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1872a

(January to June)


1872:


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


1872 / Plantamour's Cometsee 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, (B; 343).]


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, (B; 709).]


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 / qtorrents / 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. A class I earthquake. 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. A class II earthquake. Milne, 723.]


1872 Jan 18 / 10:45-11:50 / Henry Pratt, of Brightonwhole of the floor of Plato in darknessrim ab. illuminatedthe 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) Journalcopied in the Religio-Philosophical Jour, Feb 17-2-1House 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. A class II earthquake. 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. A class III earthquake. 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 / DavisNarrative 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 (no. 7; 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. A class III earthquake. 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??? 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 sky 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. 8 /] 1870 Feb. 8 / 5 a.m. / Cairo, Ill. / Heavy shock of earthquake. / N.Y. Tribune 9-1-3. [IV; 86. “Telegraphic Notes.” New York Tribune, February 9, 1872, p. 1 c. 3.]


1872 Feb 9 / E Mec / Birt sumarizes Neison's obs for 1871 upon Plato. Increase of the spots visibilitywith two exceptions during the last part of the yearMr Birt thinks that there is an annual cyclehe 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. A class I earthquake. 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: 1872 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. A class II earthquake. 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; not found).]


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. A class III earthquake. 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. A class III earthquake. 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. A class II earthquake. 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: 1904 Ap. 22, (VIII; 2106).]


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 trotted 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 Saint-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. A class I earthquake. 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. A class III earthquake. 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. A class III earthquake. Milne, 723. Milne only identifies the date as June, (not June 12).]


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. “Remarkable Light Around Nandidroog.” Times of India, June 17, 1872, p. 3 c. 7.]


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.]

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