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1875


1875:


1875 // Fasting girl of Market Harborough / See Jan. 4, 1878. [B; 29. See: 1878 Jan. 4, (B; 178).]


1875  // Mollie Fancher / Cor[ner] Gates Ave and Downing Street, Brooklyn. [B; 30. Dailey, Abram Hoagland. Mollie Fancher, the Brooklyn Enigma. Brooklyn: Eagle Book, 1894, 8.]


1875 // Lebanon, Ohio / bullets / March 6, 1880 /// Language / Suddenly speaks German, July 30, 1872. [B; 31. See: 1880 March 6, (B; 278), and, 1872 July 30, (A; 773).]


1875 // Frankfort, Kansas—See May 5, 1888. [B; 32. See: (1888 May 5).]


1875 // Chili, NY / near Rochester / See Dec 16, 1876. [B; 33. See: 1876 Dec 16, (B; 124).]


1875 // H.H. / Patchogue, L.I. / See 1867. [B; 34. See: 1867, (A; 499).]


1875 // Ellen Sudworth, near Leigh, England / Faster / See Ap., 1876. [B; 35. See: 1876 April, (B; 91).]


1875 // The body at Blandford Churchyard, Peterburg, Va. / See Oct 27, 1888. [B; 36. See: 1888 Oct. 27, (B; 965).]


1875 // Body of Mrs. W.I. Peters / Frankfort, Ind. / See Dec. 22, 1888. [B; 37. See: 1888 Dec 22, (B; 993).]


1875 // A.W. Underwood / Negro boy / Paw Paw / fire breath / See May 1, 1880. [B; 38. See: 1880 May 1, (B; 289), and, 1882 Dec 1, (B; 408).]


1875 // H.H. / N. 11th St., Philadelphia / See Ap. 21, 1883. [B; 39. See: 1883 Ap. 21, (B; 495).]


1875 // Aeronautical spiders / Cal. / Science 14/138. [IV; 1578. Bromley, R.I. "Minute Aeronauts." Science, s. 1 v. 14 (August 23, 1889): 138.]


1875 Jan / month of // Mauna Loa / See June, '32. [IV; 1579. 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.]


1875 // Man killed / said in Sc. Amer, Oct. 15, 1892, was a canard. [IV; 1580. "Only Man Ever Killed by a Meteor." Scientific American, n.s., 67 (October 15, 1892): 248. "To the writer's certain knowledge there is but one case on record where a human being has been killed by an aerolite or fall of meteoric stone. The fatality mentioned occurred in Whetstone Township, Crawford County, O., in 1875, and is recorded in the Bucyrus Journal as follows: 'As David Misenthaler, the famous stockman of Whetstone Township, was driving his cows to the barn about daylight this morning he was struck by an aerolite and instantly killed. It appears as if the stone had come down from a direction a little west of south, striking the man just under or on the right shoulder, passing obliquely through him from the right shoulder to just above the left hip, burying the greater portion of his body under itself in the soft earth. The stone is about the size of a wooden water bucket, and appears to be composed of pyrites of iron.'—Philadelphia Press." "[The item quoted by our contemporary the Press was a canard. It was published at the time stated in the Bucyrus Journal, and was manufactured by one of the reporters of that paper. No such occurrence took place.—Ed. S.A.]" "Only Man Ever Killed by a Meteor." Weekly Intelligencer, (Lexington, Missouri), May 21, 1892, p. 4 c. 3. Misenthaler's alleged meteoritic fatality was reported as early as May of 1892, and has continued to be cited more than a century later.]


1875 Jan. 1 / 1 p.m. / Slight shock / Malta / N.M. / Times 4-5-e. [IV; 1581. "Malta." London Times, January 4, 1875, p. 5 c. 5.]


1875 Jan 1-3 / Volc Vatna in Iceland / La Nat 9-286. [IV; 1582. "Phénomènes volcaniques de l'année 1875." La Nature, 1877 pt. 2 (no. 226; September 29): 286. The Askja volcano.]


1875 Jan 2 / Volc / Iceland / See Dec 25, '74. [IV; 1583. See: 1874 Dec. 25, (IV; 1574).]


1875 Jan 2 / NY Times, 2-2 / q / N.Y. [IV; 1584. "The Recent Earthquake." New York Times, January 2, 1875, p. 2 c. 2. The earthquake was on December 10, 1874, at Westchester County, New York. See: 1874 Dec 10, (IV; 1568).]


1875 Jan. 2 / 3rd week in Feb / March 10 / March 29 / Ap. 4 / Ap. 20-24 / Aug 15 // Eruptions in Iceland / Nature 15-558. [IV; 1585. "Volcanic Phenomena during 1875." Nature, 15 (April 26, 1877): 557-558.]


1875 Jan 3—[Aug] 15 / Eruption volc Vatna, Iceland / La Nat 1877/2/286. [IV; 1586. "Phénomènes volcaniques de l'année 1875." La Nature, 1877 pt. 2 (no. 226; September 29): 286. The Askja volcano.]


[1875 Jan 7. Wrong date. See: 1875 Feb 7, (IV; 1587).]


1875 Jan 8 / afternoon / Norval, Canada / slight shock / N.Y. Times 10-6-7. [IV; 1588. "Shock of Earthquake in Canada." New York Times, January 10, 1875, p. 6 c. 7.]


[1875 Jan 25] 1875 Jan 24 / Volc in Mindanao, Philippines, in action before, seen on this date. / L.T., Ap. 30-4-e. [IV; 1589. "Her Majesty's Ship Challenger." London Times, April 30, 1875, p. 4 c. 5. The Camiguin volcano was observed on "the following day," (January 25).]


1875 Jan 31 / N.Y. Times, 4-7 / Home of James Oaks on State Road near Salem, Ohio. About a year before her uncle had given his (James') daughter his rings. Aged 9. The uncle died. One day, in Jan, girl said that she had met a man. who had taken the rings from her. Then at home they reappeared on her finger, and she told her mother who had seen no such person that the man had placed them back on her fingers. Dishes and other articles were thrown about the house—clothes laid out on the floor. Only to the child was the figure of a man visible. [B; 40.1 to 40.3. "Ghosts in Ohio." New York Times, January 31, 1875, p. 4 c. 7.]


1875 Jan 31 / N/Y. Times, 1-6 / Feb 1-5-2 / 1-10-3 / 4-1-6 // Drought / NY and New England. [IV; 1590. "Unseasonable Drought in New-Hampshire." New York Times, January 31, 1875, p. 1 c. 6. "Drought Along the Hudson." New York Times, February 1, 1875, p. 5 c. 2. "The Drought in New-England." New York Times, February 1, 1875, p. 10 c. 3. "The Drought in the Country." New York Times, February 4, 1875, p. 1 c. 6.]


1875 Feb 5 / Red snow / Ann Arbor, Michigan / Sci. Record 1876/539. [IV; 1591. "Red Snow." Science Record, 1876, 539.]


[1875 Feb 7 /] 1875 Jan 7 / 2 a.m. / 10:45 a.m. / 11:45 a.m. / Shocks at San Francisco / NY Times 20-9-6. [IV; 1587. "Earthquake at San Francisco." New York Times, February 20, 1875, p. 9 c. 6.]


1875 Feb 9 / Preston, Conn / 3 slight q's / A.J. Sci 3/9/334. [IV; 1592. Rockwood, Charles Greene, Jr. "Notice of Recent Earthquakes.—No. 5." American Journal of Science, s. 3 v. 9 (1875): 331-334, at 334.]


1875 Feb. 10 / Metite said to have fallen upon the Island of Oleron / (France?) / Nature 11-396 / near La Rochelle. [IV; 1593. "Notes." Nature, 11 (March 18, 1875): 394-396, at 396. Île d'Oléron is in France.]


1875 Feb 10 / Shaft of light in sky / C.R. 80/444, etc. / See bolide. [IV; 1594. "M. Chapelas adresse une Note relative à un prétedu bolide...." Comptes Rendus, 80 (1874): 444.]


1875 Feb. 10 / Obj by Ingall, May 15, 1864—by Sadler as very bright and elongated / misty W. Picard / Astro Reg 15/101. [IV; 1595. Birt, William Radcliffe. "Lunar Objects Suitable for Observation in April, 1877." Astronomical Register, 15 (September 1879): 101.]


1875 Feb 10 / Appearance like a gigantic luminous corkscrew over Paris—seemingly a meteor-train but no meteor had been seen. / L'Année Sci 19/101. [IV; 1596. "Météore lumineux observé à Paris le 10 février 1875." Année Scientifique et Industrielle, 19 (1875): 101-103.]


1875 Feb. 10 / (Paris) / Great met / France / BA 75/203 / La Nat 1875-1-223. [IV; 1597. "La Bolide du 10 février." La Nature, 1875 pt. 1 (no. 92; March 6): 223. "L'Académie reçoit diverses Communication relatives au bolide du 10 février dernier...." Comptes Rendus, 80 (1874): 575-576. 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 203, 206-207, & 210.]


1875 Feb 10 / met train / 6 p.m. / Paris / perpendicular streak of fire said been seen for 20 minutes in sky / C.R. 80-444 / p. 576—met and train at Cognac 25 minutes / p. 503, see in other parts of France and was like a comet / p. 575, a bolide near Nemours (Seine-et-Marne) at 5:30 p.m. / Said that aerolite fallen at Belle Isle. / See p. 684. [IV; 1598.1, 1598.2. "M. Chapelas adresse une Note relative à un prétedu bolide...." Comptes Rendus, 80 (1874): 444. "M. J. Vinot adresse à M. le Président la Lettre suivante concernant le bolide...." Comptes Rendus, 80 (1874): 502. "L'Académie reçoit diverses Communication relatives au bolide du 10 février dernier...." Comptes Rendus, 80 (1874): 575-576.  "M. Lecoq de Boissaubran écrit de Cognac...." Comptes Rendus, 80 (1874): 576. Brettes, Martin de. "Explication de la trajectoire du bolide observé le 10 février 1875." Comptes Rendus, 80 (1874): 684-685.]


1875 Feb 11 / a few days before // The lights of Pwllheli, Wales, by Picton-Jones / The Field, Feb 20-177 / N. side of Cardigan Bay / 21 miles S.W. of Carnarvon. [B; 40.4. (Field, February 20, 1875, p. 177). "Curious Appearance of Lights." Bye-gones: Relating to Wales and the Border Counties, 2 (March 1875): 193. Bye-gones and Notes and Queries reprinted G.T. Picton-Jones' letter to The Field. "Some few days ago we witnessed here what we have never seen before—certain lights, eight in number, extending over, I should say, a distance of 8 miles; all seemed to keep their own ground, although moving in horizontal, perpendicular, and zigzag directions. Sometimes they were of a light blue colour, then like the bright light of a carriage lamp, then almost like an electric light, and going out altogether, in a few minutes would appear again dimly, and come up as before. One of my keepers, who is nearly 70 years of age, has not, nor has any one else in this vicinity, seen the same before. Can any of your numerous readers inform me whether they are will-o'-the-wisps, or what? We have seen three at a time afterwards on four or five occasions." "Strange Lights in Wales." Notes and Queries, s. 5 v. 3 (April 17, 1875): 306.]


1875 Feb 11 / q and volc Seboruca, in Guadalajara, Mexico / L.T., March 13-9-f. [IV; 1599. "Earthquake in Mexico." London Times, March 13, 1875, p. 9 c. 6. The Ceboruco volcano.]


1875 Feb 11-27 / Great q / Mexico / BA '11. [IV; 1600. Milne, 725.]


1875 Feb 11 / Ceborneo / Mexican volc / La Nat 9-286. [IV; 1601. "Phénomènes volcaniques de l'année 1875." La Nature, 1877 pt. 2 (no. 226; September 29): 286. The Ceboruco volcano.]


