saw. / Sci Am 27-340. [IV; 907. "The August Shower of Meteors as seen in Texas." Scientific American, n.s., 27 (November 30, 1872): 340.]


1872 Aug 10 / N.Y. Times 18-8-5 / Ab 10:30 p.m., near Oxford, Benton Co., Ind., large metite of stone like lava, or pumice. [IV; 908. "Reputed Fall of a Large Meteoric Stone." New York Times, August 18, 1872 p. 8 c. 5-6.]


1872 Aug 10 / No Perseids, N.Y. / North Carolina, between 10 and 12 o'clock, "an immense number". Sci Amer 27-212. [IV; 909. "The Meteors of August Tenth." Scientific American, n.s., 27 (August 31, 1872): 136. "The Meteoric Shower in North Carolina." Scientific American, n.s., 27 (October 5, 1872): 212.]


1872 Aug 10 / Nothing of mets in Auckland (N.Z.) Southern Cross. [IV; 910.]


1872 Aug 7 / Argus (Melbourne) of, 5-7 / A long article upon the August meteors, and every shepherd in Australia and every sailor in Australian seas called upon to help science with his observations. In succeeding issues, no mention of them. [IV; 911. "The Fiery Tears of Saint Laurentius." Melbourne Argus, August 7, 1872, p. 5 c. 7. "Every stockman on the hills, every shepherd on the plains, and every sailor on the seas, who will simply count the number of shooting stars he sees in any hour (the more

hours the better) of the evening, night, or early morning of the 9th, 10th, and 11th of this month, and will note what parts of the sky they mostly came from and went to, has it in his power to give a substantial aid to the most profound mathematical astronomer of the day; and every detail added as to position, brightness, and colour, either of individual meteors or of the observation as a whole, will increase the boon to science. Thus, too, Australian science may be especially advanced."]


1872 Aug. 10 / Nothing of mets in Times of Natal. This at Pietermaritzburg. [IV; 912.]


1872 Aug 10 / Nothing of mets in Natal Mercury (Durban). [IV; 913.]


1872 Aug 10 / bet 10 and 12 p.m. / "An immense number of meteors" in Nor. Car. / Sci Amer 27-212. [IV; 914. "The Meteoric Shower in North Carolina." Scientific American, n.s., 27 (October 5, 1872): 212.]


1872 Aug 10-11 / Mets at Lisbon / 778 counted / C.R. 75-552. /// 720, 1 / 795. [IV; 915. "Étoiles filantes du mois d'août." Comptes Rendus, 75 (1872): 551-552.]


1872 Aug 10 / "Few if any" meteors at New York / Sci Amer 27-136. [IV; 916. "The Meteors of August Tenth." Scientific American, n.s., 27 (August 31, 1872): 136.]


1872 Aug 10-27. / Pillar of light rose from Mauna Loa. (A.J. Sci 3/4/406. Still full blast on 27th, time of writing. [IV; 917. Coan, Titus. "Recent Eruption of Mauna Loa." American Journal of Science, s. 3 v. 4 (1872): 406-407.]


1872 Aug 9-10 / (Perseids) / At Marseille, 334 meteors counted these nights. All seemed to come from a point in Cygnus. / At Geneva, seemed to come from different directions. / Sci Amer 27-261. [IV; 918. "The August Meteors." Scientific American, n.s., 27 (October 26, 1872): 261.]


1872 Aug 10 / Rome / aurora / CR 75-606. [IV; 919. Secchi. "Observation des variations des diamètres solaires; observation des protubérances et de la chromosphère; observation des étoiles filantes; aurora boréale observée à Rome le 10 août, à 10 heures du matin." Comptes Rendus, 75 (1872): 606-613.]


1872 Aug 8 / Aurora and France and sunspots / C.R. 75-503. [IV; 920. Cheux, A. "Aurore boréale blanche observée à la Baumette, près Angers, le 8 août 1872." Comptes Rendus, 75 (1872): 503-504.]


1872 Aug 10 / Month of Aug. great numbers of meteors in Rome / C.R. 75-655. [IV; 921. Secchi. "Sur les diverses circonstances de l'apparition d'un bolide aux environs de Rome et sur les spectres stellaires." Comptes Rendus, 75 (1872): 655-659.]


1872 Aug 10 / Mauna Loa / See June, 32. [IV; 922. See: (June, 32).]


1872 Aug / Perseids shifting radiant. [IV; 923.]


1872 Aug. 10 / No mention Perseids in Fiji Times. [IV; 924.]


[1872 Aug 10-11, 1 A.M.] 1872 Aug 11 / 12 and 1 a.m. / Great fall in Texas / meteors / In the West / Sci Amer 27-340. [IV; 926. "The August Shower of Meteors as seen in Texas." Scientific American, n.s., 27 (November 30, 1872): 340.]


1872 Aug 10 / R-P. J., 1-4 / More of the Moravia, N.Y., Seances / Sept 14-1-1, more. [A; 775. (Religio-Philosophical Journal, 12 (no. 19; August 10, 1872): 1, (c. 4); issue missing at IAPSOP. Religio-Philosophical Journal, September 14, 1872): 1, (c. 1); issue missing at IAPSOP.) ("More"???)]


1872 Aug 11 / N.Y. Times, Aug 11, 1872, copied from St. Joseph Valley Register, South Bend, Ind. / Remains of Mrs Anna Rees, who had died ten years before (Aug 7, 1862) "after an illness of twenty four hours", dug up. Said that whole body "almost as natural in appearance" as when buried. No odor of decomposition. A physician made incisions and found, in accordance with notions of the day, that the flesh had changed to adipocere. / a wax-like substance / This at South Bend? [A; 776.1, 776.2. "Ten Years Dead and Still Intact." New York Times, August 11, 1872, p.5 c. 2. (St. Joseph Valley Register, South Bend, August, 1872; possibly on microfilm @ LOC.)]


1872 Aug 11-17 / Aurora almost nightly and unparalleled thunderstorms in New York. L.T., Sept 21-11-e. [IV; 925. "What May be." London Times, September 21, 1872, p. 11 c. 5. "A Possible Catastrophe." New York Times, March 18, 1872, p. 4 c. 4-5.]


[1872 Aug 11 / 12 and 1 a.m. Wrong date. See: 1872 Aug 10-11, 1 A.M., (IV; 926).]


1872 Aug 12 / astro / Plantamour's Comet / An Sci Disc 1872-21. [IV; 927. "Notes." Nature, 5 (February 17, 1872): 310-312, at 310. "The Apocryphal Comet." London Times, February 15, 872, p. 7 c. 6.  "The Apocryphal Comet." Timbs' Year-Book of Facts in Science and Art, 1873, 147-148. "Professor Plantamour's Comet." Annual Record of Science and Industry, 1872, 21.]


1872 Aug 12, 13 / Plantamour's Comet / Disappointment / N.Y. Times. [IV; 928. "Saved from Doom." New York Herald, August 11, 1872, p. 5 c. 1-4. "Telegraphic News." New York Times, August 12, 1872, p. 1 c. 7. "The Comet." New York Times, August 13, 1872, p. 2 c. 7. "Popular Credulity." New York Times, August 13, 1872, p. 4 c. 5. "Until last week, few readers of the Times supposed that outside of the lunatic asylum there could be found any one who believed in the cometary collision said to have been predicted by M. Plantamour. It had been clearly shown that the prediction was the work of an unscrupulous journalist; scientific men had demonstrated that no comet possessed sufficient weight to apparently affect the earth, even were it to come into collision with our globe; and lastly, the particular comet against whose coming we had been warned had not made itself visible even to the most powerful telescope. And yet the last few dayshave shown that a large number of people really placed faith in this shallowest of hoaxes, and permitted it to render them uneasy until the 12th of August had expired." "A Possible Catastrophe." New York Times, March 18, 1872, p. 4 c. 4-5. "Because Planatamour's comet proved a delusion and a disappointment, we are not therefore to conclude that the earth is a sort of iron-clad planet, impregnable not only to cometar missiles, but to every sort of astronomical disaster."]


1872 Aug 13, 15, 16 / Some of most tremendous thunderstorms recorded in Eastern States / World 17-1-1st page. [IV; 929. (New York World, August 17, 1872, p. 1.)]


1872 Aug 14 / Aurora / Chicago and other places, U.S. / Ref, Ap. 10. [IV; 930. Refer to: 1872 Ap 10, (IV; 730). "Clippings on Miscellaneous Subjects. / NY Public Library / *CZ."]


1872 Aug. 14 / Aurora / London / L.T. 20-9-f. [IV; 931. Hodges, Sydney. "Aurora in London." London Times, August 20, 1872, p. 9 c. 6.]


1872 Aug 14, 15, 16 / th storm and moon visible / New York and New England—"Some of the most terrific thunderstorms ever experienced." / Sci Amer 27-152. An Account of a midnight electric storm of 14th, at Arlington, Mass. 331 discharges were counted in 7 minutes. // (+) / Said that though a haze, the moon visible. [IV; 932.1, 932.2. "Remarkable Thunderstorms." Scientific American, n.s., 27 (September 7, 1872): 152.]


1872 August 15 / Daylight aurora, Rome, 10 a.m. to noon. Arc of light from NNW to N.E. / Nature 6-492. Ac. to Secchi. [IV; 933. Earwaker, John Parsons. "A Daylight Aurora." Nature, 6 (October 17, 1872): 492-493. Secchi. "Observation des variations des diamètres solaires; observation des protubérances et de la chromosphère; observation des étoiles filantes; aurora boréale observée à Rome le 10 août, à 10 heures du matin." Comptes Rendus, 75 (1872): 606-613, at 613.]


1872 Aug 16 / A spiritualists convention, at St. Charles, Kane Co., Ill., advertised in Rel-Ph. J., July 27. [A; 777. (Religio-Philosophical Journal, July 27, 1872; issue missing at IAPSOP.)]


1872 Aug 18 / 10:45 p.m. / At Cambridge, large meteor moving toward the radiant point in Perseus. L.T. 20-9-f. [IV; 934. "Meteor at Cambridge." London Times, August 20, 1872, p. 9 c. 6.]


[1872 Aug 22. Wrong date. See: 1878 Aug 22, (IV; 935).]


