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1880


1880:


1880 // Dymoch Hall / Derbyshire / strange murders / not said this year / See March 15, 1901. [B; 252. See: (1901 March 15).]


1880 // H.H. / N. 11th St., Philadelphia / See Ap. 21, 1883. [B; 253. See: 1883 Ap. 21, (B; 495).]


1880 // H.H. / Patchogue, L.I. / See 1867 //. [B; 254. See: 1867, (A; 499).]


1880 // Mollie Fancher / Cor Gates Ave and Downing Street, Brooklyn. [B; 255. Dailey, Abram Hoagland. Mollie Fancher, the Brooklyn Enigma. Brooklyn: Eagle Book, 1894, 8.]


1880 // The body at Blandford Churchyard, Petersburg, Va. / See Oct. 27, 1888. [B; 256. See: 1888 Oct. 27, (B; 965).]


1880 // Body of Mrs. W.I. Peters / Frankfort, Ind. / See Dec. 22, 1888. [B; 257. See: 1888 Dec 22, (B; 993).]


1880 / early // Atlanta / See July 29, 1880. [B; 258. See: 1880 July 29, (B; 302).]


1880 // Have July-Oct—Q Mercury / July-Oct—Toronto Globe / July-Oct—Halifax Citizen / Aug-(?)-London Advertiser / Aug-(?)—St. John, N.B. [V; 1.1.]


1880 //. Canada / (Track) / June ?—E. Kent phe / July 14—Belleville, Ont, lightning and fires / July 28—Bat Man—Ky / Aug 21—Flies / ab Sept 9 / Crossland phe / Sept 18—Ontario fires / Sept 29—Ottawa fires / Oct 9, ab—Quebec polt and fires / Have Hamilton and London. [V; 1.2, 1.3.]


1880 Jan / See early, 1880. / Missing Training Ship, England / Atalanta. [B; 259. See: 1880 Feb, (B; 303), and, 1880 / early, (B; 304).]


1880 / ab. Jan 1 // Tennessee phe began. / See Jan 31. [B; 260. See: 1880 Jan 31, (B; 270).]


1880 Jan 2 / [LT], 9-d / 5-5-e / 7-4-d / March 31-4-e // q / Switzerland. [V; 2. (London Times, January 2, 1880, p. 9 c. 4; not here.) "Switzerland." London Times, January 5, 1880, p. 5 c. 5. "The Earthquake in Switzerland." London Times, January 7, 1880, p. 4 c. 4. "Switzerland." London Times, January 13, 1880, p. 5 c. 3. "Earthquakes." London Times, March 31, 1880, p. 4 c. 5.]


1880 // La Nat, 2-262 / Bld / Prof. Brun's account. / See Sept or Oct. [V; 3. Brun, J. "Sur une Pluie de Sang au Maroc." Nature (Paris), 1880 pt. 2 (September 25): 262-263. See: 1880 Sept 25, (V; 362).]


1880 Jan 4 / BO / All around Roseau except to southeast the fall was of "nothing but pure rain water". / The Dominican, Jan. 10—and also in the Boiling Lake District—mud and heavier here. [V; 4. (The Dominican, January 10, 1880.)]


1880 Jan 4 / Orgueil—May 14, 1864, similar claylike and full of metallic points. / C.R., vol 58, but that was also carbon account. [V; 5. "Météore lumineux et chute de pierres météoriques du 14 mai." Comptes Rendus, 58 (1864): 932-937.]


1880 Jan 4 / Volc dust and metallic points / See Vesuvius, Ap 11, 1906. [V; 6. See: 1906 Ap. 11, (IX; 225).]


1880 Jan. 4 / See Proc. Roy Geog Soc for June. [V; 7. “Recent Volcanic Eruption at the Grand Souffriere, in the Island of Dominica.” Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society and Monthly Record of Geography, n.s., 2 (June 1880): 363-366. The Morne Watt volcano.]


1880 Jan 4 / Water eruptions Hecla—March 12, 1883. [V; 8. See: 1883 March 12-21, (V; 1191).]


1880 Jan 4 / See Vs Sahara / volcs and mets. [V; 9. See: (Vs Sahara).]


1880 Jan 4 / BO / Showery morning became heavy downfall at 10 a.m. Eruption at 11. / Roy Geog Soc Proc, June, 1880. /// Plea[note cut off] K[note cut off]. [V; 10. “Recent Volcanic Eruption at the Grand Souffriere, in the Island of Dominica.” Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society and Monthly Record of Geography, n.s., 2 (June 1880): 363-366. The Morne Watt volcano.]


1880 Jan 4 / No volcano in Dominican but may be considered volcanic. / For fall of external dust before it in another volc region, see Sicily, March 29, 18[note cut off]. [V; 11. See: 1880 March 29, (V: 135-138). The Morne Watt volcano, in Dominica, has erupted with ash falls in 1880 and 1997.]


1880 Jan 4 / See Krakatoa, May, 1883. / See N. Zealand, June, 1886. Mud but no doubt of a volc. [V; 12. See: (May, 1883, and, June 1886.)]


1880 Jan 4 / Boiling Lake—ab middle of the southern third of the island, nearly due east of Roseau. [V; 13. The Boiling Lake is a flooded fumarole of the Morne Trois Pitons volcano.]


1880 Jan. 4 / C. brst and b. rain / See Aug 6, 1899. [V; 14. See: 1899 Aug 6, (VIII; 482).]


1880 Jan. / Milky Sea / L.T., 1880, April 20-8-f. [V; 15. "A Milky Sea." London Times, April 20, 1880, p. 8 c. 6.]


1880 Jan 5 / For second time lights and figure of Virgin Mary seen at Knock, near Claremorris, Ireland. / An. Register 1880. [B; 261. "Chronicle." Annual Register, 1880: pt. 2, 1-135, at 2.]


1880 Jan 5 / Mountain / St Elmo / Sept 11, 1877. [V; 16. See: 1877 Sept 11, (IV; 2215).]


[The following twelve notes were clipped together by Fort. V: 17-28.]


1880 Jan. 5 / Black aurora—spokes of a black wheel / Croydon / Knowledge, N.S., 17-86. [V; 17. Munro, John. “A Black Aurora.” Knowledge, 17 (n.s., 9; April 2, 1894): 86. The date for this phenomenon, at Croydon, was January 25, 1894. See: 1894 Jan. 25, (VII; 952).]


1880 Jan. 5 / Milky Sea / See Feb 1, 1881. [V; 18. See: 1881 Feb 1, (V; 444).]


1880 Jan 5 / A shaft of light from ocean / Ap. 20, 1888. [V; 19. See: 1888 Ap. 20, (VI; 1314).]


1880 Jan 5 / Wheel / Pers. Gulf / Dead fish / early May, 1905. [V; 20. See: 1905 May, early, (VIII; 2279).]


1880 Jan 5 / Wheel aurora / Feb 4, 1874. [V; 21. See: 1874 Feb 4, (IV; 1366).]


1880 // Flies / Oct 2, 1855. [V; 22. See: 1855 Oct 2, (II; 1876).]  


1880 Jan / Milky Sea / Aug 22, 1898 / col under Shetland, Sept in 30's. [V; 23. See: 1898 Aug 22, (VIII; 309), and, (1930s, Sept., Shetland).]


1880 Jan 5 / Wheel / March 11, 1888. [V; 24. See: 1888 March 11, (VI; 1283).]


1880 Jan 5 / Streaks / light and dark / water not revolving / Nov. 24, 1908. [V; 25. See: 1908 Nov. 24, (IX; 1130).]


1880 Jan 5 / Wheel aurora / Canada / Oct 31, 1903. [V; 26. See: 1903 Oct. 31, (VIII; 2008).]


1880 Jan 5 / Wheel / July 3, 1919. [V; 27. See: 1919 July 3, (X; 950).]


1880 Jan 5 / Wheels in Persian Gulf / p. 563 / Jan 29, 1920 / A.R. Palmer / "Nature". [V; 28. "The White Water." Nature, 104 (January 29, 1920): 563-564.]


1880 Jan 5 / Luminous shaft standing out of ocean / Ap. 20, 1888. [V; 29. See: 1888 Ap. 20, (VI; 1314).]


1880 Jan 5 / Aug 5, 1879. [V; 30. See: 1879 Aug 5, (IV; 2753).]


1880 Jan 5 / Wheel and dist q. / Ap. 11, 1870. [V; 31. See: 1870 April 11, (IV; 145).]


1880 Jan 5 / Aurora like wheel / Oct 12, 1903 / Oct 31. [V; 32. See: 1903 Oct. 12, (VIII; 1992), and,  1903 Oct. 31, (VIII; 2008).]


1880 Jan 5 / Wheel aurora / Sept 4, 1908. [V; 33. See: (1908 Sept 4).]


1880 Jan 5 / Shetland lights / Sept., 1836. [V; 34. See: 1836 autumn, (I; 2141).]


1880 Jan 5 / Aurora wheel / Feb. 9, 1907. [V; 35. See: 1907 Feb 9, (IX; 644).]


1880 Jan 5 / See if sunspots times of sea whirls. [V; 36.]


1880 Jan / brown note / St. Elmo / spot on trees / Sept., 1881. [V; 37. See: 1881 (Sept), (V; 698).]


1880 Jan 5 / Bars of light moving in sky / June 28, 1899. [V; 38. See: 1899 June 28, (VIII: 447 & 449).]


1880 Jan 5 / (+) / Beam after beam of Aurora / July 15, 1893. [V; 39. See: (1893 July 15).]


1880 Jan 5 / q and white spot on sea / Jan 2, 1885. [V; 40. See: 1885 Jan 2, (V; 2094).]


1880 Jan / Wheel / March 11, 1888. [V; 41. See: 1888 March 11, (VI; 1283).]


1880 Jan 5 / St Elmos / time of Krakatoa / Aug 26, 1883 / a yellow note. [V; 42. See: (1883 Aug 26, yellow note).]


1880 Jan 5 / One of these brilliant spots on land / See Aug 13, 1892 / or Nature 47-303. [V; 43. See: 1892 Aug 13, (VII; 660). "Notes." Nature, 47 (January 26, 1893): 300-303, at 303.]