1875 Feb. 11 / Violent eruption of volc Seboruco, Mexico / NY Times 24-1-6. [IV; 1602. "Mexico." New York Times, February 24, 1875, p. 1 c. 6. The Ceboruco volcano.]


1875 Feb 11-27 / Great q / Mexico / BA '11. [IV; 1603. Milne, 725.]


1875 Feb 12 / + / Sleeping girl of Turville, near Henley-on-Thames / Spiritualist, Feb 12, 1875 / Ellen Sadler, ab 16 years old, been asleep ab. 4 years. / Also see p. 95, 203. [B; 41. "The Sleeping Girl of Turville." Spiritualist Newspaper, (London), 6 (no. 7; February 12, 1875): 74-75. "The Sleeping Girl of Turville." Spiritualist Newspaper, (London), 6 (no. 8; February 19, 1875): 95. "The Sleeping Girl of Turville." Spiritualist Newspaper, (London), 6 (no. 17; April 23, 1875): 203-204. "The Case of Trance at Turville." Lancet, 1873 (March 1, 1873): 318. "The Turville Trance Case." Lancet, 1873 (March 8, 1873): 352-353. "The Sleeping Girl of Turville." Lancet, 1880 v. 1 (June 12): 923-924. "The Sleeping Girl of Turville." Lancet, 1880 v. 1 ("New York"; no. 3, September): 279-280. "The Sleeping Girl of Turville." Lancet, 120 (January 8, 1881): 66. Ellen awoke from her nine-year "sleep" with no memory of the time which had passed, later married, and remains a medical mystery.]


1875 Feb 12 / 10:20 p.m.) / (F) / Aerolite / W. Liberty, Iowa / Sc Am 32-161 / 33-104. [IV; 1604. Fletcher, 104. "Fall of a Meteoric Stone." Scientific American, n.s., 32 (February 20, 1875): 161. Wright, Arthur W. "The Meteorite of February 12, 1875." Scientific American, n.s., 33 (August 15, 1875): 104. This is the Amana meteorite.]


1875 Feb. 18 / Volc in Iceland / Houston, Volcanoes and Earthquakes, p. 57. [IV; 1605. Houston, Edwin J. The Wonder Book of Volcanoes and Earthquakes. New York: Frederick A. Stokes, 1907, 57. The Askja volcano.]


1875 Feb 22 / Radcliffe Ob., Oxford / minute spot on sun suspected be a planet / Nature 14-473. [IV; 1606. Main, Robert. "Sun-Spots suspected to be Identical with an Inter-Mercurial Planet." Nature, 14 (September 28, 1876): 473.]


1875 Feb 23 / 3:40 p.m. / Houstonia, Mo. / very destructive tornado / Finley's Rept. [IV; 1607. Finley, 4-5.]


1875 Feb. 23 / afternoon / Warrensburgh, Mo / Tornado / F's Rept. [IV; 1608. Finley, 4.]


1875 Feb 25 / A locust found alive at Brighton / a native of Brazil / Tropidoderes cristata. / Liw[note cut off]. / Ac to cor, The Field, March 11, 1876 / Editor says of Arabia, not Brazil—thinks some agency such as by a ship. [IV; 1609. (The Field, March 11, 1876).]


1875 Feb 25 / near Torquay, Eng / Fired at—or lighting on calm day—hail—or—ice then fell. / Nature 11-406. [IV; 1610. Darwin, George. "Struck by Lightning." Nature, 11 (March 25, 1875): 405-406.]


1875 Feb 27 / N.Y. Times, 1-4 / Flood / Connecticut 23. [IV; 1611. "A Dam Carried Away in Connecticut—One Man Drowned." New York Times, February 27, 1875, p. 1 c. 4.]


1875 [Feb 28] / ab. March 1 // Lights / Wales / described Proc. Eng, 19/143. [B; 42. Fryer, A.T. "Psychological aspects of the Welsh Revival." Proceedings of the Society for Psychical Research, 19 (1905-7): 80-161, at 142-143. Picton-Jones, Griffith Thomas. "The Curious Lights near Pwllheli." Cambrian News and Merionethshire Standard, March 5, 1875, p. 7 c. 3. "Yoke House, Pwllheli, 2nd March, 1875.—The curious lights appeared again on Sunday night. We saw twelve at the same time, two were very bright, the one of a red, the other of a blue colour. They were inland, the same as before, but from what we could observe they did not confine themselves to marshy ground, although at first they seemed to rise from ground where we knew there were swamps. It was a very dark and foggy night, and my brother, my son Percy, my keeper and I went out about a mile to see if we could get near them. When we had gone about half a-mile, we observed four or five behind us. We went to the farm adjoining, and called their attention to them. Mrs Picton-Jones and two servants watched them for an hour and a-half, and had from their description a better view than we had, as we were occasionally in hollows. On our way home from Bryntani Farm we saw a bright light at Yoke House, which we all thought was a lamp put out to direct us home, the night being so dark and our course across country. The other servants, by this time, having come home from church and chapel, were watching the curious antics of the lights. I should mention that we had a lamp with us, but it was darkened, except when we came to banks or ditches. These at Yoke House saw the same light, and thought it was our lamp, but were all mistaken; as when we got within about 200 yards of our pond the light turned into a deep blue colour and disappeared. In front of the other pool there are some sheds, and one light that had appeared before we started seemed to go in, and out, round the corner, on to the cart horse stable, round its gable end, then on to the barn, exactly the same, as if it were a human being, with the exception of rising to such a height that even 'Tall Agrippa' could not come up to it. Their movements and the distance over which they spread were the same as described before. Our house is about three quarters of a mile from the Cardigan Bay, and the promontory is about seven miles across as the crow flies. Last night they did not appear, but we saw several flashes of lightning.—I am, air, your obedient servant, G.T. Picton-Jones."]


1875 March / Alleged lights in Wales / L.T., Oct 5, 1877. [B; 43. "Mysterious Lights." London Times, October 5, 1877, p. 10 c. 2.]


1875 // Lights / Wales / Ec Rev. 1/288. [B; 44. (Eclectic Review, 1 (January 1890): 288; try, Gale, Nineteenth Century Collections Online.)]


1875 March 2 / Sunday night before // Picton-Jones, asked for information by the Editor of Byegones, writes in issue of March, 1875, p. 198, that upon Sunday night before March 2, the lights had appeared again. They seemed to rise from land which was known to be swampy, but did not confine themselves to this area. They were seen for an hour and a half, (as if lights in one large construction) that is whether moving in horizontal, perpendicular, or zigzag directions, they maintained relative distances apart. [B; 45.1, 45.2. "The Curious Lights near Pwllheli." Bye-gones: Relating to Wales and the Border Counties, 2 (March 1875): 198. See: 1875 [Feb 28] / ab. March 1, (B; 42).]  


1875 March 4 / Sitathali, Central Provinces, India / (F). [IV; 1612. Fletcher, 104. This is the Sitathali meteorite.]


1875 // Ashes / Azores / N. [IV; 1613. Daubrée. "Chute de poussière observée sur une partie de la Suède et de la Norvége...." Comptes Rendus, 80 (1874): 994-995. "Falling of Atmospheric Dust in Norway, March 29 and 30, 1875." Annual Record of Science and Industry, 1875, 241-242. Fort may have copied the "1875" date from the latter reference's date on page 70 of The Book of the Damned: "In the Annual Record of Science, 1875-241, Prof. Daubrée is quoted: that ashes that had fallen in the Azores had come from the Chicago fire—" The Chicago Fire occurred in 1871, (not in 1875). See: 1871 Oct 8-10, (IV; 524).]


[1875 March 7 /] 1872 March 7 / At the Hackensack, N.J., Jail, where, in June, 1872, young man, named John W. Avery, was hanged for murder—his ghost said to be back. / N.Y. Times 11-10-2. [A; 751. "A Ghost in a Jail." New York Times, March 11, 1875, p. 10 c. 2. "Expiation." New York Times, June 29, 1872, p. 2 c. 7.]


1875 March 9 / Ref / Phoenix, R.I. / q / A.J. Sci 3-12-25. [IV; 1616. Rockwood, Charles Greene, Jr. "Notices of Recent American Earthquakes.—No. 6." American Journal of Science, s. 3 v. 12 (1876): 25-30, at 26.]


1875 March 9 / Philippines / Great q. / BA '11. [IV; 1617. Milne,725.]


1875 March 9 / Meteorite of pyritous substance in a street of Orleans / Nature 11-396. [IV; 1618. "Notes." Nature, 11 (March 18, 1875): 394-396, at 396.]


1875 March 9-10 / Many large meteors in France / Nature 11/413 / metite reported at Orleans / BA 75-207. [IV; 1619. "Notes." Nature, 11 (March 25, 1875): 412-415, at 413. 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 206-207.]


1875 March 10 / (Cut) / Sadler upon (see Feb 10) as very faint with a black point in it / Astro Reg 15/101. [IV; 1614. Birt, William Radcliffe. "Lunar Objects Suitable for Observation in April, 1877." Astronomical Register, 15 (September 1879): 101. See: 1875 Feb 10, (IV; 1595).]


1875 March 10 / midnight / Goochland Co, Va / A.J. Sci 3-9-334. [IV; 1615. Rockwood, Charles Greene, Jr. "Notice of Recent Earthquakes.—No. 5." American Journal of Science, s. 3 v. 9 (1875): 331-334.]


1875 March 10 / noon / Quite a severe shock in Goochland Co., Virginia / N.Y. Times 15-5-4. [IV; 1620. "Earthquake in Virginia." New York Times, March 15, 1875, p. 5 c. 4.]


1875 March 11 / Guadalajara, Mexico / q / Sky darkened, atmosphere hot and suffocating, but—Volcano Ceboruco was in eruption. / L'Année Sci 1875-322 / I—BA '11. See Feb 10. [IV; 1621. "Le tremblement de terre de Guadalajara (Mexique)." Année Scientifique et Industrielle, 19 (1875): 321-322. Milne, 725. See: 1875 Feb 11, (IV; 1599, 1601, 1602), and Feb 11-27, (IV: 1600, 1603). The Ceboruco volcano had been in eruption since 1870.]


1875 March 16 / [LT], 5-d / Incend in Worcestershire / Systematic. /// 146, [note cut off]. [B; 46. "Systematic Incendiarism." London Times, March 16, 1875, p. 5 c. 4.]


1875 March 17-18 / BO / night / Shocks several places / Province of Ravenna. Italy / L.T. 19-5-d / (N.M.). [IV; 1622. "Italy." London Times, March 19, 1875, p. 5 c. 4.]


1875 March 18 / (It) / q and phe / See 1805. [IV; 1623. See: 1805 July 26, (I; 146). (Galli, Ignazio. "Raccolta e classificazione di fenomeni luminosi osservati nei terremoti." Bollettino della Società Sismologica Italiana, 14 (1910): 221-448.)]


1875 March 20 / Jefferson Co., Ga. / Tornado / F's Rept. [IV; 1624. Finley, 5.]


1875 March 20 / 4:15 p.m. / Cabarras Co., N.C. / Tornado / F's Rept. [IV; 1625. Finley, 4.]


1875 March 20 / 11 a.m. / Iredel Co., N.C. / Tornado / F's Rept. [IV; 1626. Finley, 4.]


1875 March 20 / 8 p.m. / Scriven Co., Ga.—Tornado / Finley's Table of 600 Tornadoes. I list it as "Finleys Rept". [IV; 1627. Finley, 4.]