1872 Aug 22 / afternoon / Terrific thunderstorms all along Hudson River / NY Times 23-5-5. [IV; 936. "The Storm." New York Times, August 23, 1872, p. 5. c. 5.]


1872 Aug 23 / noon / 5 waves at Sandwich Islands. On 18th, at 18° N and 159° W, violent sea disturbance. / A. J. Sci 3/4/331 / L.T., Oct 25-5-2. [IV; 937. "Tidal wave at the Sandwich Islands." American Journal of Science, s. 3 v. 4 (1872): 331. "Earthquake Waves in the Pacific." London Times, October 25, 1872, p. 5 c. 2. "The Great Earthquake in the North Pacific." Alta, (San Francisco), September 21, 1872, p. 2 c. 1.]


1872 Aug 23 / N.Y. Times, Sept 29-8-3 / Earthquake wave, Honolulu and coasts of Cal and Oregon. At Honolulu, the wave was 1.1 feet high. At San Francisco, 0.7 foot high. So thought the q in direction of Japan. [IV; 938. "Great Earthquake in the North Pacific of Aug. 23." New York Times, September 29, 1872, p. 8 c. 3.]


1872 Aug 25 / Explosion or prominence on sun, observed at Rome / Flammarion, Pop. Astro, p. 273. [IV; 939. Flammarion, Camille. Popular Astronomy: A General Description of the Heavens. New York: D. Appleton, 1894, 273, (figure 120).]


1872 Aug 25, 26 / Aurora and atmospheric movements / C.R. 75/687. [IV; 940. Fron. "Note sur les mouvements atmosphériques qui ont accompagné les aurores boréales des 25 et 26 août 1872." Comptes Rendus, 75 (1872): 590-591.]


1872 Aug 25 / Whirl near shore of Lough Neagh / Ireland / Nature 6/541. [IV; 941. "Extraordinary Whirlwind in Ireland." Nature, 6 (October 31, 1872): 541. Webb, C.J. "A Whirlwind at Knockvarre, Randalstown—Extraordinary Phenomenon." Belfast News-Letter, September 2, 1872, p. 4 c. 7.]


1872 Aug. 27 and Sept / Mauna Loa / See Aug 10. [IV; 942. See: 1872 Aug 10, (IV; 904).]  


1872 Aug 28-Sept 17 / Many specimens of Vanessa Antiopa / rare in Eng. / Ent. Mo. Mag 9-110. [IV; 943. (Entomologist Monthly Magazine, 9-110.)]


1872 Aug 28 / Remarkable meteor / Boston / Ref, Ap. 10. [IV; 944. Refer to: 1872 Ap 10, (IV; 730). "Clippings on Miscellaneous Subjects. / NY Public Library / *CZ."]


1872 Aug 28 / Tornadoes / Ill. / Ref, Ap. 10. [IV; 945. Refer to: 1872 Ap 10, (IV; 730). "Clippings on Miscellaneous Subjects. / NY Public Library / *CZ."]


1872 Aug 30 / Solar halo "of great splendor" / Louisville, Ky. Ref, Ap. 10. [IV; 946. Refer to: 1872 Ap 10, (IV; 730). "Clippings on Miscellaneous Subjects. / NY Public Library / *CZ."]


[1872 Aug 30 /] 1873 Feb 12 / Little Balloons / Sydney Morning Herald, copying from the Lexington (Ky) Free Press—Shortly after noon a halo was seen around the sun. Then outer circles appeared. "From the inner circles small spheres of a brilliant white colour were being shot forth in countless numbers. Some of them struggled slowly to the surface of the mist, and then sailed slowly and gracefully to the earth in a direct line. Others were propelled in different directions with greater force and rapidity. As they sailed earthward the glittering globules grew less brilliant and at the (apparently) height of half a mile they disappeared entirely from view. This wondrous display of celestial pyrotechnics continued for several hours and was witnessed by nearly every man, woman and child in the city." [IV; 1162.1 to 1162.4. "Remarkable Phemoneon." Sydney Morning Herald, February 12, 1873, p. 5 c. 3. "Singular Phenomenon." Memphis Public Ledger, August 31, 1872, p. 2 c. 3. "Remarkable Celestial Phenomenon." New Orleans Republican, September 4, 1873, p. 5 c. 3. The date of the phenomenon was August 30, 1872.]


1872 Aug 31 / 5:15 a.m. / Great det met / Rome / good in World, Sept 30-5-4. [IV; 947. (New York World, September 30, 1872, p. 5 c. 4.)]


1872 Aug 31 / Stat / 5:15 a.m. / Rome, etc., det met. / Metite fell near Subiaco. / Nature 6-520. / At Casale S. Lorenzo, near Porto d'Anzio, a seemingly fixed mass of fire at one point in sky whence the metite came, seen at 3:30. [IV; 948. Earwaker, John Parsons. "Recent Falls of Meteorites in France and Italy." Nature, 6 (October 24, 1872): 519-520. "A more interesting one than this was seen near Rome, at about 5.15 mean time, on the morning of the 31st of August, of which Padre Secchi has communicated a long account to the Academy. At about 5.15 in the early morning on that day a globe of fire, well marked and a little red in colour, appeared on the horizon towards the S.S.W., proceeding towards the N.N.E. Its progress was at first slow, but this gradually increased, and it left behind it a luminous train like a cloud lit up by the sun. When it had reached its highest point, E.N.E. from Rome, it suddenly expanded and took the shape of a cone having its base rounded in front; it brightened up greatly and finally disappeared. Three or four minutes after its disappearance a tremendous detonation was heard, which caused, in many places, houses and glass to rattle. This explosion was dull, different to thunder, and resembling more the explosion of a mine, and was followed by a rolling sound like file-firing. This noise was heard by Padre Secchi himself but he did not see the globe of fire. The vapour-like residue left by the meteorite was at first in the shape of a long straight line, but it soon enlarged, and turned about like some great serpent until it disappeared about ten or fifteen minutes afterwards." "This meteor was also seen a long way from Rome, at Viterbo and at Veroli, but the noise of the explosion in each place was equally strong, and caused houses and glass to rattle. A small piece of the meteorite which fell near him was picked up by a curé soon after the explosion at Affile, near to Subiaco, where the ball of fire and the noise of the explosion were well seen and heard. The fragment has been recognised as a piece of a very ferruginous meteorite, very hard, and covered over with a crust. It is also said that at Orvinio 'black stones' have been picked up. But this is not all. A well-instructed farmer had assured me, says Padre Secchi, that the same morning at 3.30, being at Casale S. Lorenzo, near to Porto d’Anzio, whilst he was waiting for his men, he saw out at sea, at an elevation of about 30° or 40°, a mass of fire or light like a fire, of a round form, apparently fixed, and which could not be confounded either with a lighthouse or any fire at sea. The position of this fire was exactly the same as that from which the meteorite afterwards appeared, and which he saw very distinctly in the heavens at 5.15, when he was so much struck with the coincidence of direction that he judged it to be the same mass of fire which had then reached the earth. The size of the meteorite at its first appearance and at the moment of explosion is represented as little less than the diameter of the moon. The extreme distances at which it was seen are 150 kilometres (93 miles) apart." Secchi. "Sur les diverses circonstances de l'apparition d'un bolide aux environs de Rome et sur les spectres stellaires." Comptes Rendus, 75 (1872): 655-659, at 657-658. This is the Orvinio meteorite.]


[1872 Aug 31 /] 1873 Aug 8 / The Secchi object. "A fragment of this meteor was picked up and found to be very ferruginous, hard, and covered with a crust." / Pop Sci Mo2/760. [IV; 1280. "Recent Meteorites in France and Italy." Popular Science Monthly, 2 (April 1873): 760. This is the Orvinio meteorite.]


1872 Aug 31 / 5:15 a.m. / Rome. / Glow of fire seen to expand and sound heard 3 or 4 min. after. Padre Secchi, the astronomer, writes that a "well-intended farmer" had told him a fiery place in sky, whence came the meteor 2 hours later. / BA '75-250 / Nature 6-520. ///

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1872 // summer /// Rare butterfly / (many) / in Eng / Nature 6/461. [IV; 950. "Notes." Nature, 6 (October 3, 1872): 460-462, at 461. "The present autumn has been remarkable for the appearance in scattered localities all over the country of one of our rarest and most beautiful butterflies, the Camberwell Beauty, Vanessa Antiopa, very few British specimens of which exist in our cabinets. The Entomologist records the capture of upwards of 200 specimens in all parts of the country, from the Channel Islands to Aberdeen. It is very remarkable that they nearly all differ in colouring to a perceptible extent from the Continental variety, the border being creamy white instead of buff-coloured. If they are genuine natives their spasmodic appearance in this manner is very singular, and worthy of careful observation. Several other rare butterflies, especially Argynnis Lathonia, Pieris Daplidice, and Colias Hyale, have also been unusually abundant this season." "Occurrence of Vanessa Antiopa in Great Britain during the Autum[n] of 1872." Entomologist, 6 (October, 1872): 215-219. Numerous reports of  Argynnis Lathonia, Pieris Daplidice, and Colias Hyale, are to be found in this same issue, (pages 212 to 215).]


1872 Aug. 31 / Orvinio, near Rome, Italy / (F). [IV; 951. Fletcher, 104. This is the Orvinio meteorite.]


1872 / ab August or Sept / Stinging insects at Brasted, Kent. / Mosquitoes? [IV; 952. "Mosquitoes in the Harvest Field." Manchester Evening News, August 22, 1872, p. 3 c. 2. "Several swarms of foreign insects have made their appearance in the corn fields in Kent during the week, and yesterday some men reaping corn near Brasted were visited by these invaders. They were at first thought to be harvest bugs, but by their sharp stings they were found to be mosquitoes, and are supposed to have come from ships lying off Woolwich or Gravesend. The women and children engaged tying up corn were the greatest sufferers."]


1872 Sept / 4 days in // Eruption, Mayon Volc, Philippines / Ref, Feb 1, 1814. [IV; 953. Refer to: 1814 Feb 1, (I; 479). Masó, Miguel Saderra. Report on the Seismic and Volcanic Centers of the Philippine Archipelago. Manila: Bureau of Public Printing, 1902, 14.]