1880 Jan 5 / Sea of light / San Fran / Oct 15, 1923. [V; 44. See: 1923 Oct 15, (X; 2069).]


1880 Jan 5 / Luminous spot on water / Feb 8, 1902. [V; 45. See: 1902 Feb 8, (VIII; 1002).]


1880 Jan 5 / Milky Sea after disturbance / Nov 25, 1837. [V; 46. See: 1837 Nov. 25, (I: 2269 & 2270).]


1880 Jan 5 / Ocean lights / Sept., 1836. [V; 47. See: (1836 Sept??? Not found for this date.)]


1880 Jan 5 / Wheel time of q. / Ap. 11, 1870. [V; 48. See: 1870 April 11, (IV; 145).]


1880 Jan 5 / Milky Sea / Feb 1, 1881. [V; 49. See: 1881 Feb 1, (V; 444).]


1880 Jan / The sky wheel / Oct 31, 1903. [V; 50. See: 1903 Oct 31, (VIII; 2008).]


1880 Jan 5 / Sea milk white before Krakatoa / Aug. 22, 1883. [V; 51. See: (1883 Aug. 22).]


1880 Jan 4 / Wheel / See March 7, 1924. [V; 52. See: 1924 March 7, (XI; 118).]


1880 Jan / Aurora as spokes of a black wheel / Knowledge, NS, 17-86. [V; 53. Munro, John. “A Black Aurora.” Knowledge, o.s., 17 (n.s., 9; April 2, 1894): 86.]


1880 Jan 5 / White Sea / See Aug 22, 1898. [V; 54. See: 1898 Aug 22, (VIII; 309).]


1880 Jan 5 / Milky Sea / Feb 1, 1881. [V; 55. See: 1881 Feb 1, (V; 444).]


1880 Jan 5 / Soldiers illuminated by St Elmos / Dec 24, 1806. [V; 56. See: (1806 Dec 24; no note for this date; probably wrong date).]


[The following eight notes were clipped together by Fort. V: 57 to 64.]


1880 Jan 4 / From his examination of specimens of the substance, M.E. Wadsworth, of Cambridge, writes in Nature 22/266 that the ashes were old, decomposed ashes. No trace of recent volcanic action findable in them. [V; 57. Wadsworth, Marshman Edward. "The Volcanic Dust from Dominica." Nature, 22 (July 22, 1880): 266-267.]


[The following two notes were folded together by Fort. Group of eight notes by Fort. V: 58-59.]


1880 Jan 4 / (M) / The Sydney Herald account in from the Dominican, Jan 10. Storm and the ashes together from 11 a.m. to 12. / After storm everything plastered with a clay full of shining metallic points said been iron pyrites. This very like meteoric material. / It seems that there was an eruption but I find of no one who saw it. / I find no record that ever before such an eruption of ashes from the Boiling Lake. Nothing known of the kind in a long account in the Dominican, Jan 17. On Sunday morning had been, about 11 a.m., all indications of an approaching th. storm. Then thunder and lightning and floods of rain (this at Dominica). Darkness and sulphurous odor. At noon ceased. Black rain had fallen—in some places was a fall of mud. Had been a volc. eruption in Dominica. / This from the Dominican. See note. / Dr. Nicholls' visit to Boiling Lake—see Dominican, Jan 17—or the West Indian (Barbados), Feb 10. / On Jan 12, he went and found the ground deep with the dust and forest destroyed with weight of the dust—large stones evidently thrown from the crater. [V; 58.1 to 58.8. (Dominican, January 10, 1880. Dominican, January 17, 1880. West Indian, February 10, 1880.) “Disastrous Floods and Volcanic Eruptions.” Sydney Morning Herald, April 26, 1880, p. 6 c. 3.]


1880 Jan. 4 / cl. burst and volc / About 11 a.m., town of Roseau, Dominica, been raining heavily—sudden darkness. Water (or rain) fell from the sky so that the Roseau river burst from its bank inundating the town and carrying away cattle and smaller animals. / The People (Roseau, Domica) / Showers of mud and a new crater formed in the Boiling Lake region. [V: 59.1, 59.2. (People, Roseau, January 1880.)]


1880 Jan. 4 / In C.R., 90-622, a writer tells of detonation at 11 a.m. and then sky darkened. Then he saw dark cloud move toward Roseau. Strong concussions village of Marigot. [V; 60. Bert, L. "Éruption et chute de poussières volcanques, le 4 janvier 1880, à la Dominique (Antilles anglaises)." Comptes Rendus, 90 (1880): 622-624.]


1880 Jan 4 / St. Dom. / Like a volcanic discharge to a volume of water. [V; 61. (Refs???)]


1880 Jan 4 / T. / Letter in L.T., Jan 30-8-a—Sunday the 4th, at 11:05 a.m., at Roseau, cap. city of Dominica, sudden darkness—it had been raining heavily all morning. Came torrents of milk white water mixed with black volcanic sand and ashes—flashes of bright red lightning and peals of sounds "subterranean". Lasted 15 minutes—then the people found town to be covered an inch thick. / During a lull in the later rain, a cloud seen hanging over the Boiling Lake. Flood so great that nearly all the rivers in the island overflowed their banks—and the Point Mulâtre river, which has source in the Boiling Lake Crater, all the fish died. / Above milk white streams flowed, ac to the other reports. [V; 62.1, 62.2, 62.3. "The Disastrous Flood at St. Kitts." London Times, January 30, 1880, p. 8 c. 1.]


1880 Jan 4 / Dominican of Feb. 7—that the Boiling Lake had ceased to exist. On Jan 30, a woodsman, Elie Rolle, had reached the place and found a mound of sand with a cone from which came smoke. [V; 63. (Dominican, February 7, 1880.)]


1880 Jan 4 / Dominican, Jan 10 / Ab 11 a.m., sudden indications of a thunderstorm. Clouds, thunder and lightning—atmosphere suddenly almost stiffling—then dark as night. Strong odor of sulphur. Rain fell—and thick gray mud—dark gray with small shining metallic particles—iron pyrites, ac to the writer—to n.w. of Rodeau only clear rain had fallen, and no sign of volc disturbance at Loubiere and Pointe Michel, but at Point Mulatre at foot of Boiling Lake Mountains a heavier fall of mud than at Roseau. / Jan 17—Dr Nicholls investigation. Found many volc stones and much dust on way to the Boiling Lake—saw cloud of steam over it. Did not go to the lake. [V; 64.1, 64.2, 64.3. (Dominican, January 10, 1880. Dominician, January 17, 1880.)]


1880 Jan / "White Water" / See Nature, vol. 104. [V; 65. "The White Water." Nature, 104 (January 29, 1920): 563-564.]


1880 Jan 4 / B rain and deluge / Oct 8, etc., 1907. [V; 66. See: 1907 Oct, (IX; 845); 1907 Oct 8, (IX; 846); and, (1907, Oct 8, etc.)]


1880 Jan 5 / May // Wheel / B.D.-258 / See March 11, 1888. [V; 67. The note copies information from page 258 of The Book of the Damned. See: 1880 May, (V; 184), and, 1888 March 11, (VI; 1283).]


1880 Jan 5 / Wheel / July 3, 1919. [V; 68. See: 1919 July 3, X; 950).]


1880 Jan. 5 / Milky Sea / L.T., Ap. 20-8-f, 1880. [V; 69. "A Milky Sea." London Times, April 20, 1880, p. 8 c. 6.]


1880 Jan 5 / Wheel in sky / Nov. 3, 1880. [V; 70. See: 1880 Nov 3, (V; 386).]


1880 Jan. 5 / Wheel / See March 11, 1888. [V; 71. See: 1888 March 11, (VI; 1283).]


1880 Jan 5 / N / Wheel / Aurora like wheel—See July 15, 1893. [V: 72. See: (1893 July 15).]


1880 Jan 5 / Wheel / Malabar / D-145 / (?). [V; 73. The note copies information from page 263 of The Book of the Damned. "A Strange Phenomenon." Nature, 21 (February 26, 1880): 409-410. Harris, R.E. "Strange Phenomenon." Englishman, (Calcutta), January 21, 1880, p. 7 c. 3-4.]


1880 Jan 7 / Times—13-5-c / early morning / Severe shock / Coire, Grissons, Switzerland. [V; 74. "Switzerland." London Times, January 13, 1880, p. 5 c. 3.]


1880 Jan 7th / BO / Severe shocks in Dominica and Guadeloupe / The Gleaner, Kingston, Jamaica, Jan. 21. [V; 75. (Gleaner, Kingston, January 21, 1880.)]


1880 Jan 10 / Severe q / San Salvador / Nature 21/408 / They began Dec. 21 (p. 452). [V; 76. "Notes." Nature, 21 (February 26, 1880): 406-408, at 408. "Notes." Nature, 21 (March 11, 1880): 451-452, at 452.]


1880 Jan 4 and 11 / See Nature 21/330. [V; 77. "Notes." Nature, 21 (February 5, 1880): 329-331, at 330. Heavy rains in Dominica.]


1880 Jan 11 / In N.Y Herald 27-4-5. [V; 78. (New York Herald, January 27, 1880, p. 4 c. 5; not online.)]


1880 (Jan 6) / Sounds / "On (Jan 6), at various times from 9 p.m. till 6 a.m., a mild, foggy night, the air over Lancaster was filled with the screaming cries of birds. I should think not large ones. but they seemed to be in thousands. What could they be?" / Cor. to Nat Hist Jour. 4/26. [V; 79.1, 79.2. (Natural History Journal, 4-26???)]