1875 March 20 / 4 p.m. / Monroe Co, Ga / Tornado / very destructive / F's Rept. [IV; 1628. Finley, 4-5.]


1875 March 20 / 2 p.m. / Lee Co., Ala / Tornado / F's Rept. [IV; 1629. Finley, 4-5.]


1875 March 20 / Louisburgh, N.C. / a tornado / F's Rept. [IV; 1630. Finley, 4-5.]


1875 March 20 / Other tornadoes / Troy, Ala. / Knoxville, Tenn / F's Rept. [IV; 1631. Finley, 5.]


1875 March 20 / 3:50 p.m. / Mechlenburgh Co., N.C. / Tornado. / F's Report. [IV; 1632. Finley, 4.]


1875 March 20 / 5:40 p.m. / Horry Co., S.C. / Tornado / Finley. [IV; 1633. Finley, 4.]


1875 March 20 / 11:30 a.m. / Richmond Co, Ga. / Tornado / F's Rept. [IV; 1634. Finley, 4.]


1875 March 24 / Religio-Phil Jour, p. 42 / In Schenectady, home of Mr. Wm. H. Veeder and family, 37 Albany Street—wife and 3 small children—house built 4 years before. A blinding light on afternoon of 24th shot past Mrs Veeder. On ceiling she saw a light like imprint of a boy's shoe in snow. Anothe print crossed it, Her cries brought tenants, Mr and Mrs Edwards, from floor below. They saw other footprints forming. They ran out and brought in neighbors. For an hour prints continued to form on this ceiling and ceilings of adjoining rooms. [B; 47.1, 47.2, 47.3. "Foot-prints on the Ceiling." Religio-Philosophical Journal, 18 ( no. 6; April 24, 1875): 42, (c. 1-2). "Footprints on the Wall." Cambria Freeman, (Ebensburg, Pennsylvania), April 16, 1875, p. 2 c. 5. (Schenectady Union, March 30, 1875, no extant copy listed.)]


1875 / ab last of March // Footprints / ac to Schenectady Union (NY Times, Ap 5-5-4, at residence of Mr. Veeder, no. 37 Albany St, Schenectady, Mrs Veeder saw a sudden flash and on the ceiling "a child's footprint. Another began to develop. She called in a neighbor and both women saw the marks cover the ceiling and then appear upon ceiling of an adjoining room. "The marks are still on the wall, although some of them have been rubbed off." [B; 48.1, 48.2. "A Schenectady Phenomenon." New York Times, April 5, 1875, p. 5 c. 4.]


1875 March 26 / Medium and Daybreak of, from N.Y. Graphic of Dec 7, 1874 / Story of a spirit that had murdered taking the form of a man who was blamed and imprisoned for it. [B; 49. "A Vindictive Spirit." Medium and Daybreak, 6 (no. 260; March 26, 1875): 203. "Ghosts to the Front." Nebraska Advertiser, (Brownville), December 3, 1874, p. 1 c. 6-8.]


1875 March 29 / Great eruption in Iceland—had been active since Dec. / A.J. Sci 3/12/147 / NY Times, Aug 23-3-1. [IV; 1635. "Shower of Volcanic dust over Scandinavia." American Journal of Science, s. 3 v. 12 (1876): 147. "Iceland." New York Times, August 23, 1875, p. 3 c. 1. The Askja volcano began its eruption on January 1, 1875.]


1875 March 29, etc. / Hecla / C.R. 81-273. [IV; 1636. "Correspondance." Comptes Rendus, 81 (1875): 273-274. The Askja volcano. Hecla had not been in eruption since 1846 and did not erupt again until 1878. See: 1845 Sept 15, (II; 877), and, 1878 Feb 27 to last of March, (IV; 2336).]


1875 March 29-30 / (R) / night / Heavy rain of ashes or sand on west coast of Norway to the Swedish frontier. / Nature 11-515—also fell at Stockholm. Great quantity of gray substance said been identical with pumice from Hecla. Thought to have come from Hecla. It is said that Hecla had broken out about Christmas, 1874, and another upon Feb 18th—Nature, 12-75 and 194—and continuing into April. [IV; 1637.1, 1637.2. "Notes." Nature, 11 (April 29, 1875): 514-516, at 515. "Notes." Nature, 12 (May 27, 1875): 75-77, at 75. "Notes." Nature, 12 (July 8, 1875): 194-196, at 194. The Askja volcano.]


1875 March 29-30 / Heavy rain ashes and sand / Norway / Nature 11-515 / Volc activity in Iceland incessant in March / 12-75. [IV; 1638. "Notes." Nature, 11 (April 29, 1875): 514-516, at 515. "Notes." Nature, 12 (May 27, 1875): 75-77, at 75. See: 1874 / ab Dec 25, (IV; 1575). The Askja volcano.]


1875 March 29-30 / Dust said been volcanic / C.R. 80/994, 1059 / Norway and Sweden / Nature 11/515. [IV; 1639. Daubrée. "Chute de poussière observée sur une partie de la Suède et de la Norvége...." Comptes Rendus, 80 (1874): 994-995. "M. Daubrée rappelle que dans la séance précédente...." Comptes Rendus, 80 (1874): 1059. "Notes." Nature, 11 (April 29, 1875): 514-516, at 515. See: 1874 / ab Dec 25, (IV; 1575). The Askja volcano.]


1875 March 29 / Easter Monday / before Ap. 24 // volc phe / L.T., July 1-6-e / Iceland—loud rumbling sound and vibrations felt—darkness—fall of ashes—"lightning and claps of thunder". Air charged with electricity. [IV; 1640. "An Appeal for Iceland." London Times, July 1, 1875, p. 6 c. 5.]


1875 March 31 / (Hun) / (F) / Village of Zsadany, Hungary / sound like firing of guns—bright cloudless days / shower of small, black stones / "They did not fall together but at slight intervals which appear to have been at least one third of a minute." / Rept BA 1875-243. [IV; 1641. 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 243.]


1875 March 31 / bet 3 and 4 p.m. / Zsádany, Temesvàr, Hungary, small shower of black stones. Fell at intervals, seemed at ⅓ minute. Some were picked up immediately and found be cold. / BA 1875-243. [IV; 1642. 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 243.]


1875 April / Vera Cruz / wheel / D-264. [IV; 1643. The note copies information from pages 264 to 265 of The Book of the Damned. Moss, Edward L."Report of an Unusual Phenomenon Observed at Sea." Nature, 20 (August 28, 1879): 428.]


1875 Ap. 4 / 20-24 // Eruption / Iceland / See Jan 2. [IV; 1644. See: 1875 Jan. 2, (IV; 1585).]


1875 Ap 5 to May 5 / Trance or Catalepsy / N.Y. Times, July 18-5-3 / Case of Marie Lecomte. Went in the state in a Paris Hospital where all details were noted. Rigid and no food 6 days—a little coffee and beef tea on 7th—vomited later some of it. Alternations of awake and cataleptic and blind on 17th day. [B; 50.1, 50.2. "A Remarkable Case of Catalepsy." New York Times, July 18, 1875, p. 5 c. 3. Lecomte was said to have been "enitrely recovered" on May 5.]


1875 Ap 10 / afternoon / Troup Co., Ala / Tornado / F's Rept. [IV; 1645. Finley, 4.]


1875 Ap, 12 / Large mets / France / BA 75-202. [IV; 1646. 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 202.]


1875 Ap. 14 / 12:30 a.m. / Haddon, Victoria, Australia / Met seen to fall, and next day was found a lump of melted matter, part of it yellowish-brown like cinders, and part like coke. / BA 1875-244. [IV; 1647. 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 243-244. "The Meteor of the 14th April." Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers, (Melbourne), May 17, 1875, p. 74 c. 1, (illustration, p. 68). "Mr. Gill, of the George Hotel, Haddon, states that he watched the meteor, and thought he saw some of it fall close by. In the day time he searched the locality, and found a lump of melted matter of light weight, and in color nearly black, and a portion of a yellowish brown substance, like cinders from iron smelting. There were two bits like coal coke, quite black, and also a small bit of a yellow color." This is the Haddon meteorite.]


1875 April 5 / date of meeting of Ent. Soc of London / Locust exhibited, taken alive at the bottom of a dry well in Brighton. "The species was uncertain." / Proc of the Soc 1875—p. 9. [IV; 1648. "April 5, 1875." Proceedings of the Entomological Society of London,  (1875): viii-xi, at ix.]


1875 Ap. 20-24 / Volc / Iceland / See Jan. 2. [IV; 1649. See: 1875 Jan. 2, (IV; 1585).]


1875 Ap. 21 / 1:15 a.m. / Met as if from Jupiter / B Assoc 1875-208 / Newcastle on Tyne. [IV; 1650. 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 208-209.]


1875 Ap 22 / [LT] 8-d / 23-10-f // Volc / Iceland / See May 20. [IV; 1651. "Eruption in Iceland." London Times, April 22, 1875, p. 8 c. 4. "The Eruption in Iceland." London Times, April 23, 1875, p. 10 c. 6. The Askja volcano. See: 1875 May 20, (IV; 1671).]


1875 Ap. 24 / Rel-Ph. J, p. 45, copying from Troy Press. / A cross that had appeared on a wall near bed of a dying woman in Cohoes. Mrs. Julien Jerome, a French woman—house in Main Street. Members of family tried to scratch it off and whitewashed over, but it persisted. [B; 51.1, 51.2. "The Cross on the Wall." Religio-Philosophical Journal, 18 (no. 6; April 24, 1875): 45, (c. 2). "The Cross on the Wall." Cambria Freeman, (Ebensburg, Pennsylvania), March 19, 1875, p. 2 c. 3. (Troy Press, March 13, 1875; on microfilm.)]  


1875 Ap. 24 / Nagaria, Agra, India / (F). [IV; 1652. Fletcher, 104. This is the Nagaira meteorite.]


1875 Ap 24, 26 / Friend of India / nothing. [IV; 1653.]


1875 Ap. 26 / Darjeeling, India / and Austria / q's / B.A. '11 / Sims. / See Feb 18, 1889. [IV; 1654. Milne, 725. See: (1889 Feb 18).]


1875 Ap 29 / ab sunset / Savannah, Macon, Augusta, Georgia . extraordinary meteor busrting with audible report / N.Y. Times, May 4-9-7. [IV; 1655. "Fall of a Meteor in Georgia." New York Times, May 4, 1875, p. 9 c. 7.]


1875 May-June / Grasshopper plague / Kansas / Minn / Nebraska / Iowa / NY Times Index, "Grasshoppers". [IV; 1656. "Prairie Hen and Grasshopper Plague." New York Times, March 22, 1875, p. 3 c. 6. See: 1874 summer, (IV; 1463).]


1875 May 3 / Occultation of Venus by moon—observatory in India / See Friend of India, May 8, 1875, p. 17. / P.P. 9965. [IV; 1657. (Friend of India, May 8, 1875, p. 17.)]


1875 May 1 / Edgefield, S.C. / Tornado / Finley's Rept. [IV; 1658. Finley, 4.]


1875 May 1 / Fulton, La. / Tornado / Finley's Rept. [IV; 1659. Finley, 4-5.]


1875 May 1 / Dunbarton, S.C. / 6:30 a.m. / Finley's Rept. / One of the relatively few early morning Tornadoes. [IV; 1660. Finley, 4.]


1875 May 3-5 / Asia Minor / great q / 1000 houses destroyed / [BA] '11. [IV; 1661. Milne, 725.]


1875 May 6 / Wolfborough, N.H. / q / R—March 9 / R = Ref. [IV; 1662. Refer to: 1875 March 9, (IV; 1616). Rockwood, Charles Greene, Jr. "Notices of Recent American Earthquakes.—No. 6." American Journal of Science, s. 3 v. 12 (1876): 25-30, at 26.]