1872 Sept 2 / Small bolide / this in Italy / Eng. 71-78 / Observatory 2/271. [IV; 954. Denning, William Frederick. "Meteor Notes for December." Observatory, 2 (1878): 270-271. See: 1871 Sept 1, (IV; 499).]


1872 Sept 2-6 / "An almost continuous succession of aurorae, visible in England, France, Scandanavia, Russia and once in Italy". / Nature 6/482. [IV; 955. "Notes." Nature, 6 (October 10, 1872): 481-482, at 482.]


1872 Sept 3-4 / night / Aurora, Maine / Ref, Ap. 10. [IV; 956. Refer to: 1872 Ap 10, (IV; 730). "Clippings on Miscellaneous Subjects. / NY Public Library / *CZ."]


1872 / 3 or 4 Sept // q / Belg / C et T 8/38. [IV; 957. Lancaster, Albert Benoît Marie. "Les Tremblements de terre en Belgique." Ciel et Terre, 8 (March 16, 1887): 25-43, at 38.]


1872 Sept 5 / 8 p.m. / Very large met over U.S. from Missouri to Atlantic / BA 1877-102. [IV; 958. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, George Forbes, Alexander Stewart Herschel, Charles Brooke, Walter Flight. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors during the year 1876-77." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1877, 98-193, at 102-103.]


1872 Sept. 5 / 8 p.m. in Iowa / great met Missouri to Atlantic / BA 77-102, 150. [IV; 959. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, George Forbes, Alexander Stewart Herschel, Charles Brooke, Walter Flight. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors during the year 1876-77." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1877, 98-193, at 102-103 & 150.]


[1872 Sept 5 /] 1861 Sept 5 / Met / U.S. / BA 77-150. [III; 174. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, George Forbes, Alexander Stewart Herschel, Charles Brooke, Walter Flight. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors during the year 1876-77." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1877, 98-193, at 150.]


1872 Sept. 7 / 7 a.m. / Bourgoin (Isére), France / red rain / La Sci Pour Tous 17-303. Sediment composed of silice, aluminum and carbonic acid. [IV; 960. (La Science Pour Tous, 17-303).]


1872 Sept 7 / Smoke from Vesuvius / slight shocks / L.T. 9-3-3. Then more threatening, but no great eruption / 19-10-f. [IV; 961. "Italy." London Times, September 9, 1872, p. 3. c. 3. "Southern Italy."  London Times, September 19, 1872, p. 10 c. 6.]


1872 Sept 8 / Sunspots / Nature 6-393. [IV; 962. Denning, William Frederick. "Solar Spots." Nature, 6 (September 12, 1872): 393.]


1872 Sept 8 / Charlotte, N.C. / Tornado / Finley's Rept. [IV; 963. Finley, 4.]


1872 Sept 9 / [LT], 3-c / 19-10-f // Vesuvius smoking. [IV; 964. "Italy." London Times, September 9, 1872, p. 3. c. 3. "Southern Italy."  London Times, September 19, 1872, p. 10 c. 6.]


1872 Sept 9 / [LT], 4-b / Meteors. [IV; 965. (London Times, September 9, 1872, p. 4 c. 2; not found.)]

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1872 Sep 9 and 10 / West Indian Hurricane / Nature 6-502. [IV; 966. "Notes." Nature, 6 (October 17, 1872): 501-503, at 502.]


1872 Sept 11 / Dispatch from Madrid dated 11th—near Fraga, in Aragon, Spain—great landslide. / N.Y. Times 12-1-7. [IV; 967. "Spain." New York Times, September 12, 1872, p. 1 c. 7.]


1872 Sept 14 / q. / Sweden / La Sci Pour Tous, 17-342. [IV; 968. (La Science Pour Tous, 17-342.)]


1872 Sept 17 / 7:50 p.m. / Sussex / very large fireball / about 10 seconds / BA 73-374. [IV; 969. 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 374-375.]


1872 Sept. 21 / 7:30 a.m. / Slight shock / Shanghai / L.T. 23-3-b. [IV; 970. "Earthquake at Shanghai." London Times, September 23, 1872, p. 3 c. 2.)


1872 Sept 21 / Great q. / China / BA '11. [IV; 971. Milne, 723.]


1872 Sept. 22 / Remarkable ebb and flow every 20 minutes / Lake Ontario / NY Times 28-11-3. [IV; 972. "Tidal Movements in Lake Ontario." New York Times, September 28, 1872, p. 11 c. 3.]


1872 Sept 23 / [LT], 3-b / q—Shanghai. [IV; 973. "Earthquake at Shanghai." London Times, September 23, 1872, p. 3 c. 2.)


1872 Sept 23 / Drought, Monroe Co, N.Y., severest in 2 years / N.Y. Times 28-1-3. [IV; 974. "Drouth in Monroe County." New York Times, September 28, 1872, p. 1 c. 3.]


1872 Sept 26 / night / Rel Ph-J., Nov. 23-1-3 / Near Alliance, Ohio, figures seen on ground and in air. [A; 778. (Religio-Philosophical Journal, November 23, 1872): 1, (c. 3); issue missing at IAPSOP)]


1872 Sept 28 / [source unidentified]—page 1 / More of Moravia, N.Y., Seance. [A; 779. (???, p. 1; possibly: Religio-Philosophical Magazine, Human Nature, Spiritual Magazine, Banner of Light, etc.)]


1872 Sept 28 / [LT], 7-e / Super in France. [A; 780. "Superstition in France." London Times, September 28, 1872, p. 7 c. 5.]


1872 // autumn /// Town of Florence, Italy, invaded by a plague of butterflies. Swarmed around gaslights so as to darken the streets. So moths? / Nature 6-462. [IV; 975. "Notes." Nature, 6 (October 3, 1872): 460-462, at 462.]


1872 // autumn /// Prevalence in England of one of the rarest of butterflies, the Camberwell Beauty. / Vanessa Antiopa. Ab. 200 recorded captures. Differed from the Continental variety—border creamy white instead of buff colored. / Several other rare butterflies, especially Argynnis Lathonia, Pieris Daplidice, and Colias Hyale, unusually abundant. / Nature 6-461. / p. 462—that striped Hawk Moth (Deiliphila Livornica) captured at Bridge of Allen, Scotland. It was believed that this insect been captured in Scotland once once before. [IV; 976.1, 976.2, 976.3. "Notes." Nature, 6 (October 3, 1872): 460-462, at 461-462. See: 1872 // summer, (IV; 950).]


1872 early in the fall / Rel. Ph. J, May 17, 1873, p. 1 / Began phe in home of Tobias Goldschmidt, 317 S Park Ave., Chicago. Continued for months—myst doorbell ringing—then violent poundings. [A; 781. "Come In." Religio-Philosophical Journal, 14 (no. 9; May 17, 1873): 1, (c. 1-5). (Chicago Times, January 26, 1873.)]


1872 Oct 1, ab. / Volc Mayon (Albay) Philippines / Nature 7-163. [IV; 977. Wood, W.W. "Electricity and Earthquakes." Nature, 7 (January 2, 1873): 162-163. The Mayon volcano erupted from September 5 to 9, 1872.]


1872 Oct, Nov / Time of a horse malady / N.Y. Times. [A; 782. Law, James. "Influenza in Horses." Report of the Commissioner of Agriculture for the Year 1872. Washington, DC: Department of Agriculture, 1873, 203-247. The first cases of the equine influenza of 1872 were noticed north of Toronto, in late September, and were seen in Toronto by October 1. During October, the epizootic spread across Canada, New England, and several northern states; in November, it had spread across southern states; and, by December, Mexican horses were stricken. (New York Times, October 10, 1872, p. 4 c. 7. New York Times, October 23, 1872, p. 4 c. 5. .New York Times, October 26, 1872,  p. 6 c. 4.)]


1872 Oct 3 / p. 461, Nature of / 200 captures of Camberwell Beauties (Vanessa Antopa) recorded in Gt. Britain. Different from continental variety; creamy white bordered, instead of buff. Several other rare butterflies had been unusually abundant, especially Argynnis Lathnia, Pieris Daplidice, Colias Hyale. [IV; 978.1, 978.2. "Notes." Nature, 6 (October 3, 1872): 460-462, at 461. See: 1872 // summer, (IV; 950).]


1872 Oct 3 / Nature of / The butterfly swarm of Florence. [IV; 979. "Notes." Nature, 6 (October 3, 1872): 460-462, at 462.]


1872 Oct 5 / Lights in Cornwall / See Lum Objs. [A; 783. See: (Lum Objs.)]


1872 Oct 9-10 / ab. midnight / Meteor rivalling / Venus, from near Delta Ceti / Herfordshire / Nature 6-493. / See Oct 27-28. [IV; 980. Webb, Thomas William. "Meteor." Nature, 6 (October 17, 1872): 493. See: 1872 Oct 27-28, (IV; 1004).]


1872 Oct 10 / Were they spiders? / Sci Amer, 28-133 / C.F. Hathaway, of Rock Stream, N.Y. writes that this date, calm day, no breeze, on Seneca Lake. He saw spiders upon strands hanging from an enormous web, 8 feet long and 5 wide. "...It was managed, apparently, by an innumerable number of these insects (spiders) stationed at proper intervals." He approached it. It rose, but "the last spider which proved to be the size of a house-fly, was brought back by a strike of an oar". "The balloon went onward and upward until it was lost to sight." [IV; 981.1, 981.2, 983.3. Hathaway, C.F. "A Spider Balloon." Scientific American, n.s., 28 (March 1, 1873): 133.]


1872 Oct 10 // N.Y. Times 28-1-6 / Phe at home of A.P. Surrency, at Station No 6, on the Macon and Brunswick Railroad in Appling Co., Georgia. Said that for 20 years there had been phe here but not so pronounced as when began on the 10th. Crockery falling from table. Books, biscuits, potatoes, smothing irons, buckets, etc., flew about the house. Crockery smashed against doors but not seen to move till smashed. In presence of visitors a hog appeared and then vanished. / not back-dated. [A; 784.1, 784.2. "Mystery in Macon." New York Times, October 28, 1872, p. 1 c. 6. See: 1872 Oct 21, (A; 785.]