1880 Jan 7 / q. / Grisons, Switzerland / had been one Morges, etc., Dec. 29 / BA '11. [V; 80. Milne, 728.]


1880 Jan 7 / 8:18 / Met / London / E Mec 31/137, 157. [V; 81. Arnold, F.S. “Extraordinary Shooting Star.” English Mechanic, 31 (no. 786; April 16, 1880): 137. “Extraordinary Shooting Star,” and, “Large Meteor.” English Mechanic, 31 (no. 787; April 23, 1880): 157.]


1880 Jan 7 / q. / Grisons, Switz / BA '11. [V; 82. Milne, 728.]


1880 Jan 7 / q. / Mexico / (small) / BA '11. [V; 83. Milne, 728.]


1880 Jan. 8 / 10:30 p.m. / Great met / Germany / Zeit Met 15-64. [V; 84. "Kleinere Mittheilungen." Zeitschrift der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Meteorologie, 15 (1880): 58-66, at 64-65.]


1880 Jan 9 / Raps / Spiritualist of Feb 13, copied from St Louis Globe-Democrat—phe house in Chicago, 176 Fulton street. Moans and shrieks and raps late at night. 2 policemen called in—phe continued. Young woman in a trance in one room. Raps said to answer questions. Girl was Miss Catherine Gale. [B; 262.1, 262.2. “The Police Baffled by Spiritual Phenomena.” Spiritualist Newspaper, (London), 16 (no. 7;  February 13, 1880): 77. (St. Louis Globe-Democrat, ca. January 9, 1880.) “A Haunted House.” Chicago Tribune, January 10, 1880, p. 3 c. 4. “Spooks, or What?” Chicago Tribune, January 11, 1880, p. 6 c. 6-7. Catherine Gale was described as the 25-year-old wife of John Gale; and, the source of loud raps could not be found by the police and others. “The raps come at irregular interval, sometimes low, sometimes loud, and sometimes so loud and strong as to make the object rapped upon vibrate with the force of the blows. Sometimes the knocks come from upon the doorm sometimes upon the floor, the wall, the ticking of the bed, the pillows, and in other places; but the favorit[e] place is the headboard of the bed.” “This Is Awful.” Cincinnati Daily Star, January 9, 1880, p. 1 c. 1]


1880 Jan 11-12 / At 2:30 a.m., St Kitts, severe shock of earthquake / Saint Christopher Advertiser, Feb 24-2-3. [V; 85. (Saint-Christopher Advertiser, February 24, 1880, p. 2 c. 3.)]


1880 Jan 11 / Waterspout of St Kitts—what was it pouring in island of Grenada—rivers overflowing their banks—rain falling as ac to a correspondent, never before in the history of Grenada. / The West Indian (Barbados), Feb 3. [V; 86. (West Indian, February 3, 1880.)]


1880 Jan 11 / A / Editor of St Christopher Advertiser of the 13th writes that in his belief there had never been anything like it in the history of the island—this flood upon the city of Basseterre. Streets blocked with broken houses. Chasms in the ground so deep that they were dangerous. Not said be q-chasms but dug out by the torrents. Says must have been a waterspout. No account of where that came from. No mention in any account of sea water precipitated. "Houses with entire families were carried away by the rushing waters. At his time of writing the Bay was strewn with remains of these houses. / In issue 20th, said that the number known to have died and the missing was about 240. / Pur Sydney account here. [V; 87.1 to 87.4. (Saint Christopher Advertiser, January??? 13, 20, 1880.)]


1880 / ab Jan 15 // Ghost / Ac to West Somerset Free Press, Jan 31, copied in the Spiritualist, Feb. 20, at Chard, Somerset, old man named Mitchell had died. Wife became ill, and declared she was haunted by his spirit. [B; 264. Boucher, Eliza. “Spontaneous Psychological Phenomena.” Spiritualist Newspaper, (London), 16 no. 8; February 20, 1880): . “A Ghost Story.” West Somerset Free Press, January 31, 1880, p. 5 c. 1. “A correspondent sends us the following:— A few weeks ago an old man named Mitchell died at Coombses. Soon after his death his wife became ill, and was obliged to call in a neighbour to attend upon her. The latter has, on several occasions, been surprised to see the widow rise up in her bed and throw her hands as if waving off someone approaching, the same time exclaiming, 'Keep him off, keep him off!' She was perfectly sound in mind at the time, and states that she saw her husband in the room. On one occasion the widow pointed to the door and exclaimed, 'There he is.' On looking thither, the attendant distinctly observed the figure of old Mitchell standing in the doorway as when in the flesh, attired with his long silk hat and brown overcoat. As did not speak she went towards the figure, when it gradually vanished and she shut the door. A few minutes after the figure again appeared, and vanished when the woman approached it. This occurred four or five times, the door being opened without sound. The observing parties are above suspicion.”]


1880 Jan 17 / Religio-Phil Jour, 4-4, copying from Chicago Tribune—2 policemen heard moanings and cries in house 196 Fulton Street, Chicago—they went in—sounds continued—2 families lived there but they could not trace the sounds. Tribune reporter investigated. Inmates Mr. Gales and Mr and Mrs Cardinell said sounds come soon—they detected a charnel-house odor that came with sounds. 2 terrific raps on headboard of a bedstead. No more learned. [B; 263.1, 263.2. "A Haunted House." Religio-Philosophical Journal, 27 (no. 20; January 17, 1880): 4, (c. 4). “A Haunted House.” Chicago Tribune, January 10, 1880, p. 3 c. 4. “Spooks, or What?” Chicago Tribune, January 11, 1880, p. 6 c. 6-7. See: 1880 Jan 9, (B; 262).]


1880 Jan 19 / Serious inundations in Holland / An. Reg. 1880. [V; 88.1. "Chronicle." Annual Register, 1880: pt. 2, 1-135, at 8.]


1880 Jan. 20-21 / night / After the qs of Dec 21-30, 1879, in San Salvador, a new volcano appeared. / A.J. Sci 3/19/415. [V; 88.2. "Earthquake of San Salvador, of December 21-30, 1879." American Journal of Science, s. 3 v. 19 (1880): 415.]


1880 Jan 22, about / Ghost at Lavonia, Minn. / Religio-P. J, March 13-7-5. [B; 265. "A Minnesota Ghost." Religio-Philosophical Journal, 28 (no. 2; March 13, 1880): 2, (c. 5).]  


1880 Jan 22 / 11 p.m. / Severe shocks, Havana. First recorded, or remembered there. / N.Y. Trib 24-1-6. [V; 89. “Earthquake in Havana.” New York Tribune, January 24, 1880, p. 1 c. 6.]


1880 Jan 22-27 / Shocks in Cuba daily / N.Y. Times, Feb. 6-2-2. [V; 90. “The Earthquake in Cuba.” New York Times, February 6, 1880, p. 2 c. 2.]


1880 Jan 23 // NY Times 29-2-6 / Ghost. [B; 266. “The Antiquary's Ghost Story.” New York Times, January 29, 1880, p. 2 c. 6. See: 1879 Oct 10, (B; 248).]


1880 Jan 23 / BO / Torrents at Panama. Jan 23, Chagres River rose 5 feet in less than 5 hours. / P. Daily Star and Herald, 26. [V; 91. (Panama Daily Star and Herald, January 26, 1880.)]


1880 Jan 10, ab / q's and volc / San Salvador / See La Nat, 1880. [V; 92. Tissandier, Gaston. "Volcan Surgi du Lac d'Ilopango dans la République de San Salvador." La Nature, 1880 pt. 1 (no. 361; May 1): 337-338, (illustration). The Ilopango volcano.]


1880 Jan 11 / BO / As to waterspout, it was no a burst but a volume that fell from midnight ab 5 hours. / Panama Daily Star and Herald, Jan. 15. [V; 93. (Panama Daily Star and Herald, January 15, 1880.)]


[The following ??? notes were clipped together by Fort. V: 94-???]


1880 Jan 11 / In Dominican, Feb. 14, Dr. Nicholls says that there had been no satisfactory explanation, but he argues that must have been a waterspout. No assertion by him that salt water. [V; 94. (Dominican, February 14, 1880.)]


1880 Jan 11 / Torrents begin in Grenada. / St George's Chronicle and Gazette of 24th / All rivers overflowed. [V; 95. (St. George's Chronicle and Gazette, January 24, 1880.)]


1880 Jan 12 / early morning / Right date St Kitts. [V; 96. (Ref???)]


1880 Jan 11 / St George's (Grenada) Chronicle, Jan 24 / Began to rain ab 11 p.m. of 11th. Thought that a waterspout had broken against a hill. Town of Basseterre, water eighteen feet high in the column of water in the streets. / In the New Era (antigua), Jan 26, copied in Chronicle, Feb 7, said that idea of waterspout was discredited. / In the Dominican, Jan 29, said nothing to support idea of a waterspout—but writer thinks perhaps unknown lake in the mountains had burst out. [V; 97.1, 97.2. (St. George's Chronicle, January 24, 1880, February 7, 1880. New Era, January 26, 1880.)]


1880 Jan. 23 / By Trouvelot, of Meudon Observatory / something like a shining wall in Aristarchus / L'Astro 1885-215. [V; 98. Trouvelot, Étienne Léopold. "Murs Énigmatiques Observés à  la Surface de la Lune." Astronomie, 4 (1885): 212-216, at 215.]


1880 Jan 24 / [LT], 5-d / Wlf shot at Krenzwald. [B; 267. "Miscellaneous Foreign News." London Times, January 24, 1880, p. 5 c. 4. Kreuzwald is now identified as Creutzwald, Moselle, France.]