1875 May 8 / Religio Phil Jour, 60-2, copying frm the Concord (N.H.) Patriot—The Emerson place in Concord vacant all winter. Ab last of April the owner's son, Hanson Emerson, moved in. Several nights later, groaning sounds and doors flying open and closing violently. Chairs dancing about room. Emerson, wife and children got out. [B; 52.1, 52.2. "A Haunted House." Religio-Philosophical Journal, 18 (no. 8; May 8, 1875): 60, (c. 2).]


1875 May 8 / 7:45 p.m. / Met. / Rochester / train 3 or 4 minutes / N.Y. Times 15-8-2. [IV; 1663. "Remarkable Meteor." New York Times, May 15, 1875, p. 8 c. 2.]


1875 May 9 / near Buffalo, N.Y. / Tornado / Finley's Rept. [IV; 1664. Finley, 4.]


1875 May 12 / [LT], 11-f / 13-8-d / 13-9-c / 15-12-d / 17-12-c / 19-6-c / 19-11-d / 25-8-b / Dangerous Missiles. [B; 53. "A Dangerous Missile." London Times, May 12, 1875, p. 11 c. 6. "Dangerous Missiles." London Times, May 13, 1875, p. 8 c. 4. Makins, W. Thomas. "Dangerous Missiles." London Times, May 13, 1875, p. 9 c. 3. Fahey, James. "Homicidal Pastimes." London Times, May 15, 1875, p. 12 c. 4. "Homicidal Pastimes." London Times, May 17, 1875, p. 12 c. 3. "Dangerous Missiles." London Times, May 19,1875, p. 6 c. 3. Brodie, Robert. "Homicidal Pastimes." London Times, May 19, 1875, p. 11 c. 4. "Dangerous Missiles." London Times, May 25, 1875, p. 8 c. 2.]


1875 May 15 / Rel-Ph. J, 69-2 /  washerwoman, with invalid husband, Mrs Peter Compton, of Havana, N.Y., 18 miles from Elmira, who had become a medium and appeared in diff forms. [B; 54. "An Enchanted Palace." Religio-Philosophical Journal, 18 (no. 9; May 15, 1875): 69, (c. 2-3).]


1875 May 15 / 10:15 a.m. / Mass / q / R—March 9. [IV; 1665. Refer to: 1875 March 9, (IV; 1616). Rockwood, Charles Greene, Jr. "Notices of Recent American Earthquakes.—No. 6." American Journal of Science, s. 3 v. 12 (1876): 25-30, at 26.]


1875 May 16 / Cut / Streams of light sky / South Australia and West Australia / seemed related to moon / Nature 12/397, 329. [IV; 1666. Lefroy, J.W.N. "A Lunar Raindow, or an Intra-lunar convergence of Streams of slightly illuminated Cosmic Dust." Nature, 12 (August 26, 1875): 329-330. "A Lunar Rainbow?" Nature, 12 (September 9, 1875): 397. "Lunar Rainbow." South Australian Gazette and Colonial Register, May 20, 1875, Supplement, p. 6 c. 6-7.]


1875 May 16-18 / Columbia and Venezuela / 16,000 perished / q / [BA] '11. [IV; 1667. Milne, 725.]


1875 May / Incendiarism in Russia / May 17—at Orel—60 houses burned / 19—Mescheritz—104 / 28-30—Wilebsk—35 / 30—Deretschino—152 / June 2—Lipetzk—120 / 6—Pensa—20 / 6—Serdobsk—500 / 6—at Morschansk—1,061 / 10 and 11—Cherson—a quarter of the town / 11—Slonim—100 / 11—Rybynsk—vessels in the harbor // N.Y. Times, July 29-4-7. [B; 55.1, 55.2. "Incendiary Fires in Russia." New York Times, July 29, 1875, p. 4 c. 7.]


1875 May 18 / q. / Venezuela / "not more than 5,000 lives lost" / L.T., July 17-5-d / 11:15 a.m.? / L.T., Aug 5. [IV; 1668. "The Earthquake in South America." London Times, July 17, 1875, p. 5 c. 4. "The Cucuta Earthquake." London Times, August 5, 1875, p. 5 c. 5.]


1875 May 18 / 11:45 p.m. / Loud rumbling sound. / St Thomas, W. Indies / Nature 12-167. [IV; 1669. Palgrave, W.G. "South American Earthquakes." Nature, 12 (July 1, 1875): 167.]


1875 May 18 / Great q, U.S. Columbia. In City of Cúcuta, mass of molten matter fell—"from the volc. of Sobatera". / N.Y. Times, June 26-8-5. [IV; 1670. "The South American Earthquake." New York Times, June 26, 1875, p. 8 c. 5. "One correspondent states that when the volcano in Sobatera burst, a large spherical mass of incandescent lava was thrown out and fell in the heart of the city, striking the German apothecary-shop owned by Messrs. Theiss, Van Diesel & Co., which was set on fire." "Earthquake and Volcano." New York Herald, June 14, 1875, p. 3 c. 5. "The volcano is located by some on the El Alto de la Giracha and by others on Sobatera. The mountain made its eruption on the day above mentioned.... The volcano threw out balls of fire." Neither "Sobatera" nor "Sabatera" identify any known volcano near Cúcuta; however, "Lobatera," in Venezuela, is the site of an underground coal fire. In 1876, General Wenceslao Briceño Méndez explored the Paso Diablo area of Zulia and Tachira, where he discovered many coal beds and that many foul-smelling fumaroles were due to coal fires, (not volcanic activity). (Briceño-Méndez, Wenaslao. Informe presentado al Poder Ejecutivo del Estado sobre la exploración de la región carbonífera de Tulé y de los depósitos de petróleo, betunes, asfaltos y carbón que contiene el estado. (1876). Reproduced in: El carbón del Zulia. A.R. Martínez, ed. Caracas: Corpozulia, 1976, 25-52; restricted @ Hathi.) (Stracher, Glenn B., Anupma Prakash, and Ellina V. Sokol, eds. Coal and Peat Fires: A Global Perspective. New York: Elsevier, 2013, v. 2, p. 530.)]


1875 May 20 / Moon copper colored / Trib 21-12-3. [IV; 1671. "The singular appearance of the moon...." New York Tribune, May 21, 1875, p. 12 c. 3. "Fires in Pennsylvana." New York Tribune, May 21, 1875, p. 12 c. 3. Extensive fires, (reported in the same newspaper column), were more likely responsible, than sultry weather, for this appearance.]


1875 June? / Fish found on ground island of Inishgowla / An Reg 1875/55. [IV; 1672. "Chronicle." Annual Register, 1875: pt. 2, 1-128, at 55. "An Island Covered with Herrings." Belfast Telegraph, June 14, 1875, p. 3 c. 4. "A remarkable phenomenon has occurred at Clew Bay, Westport. An island named Inishgowla was discovered , a few mornings previously, literally covered with herrings, much to the astonishment of the islanders, who were unable to explain from whence their flight originated, or by what mysterious means they came upon the island, which is at present veiled in mystery. It is thought a tidal wave might have occurred during the night and deposited them there, but it is not definitely ascertained as yet. The matter has created much surprise in the locality."]


1875 June 4 / q—sky / 3 a.m. / On ship Hamilton / N. lat 19° 16' / W. Long 57° 51' / shock as if vessel had grounded. "A peculiar rumbling noise filled the air." Sky turned dull leaden hue. Atmosphere thick and hazy. / Am. J. S. 3/12/27. [IV; 1673. Rockwood, Charles Greene, Jr. "Notices of Recent American Earthquakes.—No. 6." American Journal of Science, s. 3 v. 12 (1876): 25-30, at 27.]


1875 June 7 / at Melrose, Scotland // June 6, 1878, Cambrdige, Mass / June 7, 1879, at Geneva. /// Fireballs noted by Denning. / Astro Reg 20-139. [IV; 1674. Denning, William Frederick. "A Fireball Epoch." Astronomical Register, 20  (June 1882): 139.]


1875 June 12 / N.Y. Telegram of , in Nature 12-134, reported disastrous q, Republic of New Granada. [IV; 1675. "Notes." Nature, 12 (June 17, 1875): 133-136, at 134. "Appalling Earthquakes." New York Telegram, June 12, 1875, Third Edition, p. 1 c. 1.]


1875 June 12 / Spot on Mars / E Mec 21/543. [IV; 1676. "Spots on Mars." English Mechanic, 21 (no. 541; August 6, 1875): 543, (illustration). Proctor, Richard Anthony. "The Royal Society and Dr. Vogel...." English Mechanic, 21 (no. 543; August 20, 1875): 587-588, at 588. Proctor identifies the large spot as the Kaiser Sea, (Syrtis Major Planum).]


1875 June 12 / and 5 later obs. // (Cut) / Cor writes had seen triangular spot near center of disk of Mars. / E. Mec., 21/390, 465, 483, 543. [IV; 1677. "Spots on Mars." English Mechanic, 21 (no. 534; June 18, 1875): 365. Bretton, S. "Spots on Mars." English Mechanic, 21 (no. 535; June 25, 1875): 390. "Spots on Mars." English Mechanic, 21 (no. 538; July 16, 1875): 465. Proctor, Richard Anthony. "A Slight Mistake...." English Mechanic, 21 (no. 539; July 23, 1875): 482-483, at 483. "Spots on Mars." English Mechanic, 21 (no. 541; August 6, 1875): 543, (illustration). See: 1875 June 12, (IV; 1676).]


1875 / ab. June 13 // Several shocks / San Salvador / N.Y. Times, July 11-1-6. [IV; 1678. "Central American Affairs." New York Times, July 11, 1875, p. 1 c. 6.]


1875 June 14 / Body like [illustration] / C. Rendus 80/1612. ** [IV; 1679. "M. l'Abbé Lamey adresse de Dijon...." Comptes Rendus, 80 (1874): 1612.]


1875 June 14—(?) / New Orleans / ac to Picayune / Sky overcast—form of a hand in sky / NY Times 20-9-4. [IV; 1680. "Very Like a Whale." New York Times, June 20, 1875, p. 20, 1875, p. 9 c. 4. (Times-Picayune, June 16, 1875; @ Newsbank.)]


1875 June 18 / Ohio / Indiana / Illinois / q / BA '11. [IV; 1681. Milne, 725.]


1875 June 18 / Severe shock / Anna, Shelby Co., Ohio / See July 11. / N.Y. Times, July 15-5-5. [IV; 1682. "By Mail and Telegraph." New York Times, July 15, 1875, p. 5 c. 5. See: 1875 July 11, (IV: 1695 & 1696).]


1875 June 18 / (q) / Vincennes, Ind, and Columbus, Ohio, 9:45 a.m. / S.W. Ohio—11 a.m. / Indianapolis—9 a.m. / NY Times 19-5-2 / Trib 19-1-5. [IV; 1683. "An Earthquake in the West." New York Times, June 19, 1875, p. 5 c. 2. "An Earthquake in the West." New York Tribune, June 19, 1875, p. 1 c. 5.]


1875 June 19 / Op. Mars / (Al). [IV; 1684. (Al).]


[1875 June 24-25 /] 1876 June 22-23 / Italy / Sedimenti sabbiosi in rain / Italian pub, but see Nature 16./197. [IV; 1861. Lais, Giuseppe. "Sedimente Sabbiosi delle Acque de Pioggia." Atti dell'Accademia Pontificia de'Nuovi Lincei, 29 (1875-1876): 246-252. "Notes." Nature, 16 (July 5, 1877): 196-198, at 197-198. The article by Lais refers to a sixth fall of sand, in 1875, on June 24 and 25, at Rome, (which was combined with his observations, of another fall at Rome, on June 22 and 23, in 1877, by Fassig, as "22-23 Juni 1876"). Fassig, Oliver Lanard, ed. Bibliography of Meteorology. Part II: Moisture. Washington: Signal Office, 1889, 388. See: 1877 June 22-23, (IV; 1861).]