1872 Oct 12 / 2 shocks / San Francisco / Ref, Ap. 10. [IV; 982. Refer to: 1872 Ap 10, (IV; 730). "Clippings on Miscellaneous Subjects. / NY Public Library / *CZ."]


1872 Oct 12 / Typhoon at Manila / L.T., Dec 21-6-f. [IV; 983. "Philippines Islands." London Times, December 21, 1872, p. 6 c. 6.]


1872 Oct. 13 / Soko Banja. [IV; 984. This is the Soko-Banja meteorite.]


1872 Oct 13 / Is Oct 13, 1877, ac to Flammarion. / L'Astro 2-129. [IV; 985. Flammarion, Camille. "D'ou Viennent les Pierres Qui Tombent du Ciel?" Astronomie, 2 (1883): 129-141, at 129.]


1872 Oct 13 / Soko Banja date, ac. to Meunier / L'Astro 1890-272. [IV; 986. Meunier, Stanislas. "Uranolithe tombé à Jelica (Serbie)." Astronomie, 9 (1890): 272-273.]


1872 Oct 13 / Severe q / Sandwich Islands / A. J. Sci 3-5-72. [IV; 987. "Volcano of Kilauea." American Journal of Science, s. 3 v. 5 (1873): 72.]


1872 Oct 14 / Ab 6 p.m., began brilliant aurora, N.Y. / N.Y. Times, 15-8-2 / At height at 8 p.m. About over at 9 o'clock. [IV; 988. "Brilliant Display of Aurora Borealis Last Night." New York Times, October 15, 1872, p. 8 c. 2.]


1872 Oct 14 / Brilliant aurora / Chicago and other places, U.S. / Ref, Ap. 10. [IV; 989. Refer to: 1872 Ap 10, (IV; 730). "Clippings on Miscellaneous Subjects. / NY Public Library / *CZ."]


1872 Oct. 15 / 2 aerolites pass the moon E to W—from focus nearer moon than earth. / (moon close) / E Mec 16-143. [V; 990. Hardy, J.D. "Lunar Aerolites." English Mechanic, 16 (no. 396; October 25, 1872): 143.]


1872 Oct. 15 / Sunspot distinctly visible through a fog. At Bristol, by Denning. / Nature 6-534. [IV; 991. Denning, William Frederick. "Earth Currents and Sun-spots." Nature, 6 (October 31, 1872): 534.]


1872 Oct 15 / N.Y.T., 8-2 / Aurora. [IV; 992. "Brilliant Display of Aurora Borealis Last Night." New York Times, October 15, 1872, p. 8 c. 2.]


1872 Oct 15 / Great mag storm / Eng / E Mec 17/278. [IV; 993. "Magnetic Storms in Queensland." English Mechanic, 17 (no. 427; May 30, 1873): 278.]


1872 Oct 15-16 / Queensland, Aust. / great mag. storm / E Mec 17/172. [IV; 994. "Magnetic Storms in Queensland." English Mechanic, 17 (no. 423; May 2, 1873): 172.]


1872 Oct 15, etc. / Large sunspots, especially a n.e. spot seen through a fog on 15th. Nature 6-534. [IV; 995. Denning, William Frederick. "Earth Currents and Sun-spots." Nature, 6 (October 31, 1872): 534.]


1872 Oct 17 / Aurora at Rock Island / Ref, Ap. 10. [IV; 996. Refer to: 1872 Ap 10, (IV; 730). "Clippings on Miscellaneous Subjects. / NY Public Library / *CZ."]


1872 Oct 18 / B / Sharp shocks / Australia / L.T., Dec 20-4-c. [IV; 997. "Earthquake in Australia." London Times, December 20, 1872, p. 4 c. 3.]


1872 Oct 19 / [LT], 5-3 / Sunspots / See Nov. 13. [IV; 998. Hind, John Russell. "Spots in the Sun." London Times, October 19, 1872, p. 5 c. 5. See: 1872 Nov 13, (IV; 1098).]


1872 Oct 19 / [LT], 5-e / Sunspots. [IV; 999. Hind, John Russell. "Spots in the Sun." London Times, October 19, 1872, p. 5 c. 5.]


1872 Oct 21 / Polt / Macon (Ga) Enterprise of—copied in Medium and Daybreak of Nov. 22, at a railroad station, home of a Mr. Surrency, sticks of wood flying about. Then bricks began to fall about in a closed room—objects jump from tables and smash on floors. Clothes hooks came out of a locked drawer. One brick found to be hot. [A; 785.1, 785.2. "Haunted Houses." Medium and Daybreak, 3 (no. 138; November 22, 1872): 458-459. (Macon Enterprise, October 19, and, October 21, 1872; @ University of Georgia, on microfilm)."Strange Doings in the Land." Macon Telegraph and Messenger, October 20, 1872, p. 3 c. 4. "The Haunted House." Macon Telegraph and Messenger, October 22, 1872, p. 3 c. 4. "Wonderful Supernatural Manifestations." Savannah Morning News, October 22, 1872, p. 3 c. 4.  "A Genuine Georgia Sensation." Savannah Morning News, October 23, 1872, p. 1  c. 3-4. The phenomena began "on Thursday evening last," (October 17), " "As stated above our special reporter arrived before day break and heard the story of Mr. Surrency as above related. So soon as he got through with it he stepped up to the old family clock, and was about relating how rapidly the hands had traveled around the dial when the ghosts were about, on the previous day. All eyes were turned to it and much to their astonishment the hands commenced running around at the rate of about five hours a minute. It was a thirty hour weight clock, and after seeing it run at this rate for a short while, our reporter, who is a watchmaker by profession, employed at the store of Mr. J.H. Otto, on Fourth street, determined to at least solve this mystery, as it was directly in his line. He stopped the clock, carefully examined the machinery and found it not only in perfect order but nothing whatever unusual inside or out. He could not for the life of him see the slightest thing wrong about it....while the clock was running at its rapid rate Mr. L. had his watch in his pocket, which kept on in its usual way and was not in the least affected. He set the clock right, when it continued to keep correct time up to the time he left."]


1872 Oct 21, etc. / Polt at a railroad station near Macon, Georgia. / Spiritual Magazine—NS, 8-44. [A; 786. "Throwing of Bricks and Other Substances by Spirits." Spiritual Magazine, n.s., 8 (January 1873): 44-45.]


[1872 Oct 21] / Burial / N.Y. Times, Oct. 27, 1872, p. 6. / Body of a man disinterred temporaily at the burial ground of the St. John's Lutheran Church, Race-street, Philadelphia. "The face was full, and every feature plainly recognizable. The body and limbs also retained the fullness and condition as at the time of burial." [A; 788.1, 788.2. "Remarkable Preservation of a Dead Body." New York Times, October 27, 1872, p. 6 c. 2. The body had first been interred thirty-six years earlier.]


1872 Oct. 24 / At Oyster Point, near New Haven, child of Mr. Lozelle Foote, mysteriously drowned in a well. / N.Y. Times 27-6-1. [A; 787. "A New-Haven Mystery." New York Times, October 17, 1872, p. 6 c. 1. Lettie Foote, a two-year-old girl was taken from the house, about 6 P.M.; and, a search of the neighbourhood failed to find any trace of the child. An hour later, a well in the yard was searched, again, (with grappling-irons, not just a look down at the water below), whereupon the child's body was found. Even with her arms outstretched, the child would not have been able to reach the top of the boards around the well curb; thus, whoever snatched the child from the house was believed to have, soon afterwards, thrown her into the well. "Fiendish Murder of a Child." New York Sun, October 28, 1872, p. 1 c. 5. The brother of the child's mother was arrested.]


1872 Oct 24 / L.T., 3-a / etc. / "Italy Inundations." [IV; 1000. "Italy." London Times, October 24, 1872, p. 3 c. 1.]


1872 Oct 24-25 / night / Violent th. storm in Sicily. Damage and many deaths. / L.T., Nov. 6-11-f. [IV; 1001. "Storm in Sicily." London Times, November 6, 1872, p. 11 c. 6.]


1872 Oct 25 / night / Great migration of birds and moths / Zoologist 3/19/341. [IV; 1002. Harting, James Edmund Fotheringham. "The Migration of Butterflies." Zoologist, s. 3 v. 19 (1895): 335-346, at 341. "Thus, during the night of the 25th of October, 1872, thousands of Hybernia defoliaria, mixed with smaller numbers of H. aurantiaria, passed over the island in the company of large numbers of Larks."]


1872 Oct 25 / [LT], 5-2 / Earthquake waves in the Pacific. [IV; 1003. "Earthquake Waves in the Pacific." London Times, October 25, 1872, p. 5 c. 2. See: 1872 Aug 23, (IV; 937).]


1872 Oct 27 / NY Times, p. 6 / Body of a man disinterred temporaily, at the burial grounds of the St. John's Lutheran Church, Race St., Philadelphia. "The face was full, and every feature plainly recognizable. The body and limbs also retained the fullness and condition as at the time of burial." [A; 789.1, 789.2. "Remarkable Preservation of a Dead Body." New York Times, October 27, 1872, p. 6 c. 2.]


1872 Oct 27 / Religio-Ph. Journal, Dec 21—more than a page—This day began the Talking ghost of Virginia City, (Nevada?) / Catholic people / The ghost had been in purgatory. [A; 790. "McDonough's Ghost." Religio-Philosophical Journal, 13 (no. 14; December 21, 1872): 1, (c. 1-5), & 5, (c. 1-2). (San Francisco Chronicle, 1872.)]


1872 Oct 27-28 / night of / See Oct 9-10. / Cor writes that at Samoa large meteor from Delta Ceti. / Nature 7/242 / Although Samoa in W. hemisphere, the local time is of E. hemisphere, so date given are 24 hours ahead of true time of geog. position. [IV; 1004. Whitmee, Samuel James. "Meteors in South Pacific." Nature, 7 (January 30, 1873): 242. See: 1872 Oct 9-10, (IV; 980).]


1872 Oct 27 / little before midnight / Unusually large fireball / Samoa / BA 73-374 / Several other mets here this night. [IV; 1005. 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 374-375. Whitmee, Samuel James. "Meteors in South Pacific." Nature, 7 (January 30, 1873): 242.]


