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1872

(July to December)


1872:


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


1872 / summer / Great flight of Painted Ladies over Ionian Islands / Field, Nov. 14, 1903, p. 843. [IV; 851. Frohawk, F.W. "Migration of Painted Lady Butterflies." Field, November 14, 1903, p. 843.]


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


1872 Aug 3 / Great magnetic storm / E Mec 111/224. [IV; 883. Cortie, Aloysius Laurence. "Solar Outbursts—Magnetic Storms—Auroræ." English Mechanic, 51 (no. 1320; July 11, 1890): 422. "The Ether-Magnetic Storms." English Mechanic, 51 (no. 1320; July 11, 1890): 422-423. Cotterell, Arthur E. “Magnetic Storms and Sunspots.” English Mechanic, 111 (no. 2880; June 4, 1920): 224.]


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


1872 Aug 7-12 / Mets in England not so conspicuous as in 1871. / BA 73-386. [IV; 900. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors during the year 1872-73." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1873, 349-403, at 386.]


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


1872 Aug 7 / Argus (Melbourne) of, 5-7 / A long article upon the August meteors, and every shepherd in Australia and every sailor in Australian seas called upon to help science with his observations. In succeeding issues, no mention of them. [IV; 911. "The Fiery Tears of Saint Laurentius." Melbourne Argus, August 7, 1872, p. 5 c. 7. "Every stockman on the hills, every shepherd on the plains, and every sailor on the seas, who will simply count the number of shooting stars he sees in any hour (the more hours the better) of the evening, night, or early morning of the 9th, 10th, and 11th of this month, and will note what parts of the sky they mostly came from and went to, has it in his power to give a substantial aid to the most profound mathematical astronomer of the day; and every detail added as to position, brightness, and colour, either of individual meteors or of the observation as a whole, will increase the boon to science. Thus, too, Australian science may be especially advanced."]


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


1872 Aug 10 / Mauna Loa / See June, 32. [IV; 922. See: 1832 June 20, (I; 1700). Wood, Harry Oscar. "The Seismic Prelude to the 1914 Eruption of Mauna Loa." Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 5 (1915): 39-51, at 47.]


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


1872 Aug 28-Sept 17 / Many specimens of Vanessa Antiopa / rare in Eng. / Ent. Mo. Mag 9-110. [IV; 943. Stainton, Henry Tibbats. "The Recent Invasion of Great Britain by Vanessa Antiopa." Entomologist's Monthly Magazine, 9 (October 1872): 105-111, (including notices of captures). Birks, J. "Vanessa Antiopa." Entomologist's Monthly Magazine, 9 (January 1873): 194-195. A capture as late as September 19 is reported.]


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


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


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


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


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


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


1872 Aug 31 / 5:15 a.m. / Rome. / Glow of fire seen to expand and sound heard 3 or 4 min. after. Padre Secchi, the astronomer, writes that a "well-intended farmer" had told him a fiery place in sky, whence came the meteor 2 hours later. / BA '75-250 / Nature 6-520. [IV; 949.1, 949.2. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, George Forbes, Alexander Stewart Herschel, Charles Brooke, Walter Flight. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors during the year 1874-75." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1875, 199-359, at 250-253.  Earwaker, John Parsons. "Recent Falls of Meteorites in France and Italy." Nature, 6 (October 24, 1872): 519-520. This is the Orvinio meteorite.]


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


1872 Sept 9 / [LT], 4-b / Meteors. [IV; 965. “Shooting Stars.” London Times, September 9, 1872, p. 4 c. 2.]


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


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


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


1872 Sept 17 / 7:50 p.m. / Sussex / very large fireball / about 10 seconds / BA 73-374. [IV; 969. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors during the year 1872-73." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1873, 349-403, at 374-375.]


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


1872 early in the fall / Rel. Ph. J, May 17, 1873, p. 1 / Began phe in home of Tobias Goldschmidt, 317 S Park Ave., Chicago. Continued for months—myst doorbell ringing—then violent poundings. [A; 781. "Come In." Religio-Philosophical Journal, 14 (no. 9; May 17, 1873): 1, (c. 1-5). “A Ghost in Chicago.” Washington Evening Star, May 3, 1873, p. 3 c. 4. (Chicago Times, January 26, 1873.)]