1880 Jan 24 / q / Germany / BA '11. [V; 99. Milne, 728.]


1880 Jan 24 / Devastating hurricane / New Caledonia / Ev. Standard, Ap 15-2-6. [V; 100. “Cyclone in the Southern Seas.” London Evening Standard, April 15, 1880, p. 3 c. 3.]


1880 Jan 25 / Sun / 2 weeks before, maid had told him rough-looking man had appeared at kitchen window and made threatening gesture. Home John G. Harrison, Centre St., Bayonne. What this to do with it? A brick through window, stones all over windows following nights. / Sun 25-6-5. [B; 268.1, 268.2. "Mysterious Stone Throwing." New York Sun, January 25, 1880, p. 6 c. 5.]


1880 Jan 25 / Great q / Cuba / BA '11. [V; 101. Milne, 728.]


1880 Jan 28, 29, Feb 10 / Shocks and rumblings / Bald Mt, N. Carolina / N.Y. Times, Feb 17-4-7. [V; 102. “General Notes.” New York Times, February 17, 1880, p. 4 c. 7.]


1880 Jan 31 / Religio-Phil Jour, 4-4, copying from St Louis Globe-Democrat—ghost in a house 9 miles south of Taylorsville, Ill. Taps on windows, raps on walls, shakes doors—groans—supposed murder there, many years before. [B; 269. "A Haunted House." Religio-Philosophical Journal, 27 (no. 22; January 31, 1880): 4, (c. 4). (St. Louis Globe-Democrat, ca. January, 1880.)]


1880 Jan 31 / Religio-Phil Jour, 5-2, copying from the Gibson (Tenn) Mirror / Home of Mr. Jerry Desmond, 4 miles south of Gibson—for four weeks—rappings on wall, and writings on a slate—questions answered, but not always truthfully. [B; 270. "The Gibson, (Tenn.) Mirror, under the head...." Religio-Philosophical Journal, 27 (no. 22; January 31, 1880): 5 c. 2. ("An Evil Demon on the Rampage." Gibson Mirror, (Tenn.), ca. January 1880.)]


1880 Feb 2 / It / [LT], 6-a / q. / Brescia. [V; 103. "Miscellaneous Foreign News." London Times, February 2, 1880, p. 6 c. 1.]


1880 Jan 31 / Discovered at Cordoba (Great Southern Comet), Feb 1, as a luminous streak from SW horizon toward pole in S Amer, Aust and S. Af. Said then glimpse of the nucleus, near the sun, at Cordoba and Grahams Town, S.A. Faded away and invisible on 20th of Feb. / Clerke, Hist Astro/349. [V; 104. Clerke, Agnes Mary. A Popular History of Astronomy During the Nineteenth Century. London: Adam & Charles Black, 1st ed., (1885), 388-389; 4th ed., (1902), 349. Comet C/1880 C1.]


1880 Feb. / Ac to the Religio-Philosophical Journal (Chicago), copied in the Spiritualist, March 12—noises, etc., in a deserted blacksmith's shop in Columbia township, Michigan. Strokes as if on anvil, though crowds investigated. / Said later tricks of boys. [B; 271. "The Phantom Blacksmith." Religio-Philosophical Journal, 27 (no. 21; January 24, 1880): 4, (c. 3). “The Phantom Blacksmith.” Spiritualist Newspaper, (London), 16 (no. 11; March 12, 1880): 129-130.]


1880 Feb., etc. / Spiritualist, March 5—manifestations at Knock, Co. Mayo, Ireland. Visions of V. Mary. Miraculous cures. Thousands of pilgrims. / See Spiritualist. / Following months. [B; 272. (Spiritualist. March 5, 1880; not online.) “The Irish Lourdes.” Spiritualist Newspaper, (London), 16 (no. 11; March 12, 1880): 127-129.]


1880 Feb. 1 / Milwaukee / 859 Third St. / Fire in a closet, for which no explanation. / NY Times 6-2-2. [B; 273. “A Very Queer Case of Fire.” New York Times, February 6, 1880, p. 2 c. 6-7.]  


1880 Feb / (+) / See Sci Am. index. / The comet / Nucleus doubtful / Sci Am 42-264, etc. [V; 105. "An Unexpected Comet." Scientific American, n.s., 42 (February 28, 1880): 129. "Another Comet." Scientific American, n.s., 42 (March 6, 1880): 145. "The Coming Comet." Scientific American, n.s., 42 (March 27, 1880): 201. "The Great Southern Comet." Scientific American, n.s., 42 (April 24, 1880): 264. "The Comet as Seen in Australia." Scientific American, n.s., 42 (May 1, 1880): 281. "The Great Southern Comet." Scientific American, n.s., 42 (May 8, 1880): 293. "Another Comet." Scientific American, n.s., 42 (May 22, 1880): 329. Comet C/1880 C1.]


1880 Feb. 2 / Comet / Melb. Argus, Feb 19 / LT, Ap 14-12-e / beam and doubtful nucleus. Ac to Ap 22-6-d, from 6th to 8th from a steamship the fiery red nucleus was seen. [V; 106. "The comet mentioned in last summary as having been seen...." Melbourne Argus, February 19, 1880, Argus Summary for Europe, p. 1 c. 1-2. "Queensland." Sydney Morning Herald, February 21, 1880, p. 5 c. 6. "The Comet." London Times, April 14, 1880, p. 12 c. 5. "The Comet." London Times, April 22, 1880, p. 6 c. 4. Comet C/1880 C1.]


1880 Feb / The Comet / Rept. Roy Soc South Australia 3/19 / (good) / Seems here nucleus said been seen. [V; 107. Todd, Charles. “Notes on the Comet of February, 1880.” Transactions and Proceedings and Report of the Royal Society of South Australia, 3 (1879-1880): 19-24. Robert Lewis John Ellery has glimpsed it on February 6 and 13; and, Todd had glimpsed it on February 18. Comet C/1880 C1.]


1880 Feb / The Comet / E Mec 31/index. [V; 108. “Elements and Ephemeris of the Great Southern Comet.” English Mechanic, 31 (no. 783; March 26, 1880): 65-66. Fry, E.W. “The Great Southern Comet.” English Mechanic, 31 (no. 783; March 26, 1880): 66. Vivian, Henry T. “The Great Southern Comet.” English Mechanic, 31 (no. 784; April 2, 1880): 87. “Comet I., 1880.” English Mechanic, 31 (no. 791; May 21, 1880): 255. Comet C/1880 C1.]


1880 Feb 7 / The comet? / Sci Am 42-329. [V; 109. "Another Comet." Scientific American, n.s., 42 (May 22, 1880): 329. Comet C/1880 C1.]


1880 Feb 7, 8 / Rapid explosions new volc Salvador / "Earthquake", Dec., 1879, by W.A. Goodyear / PTS p.v.2. [V; 110. (Goodyear, Watson Andrews. Earthquake and Volcanic Phenomena: December 1879 and January 1880, in the Republic of Salvador, Central America. Panama: Star & Herald Office, 1880. Not online. Standford offers a snippet view!) "PTS p.v. 2[, no. 3]." is the call number for this book at the New York Public Library.)]


1880 Feb 7 / Comet by Capt A.H. Markham, R.N., of H.M.S. Triumph, during voyage from Payta, Peru. to Manta, Ecuador. First seen ab 8 p.m., bearing s.w., altitude 7 degrees above horizon. Last traced to alt of 35 degrees. It was in Argo Navis. Set ab. 9:30 p.m. Seen on 8th ab 8 p.m. but nearer the horizon (not said whether e or w)—last resembled streamer of aurora. "The nucleus was distinctly made out." / Nature 21/515. [V; 111.1, 111.2. "A Comet Observed from H.M.S. Triumph." Nature, 21 (April 1, 1880): 515. Comet C/1880 C1.]


1880 Feb. 8 / N.Y. Times, 12-2 / Strange Story. [B; 274. “Ella Lewis's Strange Story.” New York Times, February 8, 1880, p. 12 c. 2.]

  

1880 Feb 10 / Trib, 10-6 / 11-4-4 // Comets. [V; 112. “A Great Comet Observed.” New York Tribune, February 10, 1880, p. 1 c. 6. “If the Great Comet....” New York Tribune, February 11, 1880, p. 4 c. 4. Comet C/1880 C1.]


1880 Feb 11 / [LT], 11-d / Fatal freak at Pendleton. [B; 275. “Fatal Freak.” London Times, February 11, 1880, p. 11 c. 4.]


1880 Feb 12, 21, March 17 / q. / Karlstadt / BA '11. [V; 113. Milne, 728.]


1880 Feb 15, about / Meteorite / Persia / C.R. 98-1465. [V; 114. Daubrée, Gabriel Auguste. "Météorite tombée récemment en Perse, à Veramine, dans le district de Zerind...." Comptes Rendus, 98 (1884): 1465-1466.]


1880 Feb 18 / [LT], 5-d / Small crater in Etna. [V; 115. "Miscellaneous Foreign News." London Times, February 18, 1880, p. 5 c. 4.]


1880 Feb 18 / early morning / Jap. met. / Said that, another aerolite had fallen at Tamba, a few years before. / BA 80-55. [V; 116. Glaisher, James, and, Robert Philips Greg, George Forbes, Alexander Stewart Herschel, Charles Brooke, Walter Flight. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors during the year 1879-80." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1880, 39-55, at 55.]


1880 Feb 18 / Metite in the storm Mushashi / June 12, 1872 / Q was chiefly in the Plain of Musashi. [V; 117. See: 1872 June 12, (IV; 836).]


1880 Feb. 18 / See Feb 22. / Takenouchi, Tajima, Japan / (F). [V; 118. Fletcher, 105. This is the Takenouchi meteorite. See: 1880 Feb. 22, (V; 121).]