1872 Oct 27-28 / But the local time of Samoa is of the Eastern hemisphere and 24 hours ahead of true time for its geographical position. / BA 7-242. [IV; 1006. Whitmee, Samuel James. "Meteors in South Pacific." Nature, 7 (January 30, 1873): 242.]


1872 ab last of Oct. / H.S. Boate disap. England—in N.Y. with brain fever. [A; 791. "Mysterious Disappearance." London Times, September 25, 1872, p. 5 c. 6. "A Mystery Cleared Up." London Times, November 2, 1872, p. 10 c. 3. On September 17, 1872, Henry Sydney Boate, the editor and proprietor of the Kentish Mercury, told his wife that he was going on a fishing excursion in Reading and would return the next evening. The next news of his whereabouts came from New York City, with a telegram advising that he was suffering from a "brain fever."  The next year, a trustee advertised the Kentish Mercury for sale at an auction. "Re: Boate's Estate.—By Order of the Trustee." Saturday Review of Politics, Literature, Science and Art, 36 (November 1, 1873): 583. The same newspaper, which announced his marriage, in 1872, also announced the death of "Henry S. Boate," aged 28, in Auckland, New Zealand, on March 29, 1874. "Births, Marriages and Deaths." Pall Mall Gazette, May 3, 1872, p. 3 c. 2. "Births, Marriages and Deaths." Pall Mall Gazette, June 16, 1874, p. 3 c. 2.]


1872 Nov and Dec / Extraordinary rains / Annuaire Obs. Brux. 41-382. [IV; 1007. "Sur les Pluies Extraordinaires des Mois de Novembre et de Décembre 1872." Annuaire de l'Observatoire Royal de Bruxelles, 41 (1874): 382-385.]


1872 Nov. 1 / [LT], 5-6 / Volc /Sandwich Islands. [IV; 1008. "Sandwich Islands." London Times, November 1, 1872, p. 5 c. 2. The Mauna Loa volcano.]


1872 Nov. 3 / 5:30 p.m. / Glascow / Magnificent meteor from Auriga ab 10 degrees to the left of Capella. / Nature 7-28. [IV; 1009. McClure, Robert. "Brilliant Meteors." Nature, 7 (November 14, 1872): 28-29.]


1872 Nov 3 / (+) / 9:15 (?) / Bristol / Met seen and det. / BA 73/364 / See Feb 3—'73. [IV; 1010. 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 364-365. See: 1873 Feb 3, (IV; 1155).]


1872 Nov. 5 / Occultation of Venus / at Bombay / Nature 7-72. For some minutes, instead of disappearing, Venus seemed to shine on the moon's disk. [IV; 1011. "Notes." Nature, 7 (November 28, 1872): 70-72, at 72. "A small telescope with a magnifying power of about 100, and a pair of good binoculars, were the instruments employed. The planet shone with such lustre that it was clearly seen by the naked eye even before sunset, and after sunset appeared for some time as if resting on the upper part of the dark limb of the moon. In a few minutes a very gradual diminution of the planet’s light was noticed, and as the occultation proceeded a singular phenomenon was observed, namely, the apparent position of Venus within the moon’s circumference, the planet actually appearing for some time as if situated upon the disc of the satellite, though much diminished in size, and shining as a minute point of light. This continued until the moment of complete occultation, the Bombay time of which was 5h. 46m. 47s."]


1872 Nov. 7 / 7 p.m. / Large met. / Mauritius / BA 73-368. [IV; 1012. 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 368-369. Wright, W. "Meteor observed at Mauritius." Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 33 (1873): 176-177.]


1872 Nov. 7 / 7 p.m. / Meteor / Mauritius / Nature 7-221. [IV; 1014. Wright, W. "Meteor Observed at Mauritius." Nature, 7 (January 23, 1873): 221.]


1872 Nov. 7 / 9:30 p.m. / La Grangeville, Dutchess Co., N.Y. / Cor carrying a lantern, felt self "overcome" by an intense light, and looking overhead saw a met. train, etc. / Sc Am 28/180. [IV; 1013. "Singular Phenomenon." Scientific American, n.s., 28 (March 22, 1873): 180.]


1872 Nov. 8 / Huntsville, Arkansas / Meteor like a solid column of fire passing with "a frightful noise". Then an explosion that shook the earth miles around. / Sci Amer 27-323. [IV; 1015. "A Meteor in Arkansas." Scientific American, n.s., 27 (November 23, 1872): 323.]


1872 Nov 8 / Medium and Daybreak, copied from Forest Hill (London) Advertiser. / Phe in home of Mr. and Mrs Penfound, 3, Windsor Cottages, F. Hill. Peculiar sounds at night—also cries. [A; 792. "A Ghost at Forest Hill." Medium and Daybreak, 3 (no. 136; November 8, 1872): 441. "A Haunted House at Forest Hill." Spiritual Magazine, n.s., 7 (December 1872): 569.]


1872 Nov. 12 / night / Sharp shock / Austin, Nevada / N.Y. Times 15-1-7. [IV; 1016. "Earthquake." New York Times, November 15, 1872, p. 1 c. 7.]


1872 Nov. 13 / 4:10 p.m. / near Derby / Shock / Nature 7-68. [IV; 1017. Lowe, Edward Joseph. "Earthquake." Nature, 7 (November 28, 1872): 68.]


1872 Nov 13 / Note—That Leonids said to rush to meet this earth and have high velocity. [IV; 1018. (Refs???)]


1872 Nov. 13 / 4:10 p.m. / Shock near Derby / L.T. 28-12-e. [IV; 1019. Lowe, Edward Joseph. "Earthquake." London Times, November 28, 1872, p. 12 c. 5.]


1872 Nov. 13 / Seems be Jan 9, 1873 / Scilly Islands—the Seven Stones light-ship struck by a met—covering the ship's deck with cinders. / Nautical Magazine 42/319. [IV; 1020. "Stunned by a Meteor." Nautical Magazine, 42 (1873): 319.]


[1872 Nov 13 /] 1873 Jan 9 / See back—Nov 13, or 15. / Cinders / (on lightship) / Sea / England / D-71. [IV; 1138. The note copies information from page 71 of The Book of the Damned. Allen, Robin. "Account of a meteor that fell on the `Seven Stones' lightship, in a letter from the Secretary to the Corporation of the Trinity House, addressed to the President." Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, 21 (1873): 122. "I am directed to acquaint you that on the 13th of November last, at 2 a.m., a meteor burst against the 'Seven Stones' light-vessel belonging to this Corporation, and moored about 9½ miles E. by N. of the Scilly Islands; and that it has been reported that the watch were struck senseless for a short period, seeing nothing before the shock, but that, on recovery, balls of fire like large stars were falling in the water like splendid fireworks, and that the decks were covered with cinders, which crushed under the sailors' feet as they walked. It appeared, the men said, as if something was passing swiftly and met with the obstruction of the vessel and burst." See: 1872 Nov. 13, (IV; 1020).]


1872 Nov. 13 / q. / Derby / Nature 7/68. [IV; 1021. Lowe, Edward Joseph. "Earthquake." Nature, 7 (November 28, 1872): 68.]


1872 Nov. 14 / Morning, from 12:30 a.m. to 6, probably 4 observers at Matera, Piedmont, 638 mets, considered "considerable". / BA 73-394. [IV; 1022. 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 393-394.]


1872 Nov 13 / BO / Leonids great display, at Matera, Ital, 638 counted in 5 hours. / Nature 71-93. [IV; 1023. Denning, William Frederick. "The November Meteors of 1904." Nature, 71 (November 24, 1904): 93.]


[1872 Nov 13 /] 1872 Nov. 31 / [LT], 7-d / Sunspots / See Oct. 19. / (31?). [IV; 1098. "The Weather." London Times, November 31, 1872, p. 7 c. 4. See: 1872 Oct 19, (IV; 998).]


1872 Nov. 15 / Proctor, "The Moon", says that the eclipse partial, as seen from at least one station—though the sun should have been partly below the horizon, the whole was seen, the lone part repeated upward. [IV; 1024. Proctor, Richard Anthony. The Moon: Her Motions, Aspect, Scenery, and Physical Condition. London: Longman, Green, 1873, 330-331. "At the station we are considering, the lunar eclipse which took place on November 15, 1872, was only partial. Here, therefore, though the sun actually passed in part behind the earth, a portion of his orb remained unconcealed. But owing to the refractive power of the earth's atmosphere the rest of his disc was also brought into view, amazingly distorted, and forming a widely-extended crescent of red light—true sun-light—around a large arc of the earth's edge, the visible portion of the solar disc being at the middle of this crescent." "To an observer near the north pole of the moon, the eclipse was total, at least in our terrestrial mode of considering lunar eclipses : the true shadow of the earth fell on that portion of the moon. From a station so placed then, no part of the sun's disc could be seen by the lunarian ; nevertheless a crescent of sun-light was visible in this case also, the crescent extending farther round the earth's disc than in the former case, and in fact round considerably more than a semicircle, the brightest part of the crescent being opposite the part of the earth's disc behind which the sun's disc was in reality placed." Proctor was writing of a view of the partial lunar eclipse as it would be seen from a "station" on the Moon, (not as seen from somewhere on Earth).]


1872 Nov. 16 / Sci Amer of (p 304) / That a short time before, the city of Florence, Italy, had been invaded by such thick clouds of butterflies (moths?) that where they swarmed around thick as lights the dark streets were comparatively dark. Fires were lighted and burned their wings and pavements covered with their bodies. They were white. [IV; 1025.1, 1025.2. "A Plague of butterflies...." Scientific American, n.s., 27 (November 16, 1872): 304.]


1872 Nov. 17 / Tidal waves / coast of Maine / early morn. / A.J. Sci 3/5/308. / India. [IV; 1026. Hilgard, J.E. "Note on Earthquake Waves." American Journal of Science, s. 3 v. 5 (1873): 308.]


1872 Nov 18 / ab 2 p.m. / N.Y. Times 19-1-2 / Shock, Concord and Laconia, New Hampshire. Buildings rocked violently. It began with "a sort of explosion". [IV; 1027. "Earthquake." New York Times, November 19, 1872, p. 1 c. 2.]


1872 Nov 18 / Bristol / 9 p.m. / Flash of light evidently meteoric / BA 73/374 / bright met 9:10 next night. [IV; 1028. 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 374-375.]