1875 June 24 / 1:45 a.m. / N.Y. City / remarkable meteor visible ½ minute / Times 24-1-4 // 25-5-5 / at Utica / at first stationary seemingly, then oscillated—dull explosion as if of heavy cannon / visible in Troy "six minutes"(?) // 26-4-7 / In Schenectady, reports supposed by some persons to be a q. [IV; 1685.1, 1685.2. "A Remarkable Meteor." New York Times, June 24, 1875, p. 1 c. 4. "Thursday Morning's Meteor." New York Times, June 25, 1875, p. 5 c. 5. "Thursday Morning's Meteor." New York Times, June 26, 1875, p. 4 c. 7.]


1875 June 25 / Sig / Eng Mec 21/488. / Charles Gape, F.M.S., writes from Scole, Norfolk, that evening of June 25, 1875, he saw in the E.S.E. frequent flashes, or rather "very narrow streaks of a pale blue colour" darting from earth to sky. The day had been rather dull, hot, and close and there had been distant thunder. "In the E.S.E. it was rather dark, but overhead, and everywhere else it was clear and starry." [IV; 1686.1, 1686.2. Gape, Charles. "A Singular Phenomenon." English Mechanic, 21 (no. 539; July 23, 1875): 488.]


1875 June 27 / 5 p.m. / Tornado / Detroit / N.Y. Times, July 4-8-3. [IV; 1687. "The Tornado in Detroit." New York Times, July 4, 1875, p. 8 c. 3.]


1875 June / Floods from rains of 3 weeks devastating Lanquedoc and menacing Gascony, France / N.Y. Times, July 12-5-5. [IV; 1688. "The Floods in France." New York Times, July 12, 1875, p. 5 c. 5-6.]


1875 June 28 / Floods / France / account dated in NY Times, July 11-1-1 / 500 houses in Toulouse carried away. 25,000 homeless. [IV; 1689. "The French Floods." New York Times, July 11, 1875, p. 1 c. 1-2. "The water had risen to the height of 26 feet in the city, and it was one yard higher at the latter place than the flood of 1856."]


1875 July  Floods in U.S. and France / NY Times Index, Floods. [IV; 1690. (New York Times Index, 1875, Floods. New York Times. France: July 9-1-1, 10-1-6, 11-1-1 & 4, 12, 12-5-5, 13-1-2, 15-2-7, 17-1-1, 18-1-?, 19-5-2, 20-1-2, 23-1-2, 26-1-5; United States: July 14-4-7, 15-5-1, 27-1-1.)]


1875 July 3 / NY Times, 12-5 / Ac to Balt[imore] Amer[ican], snake capable of swallowing a calf—reported from woods 2 miles from B. [B; 56. "A Big Snake Story." New York Times, July 3, 1875, p. 12 c. 5.]


1875 July 3 / 12:05 p.m. (?) / Shock / Nuevitas, Cuba / N.Y. Times 23-2-7. [IV; 1691. "Cuban Affairs." New York Times, July 23, 1875, p. 2 c. 7.]


1875 July 6 / (P) / near Salop, Shropshire / Hay 2 or 3 cwt carried away, disappearing, in a whirl / Symons Met 10/88. [IV; 1692. Griffiths, E. "Whirlwind in Shropshire, July 6th." Symons's Meteorological Magazine, 10 (July 1875): 88-89.]


1875 July 6 / N.Y. Times, 2-7 / New potato bug in N. Illinois / long, thin gray insect. [IV; 1693. "A New Potato Bug." New York Times, July 6, 1875, p. 2 c. 7. As it was not the Colorado beetle, it was probably the ashgray blister beetle, (Epicauta fabricii).]


1875 July 7-8 / night / Th storms of unexampled severity in Switzerland and large hail / Nature 12-447. [IV; 1694. "Notes." Nature, 12 (September 16, 1875): 446-447, at 447.]


1875 July 10 / Religio-Phil. J., 136-4 / At St. Louis, a clairvoyant boy, Stephen Horn, aged 13. / YRA. [B; 57. "A Peculiar Power." Religio-Philosophical Journal, 18 (no. 17; July 10, 1875): 136, (c. 4-5).]


1875 July 11 / 2:40 p.m. / q / Cincinnati / NY Times 15-5-5. [IV; 1695. "By Mail and Telegraph." New York Times, July 15, 1875, p. 5 c. 5.]


1875 July 11 / 2:40 p.m. / Anna, Shelby Co, Ohio / severe shock though not so heavy as on June 18 / N.Y. Times, July 15-5-5. [IV; 1696. "By Mail and Telegraph." New York Times, July 15, 1875, p. 5 c. 5.]


1875 July 13 / midnight / July 14—8 p.m. // Gulf of Siam / by 2 officers of H.M.S. "Coronation / a prominent projection seen, with the naked eye, upon moon's upper limb / 14th—gone, but small one on a different part of the moon. / Nature 12/495 / (See April.) [IV; 1697.1, 1697.2. Loftus, A.J. "Lunar Phenomena." Nature, 12 (October 7, 1875): 495. See: 1875 April, (IV; 1643).]


1875 July 13 / 7:10 p.m. / near West Point, N.Y. / Tornado / F's Report. [IV; 1698. Finley, 4-5.]


1875 July 17 / witchcraft / Religio-Phil Jour, 140-4 / at Berlin, Wisconsin / Two Polish families. Wininski family accused Mrs Kittowski of withering the W's daughter. [B; 58. "Witchcraft." Religio-Philosophical Journal, 18 (no. 18; July 17, 1875): 140, (c. 4).]


1875 (July 18) / Faces / Religio-Phil. J., Sept 4-194-4 / Home of Mr. Allard, West Windsor, Vt,a window covered with representations of faces. First discovered July 18. On one pane 2 faces, of oldish men. Several faces described. Said that the windows had been thoroughly washed on both sides several times. [B; 59.1, 59.2. "Spirit Faces." Religio-Philosophical Journal, 18 (no. 25; September 4, 1875): 194, (c. 4).]


1875 July 24 / Religio-Phil Jour, 148-3 / Ghost / Albany, N.Y. [B; 60. "A Ghost in Albany." Religio-Philosophical Journal, 18 (no. 19; July 24, 1875): 148, (c. 3). (Albany Argus, ca. 1875; on microfilm.)]


1875 July 24 / 7:40 p.m. / La Crosse, Wis. / Tornado / F's Rept. [IV; 1699. Finley, 4.]


[1875 July 25. Wrong date. See: 1857 July 24, (IV; 1700).]


1875 July 26 / afternoon / near Erie, Pa / Tornado / 134 lives lost / $500,000 property lost / (F). [IV; 1701. Finley, 5.]


1875 July 27 / Cut / damp hay / Monkstown, (Ireland?) / (D-242). [IV; 1702. The note copies information from page 242 of The Book of the Damned. Benson, John Hawtrey. "Remarkable Shower of Hay." Dublin Daily Express, July 28, 1875, p. 3 c. 5. Moore, J.W. "Remarkable Shower of Hay." Symons's Meteorological Magazine, 10 (August 1875): 111-112. "Notes." Nature, 12 (August 5, 1875): 279-280, at 279. "Notes." Nature, 12 (August 12, 1875): 297-300, at 298. "A Shower of Hay." Scientific American, n.s., 33 (September 25, 1875): 197. Monkstown is in County Dublin, Ireland.]


1875 July 28 / 4:10 a.m. / Conn / Mass / q / R—March 9. [IV; 1703. Refer to: 1875 March 9, (IV; 1616). Rockwood, Charles Greene, Jr. "Notices of Recent American Earthquakes.—No. 6." American Journal of Science, s. 3 v. 12 (1876): 25-30, at 27-28.]


1875 July 28 / 4:10 a.m. / Shock / Connecticut / N.Y. Times 29-4-7 / details / 30-5-4. [IV; 1704. "Earthquake Shock in Connecticut." New York Times, July 29, 1875, p. 4 c. 7. "The Connecticut Earthquake." New York Times, July 30, 1875, p. 5 c. 4.]


1875 July 28 / 6:05 p.m. / q and loud explosion / Milledgeville, Ga / R—March 9 / A.J. Sci / other q's here. [IV; 1705. Refer to: 1875 March 9, (IV; 1616). Rockwood, Charles Greene, Jr. "Notices of Recent American Earthquakes.—No. 6." American Journal of Science, s. 3 v. 12 (1876): 25-30, at 28.]


1875 July 29 / N.Y. Times, 2-5 / Man named Weedstrand of Meadville, Pa., said been persecuted by witches, since year 1871, when he failed to marry a girl. [B; 61. "The Witches of Meadville." New York Times, July 29, 1875, p. 2 c. 5.]


1875 July 30 / N.Y. Times, 5-1 / Drought / Alabama. [IV; 1706. "Severe Drought in Alabama." New York Times, July 30, 1875, p. 5 c. 1-2.]


1875 Aug / Gust grab and drop and sink ship / New / near Cape Race. [IV; 1707. The note copies information from page 167 of The Book of the Damned. "A Gust of Wind." London Times, September 24, 1875, p. 7 c. 2.]


1875 Aug. 1 / near Bethel, Ohio / Tornado / Finley's Rept. [IV; 1708. Finley, 4.]


1875 Aug 3 / 3 a.m. / Island St Thomas / q / NY Times, Sept 2-1-7. [IV; 1709. "West Indies." New York Times, September 2, 1875, p. 1 c. 7.]


1875 Aug. 4 / trombe at Morges / C.R. 81/293. [IV; 1710. Foret, A. "Sur une trombe observée à Morges, le 4 août 1875." Comptes Rendus, 81 (1875): 295-297.]


1875 Aug 5 / 7:20 p.m. / near Somonauk, Ill / very destructuve tornado / (F). [IV; 1711. Finley, 5.]


1875 Aug 7 / [Religio-Philosophical Journal], 165-2 / A family in Clinton, Cal., believed that some of their neighbors had turned selves into cats and annoyed them. One of the sons shot at a cat, missed and then tried to kill one of the neighbors. Whole family arrested. [B; 62. "A Family in Clinton, Cal., believed...." Religio-Philosophical Journal, 18 (no. 21; August 7, 1875): 165, (c. 2).]


1875 Aug 7 / Caucasia . great q / [BA] '11. [IV; 1712. Milne, 725.]


1875 Aug 10 / to 1:30 a.m., 11th // Not more than 90 to 100 Perseids near Cheadle, Staffordshire / Symons' Met 10-124. [IV; 1713. Ryves, George Thomas. "August Meteors." Symons's Meteorological Magazine, 10 (September 1875): 124.]


1875 Aug 11 / [LT], 10-b / Sun's disc free from spots. [IV; 1714. "A Good Omen." London Times, August 11, 1875, p. 10 c. 2.]


1875 Aug 11 / South Orange, N.J. / Tornado / F's Rept. [IV; 1715. Finley,  4]


1875 Aug 11 / near Philadelphia, Pa / Tornado / F's Rept. [IV; 1716. Finley, 4.]


1875 Aug 13 / NY Times, 1-2 / Great damage by army worms in New Brunswick. [IV; 1717. "The Army Worm in New-Brunswick." New York Times, August 13, 1875, p. 1 c. 2.]