1880 Feb. 20 / N.Y. Times, 3-5 / Ghost. [B; 276. “The Rev. Mr. Webster's Vision.” New York Times, February 20, 1880, p. 3 c. 5.]


1880 Feb 21-22 / q. / Japan / middle of the night / Tokio Times, Feb. 28. [V; 119. (Tokio Times, February 28, 1880.)]


1880 Feb 21 / Sci Amer / Man in Missouri killed by met obj. [V; 120. “Meteors.” Scientific American, n.s., 42 (February 21, 1880): 121-122. See: 1879 Nov 14, (IV; 2837).]


1880 Feb. 22 / See Feb 18. / Most serious q in Japan since 1855. / Nature 21/617. [V; 121. "Notes." Nature, 21 (April 29, 1880): 616-618, at 617. See: 1880 Feb. 18, (V; 118).]


1880 Feb 22 / Volc / Japan / In Tokio Times said, "An active eruption is expected. [V; 122. (Tokio Times, February 22, 1880; @ NYPL.)]


1880 Feb 21 / BO / Tokio Times of / Smoke and flames from Asama Yama, a volc in province of Shinshiu. [V; 123. (Tokio Times, February 21, 1880 @ NYPL & Microfilm.)] The Asamayama volcano erupted in September of 1879, but not again until December of 1889.]


1880 Feb. 22 / Q was chiefly in in the Plain of Musashi. [V; 124. (Ref???)]


1880 Feb. 22 / ab 12:50 a.m. / Trans Seis Soc Japan 1/II/2 / It was in a series. Many preceding and many following, at (p. 12) intervals of a few days. On page 62, 21 listed bet Jan 6 and March 5. In Feb none between 12th and 22nd. [V; 125. Milne, John. "The Earthquake in Japan of February 22nd, 1880." Seismological Journal of Japan, 1 pt. 2 (April-June, 1880): 1-116, at 2, 12, and 62-63.]


1880 Feb 20 / Japan/ strong shock / Hakodate / Trans Seis Soc J. 4-5. [V; 126.  Milne, John. "The Distribution of Seismic Activty in Japan." Seismological Journal of Japan, 4 (January-June, 1882): 1-30, at 5.]  


1880 Feb. 29 / 11:30 a.m. / Metite fell near Toulon. / L'A. Sci 24/5. [V; 127. "Bolides, Météorites." Année Scientifique et Industrielle, 24 (1880): 5-7, at 5.]


1880 March / Bullets / Lingo Case / See 1867, summer. [B; 277. See: 1867 Summer, (A; 507).]


1880 March 4 / [LT], 7-f / q. / Japan. [V; 128. Perry, John. "Earthquake in Japan." London Times, March 4, 1880, p. 7 c. 6.]


1880 March 6 / (Bullets) / Religio-Philosophical Journal, 4-5, copying from the Cincinnnati Inquirer—at Lebanon, Ohio—people exited and bewildered—showers of birdshot falling form the ceiling of John W. Lingo's hardware store. No explanation and then searchers organized, appointing a committee, the birshot were of a different size from any sold by Mr. Lingo. A correspondent of the Inquirer visited the place. According to him, bullets fell at a rate of about one a second, in different parts of the room. / No other phe that could be considered ghostly, but was remembered that a burglar had been shot there ab 5 years ago. He got away and no body was found. It is as if this burglar vengefully visualized himself firing back in return, that bullets fell but with the ineffectiveness of dream-phe—that there have been other cases that were effective. [B; 278.1 to 278.5. "Supposed Manifestations of a Murdered Man's Ghost." Religio-Philosophical Journal, 28 (no. 1; March 6, 1880): 4, (c. 5).]


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

1880 March 6 / Story in Religio-Philosophical Jour, March 6, 1880, copied from the Marcellus (Mich) News, of a luminous object which descended from the ceiling of a church, in Flatbush, St. Joseph County, Michigan. It enveloped the preacher, who was carried about, at a distance from the floor, in an insensible condition, for half an hour. [B; 279.1, 279.2. "A Ball of Fire." Religio-Philosophical Journal, 28 (no. 1; March 6, 1880): 8, (c. 4-5). (Marcellus News, Michigan, ca. 1880.)]


1880 March 7 / Alleged phe / Salem, Oregon / R-P J, May 29-6-4. [B; 280. Newsome, David. "Strange Phenomenon." Religio-Philosophical Journal, 28 (no. 13; May 29, 1880): 6, (c. 4). Newsome was awakened by the apparition of a woman's arm, which had a grip on his shoulder and shook him, before it faded away, in his locked hotel room.]


1880 March 13 / Religio-P. J. of, 5-2 / Clayton, N.Y. / Margaret Mallette / aged 17 / Cataleptic. [B; 281. "A Strange Case." Religio-Philosophical Journal, 28 (no. 2; March 13, 1880): 5, (c. 2).]


1880 March 14 / Trib, 9-4 / May 29, p. 18 / Aug 8 // Southern Comet. [V; 129. “The Great Comet.” New York Tribune, March 14, 1880, p. 9 c. 4. (New York Tribune, May 29, 1880, p. 18.) “The Great Southern Comet.” New York Tribune, August 8, 1880, p. 9 c. 3. Comet C/1880 C1.]


1880 March 22 / Fr / 6:05 p.m. / q / Poitiers / C.R. 90/831. [V; 130. Touchimbert, M. de. "Sur le tremblement de terre ressenti à Poitiers et dans les environs, le 22 mars 1880." Comptes Rendus, 90 (1880): 831-832.]


1880 Mar. 22 / Lights / Germany / Kattenau / (D-211). [B; 282. The note copies information from page 210 of The Book of the Damned. "Notes." Nature, 22 (May 20, 1880): 64-66, at 64.]


1880 March 23 / [LT], 10-e / 25-10-f // Comet in Australia. [V; 131. "The Comet." London Times, March 23, 1880, p. 10 c. 5. "Victoria." London Times, March 26, 1880, p. 3 c. 3-4. (Melbourne Argus, March 1880; possibly March 4, 1880, p. 1 c. 2. “Notes from the Observatory.” Argus, February 23, 1880, p. 6 c. 1.)]


1880 March 27 / M.W.R., March / 7:15 to 7:50 p.m. / Havana, Cuba / [zodiacal] light rising vertically vanishing in Omega Taurus. Luminous band extending horizontally to Cassiopeia. Pleiades vertex of a triangle of light. [V; 132. "Miscellaneous Phenomena." Monthly Weather Review, 8 (March 1880): 5.]


1880 March 28 / Bloomington, Indiana / 2 to 5 a.m. / Storm of dust reported by Prof Kirkwood, who notes that about this time dust falling in Europe, ac to Nature, Ap 15, 1880. In Nature, that fall was at Catania, night of March 29. Said been meteoric dust. [V; 133. Kirkwood, Daniel. "A Shower of Dust." Popular Science Monthly, 17 (August 1880): 553-554. "Notes." Nature, 21 (April 15, 1880): 573-575, at 574.]


1880 March 28 / Day of dust in Indiana, remarkable dust storms in other places, notably Kansas, and Texas. / Pop Sci Mo., 18-542 / On 27th, fine grayish dust in the air of Kansas, so dense as to obscure the sun and render objects invisible at a distance from 100 to 300 yards. [V; 134. Kirkwood, Daniel. "A Shower of Dust." Popular Science Monthly, 17 (August 1880): 553-554. Lyons, P.F. "A Shower of Dust." Popular Science Monthly, 18 (December 1880): 263. "Winds." Monthly Weather Review, 8 (March 1880): 12. "Howard, Neb., 27th, most violent wind storm for many years, dust gathered in drifts from 1 to 2½ feet in depth." "Professor [Francis Eugene] Nipher reports this storm as the 'most remarkable phenomenon of the month. It covered the entire State [of Missouri], except the extreme southern part. The atmosphere was filled, during the whole day, with a fine grayish dust, which, in the western part of the State and in eastern Kansas, was so dense as to obscure the light of the sun and to render objects invisible at a distance of from 100 to 300 yards. The wind was very high, coming, in most cases, from the west and northwest.'"]


1880 March 29 / Catania dust / In Sci Amer 42-337, said that these metallic globules differed only in size from a shower of aerolites. [V; 135. "A Metallic Shower." Scientific American, n.s., 42 (May 29, 1880): 337.]


1880 March 29 / (met dust / Etna) / night / Shower of meteoric dust in rain, ac to Prof Silvestri, of the Catania Observatory. Also a mixture of organic substances. / L. Times, Ap 14-7-d. [V; 136. "Miscellaneous Foreign News." London Times, April 14, 1880, p. 7 c. 4.]


1880 March 29 / met. dust / (See March 28.) / See March 9, 1872. / (night) / Dust of Sicily analyzed by O. Silvestri—Jour Chem. Soc London 1881-2-561. That was a meteoric dust. "He insists especially that not to be thought it came from Etna. / See March 10, 1884. [V; 137. Silvestri, Orazio. “Meteoric Dust containing a large Quantity of Metallic Iron, which fell at Catania on the Night of March 29, 1880.” Journal of the Chemical Society of London, 40 (1881): 561-562. See: 1872 March 9-10-11, (IV; 684); 1872 March 9, (IV; 685); 1872 Mar 9, 10, 11, (IV; 686); 1880 March 28, (V: 133 & 134); 1884 Feb 16-19 and March 10, (V; 1867); and, 1884 March 10, (V; 1889).]


1880 March 29 / (+) / See Ap. 15, '80. / Meteoric dust / Catania, Sicily, near Etna / Sci Amer 42-337, 340 / See March 26, 1881, and March 27, '80. [V; 138. "A Metallic Shower." Scientific American, n.s., 42 (May 29, 1880): 337. See: 1880 Ap. 15, (V; 170); 1881 March 26, 27, (V; 462); and, (1880 March 27).]