1872 Nov. 18 / New Hampshire / severe q / Ref, Jan. 4 / N.Y. Times 19-1-2. [IV; 1029. "Earthquake." New York Times, November 19, 1872, p. 1 c. 2. Refer to: 1872 Jan 4, (IV; 580). Hayes, Richard. "Catalogue of Earthquakes for the Years 1872-1873." Transactions of the Academy of Sciences of St. Louis, 3 (1868-1877): 243-245, at 244.]


1872 Nov. 18 / N.Y. Trib—ghost at Newburyport, Mass. / Copied in Rel-P. J, Jan 11, 1873, p. 4. [A; 793. "A Glance at the Phenomena." Religio-Philosophical Journal, 13 (no. 17; January 11, 1873): 4, (c. 1-5), & 5, (c. 1), at 4 (c. 4-5), cv. "Another Haunted House." "They have a haunted school-house in Newburyport, Mass...." New York Tribune, November 18, 1872, p. 4 c. 5.]


1872 Nov. 20 / Strong shock / Dunedin N. Zealand / Auckland Southern Cross, 27th. [IV; 1030. "Miscellaneous Colonial News." Daily Southern Cross, (Auckland), November 27, 1872, p. 7 c. 4-7.]


1872 Nov. 23 / evening / Great meteor from extreme N.W. part of Andromenda, by Denning. / Bristol / Nature 7-71. [IV; 1031. "Notes." Nature, 7 (November 28, 1872): 70-72, at 71.]


1872 Nov. 23 / At Buffalo (N.Y. Times 29-5-6) at Police Headquarters appeared an old couple, Germans. Said that a policeman known to them only as William was exerting an evil influence upon them, making them miserable and causing them not to be prosperous. Their home was at 426 Hickory street, Buffalo. Mr and Mrs Joseph Gutzweller. He 59; she 53. They had come from Lancaster, Pa., about 6 weeks before, stopping at the Hamburg House, in Buffalo, where they had been tormented by witches. The policeman could not be identified as any known in Buffalo. [A; 794.1, 794.2. "The Evil Eye in Buffalo." New York Times, November 29, 1872, p. 5 c. 6.]


1872 Nov. 24 / In Jamaica an equally fine shower of mets and from about the same radiant point as those of 27th. / Nature 7-340. [IV; 1032. Hall. Maxwell. "The Meteoric Shower." Nature, 7 (March 6, 1873): 341. See: 1872 Nov 26, (IV; 1036).]


1872 Nov. 24 / At New Haven, 7:35 p.m., several mets from Cygnus. / A.J. Sci 3/5/53. After that several hundred counted, mostly from Gamma Androm. [IV; 1033. Newton, H.A. "Observations upon the Meteors of Nov. 24th-27th, 1872." American Journal of Science, s. 3 v. 5 (1873): 53-62.]


1872 Nov. 24 / (ver.) / At Yale College, meteors 40 to 50 an hour, from near Gamma Andromedae. / Nature 7-122. [IV; 1034. "The Late Meteoric Shower." Nature, 7 (December 19, 1872): 122-123.]


1872 Nov. 24 / 8 p.m. / Red Sea, ab 600 miles south of Suez, a series of shooting stars / night of 26-27., many meteors / 27th-28, the big shower / Nature 9-123 . each date farther south. [IV; 1035. Meyer, Adolf Bernard. "Shooting-stars in the Red Sea." Nature, 9 (December 1873): 123.]


1872 Nov 26 / Brazil mets as to this date / note in B.A., 1873-383 / "[i.e. the 27th, European style]. [IV; 1036. Pabst: "Fort's brackets." 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 383. "A correspondent of 'The Field' newspaper of January 25th, 1873, Mr. E.L. Layard, adds at the end of an animated description of the Biela comet-shower, as observed in his vicinity at Parà in Brazil, "on the night of the 26th of November [i.e. the 27th, European style] one of my servants informs me she saw an equally fine display on the 23rd inst." This notice of the earlier shower in South America evidently relates to the same border-stream of the Andromedes, observed also by Mr. Maxwell Hall ('Nature', March 6th, 1873) in Jamaica, with about the same radiant-point on the night of the 24th." See: 1872 Nov. 24, (IV; 1032).]


1872 Nov. 27 / Reverses Feb. 4—or preponderance of mets over aurora. [IV; 1069. See: 1872 Feb, (IV; 644).]


1872 Nov. 27 / In two accounts of the Austro-Hungarian Polar Expedition of 1872-4, in the Jour Roy Geog Soc, vol. 45, no mention of meteors. / No mention in Payer's account, The Austrian Arctic Voyages". [IV; 1037. Payer, Julius. "The Austro-Hungarian Polar Expedition of 1872-4." Journal of the Royal Geographic Society, 45 (1875): 1-19. Payer, Julius. New Lands Within the Arctic Circle. New York: D. Appleton, 1877, 116. Payer writes, (of November of 1872): "In the beginning of the month our nights were dark,, and it was only occasionally that the light of the aurora and meteors visited us with their fleeting splendours."]


1872 Nov. 27 / Tyson under date of Nov 27, 1872 in "Arctic Experiences" writes that 26th and 27th had been dark and cloudy. No mention of meteors. [IV; 1038. Tyson, George Emory. Arctic Experiences. New York: Harper, 1874, 221.]


1872 Nov. 27 / Tempest of Nov 26, 1703, described by Defoe—the air was "full of meteors and vaporous fires." / N.Y. Times, Nov 16-6-3, 1872 / This tempest blew down the Eddystone lighthouse. [IV; 1039. "The Great November Atmospheric Wave." New York Times, November 16, 1872, p. 6 c. 3-4. The Great Storm of 1703, which was the subject of Daniel Defoe's book, The Storm, occurred on November 27, 1703, on the Julian calendar, (or, December 7, 1703, on the Gregorian calendar).]


1872 Nov. 27 / Mets predicted / NY Times, ab. 1922 / Ap 14-13-2 / 19-3-6 / Ap 24-II-1-4 / June 19-II-1-6 / 28-17-5. [IV; 1040. "Comet Photographed by English Observers." New York Times, April 14, 1921, p. 13 c. 2. "See Meteorite Hit Sea." New York Times, April 19, p. 3 c. 6. "Winnecke's Comet Is Now Coming Closer; Will Provide Meteoric Shower for Us in June." New York Times, April 24, 1921, s. 2 p. 1 c. 4-5. "No Smash-Up with Winnecke's Comet." New York Times, June 19, 1921, s. 2 p. 1 c. 6. "Comet Turns Away, Is Outward Bound." New York Times, June 28, 1921, p. 17 c. 5.]


1872 Nov 27 / Prediction that failed / NY Times, 1893 / Nov 26-1-4 / 27-2-5 / 28-1-1 / 30-5-? [IV; 1041. [IV; 520. ("Young, Prof. C.A.; Meteoric Shower and Holmes' Comet Discussed. Nov 28-1-1." In 1893. New York Times, Index indicates, Nov 27-2-5 and 28-1-1, in 1893; but not there;  Nov 26-1-4 / 27-2-5 / 28-1-1 / 30-5-?; not in 1893.)]


1872 Nov 27 / Predicted and failed / See Nov. 27, 1878 / Nov, 1879. [IV; 1042. See: 1878 Nov. 27, (IV; 2489), and, (1879 Nov.; no relevant note found).]


1872 Nov. 27 / Mets predicted / In N.Y. Times, 1876, Aug 11-4-5, editorial upon predictions of meteors and thousands of persons who had looked in vain, Aug 7th, 8th and 9th. [IV; 1043. "The Missing Meteors." New York Times, August 11, 1876, p. 4 c. 5-6.]


1872 Nov. 27 / Page and a half on Mauritius mets in Nature 7-233. [IV; 1044. Meldrum, Charles. "The Star Shower as Seens at Mauritius." Nature, 7 (January 23, 1873): 232-233.]


1872 Nov. 27 / At Mauritius, radiant said been ab. R.A. 54°, Dec. +31°. / BA 73-392. [IV; 1045. 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 392-393. "The radiation of this star-shower was very scattered, and the positions assigned to it by various observers often differed very considerably from each other. Thus the last-mentioned position assigned to it by Mr. Meldrum from the observations at the Mauritius, is at about R.A. 54°, Decl. +31°; while an observer near Dublin, Mr. M.H. Close, describes its position as near ξ Andromedae at R.A. 19°, Decl. +45°; and independently of their geographical position, such differences are found among the notes of many observers of the shower."]


1872 Nov. 27 / Reported by Capt. of steamship Penelope / 19.52 S; 50.25 E / extraordinary shower of mets / BA 73-392. [IV; 1046. 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 392.]


1872 Nov. 27 / Shower Andromededs / Para, Brazil. / BA 73-387 / p. 391—at Bombay and Mauritius. [IV; 1047. 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 387-388 & 391-392.]


1872 Nov. 27 / Cincinnati, Ohio / Great fall radiated from a point in Perseus. / Sci Amer., 27-404. [IV; 1048. Moak, D.B. "The November Meteors." Scientific American, n.s., 27 (December 28, 1872): 404.]


1872 Nov. 26 (night) / Para, Brazil / Field, Jan 25, 1873 / From 6:50 watched until 11:30 and still continuing. Chiefly size of 1st mag stars. / In one period of 20 minutes, 100 counted. / blue, green, red, golden / chiefly from E to W. / mistake for 27th? [IV; 1049. (Field, January 25, 1873.)]


1872 // autumn /// Radiant point of meteors in autumn of 1872, sky then tinged bright amber color. / Jour Leeds Astro Soc no. 9/47. [IV; 1050. (Journal and Transactions of the Leeds Astronomical Society, no. 9 (1899???): 47; only search at Hathi.)]


1872 Nov. 27 / Were the meteors travelling very slowly? / See Nov. 26, 1885. [IV; 1051. See: (1885 Nov 26).]


1872 Nov. 27 / The meteors / Red, white, blue, green, violet / more from Cassiopeia than from Andromeda / E Mec. 16-312. [IV; 1052. "The Meteoric Shower of Nov. 27." English Mechanic, 16 (no. 403; December 13, 1872): 312.]