[1875 Aug 13. Wrong date. See: 1875 Aug 19, (IV; 1718).]


1875 Aug 15 / Iceland / See Jan 2. [IV; 1719. See: 1875 Jan. 2, (IV; 1585).]


1875 Aug 16 / Metite of Feid-Chair, La Calle, Constantine, Algeria . C.R. 84-70 / Ac to the Arabs, phe like of a metite, at same place, explosive sound like thunder detonations—had been heard for 2 hours before met fell. / BA 77-98. [IV; 1720. (BA 77-98.) This is the Feid-Chair meteorite.]


[1875 Aug. 16 /] 1876 Aug 16 / date verified / La Nat, 8-111 / Metite of La Calle, Algeria. [IV; 1895. "Météorite." La Nature, 1877 pt. 1 (no. 189; January 13): 111. Daubrée. "Note sur la chute d'une météorite...." Comptes Rendus, 84 (1877): 70-72. This is the Feid-Chair meteorite.]


1875 Aug 17 / q / Austria / BA '11 / I. [IV; 1721. Milne, 725.]


1875 Aug 18 / Great whirl / Sweden / La Nat-1876/1/142. [IV; 1722. "Description d'une trombe en Suède." La Nature, 1876 pt. 1 (no. 92; March 6): 142. Hildebrandsson, Hugo Hildebrand. "Sur la Trombe près de Hallsberg le 18 Aoùt 1875." Nova Acta Regiae Societatis Scientiarum Upsaliensis, s. 3 v. 10 no. 3 (1875): 1-8, (map).]


[1875 Aug 19 /] 1875 Aug 13 / Met. visible 30 seconds / France / Nature 12/359. [IV; 1718. "Notes." Nature, 12 (August 26, 1875): 358-359, at 359.]


1875 Aug 21 / Religio-P. J., 180-2, copyng from Daily Times, of Chattanooga, Tenn., a Mrs Kennedy had died in C. The  house was rented to a man named Goodwin. For several weeks he heard sound like of a sewing machine and of chopping of wood. Then he got out. [B; 63.1, 63.2. "Strange Noises." Religio-Philosophical Journal, 18 (no. 23; August 21, 1875): 180, (c. 3). "The Ghost of a  Sewing Machine." Nashville Union and American, August 3, 1875, p. 3 c. 4. After Mr. Goodwin departed, the noises continued to be heard by a neighbour. "Since he left, Mr. Brennan, who occupies the next house, informs us that he has repeatedly heard the noises, but has never been able tinf out their cause." (Chattanooga Times, August 1, 1875; at State Library & Archive.)]


1875 August 22 / near Albany, N.Y. / Tornado / F's Rept. [IV; 1723. Finley, 4.]


1875 Aug 23 / near Norfolk, Va. / Tornado / F's Rept. [IV; 1724. Finley, 4.]


1875 Aug 25 / near Hutchinson, Minn / Tornado / F's Rept. [IV; 1725. Finley, 4.]


1875 Aug 29 / 8:30 p.m. / Lat 18.50 / Long 61.30 / W. Indies / vessel in a shock at sea / N.Y. Times, Sept 19-1-4. [IV; 1726. "An Earthquake at Sea." New York Times, September 19, 1875, p. 1 c. 4.]


1875 Aug. 30 / Radcliffe Ob., Oxford / Intensely black circular spot on sun, suspected to be a planet. / Nature 14/473. [IV; 1727. Main, Robert. "Sun-Spots suspected to be Identical with an Inter-Mercurial Planet." Nature, 14 (September 28, 1876): 473.]


1875 / last of August, continuing ab. 2 weeks // Stones / Ac to The Spiritualist, Sept 17, at Kingston-on-Thames stones appearing. After dark, except once. Police hit by stones but could detect nobody. / Also at Hampton Wick, other side of the river. / Phe other side. This paper was at H. Wick Kingston phe not detailed, where several houses with smashed windows. At Kingston phe at home of Mr. Penhey, Market Place. He said ab Aug 1st, builders excavated under rear of his house to extend the place, and found several skeletons. Seemed site of ancient burial ground. Several weeks later pieces of mortar and of brick fell in closed rooms. Then stones. Nothing discovered. [B; 64.1 to 64.4. "Stone-Throwing Spirits at Kingston." Spiritualist Newspaper, (London), 7 (no. 12; September 17, 1875): 138. (The online copy of this article is illegible.) "Mysterious Windows Smashing." Surrey Comet, September 11, 1875, p. 5 c. 3. "The residents in Hampton Wick have been greatly disturbed...." South Wales Daily News, September 14, 1875, p. 7 c. 2. "The Mysterious Stone Throwing by Ghosts(?)" Surrey Comet, September 18, 1875, p. 5 c. 6. "At the Sunbury petty sessions yesterday, a boy named Frank Williams...." Pall Mall Gazette, September 28, 1875, p. 4 c. 2. "Capture of a Ghost." Shields Daily Gazette, September 30, 1875, p. 3 c. 6. A fifteen-year-old boy, who worked in one of the shops where windows had been damaged, was caught by a policeman after throwing stones at windows.]


1875 Aug / The Jennie Robson-Hood accident / Minnesota / See Jan 29, 1876. [B; 65. See: 1876 Jan 29, (B; 86).]


1875 Sept / Medium and Daybreak 7-55 / polts / public house at Barton Hill, Bristol—polts. Sound like those of throwing about of chairs. Spiritualists said communicated with spirit of someone who had there murdered his wife in 1854, whose rib bone, Williams had found in the cellar. / This went on far in 1876 and the proprietor had to move. [B; 66.1, 66.2. Montague, James Roberts. "A Haunted House in Bristol." Medium and Daybreak, 7 (no. 304; January 28, 1876): 55. The previous tenant had moved out, (not the present tenant, who was planning to leave, if the disturbances continued); and, the disturbances ceased on the night prior to a seance conducted by Montague, On October 20, 1875.]


1875 Sept / Mornans, Bordeeaux, Drôme, France / (F) / See June 14, 1871. [IV; 1728. Fletcher, 104. This is the Mornans meteorite. See: 1871 June 14, (IV; 428).]


1875 Sept / Collision at sea / LT Index / (3). [IV; 1729. (London Times Index, 1875.)]


1875 Sept / stonefrom roof? / th. storm / Italy / (D-114). [IV; 1730. The note copies information from page 114 of The Book of the Damned. "Progress of Meteoric Astronomy during the year 1876." Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 37 (February 1877): 205-215, at 205. Secchi, Angelo. "Note on the alleged Fall of an Aëerolite at Supino, Italy." Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 37 (May 1877): 365. Johnston-Lavis, Henry James. "The Supposed Fall of an Aërolite in Naples." Nature, 33 (December 17, 1885): 153.]


1875 Sept 3, etc. / q / India / BA '11. [IV; 1731. Milne, 726.]


1875 Sept 3 / As if from Saturn? / 9:52 p.m. / Great met / Greenwich / Worcester / Oxford / BA 76-139, 122 / Nature 12-426. [IV; 1732. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, George Forbes, Alexander Stewart Herschel, Charles Brooke, Walter Flight. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors during the year 1875-76." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1876, 119-171, at 122-123 & 139. "Notes." Nature, 12 (September 9, 1875): 426-427, at 426.]


1875 Sept. 4 / Stones / Religio-P. J., 196-4, copying from Detroit Free Press—on farm of Mrs. Turner, near Byron, Mich—She and the hired girl startled by stones arriving "more as if the stones were carried about swiftly in an invisible hand than as if they were thrown." / There was a Mr Turner. / Out in fields, men said stones were falling about them. Someone told of a mysterious stone that fell about a year before—then said that pictures were forming on window glass. [B; 67.1, 67.2. "A Haunted Farm House." Religio-Philosophical Journal, 18 (no. 25; September 4, 1875): 196, (c. 4-5).]


1875 Sept 6 / 10 p.m. / Bristol / large fireball from close to Saturn / BA 76-122. [IV; 1733. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, George Forbes, Alexander Stewart Herschel, Charles Brooke, Walter Flight. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors during the year 1875-76." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1876, 119-171, at 122-123. The "large fireball from close to Saturn" was another meteor, on September 3. See: 1875 Sept 3, (IV; 1732)].  


1875 Sept. 6 / [LT], 9-f / 16-4-c // Meteors. [IV; 1734. "Meteor." London Times, September 6, 1875, p. 9 c. 6. George Lyon Tupman states: "I have seen 5,000 meteors, but never one so brilliant as this." "A Meteor." London Times, September 16, 1875, p. 4 c. 3.]


1875 Sept 7 / Hurricane / Martinique / C.R. 81-744. [IV; 1735. M. Ch. Sainte-Claire Deville annonce qu'il a reçu de M. Duvignau...." Comptes Rendus, 81 (1875): 744.]


1875 Sept 7 / Ascend met like rocket / Astro Reg 13/246 / near Chelmsford. [IV; 1736. Corder, Henry. "Meteors." Astronomical Register, 13 (October 1875): 246-247.]


1875 Sep 3, 7, 14 / 3 great mets / all L. Triangle / Astro Reg 14/ appendix. [IV; 1737. "The Weather." London Times, September 9, 1875, p. 10 c. 5. "Notes." Nature, 12 (September 23, 1875): 459-461, at 460. Tupman, George Lyon. "On the Great Meteors of 1875, Sept. 3, Sept. 7 and Sept. 14." Astronomical Register, 14 (April 1876): Appendix [1], 1-16. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, George Forbes, Alexander Stewart Herschel, Charles Brooke, Walter Flight. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors during the year 1875-76." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1876, 119-171, at 122-125 & 138-145.]


1875 Sept 9 / evening / Normal, Ill. / Tornado / Finley's Rept. [IV; 1738. Finley, 4.]


1875 Sept 10 / Las Cruces, N. Mexico / 5:30 p.m. / Tornado / Finley's Rept. [IV; 1739. Finley, 4.]


1875 Sept 11 / Religio-P. J, 203-1 / Ghost near Buffalo. [B; 68. "The Hamburg Turnpike Mystery." Religio-Philosophical Journal, 18 (no. 26; September 11, 1875): 203, (c. 1-2). See: 1875 Oct 16, (B; 70).]


1875 Sept 11 / 11 p.m. / Scotland /Large meteor / train 3 or 4 minutes / BA 76-124 / and Eng—Nature 12/460-466. [IV; 1740. "Notes." Nature, 12 (September 23, 1875): 459-461, at 460. "A Sky Snake." Scotsman, September 14, 1875, p. 6 c. 4. "The Sky Snake." Scotsman, September 16, 1875, p. 3 c. 1.]


1875 Sept / In England, shower of spiders "after a thunderstorm without rain" / Sci Amer 45-337. [IV; 1741. "A Rain of Spider Webs." Scientific American, n.s., 45 (November 26, 1881): 337.]


1875 Sept 13 / w. spout / Violent storms, France. At St. Chinian, near Montpelier, 50 homes destroyed by a "waterspout". Many lives lost. / D. Telegraph 14-5-5. [IV; 1742. (Daily Telegraph, September 14, 1875, p. 5 c. 5; this date not @ BNA.) "Floods in France." Scotsman, September 14, 1875, p. 6 c. 2.]


1875 Sept. 14 / "Great detonating meteor of—8h, 27m, G.M.T. / York and Carlisle / 100 miles apart // Manchester, "I just saw it very near the moon. // (?)—Huntingdon—"Suddenly started into view from Ursa Major, immediately opposite to the moon." // Manchester 100 from Carlisle, 60 from York // Near Carlisle, "In close proximity to the full moon." "It moved very slowly through the sky in a direction straight from the moon." Others—no mention of moon. // Near York—"Coming from the direction of the moon." [IV; 1743.1, 1743.2. Tupman, George Lyon. "On the Great Meteors of 1875, Sept. 3, Sept. 7 and Sept. 14." Astronomical Register, 14 (April 1876): Appendix [1], 1-16, at 10-11 & 13.]  