1880 March 31 / Submarine volc near Ajaccio / L'A. Sci 24/325. [V; 139. “Les Tremblements de Terre en Asie, en Europe et en Amérique." Année Scientifique et Industrielle, 24 (1880): 313-328, at 325. “Scientific News.” English Mechanic, 31 (no. 791; May 21, 1880): 252-253, at 253. “A submarine eruption was observed on the 31st of March, in the middle of the Sanguinario Islands, at the entrance, of the harbour of Ajaccio (Corsica). It lasted about an hour, and produced an agitation which filled the sea with a great mass of algae and whitish dejections, while the air became charged with sulphurous vapours. The phenomonon, observed by the keepers of the semaphore and the lighthouse, is known to sailors of that region to have occurred previously, but has not hitherto been described. It is worthy of note, that on the coast, about 13 kilometres from the point of eruption, there are some strongly sulphurous mineral springs, having a temperature of about 60° C.”]


1880 March 31, Ap. 10 / Feriginous sand / Catania / L' Ann. Sci 25-55. [V; 140. “Pluie de Sable en Sicile." Année Scientifique et Industrielle, 25 (1881): 55-56.]


[The following fourteen notes were clipped together by Fort. V: 141-154.]


1880 March 29 / V. S Sahara / See the phe of May 19, 1806. / The C. Verde volc. [V; 141. See: 1806 May 19, (I; 182).]


1880 March 29 / Meteoric sand / considerable proportion of iron. / Nature 21-574. [V; 142. "Notes." Nature, 21 (April 15, 1880): 573-575, at 574.]


1880 Ap / V. S Sahara / Feb 16-19, 1884 / Feb 29-March 10. [V; 143. See: 1884 Feb 16-19 and March 10, (V; 1867), and, 1884 Feb. 29, (V; 1882).]


1880 Ap. / q. and red substance / Italy / March 12, 1873. [V; 144. See: 1873 March 12, (IV; 1180).]


1880 April / Vs Sahara / June, 1822. [V; 145. See: 1822 June, (I; 955).]


1880 April / Vs. Sahara / Feb 9, 1860. [V; 146. See: (1860 Feb 9; no note for this date.)]  


1880 Ap. / Sahara / met dust / Algeria / Nov. 15, 1867. [V; 147. See: 1867 Nov 15, (III; 1227).]


1880 April / Sahara / dust the other way / Feb 28, March 1, 1866. [V; 148. See: 1866 Feb 28, (III; 818), and 1866 March 1, (III: 819 and 820).]


1880 April / Not Sahara / Feb 4, 1839 / See (+), Ap 12, 1839. [V; 149. See: 1839 Feb. 2, (II; 20), 1839 Feb 4, (II; 21), 1839 Feb 9 to 13, (II; 24), and, 1839 Ap 12, (II; 35).]


1880 April / Vs. Sahara / meteoric dust / Canaries / Feb 7, 1863. [V; 150. See: 1863 Feb 7, (III: 358 and 359).]


1880 Ap. / Sahara / Meteoric dust in Syria and Egypt. [V; 151. (Refs???)]


1880 Ap. / See March 26-27, 1881. / met dust / Sicily. [V; 152. See: 1881 March 26, 27, (V; 462).]


1880 Ap / Vs Sahara / Feb 24, 1879. [V; 153. See: 1879 Feb 23, 25, (IV; 2547), and, 1879 Feb. 24, (IV:  2548 & 2549).]


1880 Ap. / Sahara / Reverses / Ap 15-25, 1876. [V; 154. See: 1876 Ap 17 to 23, (IV; 1843), and, 1880 Ap. 15, 24, 25, (IV; 1842).]


1880 March 31 / [LT], 4-e / q / Switz. [V; 155. "Earthquakes." London Times, March 31, 1880, p. 4 c. 5.]


1880 March 30 / 11:30 a.m. / Symons Met Mag. 15/42 / Cor writes that at Wimbledon, London, his gardeners saw a whirlwind take up a bundle of straw, about 50 yards from them, and carry it over a beech tree ab. 60 ft. high—"but there was not the slightest disturbance in the air where they were standing.” [V; 156.1, 156.2. Devas, Thomas. “Small Whirlwind." Symons's Meteorological Magazine, 15 (April 1880): 42.]


1880 Ap 1 / See March 27. / One-streamer aurora—like comet tail / E Mec 31/156, 157. [V; 157. Capron, John Rand. “Zodiacal Light, or Aurora.” English Mechanic, 31 (no. 785; April 9, 1880): 111. “Zodiacal Light, or Aurora.” English Mechanic, 31 (no. 787; April 23, 1880): 156-157. Procter, Henry R. “Peculiar Aurora.” English Mechanic, 31 (no. 787; April 23, 1880): 157.]


1880 / ab Ap. 1 // White stone / S. Australia / E Mec 31/316, quoting from newspapers, that a stockman, David Meisenthaler, had [been] killed by an object roughly round, the size of a "patent bucket". Obj looked as if of iron pyrites. [V; 158. “Killed by a Meteor.” English Mechanic, 31 (no. 793; June 4, 1880): 316. See: 1879 Nov 14, (IV; 2837).]


1880 Ap to June / Report from Portland, Ore, that Mt Hood in eruption. Said not so—"an invention," in San Francisco Alta of Dec 15 (N.Y. Times, Dec 23-2-7, 1880). [V; 159. "Our American Volcano." Memphis Public Ledger, (Tennessee), August 11, 1880, p. 2 c. 4. "'A bright light,' says a local paper recently, 'burned all night steadily from the summit, at times so bright that the flames themselves could be seen as they shot out of their crater prison, and all the time throwing a bright, lurid glare upon the clouds hung like a pall over the far away Cascade mountains.'" "A Suspicious Volcano." Daily California Alta, December 15, 1880, p. 2 c. 2. "Six or eight months ago Portland invented an eruption of Mt. Hood, but it would not stick." “Recent Terrestrial Disturbances.” New York Times, December 23, 1880, p. 2 c. 7.]


1880 April / Meteoric dust / See Feb 7, 1863. / Feb 4, 1839 / See March 27. [V; 160. See: 1839 Feb. 2, (II; 20), 1839 Feb 4, (II; 21), 1839 Feb 9 to 13, (II; 24), 1839 Ap 12, (II; 35), and, 1863 Feb 7, (III: 358 and 359).]


1880 Ap. 1 / Light in sky several minutes / Eng. Mechanic 31/111, 156. *  [V; 161. Capron, John Rand. “Zodiacal Light, or Aurora.” English Mechanic, 31 (no. 785; April 9, 1880): 111. “Zodiacal Light, or Aurora.” English Mechanic, 31 (no. 787; April 23, 1880): 156-157. Procter, Henry R. “Peculiar Aurora.” English Mechanic, 31 (no. 787; April 23, 1880): 157.]


1880 April / See meteoric dust or similar in iron from Vesuvius in Paris, Ap. 11, 1906. [V; 162. See: 1906 Ap. 11, (IX; 225).]


1880 Ap 1 and Ap 28 / 2 great auroras / Maine to Dakota / M.W.R., April, p. 14. [V; 163. “Atmospheric Electricity.” Monthly Weather Review, 8 (April 1880): 14-15.]


1880 Ap. 7 / Light in wavy line across sky / Eng Mechanic 31/137, 156. * [V; 164. Arnold, F.S. “Extraordinary Shooting Star.” English Mechanic, 31 (no. 786; April 16, 1880): 137. “Extraordinary Shooting Star,” and, “Large Meteor.” English Mechanic, 31 (no. 787; April 23, 1880): 157.]


1880 Ap. 7 / ab 4 a.m. / Hounslow / 2 loud explosions of gunpowder mills / LT 8-5-d. [V; 165. "Explosion at Gunpowder Mills." London Times, April 8, 1880, p. 5 c. 4.]


1880 Ap. 10 // Ev. Standard 12-4-5. / At the Lambeth Police Court, Sarah Ann Frances, 18 years old, servant in home of Mrs Augusta Howard, Cerise-road, Hanover Park, Peckham. A few days after she had entered service a few days before, "filth of all descriptions" had been thrown at the doors and windows of the house. The phe kept up. Police appealed to and on Ap. 9th a detective said he saw the prisoner appear and look around and do something to a door. He found it "smothered in filth". Girl was arrested and case remanded. She declared was evil spirits and she innocent. [B; 283.1, 283.2, 283.3. “Evil Spirits.” London Standard, April 12, 1880, p. 2 c. 7.]


1880 Ap. 10-15 / Nothing in Sydney Morning Herald. [V; 166.]


1880 Ap. 10 / Sicily / rain of sand / CR 90-1132 / said to have contained great deal of iron. [V; 167. "M. Daubrée, à l'occasion de cette Communication fait les observations...." Comptes Rendus, 90 (1880): 1132.]


1880 Ap. 13, etc. / Wonderful cases in Scott Co., Va., by Richard Miller / Religio-Phil Jour., Ap. 24-6-4. [B; 284. "Modern Miracles." Religio-Philosophical Journal, 28 (no. 8; April 24, 1880): 6, (c. 4). Miller was said to have cured paralysis and cancer by prayer and touching the afflicted person.]


[1880 Ap. 15, 24, 25 /] 1876 Ap. 15, 24, 25 / Red snow / In Dept of Basses-Alpes and Isere fell snow abundantly tinged with a red dust. / (reverses from Sahara.) / Fell on mountains up to 3000 m. but above that white. 15th at Saone-et-Loire. In Algeria on 24th. / (N.Y. Trib., June 13) / said to have contained a large proportion of carbonate of lime. [IV; 1842.1, 1842.2. "Red Snow." New York Tribune, June 13, 1880, p. 9 c. 3.]