1872 Nov. 27 / Seems wave predicted for Nov. 27, 1878. / See. [IV; 1053. See: 1878 Nov. 27, (IV; 2489).]


1872 Nov. 27 / Mr. Hind on Biela's Comet. / Nature, Sept 26, p. 442. [IV; 1054. Hind, John Russell. "Biela's Comet." Nature, 6 (September 26, 1872): 442. "M. Hind, surintendant du Nautical Almanac, nous adresse la lettre suivante...." Bulletin Hebdomadaire de l’Association Scientifique de France, 10 (September 22, 1872): 449-451.]


1872 Nov 27 / Aurora and mets / Palermo / C.R. 75/1788. [IV; 1055. Tacchini, Pietro. "Sur la pluie d'étoiles filantes du 27 novembre, observée à Palermo,et sur une apparition d'aurore boréale." Comptes Rendus, 75 (1872): 1788-1790.]


[1872 Nov 27 /] 1872 Feb. 4 / In Secchi's Report (C.R., 75-1439) at Rome, Andromeda not mentioned. At 8 p.m., radiated from space between Ram, Triangle and "Mouche"; passed to base of triangle; at midnight, head of Medusa. [IV; 608. Secchi. "Sur la pluie d'étoiles filantes du 27 novembre, observée à Rome." Comptes Rendus, 75 (1872): 1439-1440. This note concerns the radiant of meteors observed on November 27, 1872, (not the aurora observed on February 4).]


1872 Nov 27 / Great shower Andromededs / Center is Gamma Andromedae. / Italy, etc. / Said that the A's overtake the earth and so are comparatively evanescent and sluggish. [IV; 1056. (Refs???)]


1872 Nov. 27 / Widely seen meteoric shower / Nature, vol. 7. [IV; 1057. Herschel, Alexander Stewart. "The Recent Star Shower." Nature, 7 (January 9, 1873): 185-188.]


1872 Nov 28 / [LT], 12-e / 29-8-d // Meteors. [IV; 1058. "Meteorological Reports." London Times, November 28, 1872, p. 12 c. 5. "November Meteors." London Times, November 29, 1872, p. 8 c. 4-6.]


1872 Nov. 27 / E Mec., vol. 16 / Ac to H.W. Hollis, could not say went in any direction more than another. [IV; 1059. "November Meteors." English Mechanic, 16 (no. 402; December 6, 1872): 291-292.]


1872 Nov. 27 / (+) / In Prof. A.S. Herschel's List of Obs., the great majority in Eng, France, and N. Italy placed the radiant in Androm. But 3 obs from Rome place near Triangulum and Aries—like the Cape Town ob. of 1872 or 1885. / Nature 7-187. [IV; 1060. Herschel, Alexander Stewart. "The Recent Star Shower." Nature, 7 (January 9, 1873): 185-188, at 187. (See: Cape Town, November meteors of 1872 and 1885.)]


1872 Nov. 27 / In Sicily the radiant so variously determined as from 52° to 15 RA and from +35 to +53 Declination. / C.R. 75-1789. [IV; 1061. Tacchini, Pietro. "Sur la pluie d'étoiles filantes du 27 novembre, observée à Palermo,et sur une apparition d'aurore boréale." Comptes Rendus, 75 (1872): 1788-1790.]


1872 Nov 27 and 25 / Aurora in Sicily and Italy / C.R., 75-1789. [IV; 1062. Tacchini, Pietro. "Sur la pluie d'étoiles filantes du 27 novembre, observée à Palermo,et sur une apparition d'aurore boréale." Comptes Rendus, 75 (1872): 1788-1790.]


1872 Nov. 27 / At York, rate of 12 or 15 a minute. / At Durham, 1000 counted between 5 and 7 p.m. / At Rome, between 7:30 p.m. and 1:30 a.m., 13,892 were counted—said that in other places up to 40,000 registered. / At Montcalieri Observatory, 33,400 were counted by 4 observers. At 8 p.m., in some parts of sky seemed to be a "real rain of fire". Radiant close to Gamma Androm. / Nature 7-122 / An aurora here from 6 to 8 p.m. / Nature 7-104—mostly fell vertically. / France and Italy, said from Perseus near Cassiopeia. [IV; 1063.1, 1063.2. Herschel, Alexander Stewart. "The Meteoric Shower." Nature, 7 (December 12, 1872): 103-104. "The Late Meteoric Shower." Nature, 7 (December 19, 1872): 122-123. Denza, at the Montcalieri Observatory, said it was difficult to keep count: "...at one time our four observers counted on the average 400 meteors very minute and a half." (France and Italy??? France @ Nature 7-187.]


1872 Nov. / Nothing of mets in Colonial Standard of Kingston, Jam. [IV; 1064.]


1872 Nov. 27 / Speed / Off the island of Madeira—reported by the Captain of the W.C. Winthrop. Great fall. About a thousand in sight constantly in the first hour. Four-fifths of them moved "quite leisurely". Others shot like lightning. / E Mec 16-455. [IV; 1065. "A Meteoric Shower at Sea." English Mechanic, 16 (no. 409; January 24, 1873): 455.]


1872 Nov. 27 / Auroral appearances with the meteors / Piedmont / Liverpool / Mauritius / Nature 33-126. [IV; 1066. "The Recent Star-Shower." Nature, 33 (December 10, 1885): 126-127. "The Late Meteoric Shower." Nature, 7 (December 19, 1872): 122-123, at 122. Meldrum, Charles. "The Star Shower as Seens at Mauritius." Nature, 7 (January 23, 1873): 232-233.]


1872 Nov. 27 / Aurora, northern Italy, from 6:10 to 8 p.m. Seems been general glow in N. sky and not beams. / C.R. 75-1555. [IV; 1067. "M. Le Verrier communique, au nom de viers observateurs, les documents suivants...." Comptes Rendus, 75 (1872): 1552-1560, at 1555.]


1872 Nov. 27 / Aurora at Liverpool / Nature 7-123. [IV; 1068. "The Late Meteoric Shower." Nature, 7 (December 19, 1872): 122-123, at 123.]


1872 Nov. 27 / Reverses Feb. 4—or preponderance of mets over aurora. [IV; 1069.]


1872 Nov. 27 / Plans of met. orbits in Pop Sci Mo 1/395. [IV; 1070. Schellen, Heinrich. "The August and November Meteors." Popular Science Monthly, 1 (August 1872): 385-396, at 395, (figure 4).]


1872 Nov. 27 / Not all seen from And. / some in France reported from near Cass. or Perseus / C.R., vol. 75. [IV; 1071. "M. Le Verrier communique, au nom de viers observateurs, les documents suivants...." Comptes Rendus, 75 (1872): 1552-1560. Heis, Eduard. "Étoiles filantes du 27 novembre." Comptes Rendus, 75 (1872): 1647-1650.]


1872 Nov. 27 / In Sicily, appeared to come from a center comprised in a circle of which a line drawn from Orion to Cassiopeia would be the diameter. / C.R. 75-1552. [IV; 1072. "M. Le Verrier communique, au nom de viers observateurs, les documents suivants...." Comptes Rendus, 75 (1872): 1552-1560.]


1872 Nov. 27 / Fell perpendicularlly at Athens. / L.T., Dec 10-10-f. [IV; 1073. "The November Meteors." London Times, December 10, 1872, p. 10 c. 6.]


1872 Nov. 27 / Met. streamers / Aquarides, July 25-30. [IV; 1074.]


1872 Nov. 27 / Andromededs plentiful / 1885 / 1892 / 1899/ 1904. [IV; 1075.]


1872 Nov. 27 / Holmes Comet, Nov 6, 1892, appeared at point where Bielas would have had it existed. Clerke, Hist Astronom, p. 337. [IV; 1076. Clerke, Agnes Mary. A Popular History of Astronomy During the Nineteenth Century. London: Adam & Charles Black, 4th ed., 1902, 337. Comet 17P/Holmes. The comet's orbit showed that it was not a return of Biela's Comet, (3D/Biela), which broke apart in 1852; and, tho Holmes' Comet had been lost after 1906, it was recovered in 1964.]


1872 Nov. 27 / Writer of "Astronomical Notes", Sci. Amer 28-4, thinks that the greater number came as if from Perseus. [IV; 1077. "Astronomical Notes." Scientific American, n.s., 28 (January 4, 1873): 4.]  


1872 Nov. 27 / Were there Andromededs other years and not attrib to Biela's Comet? [IV; 1078.]


1872 Nov. 27th / In Nature, Nov 14, 1878, Denning advises watch for mets of Biela's Comet several nights before the 27th of Nov., 1878. [IV; 1079. Denning, William Frederick. "The Expected Meteor Shower." Nature, 19 (November 14, 1878): 33.]


1872 Nov 27 / In Melb Argus no mention of meteors of Dec, and report for the week in the Govt Astronomer no mention. / Ab. 6 p.m., 27th, wind storms and cloudbursts inVictoria—Inglewood—see Argus, Dec 2-7-3. / 5 or 6 o'clock on 27th, Sandhurst and Kyneton. / Argus, Nov. 29 / The Govt Astronomer's report is—"...On the 26th [Wednesday] thunder and lightning, but toward the end of the week it became fine and pleasant and cool." [IV; 1080.1, 1080.2. "The Government astronomer reports...." Melbourne Argus, December 2, 1872, p. 5 c. 2. "Severe Storm at Inglewood." Melbourne Argus, December 2, 1872, p. 7 c. 3. "Though the weather cleared up yesterday morning...." Melbourne Argus, November 29, 1872, p. 5 c. 3.]


1872 Nov. 27 / At Durban—mets appeared in the northeast, and some of them were very brilliant. / Times of Natal, Dec. 4. [IV; 1081. (Times of Natal, December 4, 1872.)]


1872 Nov. 27 / Nothing in Fiji Times. [IV; 1082.]


1872 Nov. 27 / Nothing in Auckland (N. Zealand) Southern Cross. [IV; 1083.]


1872 Nov. 27 / A large number of meteors at Pietermaritzburg. N.M. / Times of Natal, Nov. 30. [IV; 1084.]


1872 Nov. 27 / Nothing of meteors in Trans. Roy Soc. Victoria. [IV; 1085.]


1872 Nov. 27 / Nothing in the Cape Argus. [IV; 1086.]


1872 Nov. 27 / Nothing in Overland Ceylon Observer. [IV; 1087.]


1872 Nov. 27 / Nothing in Melbourne Argus. [IV; 1088.]


1872 Nov. 27 / Nothing in Fiji Times. [IV; 1089.]


1872 Nov. 29 / 11:30 p.m. / Brilliant detonating meteor, Teneriffe. / A.J. Sci 3/6/153. [IV; 1090. Dabney, O. Frederica. "Meteors of Nov. 27th, 1872, at Teneriffe, Canary Islands." American Journal of Science, s. 3 v. 6 (1873): 152-153.]