1875 Sept. 14 / 8:27 p.m. / at Royal Observatory, Greenwich / Met nearly apparent size of moon / BA 76-124. [IV; 1744. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, George Forbes, Alexander Stewart Herschel, Charles Brooke, Walter Flight. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors during the year 1875-76." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1876, 119-171, at 124-125.]


1875 Sept 14 / 8:25 p.m. / near Chelmsford, Essex / Met / BA 77-102. [IV; 1745. 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.]


1875 Sept 14 / q. / Wellington, N. Zealand / I / BA '11. [IV; 1746. Milne, 726.]


1875 Sept 17 / q. electrified / 11 a.m. / Q. at Martinique. Elec. phe. Touching metal in contact with earth, elec. discharges. / C.R., 81-693. /// 1874 / May 12 / Metite—Sevrukow, Belgorod, Koursk, Russia / C.R., 81-661. / toward midnight. [IV; 1747. Daubrée. "Chute d'une météorite survenue le 12 mai...." Comptes Rendus, 81 (1875): 661-663. "M. R. Rivet transmet à l'Académie des détails...." Comptes Rendus, 81 (1875): 693-694.]


1875 Sept 23 / 10 p.m. / Shock and sound like thunder at Upper Wensleydale, Yorkshire / Symons Met, 10-143. [IV; 1748. "Earthquake." Symons's Meteorological Magazine, 10 (October 1875): 143-144.]


1875 Sep 23 / birds / India. [IV; 1749. (Ref???)]


1875 Sept 25 / 8:25 p.m. / Bath met = ½ moon / BA 76-124. [IV; 1750. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, George Forbes, Alexander Stewart Herschel, Charles Brooke, Walter Flight. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors during the year 1875-76." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1876, 119-171, at 124-125.]


1875 Sept 25 / 9 p.m. / Stepney, Conn / q / R—March 9. [IV; 1751. Refer to: 1875 March 9, (IV; 1616). Rockwood, Charles Greene, Jr. "Notices of Recent American Earthquakes.—No. 6." American Journal of Science, s. 3 v. 12 (1876): 25-30, at 28.]


1875 Sept. 30 / 8:40 p.m. / Couiza (Aude) / great bolide / C.R., 81-601. [IV; 1752. Amigues, É. "Observation d'un bolide, à Couiza (Aude, dans la soirée du 30 septembre 1875." Comptes Rendus, 81 (1875): 601.]


1875 Oct / a Fancher / Religio Phil Jour, May 13, 1876—girl, Martha Stansberry, aged 19—taken with convulsions. Sight or smell of food caused convulsions. Later was deaf, dumb, and blind. Lie in a trance, 3 or 4 days, and then recover. In Feb, took no more food. 58 days without nourishment and died Ap. 18, 1876. In opinion of physicians died of nervous prostration rather than of starvation. [B; 69.1, 69.2. "Living Without Food." Religio-Philosophical Journal, 20 (no. 9; May 13, 1876): 58, (c. 1-2). "In October last Martha was taken sick with a neuralgic affection of the face and head, from which she suffered intense pain for two weeks, and at the end of which time she went to the village of Mexico and had her teeth extracted. They were much decayed, and she thought that the difficulty arose from them. Soon after she returned home she was taken with excruciating pains in the left side, just below the ribs, which were so severe as to throw her into convulsions, of which she had as many as 100 in twenty-four hours on some days." A post-mortem examination revealed "no disease of any kind." The fact that she had her teeth extracted, (and, she had expressed a need for food, since February 27, when she last ate), apparently did not raise any suspicions by the medical doctors treating her. "After this bread, cake, etc. were placed in her hands; she would sometimes attempt to put the food to her mouth, but all attempts to eat were useless."]


1875 Oct. 2 / "Assault met." / Germany / Pop Sci 15-566 / Ch-55. * [IV; 1753. "Bodily Injuries from Falling Meteors." Popular Science Monthly, 15 (August 1879): 566-567.]


1875 Oct 6 / 3:45 p.m. / Harford Co., Md / Tornado / F's Rept. / It formed a waterspout over Chesapeake Bay. [IV; 1754. Finley, 4-5.]


1875 Oct 7 / 27 / Nov 12 // q's / Tenn. / R—March 9. [IV; 1755. Refer to: 1875 March 9, (IV; 1616). Rockwood, Charles Greene, Jr. "Notices of Recent American Earthquakes.—No. 6." American Journal of Science, s. 3 v. 12 (1876): 25-30, at 28-29.]


1875 Oct 8 / [LT], 9-c / Mets. [IV; 1756. "Meteor." London Times, October 8, 1875, p. 9 c. 3.]


1875 Oct 10 / Santorin / great smoke / La Nat 9-286. [IV; 1757. "Phénomènes volcaniques de l'année 1875." La Nature, 1877 pt. 2 (no. 226; September 29): 286.]


1875 Oct 16 / Rel Ph. J., 246-2 / Buffalo / Ghost. [B; 70. "A Wonderful Ghost." Religio-Philosophical Journal, 19 (no. 5; October 16, 1875): 246, (c. 2-3). This was another encounter with the phantom form on Hamburg Turnpike, involving a medical doctor. See: 1875 Sept 11, (B; 68).]


1875 Oct 16 / Animal sounds / See Feb 11, 1879. [B; 71. See: 1879 Feb 11, (B; 215).]


1875 Oct 16 / Rel-Ph-J, Dec 4, 1875—the nuns of Cambrai in year, 1491, like him—ran like dogs across country, climbed trees like cats, imitated cries of animals. [B; 72. (Religio-Philosophical Journal, December 4, 1875; not found here.) "De la Folie...." Journal of Psychological Medicine and Mental Pathology, 2 (1849): 221-240, at 230.]


1875 Oct 16 / Boy-polt / Religio-Phil. J, 244-1—The "Bewitched Boy" at Boyertown, Pa., as told in the Reading (Pa.) Eagle—Henry Oscar Diener, aged 10, "stout build, regular features, rosy cheeks, clear, intelligent blue eyes and prominent forehead. Father Adam Diener. In March, 1874, fits began, and with exception of several months in spring of 1875, he had one or two every day since. In fits, he springs over chairs, performs acrobatic stunts—bites and scrtaches, but does not strike. Moves around on all fours in lower animal position. Barks like a dog, mews like a cat, imitates other animals. While spell on, he frequently breaks crockery and upsets furniture. Members of family thought him bewitched and attributed it to a quarrel he had on day of first seizure with an old woman who lived in Englewood, about a mile away. Said that in spring of 1875, when she went out of town, the fits left him, but returned, when she returned. [B; 73.1 to 73.5. ("Pennsylvania Superstition." Lake County Star, October 21, 1875, p. 1 c. 7.) (Reading Eagle, 1875.)  ("Devil Possesses Boy's Body." Hanover Herald, October 2, 1875.) ("American Folklife," v. 4 (winter, 1976): 57.???) This case involves Hexerei, a witchcraft tradition of the Pennsylvania Dutch community, and its exorcism by Braucherei, (powwowing, or a folk medicine based upon prayers, magic spells and rituals). Long after the exorcism, Henry married, had four children, and died in 1910.  http://www.berksmontnews.com/article/20070615/TMP01/306159993]


1875 / ab. last of Oct // (NM) / Barisal Guns / by A. Manson, traveling down the Meghna River / Proc As. Soc Bengal '89-207. [IV; 1758. "Report on Barisal Guns...." Proceedings of the Asiatic Society of Bengal, 1889 (August): 198-209, at 206.]


1875 Oct 20 / Fr / [LT], 5-c / q / Chambery. [IV; 1759. "Latest Intelligence." London Times, October 20, 1875, p. 5 c. 1-3.]


[(1875 Oct 16). Henry Oscar Diener. ("Pennsylvania Superstition." Lake County Star, October 21, 1875, p. 1 c. 7.) (Reading Eagle, 1875.)  ("Devil Possesses Boy's Body." Hanover Herald, October 2, 1875.) ("American Folklife," v. 4 (winter, 1976): 57.???) This case involves Hexerei, a witchcraft tradition of the Pennsylvania Dutch community, and its exorcism by Braucherei, (powwowing, or a folk medicine based upon prayers, magic spells and rituals). Long after the exorcism, Henry married, had four children, and died in 1910.  http://www.berksmontnews.com/article/20070615/TMP01/306159993]


1875 Oct 28 / evening / Very large meteor / Aberdeen, Scotland / BA 76-124. [IV; 1760. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, George Forbes, Alexander Stewart Herschel, Charles Brooke, Walter Flight. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors during the year 1875-76." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1876, 119-171, at 124-125.]


1875 Oct 30 / afternoon / Milford, Pa. / Tornado / Finley's Rept. [IV; 1762. Finley, 4-5.]


1875 Oct 31 / 9:18 p.m. / Cambridge, Mass / q / R—March 9. [IV; 1761. Refer to: 1875 March 9, (IV; 1616). Rockwood, Charles Greene, Jr. "Notices of Recent American Earthquakes.—No. 6." American Journal of Science, s. 3 v. 12 (1876): 25-30, at 28.]


1875 Nov 1 / 9:55 p.m. / Ga. and S.C. / q /  R—March 9. [IV; 1763. Refer to: 1875 March 9, (IV; 1616). Rockwood, Charles Greene, Jr. "Notices of Recent American Earthquakes.—No. 6." American Journal of Science, s. 3 v. 12 (1876): 25-30, at 28-29.]


1875 Nov. 8 / 5 a.m. / Manhattan, Kansas / q and rumbling sound / NY Times 9-1-4. [IV; 1764. "Earthquake in Kansas." New York Times, November 9, 1875, p. 1 c. 4.]


1875 Nov 11 / by Dr Erck / and a "flat" Nov. 12, by Mr Birt // A mark or indentation on limb of moon. / M. Notices 37/433. [IV; 1765. Copeland, Ralph. "On two Flats on the Moon's Limb, observed March 23, 1877." Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 37 (June 8, 1877): 432-433. "The Moon." Astronomical Register, 13 (December 1875): 298-299.]


1875 Nov 13 / Rel-Ph J, 274-4 / Polts / town of Metropolis / no names given. [B; 74. "Haunted House." Religio-Philosophical Journal, 19 (no. 9; November 13, 1875): 274, (c. 4). Metropolis, Illinois.]


1875 Nov 13 / 5 p.m. / Nov. 14, 2 a.m. // Cairo, Ill. / shocks / NY Times 15-1-7. [IV; 1766. "Earthquake in Illinois." New York Times, November 15, 1875, p. 1 c. 7.]


1875 Nov. 20 / Rel-Ph J., 282-4, from Toronto National / 2-story brick building, on Yonge St, near corner of Bloor, Toronto—For some time been tenantless. Had reputation of being haunted. Lights seen in it at night, screams, and trampling of feet. One morning, after a disturbance, footprints were seen in grounds of house—The prints led back toward the Potter's Field. [B; 75.1, 75.2. "Mysterious Doings in an Unoccupied House." Religio-Philosophical Journal, 19 (no. 10; November 20, 1875): 282, (c. 4).]