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


1872 Oct, Nov / Time of a horse malady / N.Y. Times. [A; 782. Law, James. "Influenza in Horses." Report of the Commissioner of Agriculture for the Year 1872. Washington, DC: Department of Agriculture, 1873, 203-247. The first cases of the equine influenza of 1872 were noticed north of Toronto, in late September, and were seen in Toronto by October 1. During October, the epizootic spread across Canada, New England, and several northern states; in November, it had spread across southern states; and, by December, Mexican horses were stricken. “Minor Topics.” New York Times, October 10, 1872, p. 4 c. 7. “The Epidemic Among Horses.” New York Times, October 23, 1872, p. 5 c. 3. “The Dying Horses.” New York Times, October 26, 1872,  p. 6 c. 4-5.]


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


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


1872 Oct 5 / Lights in Cornwall / See Lum Objs. [A; 783. See: Lum obj, (SF-VII; 1183).]


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


1872 Oct 27 / Religio-Ph. Journal, Dec 21—more than a page—This day began the Talking ghost of Virginia City, (Nevada?) / Catholic people / The ghost had been in purgatory. [A; 790. "McDonough's Ghost." Religio-Philosophical Journal, 13 (no. 14; December 21, 1872): 1, (c. 1-5), & 5, (c. 1-2). “McDonough's Ghost.” San Francisco Chronicle, November 16, 1872, p. 1 c. 1-2. (Virginia City Enterprise, November 13, 1872.) Agnes McDonough, (a pious Catholic, 14-years-old, attending public school, and living the family of her father's cousin), was visited by the spirit of James McDonough, (her father, who had died six year previous). The visits were preceded by knockings, beginning on October 27, whispered words from the empty air, then manifested as a “shadowy figure,” which, while visible to Agnes, was only heard as a strange voice by other witnesses, including Catholic priests. James answered many questions, (left others unanswered), during his visitation, at Virginia City, Nevada, on his way from purgatory, (five minutes away), to heaven, (twenty-five minutes away).]


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


1872 Oct 27 / little before midnight / Unusually large fireball / Samoa / BA 73-374 / Several other mets here this night. [IV; 1005. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors during the year 1872-73." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1873, 349-403., at 374-375. Whitmee, Samuel James. "Meteors in South Pacific." Nature, 7 (January 30, 1873): 242.]


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


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


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


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


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


1872 Nov 3 / (+) / 9:15 (?) / Bristol / Met seen and det. / BA 73/364 / See Feb 3—'73. [IV; 1010. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors during the year 1872-73." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1873, 349-403, at 364-365. See: 1873 Feb 3, (IV; 1155).]


[1872 Nov. 3] / 1872 Nov. 5 / Occultation of Venus / at Bombay / Nature 7-72. For some minutes, instead of disappearing, Venus seemed to shine on the moon's disk. [IV; 1011. "Notes." Nature, 7 (November 28, 1872): 70-72, at 72. "A small telescope with a magnifying power of about 100, and a pair of good binoculars, were the instruments employed. The planet shone with such lustre that it was clearly seen by the naked eye even before sunset, and after sunset appeared for some time as if resting on the upper part of the dark limb of the moon. In a few minutes a very gradual diminution of the planet’s light was noticed, and as the occultation proceeded a singular phenomenon was observed, namely, the apparent position of Venus within the moon’s circumference, the planet actually appearing for some time as if situated upon the disc of the satellite, though much diminished in size, and shining as a minute point of light. This continued until the moment of complete occultation, the Bombay time of which was 5h. 46m. 47s." This occultation occurred on November 3, 1872, (not November 5).]


1872 Nov. 7 / 7 p.m. / Large met. / Mauritius / BA 73-368. [IV; 1012. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors during the year 1872-73." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1873, 349-403, at 368-369. Wright, W. "Meteor observed at Mauritius." Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 33 (1873): 176-177.]


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


1872 Nov. 14 / Morning, from 12:30 a.m. to 6, probably 4 observers at Matera, Piedmont, 638 mets, considered "considerable". / BA 73-394. [IV; 1022. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors during the year 1872-73." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1873, 349-403 at 393-394.]


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


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


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


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


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


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


1872 Nov 18 / Bristol / 9 p.m. / Flash of light evidently meteoric / BA 73/374 / bright met 9:10 next night. [IV; 1028. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors during the year 1872-73." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1873, 349-403, at 374-375.]