1872 Nov. 30 / Seems right date / E Mec., 16-309 / See Times—"Cartwright". / Banbury? [IV; 1091. "An Extraordinary Phenomenon." English Mechanic, 16 (no. 403; December 13, 1872): 309. "The Weather." London Times, December 3, 1872, p. 6 c. 5-6.]


1872 Nov. 30 / met and ashes / 8:10 p.m. / St Thomas, W. Indies. / meteoric explosion and fall of "some ashes" / Nature 7-262. [IV; 1092. Rawson, Rawson William. "Meteor at St. Thomas." Nature, 7 (February 6, 1873): 262.]


1872 Nov. 30 / (met rail) / Met that burst upon reaching ground "like a well-turned shell / near Great Western Railway at Slough, England / Sc Am 28-104. [IV; 1093. "Sir G.C. Cowell states that he witnessed...." Scientific American, n.s., 28 (February 15, 1873): 104.]


1872 Nov. 30 / met and ashes / 8:10 p.m. / Nature 7-262 published a communication from a meteorological correspondent, in St Thomas, forwarded by the Governor of Barbados. A brilliant meteor was seen and was heard to explode. It is said that ashes fell. [IV; 1094.1, 1094.2. Rawson, Rawson William. "Meteor at St. Thomas." Nature, 7 (February 6, 1873): 262.]


1872 Nov. 30 / 8:10 p.m. / Large met / St Thomas, West Indies/ BA 73-376. [IV; 1095. 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 376-377.]


1872 Nov. 30 / Banbury / In a storm, a huge revolving ball of fire, carrying off stones and knocking down trees. / L.T., Dec 3-6-f. [IV; 1096. "The Weather." London Times, December 3, 1872, p. 6 c. 5-6.]


1872 Nov. 30 / afternoon / At Adderbury, someone took hold of an iron rod and felt a powerful electric shock. Distant thunder had been heard, but no storm there. / Symons' Met. 8-149. [IV; 1097. Beesley, Thomas. "The Newbottle Whirlwind of Nov. 30th, 1872." Symons's Meteorological Magazine, 8 (November 1873): 149-154, and, (December 1873): 163-171.]


[1872 Nov. 31. Wrong date. See: 1872 Nov 13, (IV; 1098).]


1872 Dec / Mdr. Myst / Great Coram-street / Harriet Buswell. / Lloyd W. News, Oct 20, 1907.  


1872 Dec 4-5 / night / Trebizond, on the Black Sea / faint streak of red light on northern horizon / Nature 7/181. [IV; 1099. Palgrave, William Gifford. "Curious Auroral Phenomenon." Nature, 7 (January 9, 1873): 181-182.]


1872 Dec 5 / Marie Celeste / under "Ships". [A; 796. See: ("Ships").]


1872 Dec 7 / Hancock meteor / Banbury, Eng / D-225. [IV; 1100. The note copies information from page 225 of The Book of the Damned. "Notes." Nature, 7 (December 12, 1872): 110-112, at 112. "Extraordinary Phenomenon near King's Sutton." Banbury Guardian, December 5, 1872, p. 2 c.4-5. "Extraordinary phenomenon near Banbury." Birmingham Morning News, December 4, 1872, p.7 c. 5.]


1872 Dec 8 / England / 25th, U.S. / fiercest tempests in many years. [IV; 1101. (Refs??? London Times, December 9, 1872, p. 5 c. 4. London Times, December 16, 1872, p. 10 c. 4. New York Times, December 27, 1872, p. 1 c. 2.)]


1872 Dec 11 and 12 / moon / Mare Serenitatis / by W.R. Birt / Astro Reg., XI/79. A great contrast to other obs. upon M.S. spots of light. [IV; 1102. Birt, William Radcliffe. "The Mare Serenitatis." Astronomical Register, 11 (March 1873): 78-79.]


1872 Dec 11 / No mets in Times of Natal of Pietermaritzburg. [IV; 1103.]


1872 Dec 11 / Nothing of mets in Auckland (N.Z.) Southern Cross. [IV; 1104.]


1872 Dec. 12 / 4:53 p.m. / Det met / Ky. / BA 74-298. [IV; 1105. 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 298-299.]


1872 Dec. 12 / Sunset met / 4:53 p.m. / Ky. / met and heavy explosion / A.J. Sci 3/5/318. Just after sunset / A.J. Sci 3/10/203. [IV; 1106. "Meteor in Kentucky, Dec. 12th, 1872." American Journal of Science, s. 3 v. 5 (1873): 318. Smith, John Lawrence. "On the Passage of two Bolides in 1872 and 1874, over Middle Kentucky." American Journal of Science, s. 3 v. 10 (1875): 203-205.]


1872 (Dec 13) / Dec 20 // Burned Self / San Francisco Weekly Bulletin of 20th—An account of a drunkard named Chase, who, at Elco, Cal., had held his hands in a fire and burned them off. He told that a man whose command he could not disobey, had entered his cabin, and had told him to do this. / Copied in Religio-Ph. J, July 22, 1876. [A; 797.1, 797.2. (Religio-Philosophical Journal, 20 (no. 19;  July 22, 1876); issue missing at IAPSOP) (San Francisco Weekly Bulletin December 20, 1872.)]


1872 Dec 13 / Observer at Leominster, Mass.—from western limb of sun—streams of flashes that looked auroral. / Sci Amer, Dec. 28. [IV; 1107. Prevear, Edward. "Remarkable Astronomical Phenomenon." Scientific American, n.s., 27 (December 28, 1872): 404.]


1872 Dec 14 / [LT], 4-c / Planet new discovered in Michigan. [IV; 1108. "New Planet." London Times, December 14, 1872, p. 4 c. 3. James Craig Watson discovered the minor planet Nemesis.]


1872 Dec 14 / [LT], 4-c / A superannuated comet. [IV; 1109. "Superannuated Comet." London Times, December 14, 1872, p. 4 c. 3. The break-up of Biela's Comet was suspected to be be the source of a meteor shower observed on November 24, 1872, at New Haven, Connecticut.]


1872 Dec 14 / 9:33 p.m. / q / Brit Columbia / Nature 7-268. [IV; 1110. "Notes." Nature, 7 (February 6, 1873): 267-270, at 268.]


1872 Dec 15 / 9 p.m. / q. / several hundred lives lost / Sinde, India. Nature 7-268. [IV; 1111. "Notes." Nature, 7 (February 6, 1873): 267-270, at 268.]


1872 Dec 15 / Nothing of a q in Allahabad Pioneer. [IV; 1112.]


1872 Dec 15 / q / III / India / Baluchistan / BA '11. [IV; 1113. Milne, 723.]


1872 Dec 15 / 9 a.m. / Smart shock / Oregon, Wash. Territory, Vancouver's Islands. / N.Y. Times 18-1-3. [IV; 1114. "The Pacific Coast." New York Times, December 18, 1872, p. 1 c. 3.]


1872 Dec 20 / [LT], 4-c / q / Australia // 23-3-b / Chile. [IV; 1115. "Earthquake in Australia." London Times, December 20, 1872, p. 4 c. 3. "The Pacific." London Times, December 23, 1872, p. 3 c. 2.]


1872 Dec 25 / (winter butterflies) / A shower of white butterflies fell at Cow Head, Newfoundland, ac to the writer in The Field. He says mean temperature in Newfoundland ab 15 degrees above zero. / Entomologist 7-89. [IV; 1116.1, 1116.2. Reeks, Henry. "Butterflies in Newfoundland at Christmas." Entomologist, 7 (April 1874): 89.]


1872 Dec 26 / Field, Jan 4, 1873 / Henry Reeks writes that saw at Thruxton, four species of hibernating females of butterflies. [IV; 1117. (Field, January 4, 1873.)]


1872 Dec 28 / 10 a.m. / q / Salvador, C. Amer / attrib to volc San Vicente, which was in eruption. Nature 7-311. [IV; 1118. "Notes." Nature, 7 (February 20, 1873): 310-312, at 311. No eruptions of the San Vicente volcano are known to have occurred in the present Holocene epoch; however, the Izalco volcano was in eruption from December, (1872), until March, (1873).]


1872 Dec 28 / NY Times, 4-5 / Meteorology Coincidences / (Ed). [IV; 1119. "Meteorological Coincidences." New York Times, December 28, 1872, p. 4 c. 5-6.]


1872 Dec 29 / 4:30 p.m. / Maitland, N.S. Wales, great obscuration and ice fell. One piece weighed 3 pounds. / C. Russell, Climate of N.S. Wales, p. 22. [IV; 1120. Russell, Henry Chamberlaine. Climate of New South Wales: Descriptive, Historical, and Tabular. Sydney: Charles Potter, 1877, 22. "After the worst of the storm a piece of ice was picked up which turned the scale easily at three pounds; another piece was seen to fall and break into three pieces, 'each as large as the observer's fist.' As the storm passed to the east the wind veered round the compass. About Raymond Terrace and the Williams River great damage was done, and one piece of ice was picked up and measured 7 inches long and 2 inches thick."]


1872 Dec 29-31 / Great q. / Salvador / BA '11. [IV; 1121. Milne, 723.]


1872 Dec 30 / Panama Star and Herald of March 21, 1873—q. in San Salvador. Continued at least to March 21st. [IV; 1122. (Panama Star and Herald, March 21, 1873.)]


1872 Dec 31 / at Suchin / Jan 1, 7:55 a.m., at Lahore // severe q's. / Nature, 7-289. [IV; 1123. "Notes." Nature, 7 (February 13, 1873): 289-291, at 289-290.]


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

1872 last of Dec / See Fox hunting accidents, told Jan 26, 1873. [A; 798. See: 1873 Jan 26, (A; 813).]

 
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