1880 Ap. 15 / dry fog / Autun (Saone-et-Loire) / a thick fog and dust like brick dust / C.R. 90-1132. [V; 168. Jussieu, F. de. "Sur une pluie de boue tombée à Autun." Comptes Rendus, 90 (1880): 1131-1132.]


1880 Ap. 15 / The dust that fell at Autun, France, said by Prof. Davy, of the Central Observatory, to be essentially the same as the meteoric powders that had fallen in Sicily. / Sc Am Sup., 10-3974. [V; 169.  "Observations Regarding Falls of Meteoric Dust in Italy." Scientific American Supplement, 10 (no. 249; October 9, 1880): 3974.]


1880 Ap. 15 / See March 29. / Autun, S. France / meteoric powder / Sc Am Sup 10/3974. [V; 170. "Observations Regarding Falls of Meteoric Dust in Italy." Scientific American Supplement, 10 (no. 249; October 9, 1880): 3974. See: 1880 March 29, (V; 138).]


1880 Ap. 16 / Mexico / q. / I / BA '11. [V; 171. Milne, 728.]


1880 Ap. 17 / Faces / Faces / Religio-Phil Jour, Ap 17, 1880, copied from the Charlottesville (Va.) Chronicle / That it had been said that a face had been photographed by lightning in a window pane, but that four portraits had appeared upon the window glass of the mansion at "Mount Eagle" farm. Faces, 2 of men, 1 of a woman, 1 of a child, not upon the same pane, but upon adjoining panes. The lightning theory upheld and thought that four persons had looked at wind and photographed in a th. storm. Not said that were portraits of inmates of the house. [B; 285.1, 285.2, 285.3. "More Portraits upon Window-Panes." Religio-Philosophical Journal, 28 (no. 7; April 17, 1880): 2, (c. 4). (Charlotteville Chronicle, (Viriginia), ca. April 1880.)]


1880 Ap. 18 / (Dark day) / Meeker Co, Minn, at 2 p.m., having started at 12, and lasting all rest of day. "A mysterious darkness." "The heavy clouds and storm did not seem to justify such a change. The atmosphere resembled an eclipse, but far more dense and deeper darkness.” / NY Times 25-5-6. [V; 172.1, 172.2. “Mysterious Darkness in Minnesota.” New York Times, April 25, 1880, p. 5 c. 6.]


1880 Ap. 18 / evening / Tornado / Missouri / Sun, Ap 20 and 21. [V; 173. "Lives Lost in a Storm." New York Sun, April 20, 1880, p. 1 c. 5. "In the Whirlwind's Path." New York Sun, April 21, 1880, p. 3 c. 1-2.]  


1880 Ap. 20 / Milky Sea / L.T., 1880, Ap. 20/8/f. [V; 174. "A Milky Sea." London Times, April 20, 1880, p. 8 c. 6. The "milky sea" was observed by the French ironclad L'Armide, on February 9, 10, 12, and 13, on its passage from Point de Galle, (Sri Lanka), to Aden, (Yemen).]


1880 Ap. 20 / (Ch) / Vast "tube of light" moving slowly across sky. ½ hour duration / E Mec 31/184, 206. [V; 175. “Curious Phenomenon.—Size of Image Given by Speculum.” English Mechanic, 31 (no. 788; April 30, 1880): 184. “Drawing a Blank....” English Mechanic, 31 (no. 789; May 7, 1880): 205-206.]


1880 Ap. 21-25 / (Fr) / Dustfall / Basse-Alpes / Isère / Ain. / CR 90/1098. [V; 176. Daubrée, Gabriel Auguste. "Sur une pluie de poussière observée, du 21 au 25 avril 1880, dans les départements des Basses-Alpes, de l'Isère et de l'Ai." Comptes Rendus, 90 (1880): 1098-1101.]


1880 Ap 24, 25, 26 / Red powder fell all over Algeria. / Nature 22/76. [V; 177. "Fall of Dust." Nature, 22 (May 27, 1880) 76-77.]


1880 Ap. 25 / Ac to a letter to Prof Plantamour, Director of Geneva Observatory (San Francisco Evening Bulletin, Aug 18-3-7), about 2:30 p.m., letter from a resident at Bonneville, fell yellow rain. He sent specimens to Prof. Plantamour. It was an organic dust, granular, but was not pollen. / Maybe this from C. Rendus. [V; 178.1, 178.2. (San Francisco Dailly Evening Bulletin, August 18, 1880, p. 3 c. 7.) "Observations de M. C. de Candolle sur les Poussières Déposées par la Pluie Près de Bonneville, en Savoie, le 25 Avril 1880." Bulletin Hebdomadaire de l'Association Scientifique de France, s. 2 v. 1 (no.14; July 4, 1880): 224. Templier. "Pluie de Poussière Observée dans la Région d'Embrun." Bulletin Hebdomadaire de l'Association Scientifique de France, s. 2 v. 1 (no. 8; May 23, 1880): 127-128. "Communications Diverses sur des Pluies de Poussière sur Différents Points en France et en Algérie du 15 au 26 Avril Dernier." Bulletin Hebdomadaire de l'Association Scientifique de France, s. 2 v. 1 (no.9; May 30, 1880): 136-141. Yellow-brown and reddish dust, (composed of vegetable matter and sand), had fallen in Algeria and diverse parts of France, (Haute-Alpes, Basses-Alpes, Isère, Ain, and Saône-et-Loire), beginning on April 15 and over the next ten days.]


1880 Ap. 25 / (not pollen) / Bonneville (Haute-Savoy) / yellowish rain / It was examined under a microscope—granular, organic matter, but not grains of pollen. / Bib. Univ. 3/3/538 / See Ap., 1872. [V; 179. Candolle, Anne Casimir Pyrame de. "Sur une pluie jaune observée près de Bonneville en Savoie le 25 avril 1880." Archives des Sciences Physiques et Naturelles, s. 3 v. 3 (1880): 538-542, (illustration). See: 1872 Ap 18, (IV; 756).]

  

1880 Ap. 25 / Hautes-Alpes / l'Isère / Red snow / La Soc Scientifique 1901/1/303 / Sci P.T. 1880/182. [V; 180. (Société Scientifique???, 1901-1-303.) (Science Pour Tous, 1880-182.) See: 1880 Ap. 25, (V; 178).]


1880 Ap 24 / evening / Cyclone in Ill. / Sun 26-1-6 / 25th, in south, 28-1-2. [V; 181. "Cyclone in Illinois." New York Sun, April 26, 1880, p. 1 c. 6. "Cyclones in the South." New York Sun, April 28, 1880, p. 1 c. 2.]


1880 Ap. 25 / Nothing in Melb. Age / nor for 10th. [V; 182.]


1880 Ap. 25 / bet 12 and 1 a.m. / Meteor in N.S Wales fron n. west / Sydney Morning Herald of May 1-5-5 / Over in same issue, quoting Lyttleton Times, detailed story of the stockman, David Meisenthaler, who, "a short time" before had been killed by an aerolite, which "was about the size of a common patent bucket, and apparently of a rough, round shape. It appeared to be formed of what is called iron pyrites." [V; 183.1, 183.2. "David Meisenthaler...." Sydney Morning Herald, May 1, 1880, p. 5 c. 5. See: 1879 Nov 14, (IV; 2837).]


1880 Ap. 26. / BO / D. Chronicle of / That on western side of Maxey road, Plumstead, London, for several days bombardment of stones. At first from 6 to 10 in evening, then at intervals all day long. 20 police constables in plain clothes hidden in gardens and houses but failed to trace stones to source. One of the houses looked as if been in a siege. Stones so large that could not have been thrown far by human agency. [B; 286.1, 286.2. (London Daily Chronicle, April 26, 1880; not @ BNA.) “Extraordinary Proceedings at Plumstead.” Portsmouth Evening News, April 26, 1880, p. 3 c. 2.]


1880 Ap. 26 / Told in Woolwich Gazette of 24th—phe began night of 19th and continued, presence of police having no effect. Home of Mr. Barber, 200 Maxey road. [B; 287. (Woolwich Gazette, April 24, 1880; this issue not at BNA.)]


1880 Ap. 30 / Medium and Daybreak of / Polts at Truro. Knocks on a bedroom wall of a widow, Mrs. Prinn. [B; 288. "Modern Christianity and Ghost Laying." Medium and Daybreak, 11 (no. 526; April 30, 1880): 278. "Laying a Ghost at Truro." Western Morning News, (Plymouth), March 3, 1880, p. 3 c. 3. "Truro." Cornubian and Redruth Times, (Redruth), March 19, 1880, p. 5 c. 3. "It has been proved that the noises in the house at Fairmantle-street, Truro, occupied Mr Prinn, were caused by his wife and daughter, who carried on the trick for the purpose imposing upon the credulous. The magistrates threaten, if the noises are continued, to have Prinn and his wife punished."]


1880 May / Persian Gulf / "Brace" / 138 / (D-258). [V; 184. The note copies information from page 258 of The Book of the Damned. Robertson, J.W., (as “Lee Fore Brace”). "Strange Phenomenon." Knowledge, o.s., 4 (December 28, 1883): 396.]


1880 May, early / Metite / Karand, near Teheran, Persia / BA '81-295. [V; 185. Glaisher, James, and, Edward Joseph Lowe, Robert Stawell Ball, Walter Flight, Alexander Stewart Herschel. "Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors during the year 1880-81." Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1881, 290-302, at 295. This is the Veramin meteorite; and, the date of its fall was April 18, 1880.]