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


1872 Nov 26 / Brazil mets as to this date / note in B.A., 1873-383 / "[i.e. the 27th, European style]. [IV; 1036. Pabst: "Fort's brackets." Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors during the year 1872-73." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1873, 349-403, at 383. A correspondent of 'The Field' newspaper of January 25th, 1873, Mr. E.L. Layard, adds at the end of an animated description of the Biela comet-shower, as observed in his vicinity at Parà in Brazil, on the night of the 26th of November [i.e. the 27th, European style] "One of my servants informs me she saw an equally fine display on the 23rd inst." This notice of the earlier shower in South America evidently relates to the same border-stream of the Andromedes, observed also by Mr. Maxwell Hall ('Nature', March 6th, 1873) in Jamaica, with about the same radiant-point on the night of the 24th." Layard, Edgar Leopold. "Large Flight of Meteors." Field, January 25, 1873, p. 74. See: 1872 Nov. 24, (IV; 1032).]


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


1872 Nov. 27 / At Mauritius, radiant said been ab. R.A. 54°, Dec. +31°. / BA 73-392. [IV; 1045. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors during the year 1872-73." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1873, 349-403, at 392-393. "The radiation of this star-shower was very scattered, and the positions assigned to it by various observers often differed very considerably from each other. Thus the last-mentioned position assigned to it by Mr. Meldrum from the observations at the Mauritius, is at about R.A. 54°, Decl. +31°; while an observer near Dublin, Mr. M.H. Close, describes its position as near ξ Andromedae at R.A. 19°, Decl. +45°; and independently of their geographical position, such differences are found among the notes of many observers of the shower."]


1872 Nov. 27 / Reported by Capt. of steamship Penelope / 19.52 S; 50.25 E / extraordinary shower of mets / BA 73-392. [IV; 1046. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors during the year 1872-73." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1873, 349-403, at 392.]


1872 Nov. 27 / Shower Andromededs / Para, Brazil. / BA 73-387 / p. 391—at Bombay and Mauritius. [IV; 1047. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors during the year 1872-73." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1873, 349-403, at 387-388 & 391-392.]


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


1872 Nov. 26 (night) / Para, Brazil / Field, Jan 25, 1873 / From 6:50 watched until 11:30 and still continuing. Chiefly size of 1st mag stars. / In one period of 20 minutes, 100 counted. / blue, green, red, golden / chiefly from E to W. / mistake for 27th? [IV; 1049. Layard, Edgar Leopold. "Large Flight of Meteors." Field, January 25, 1873, p. 74.]


1872 / autumn / Radiant point of meteors in autumn of 1872, sky then tinged bright amber color. / Jour Leeds Astro Soc no. 9/47. [IV; 1050. Meteors.” Journal and Transactions of the Leeds Astronomical Society, 1 (no. 9; 1901): 47-58, at 47.]


1872 Nov. 27 / Were the meteors travelling very slowly? / See Nov. 26, 1885. [IV; 1051. See: (1885 Nov 26; no note on this date).]


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


1872 Nov. 27 / Auroral appearances with the meteors / Piedmont / Liverpool / Mauritius / Nature 33-128. [IV; 1066. "The Recent Star-Shower." Nature, 33 (December 10, 1885): 127-128. "The Late Meteoric Shower." Nature, 7 (December 19, 1872): 122-123, at 122. Meldrum, Charles. "The Star Shower as Seen at Mauritius." Nature, 7 (January 23, 1873): 232-233.]


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


1872 Nov. 30 / 8:10 p.m. / Large met / St Thomas, West Indies/ BA 73-376. [IV; 1095. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors during the year 1872-73." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1873, 349-403, at 376-377.]


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


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


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


1872 Dec / Mdr. Myst / Great Coram-street / Harriet Buswell. / Lloyd W. News, Oct 20, 1907. [A; 795. (Lloyd's Weekly News, October 20, 1907; not @ BNA.)]


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


1872 Dec 5 / Marie Celeste / under "Ships". [A; 796. See: Ships / 1872 / Dec 5, (AF0III: 358, 359, & 360).]


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


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


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


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


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


1872 Dec. 12 / 4:53 p.m. / Det met / Ky. / BA 74-298. [IV; 1105. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, George Forbes, Alexander Stewart Herschel, Charles Brooke. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors during the year 1873-74." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1874, 269-359, at 298-299.]


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


1872 Dec 26 / Field, Jan 4, 1873 / Henry Reeks writes that saw at Thruxton, four species of hibernating females of butterflies. [IV; 1117. Reeks, Henry. "Four Species of Butterflies on Wing in December." Field, January 4, 1873, p. 3.]


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


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


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


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


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


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


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

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

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