1875 Nov. 20 / At Rochdale young woman, daughter of a farmer, said went into a trance and so staid for days, one of her controls speaking in a foreign language. / Medium and Daybreak, Dec 17, p. 805. [B; 76. Sutcliffe, James. "A Remarkable Case of Trance." Medium and Daybreak, 6 (no. 298; December 17, 1875): 805. The "uneducated woman" spoke in Italian to an Italian couple, who interpreted their conversations, confirming that she was speaking in that language.]


1875 Nov 20 and 22 / and Dec 29 / But I think he wrote "ult." for "inst." or all in December, by Joseph Haigh, Deepcar Mills, near Sheffield. / E Mec, 22-455. / On 20th, ab midnight, a bright star that began to change as he watched it—in the center became bright ruby—expanded apparently almost to size of the sun—balls of fire of different sizes passing over the disk—then clearly defined lines of light in diagonal direction making peculiar figure upon the disk. [IV; 1767.1, 1767.2, 1767.3. Haigh, Joseph. "Meteors." English Mechanic, 22 (no. 564; January 14, 1876): 455. Mars and Saturn would have been visible, (close together on November 20 and 22, 1875, nearly conjunct on November 22), over the southern horizon, at Sheffield; and, Mars would have been distinct from Saturn and Venus, on December 29, 1875. Haigh watched the object for about two hours on the first occasion and about an hour on the last.]


1875 Nov. 26 / also Dec. 11 // Eruption / Island of Reunion / L'An. Sci 20/258. [IV; 1768. "La catastrophe du piton du Grand-Sable, à l'île de la Réunion." Année Scientifique et Industrielle, 20 (1876): 258-261. The Piton de la Fournaise volcano.]


1875, to Jan 22, 1876 / Aug / Brazil / D-210. ** [IV; 1769. The note copies information from page 210 of The Book of the Damned. "Passage de corpuscles sur le Soleil." La Nature, 1876 pt. 1 (no. 155; May 13, 1876): 384. "M. Emm. Liais adresse...." Comptes Rendus, 82 (1876.): 1120. The dark and luminous objects observed by Liais and supposed by him to be asteroids were disputed by Fizeau and Le Verrier, (who considered that these objects could be insects flying over the observatory at Rio de Janeiro.]


1875 Dec 4 and 5 / Disastrous q's. / Peru / Nature 13-274. [IV; 1770. "Notes." Nature, 13 (February 3, 1876): 272-274, at 274.]


1875 Dec 5 / —Peru / 6—Italy / 8—Porto Rico / 12—Lahore, Peshawar / 13—Java / 20—Porto Rico // q's. / BA '11 / Sims. / See Feb 18, 1889. [IV; 1771. Milne, 726. See: (1889 Feb 18).]


1875 Dec 8 / Shocks at Vesuvius. / (LT, 15th). Moderate activity then. Increased on 23rd. / See L.T. Index, Jan., 1876. [IV; 1772. "Vesuvius." London Times, January 4, 1876, p. 10 c. 3. "Naples." London Times, January 7, 1876, p. 10 c. 3.]


1875 Dec 11 / Crew of H.M.S. Crocodile saw, Straits of Babel-Mandeb, near Aden, ab. sunset, a luminous streak that formed the letters "Shwirtz". / See Pall Mall Gazette, before Feb. 5. / N.Y. Times Editorial, 1876, Feb 5-6-6. [IV; 1773. "A singular phenomenon...." Pall Mall Gazette, January 14, 1876, p. 5 c. 1. (New York Times, February 5, 1876, p. 6 c. 6.)]


1875 Dec 11 / Ab 2 days from Aden, H.M.S. Crocodile, on way to Bombay. At sunset it appeared, ab 15 degrees above the horizon, 30 degrees north of west, "like a quaint signature in the sky". It seemed  

roughly to form the word "Shwirtz". / Pall Mall Gazette, Jan 14, 1876. [IV; 1774.1, 1774.2. "A singular phenomenon...." Pall Mall Gazette, January 14, 1876, p. 5 c. 1.]


1875 Dec 11 / (P) / Between Bombay and Aden / 5:45 p.m. / A streak of light reported seen by crew of H.M.S. Crocodile—roughly formed—ANHIRTY. / Symons' Mo. Met. Mag. XI/10 / The cor says that another vessel from Aden had reported a meteor at about the same time (but daylight). He concludes that had seen a met streak. [IV; 1775.1, 1775.2. "Fine Daylight Meteor." Symons' Meteorological Magazine, 11 (1875): 10-11. "Singular Phenomenon." London Morning Post, January 10, 1876, p. 6 c. 4. "Bombay, Dec. 17." "On the 11th December, her Majesty's ship Crocodile was in N. latitude 13 deg. 30 min., longitude 52 deg. 30 min. E., about two days from Aden, and about 5:45 p.m., a most extraordinary phenomenon made its appearance in the sky. The sun was setting at the time, and the smoke of a Peninsular and Oriental steamer we had lately passed was disappearing in the west, when, almost instantaneously, a band or streak of light appeared in the heavens about 15 deg. above the horizon and 30 deg. north of west; it extended upwards some 25 deg. in a zigzag form like a quaint signature written on the sky. In magnesium light, and looking at it sideways, it seemed to form roughly the letters 'Swhirtz.' The streak at its lower extremity was 1½ ft. broad, getting thinner as it approached the zenith. It did not seem to keep quite still, but to creep out sideways as do the beams of an aurora borealis. The sunset was most beautiful at the time, or rather the sun had just  disappeared below the horizon in orange and greenish gold tints, but this trail, though like burnished steel or the sheen of tar spilt on water with its purplish tints, was too uncommon and uncanny to strike one as being beautiful; it shone till darkness enveloped it, viz., for some 10 or 15 minutes. No one on board the Crocodile had ever seen anything like it before, and many were the conjectures as to its cause. Some attributed it to electricity; some said it was a swirl of dust carried up from the desert, and suspended at such an angle that the sun's rays suddenly impinging on it gave the appearance I have described. The wags said it was the mirage of the trail of the great sea serpent; any way it was a most remarkable sight, and one that will never be forgotten by those who had the good luck to see it." "Dec. 20." "The Peninsular and Oriental steamer Gwalior, Commander Babot, arrived here on the 18th, having experienced bad weather in the Bay of Biscay, which caused her to be two days late. When two days from Aden her people also were astonished by the sight of a huge meteor, which they describe as coursing through the sky like a  ball of fire, the size of the sun, throwing out sparks; that it appeared to hit and to throw up the water, whence they consider it was within seven miles of them when it fell. It left a luminous trail behind, which at first was straight, but gradually took a zigzag form, and no doubt it was this that we saw in the Crocodile. They all talk of its wondrous appearance." The Meteorological Magazine incorrectly copied the Morning Post's article, and substituted "ANHIRTY" in place of "Shwirtz." "Singular Phenomenon." Nelson Colonist, (New Zealand), April 27, 1876, p. 4 c. 1.]


1875 Dec 11 / Eruption / Reunion / See Nov 26 / See Dec 21. [IV; 1776. See: 1875 Nov. 26, (IV; 1768), and, 1875 Dec 21-22, (IV; 1783).]


1875 Dec 12 / Severe q / Lahore and Peshawar, India / (N.M.) / L.T. 15-6-d. [IV; 1777. "Earthquake." London Times, December 15, 1875, p. 5 c. 4.]


1875 Dec 12, 13 / qs / Peshawar and Java. / See Sept 22, 1886. / BA '11 / Sims / See Feb. 18, 1889. [IV; 1778. Milne, 726. See: (1886 Sept 22), and, (1889 Feb 18).]


1875 Dec 12 / q / II / India / Lahore, Peshawar / BA '11. [IV; 1779. Milne, 726.]


1875 Dec 15 / [LT], 7-c / Elc / Vesuvius. [IV; 1780. "Warnings from Vesuvius." London Times, December 15, 1875, p. 7 c. 3.]


1875 Dec 20 / Porto Rico / q / II / BA '11. [IV; 1781. Milne, 726.]


1875 Dec 21 / N.Y. papers of / Great q., Porto Rico, ac to L.T. of 22nd. [IV; 1782. "Earthquake." London Times, December 22, 1875, p. 5 c. 3. (New York newspapers December 21, 1875.)]


1875 Dec. 22 / See explosion Boston '76. / 6:30 p.m. / Myst explosion—of gas? / Boston / N.Y. Times, Dec 23-1-3. [B; 77. "A Mysterious Explosion." New York Times, December 23, 1875, p. 1 c. 3. See: (1876).]


1875 Dec 21-22 / night / Destructive whirlwind and th. storm, Reunion Island / See Nov 26. / Le Pays (Mauritius), Jan 18, 1876, inundation. [IV; 1783. (Le Pays, Mauritius, January 18, 1876.)]


1875 Dec 22 / [LT], 5-c / Arecivo destroyed by q. [IV; 1784. "Earthquake." London Times, December 22, 1875, p. 5 c. 3.]


1875 Dec 22 / 11:45 p.m. / q. / Va. / Bull-Amer 3/129 / 3 shocks and roars. [IV; 1785. Taber, Stephen. "Earthquakes in Buckingham County, Virginia." Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 3 (1913): 124-133, at 129-131.]


1875 Dec 22 / q and m[et] / 11:40 p.m. / Severe shock, Richmond, and a concussion in the air. 3 distinct shocks, and rumbling sounds. / Times, 23 / Times, 27—that a brilliant meteor had been seen at the time, a coincidence that should be taken into account in tryng to understand the occurrence. [IV; 1786.1, 1786.2. "The Weather." London Times, December 23, 1875, p. 5 c. 4. "Earthquake or Meteor?" New York Times, December 27, 1875, p. 3 c. 3.]


1875 Dec 24 / (+) / Trib., 1-6 / q / Virginia. [IV; 1787. "The Virginia Earthquake." New York Tribune, December 24, 1875, p. 1 c. 6.]


1875 Dec 22 / q—met / 11:40 p.m. / at Richmond / NY Times 25-5-2 / felt in Baltimore / "About the time of the shocks an unusual number of shooting stars were observed." [IV; 1788. "The Earthquake at Richmond." New York Times, December 25, 1875, p. 5 c. 2.]


1875 Dec 22 / ab. 2 p.m. / Hardwick / daylight met / Webb. // met much larger than Mars / Nat 13/187, 207 // at Dorking and Southampton / 1:38 p.m. / 13/207 / Times, Dec 23/5/d. [IV; 1789. Webb, Thomas William. "Meteor in the Daytime." Nature, 13 (January 6, 1876): 187. Denning, William Frederick. "A Meteor in the Daytime." Nature, 13 (January 13, 1876): 207-208. "The Weather." London Times, December 23, 1875, p. 5 c. 4.]


1875 Dec. 22 / Hatteras Inlet, Nor. Car / Extraordinary ordinary mirage. Many distant light houses revealed. One 44 miles away. / NY Times, 1876, Feb 3-3-3. [IV; 1790. "Mirage in North Carolina." New York Times, February 3, 1876, p. 3 c. 3.]


1875 Dec 22 / In N.Y. Times, Jan 16, 1876, said that at time of shock there were two registering tide gauges that registered waves made by even the smallest tug boats in the James River, but had shown evidence of no disturbance of the water. [IV; 1791. "The Virginia Earthquake." New York Times, January 16, 1876. p. 7 c. 2.]


1875 Dec 27 / Stat / See Jan. 5. / Iowa / det met / 9 p.m. / BA 76-164 / Kansas—p. 170 / Missouri—p. 170 / Michigan, etc. / '77-104. [IV; 1792. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, George Forbes, Alexander Stewart Herschel, Charles Brooke, Walter Flight. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors during the year 1875-76." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1876, 119-171, at 164 & 170. 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 104-105. See: 1876 Jan 5, (IV; 1798).]

 
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