1880 May 1 / Fire breath / See Dec 1, 1882, and 1927. [B; 289. See: 1882 Dec 1, (B; 408), and, (1927).]


1880 May 1 / [LT], 11-f / Supposed new planet. [V; 186. "Supposed New Planet." London Times, May 1, 1880, p. 11 c. 6. (Forbes, George. On Comets and Ultra-Neptunian Planets. Edinburgh: Royal Society of Edinburgh, 1880; @ Harvard.) Kirkwood, Daniel. "On Comets and Ultra-Neptunian Planets." Observatory, 3 (1879-1880): 439-446. Forbes calculated that two planets, (one of which would orbit at a distance of 100 A.U. over a period of 1,000 years), were responsible for perturbing the orbits of comets. By the same method, Forbes calculated the position of Neptune from the comet orbits of the Neptune group and "found my result correct "within 3°." Forbes, George. "On Comets." Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 10 (1878-1880): 426-430. Forbes refines his computations and discovers his position for Neptune to be "correct within 2°" of its actual position. New calculations are needed to recalculate its orbit if a missing star was the planet. Forbes, George. "On an Ultra-Neptunian Planet." Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 10 (1878-1880): 636-637. Forbes determined, from perturbations of the orbit of Uranus, that the mass of the nearer planet was "about the same as that of Saturn" and identifies an additional three missing stars as possible observations of the trans-Neptunian planet.]  


1880 May 1 / Mauna Loa / See June, 32. [V; 187. 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.]


1880 May 5 / [LT], 5-f / Volcs and q's / for April phe / See L.T. Index for March, April phe, dusts, etc., Europe and Indiana. [V; 188. "Volcanic Eruptions and Earthquakes." London Times, May 5, 1880, p. 5 c. 6. “Roumania.” London Times, March 25, 1880, p. 5 c. 2-3. "Earthquakes." London Times, March 31, 1880, p. 4 c. 5. “Miscellaneous Foreign News.” London Times, April 14, 1880, p. 7 c. 4. “France.” London Times, April 26, 1880, p. 7 c. 4-5.]


1880 May 7 / Near San Luis de Potosi, Mexico, qs and a mountain engulfed in the soil. / L'A. Sci 24/331. [V; 189. “Chute d'une Montagne au Mexique." Année Scientifique et Industrielle, 24 (1880): 331.]


1880 May 12 / (7:45 a.m.) / q / Eastern Mass / N.Y. Times, 16-6-7. [V; 190. “General Notes.” New York Times, May 16, 1880, p. 6 c. 7.]


1880 May 21 / N.Y. Times, 8-6 / Drought / N.Y., Maryland, Virginia. [V; 191. “Danger to the Crops.” New York Times, May 21, 1880, p. 8 c. 6.]


1880 May 27 / 11:10 / bet Leeds and York / Great meteor "considerably (perhaps ten times) brighter than Venus". / E Mec 31/303, 327 / Bristol, p. 350. [V; 192. “Conspicuous Meteor.” English Mechanic, 31 (no. 793; June 4, 1880): 303. “Conspicuous Meteor.” English Mechanic, 31 (no. 794; June 11, 1880): 327. Denning, William Frederick. “Conspicuous Meteor.” English Mechanic, 31 (no. 795; June 18, 1880): 350.]


(1880) June / BO / Snake killed in Kensington Gardens, London. Ab. 20 inches long, brownish black and yellowish green. Peculiar feature was a fur-like projection along the back. / Nature 22/ 193. [B; 290. Stone, J. Harris. "A Snake in Kensington Gardens." Nature, 22 (July 1, 1880): 193.]


1880 [June 3] / + / Mdr / June 3, 1880. In cellar of Harley street home, of Mr. Henriques, a wealthy merchant, found body of a woman, covered with chloride of lime, in a cask in th cellar. From Nov, 1878, various servants in the house had complained of odor in the house. Ac to some evidence, odor from Aug., 1878. / Not learned how it got there. [B; 291.1, 291.2. See: 1880 June 3, (B; 292).]


1880 June 3 // L.T. 5-7-f / Home of Mr. Enriques, 139 Harley Street, Cavendish Square, London. Butler cleaning out cellar, because disagreeable odor—found much decomposed body of a woman, covered with quicklime, in a cask. Mr. Enriques had lived here about 25 years. In past 3 years had had three butlers. / Was chloride of lime instead of quicklime on body (7-13-f). "This points to ignorance on the part of the murderer." / Name = Henriques. [B;292.1, 292.2. "Murder." London Times, June 5, 1880, p. 7 c. 6. "The Harley-Street Murder." London Times, June 7, 1880, p. 13 c. 6.]


1880 June 17 / Electricity in Cemetery of Clarens / See long before? / Knowledge 16-97 / Nature 22/207 / La Nat 1880/2/66. [V; 193. Tomlinson, Charles. “On Certain Low-Lying Meteors.” Knowledge, o.s., 16 (n.s., 8; March 1, 1898, and, May 1, 1898): 46-48, 96-99, at 97-98. "Notes." Nature, 22 (July 1, 1880): 203-205, at 204. "Curieux Effets de la Foudre." La Nature, 1880 pt. 2 (no. 370; July 3): 66.]


1880 June 14 / Red, blue, green hail in Russia / Prof Schwedoff / Nature 32-437. [V; 194. Schwedoff, Theodore. "Red Hail." Nature, 32 (September 10, 1885): 437. Red, blue, and grey-or-white, ("gris ou blanc," not "green"). "Serpent Storms and Spider Showers." Pearson's Weekly, May 19, 1900, p. 756.]


1880 June 14 / Red and blue / Russia / D-41. [V; 195. The note copies information from pages 40 to 41 of The Book of the Damned. "Grèle Rouge." La Nature, 1885 pt. 2 (no. 648; October 31): 351.]


1880 June 19 / w. spout / Near Hoddesdon, people saw clouds suddenly take conical form and mass of water fell, causing in places a flood 10 feet deep. / Symons 15-104. [V; 196. Lucas, W. “Waterspout on Hertfordshire. (?)” Symons's Meteorological Magazine, 15 (August 1880): 104-105.]


[1880 June 20. Wrong date. See: 1880 June 26, (V; 197).]


1880 June 24 / L.T., 8-b / At High Easter, Essex. Home of a family named Brewster, furniture moved about—bed rocked—Brewster thought saw a shadow, shape he recognized as a woman, Susan Sharpe, of High Easter. Then—Brewster and his son threw her in a pond to see if she sink or float. Arrested for this and bound over to keep the peace. [B; 293.1, 293.2. "Superstition in Essex." London Times, June 24, 1880, p. 8 c. 2.]


1880 June 24 / [LT], 6-f / Shower of lightning at Clarens. [V; 198. "A Shower of Lightning." London Times, June 24, 1880, p. 6 c. 6.]


[1880 June 26 /] 1880 June 20 / "brick / Clelsea / (D-107). [V; 197. The note copies information from page 107 of The Book of the Damned. Symons, George James. "The Non-existence of Thunderbolts." Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 14 (1888): 208-212, at 210.]


1880 June 26 / Faces / Boston Courier, 6-2 / Figures appearing upon window panes of a house in Winchester, Mass., as told in the Boston Courier. [B; 294. (Boston Courier, June 26, 1880, p. 6 c. 2; possibly on microfilm.)]


1880 // summer /// Story of the disap of a railroad train west of Kansas City / under disaps. [B; 295. (Refs???)]


1880 // summer /// Crosshill / Glass breaking / See Oct 31, 1835. [B; 296. See: 1835 Oct. 31, (A; 118).]


1880 June 27 / Capel, Surrey / 5 or 6 rumblings in 4 or 5 minutes / and vibrations / Nature 22/230. [V; 199. "Notes." Nature, 22 (July 8, 1880): 228-230, at 230.]


1880 June 27 / q. / Surrey and Switzerland / Nature 22/230. [V; 200. "Notes." Nature, 22 (July 8, 1880): 228-230, at 230.]


1880 June 28 / Trib, 2-6 / Cyclone / Iowa. [V; 201. “A Late Cyclone in Iowa.” New York Tribune, June 28, 1880, p. 2 c. 6.]


1880 June 29 / 3 a.m. / Volcano Fuego in Guatemala suddenly became active. / Nature 22-346. [V; 202. "Notes." Nature, 22 (August 12, 1880): 345-347, at 346-347. The Fuego volcano.]


1880 June 29 / and diminished to July 15 // Volc Fuego, Guatemala / L'A. Sci 24-328. [V; 203. “Le Volcan de Fuego." Année Scientifique et Industrielle, 24 (1880): 328-329. The Fuego volcano continued its eruption to August 20, 1880.]


1880 June 30 / ab midnight / Great det met / 40 miles around Macon, Georgia / vibrations like earthquake / NYT, July 1-1-3 / In Times, July 10, said that ac to the Macon (Ga) Daily Herald, the met had been found embedded in the fork of a tree a few miles from Macon. / (Sc Am 43-36). [V; 204.1, 204.2. “A Brilliant Meteor's Flight.” New York Times, July 1, 1880, p. 1 c. 3. (Macon Daily Herald, July 1880.) "A Georgia Meteor." Scientific American, n.s., 43 (July 17, 1880): 36.]


[1880 June 30. 5. Wrong date. See: 1879 June 30, (V; 205).]


1880 June 30 / 12:55 p.m. / Ridgetown, Ontario. Sky clear. Sudden inky darkness—lightning struck a church steeple—immediately clear again. / Toronto Globe, July 1-2-3 / There were th storms this day in Ontario. [V; 206. “Ridgetown.” Toronto Globe, July 1, 1880, p. 2 c. 3.]


1880 July 3 / Eruption of Cotopaxi / Knowledge 5-155. [V; 207. Ranyard, Arthur Cowper. “The Extraordinary Sunsets.” Knowledge, o.s., 5 (March 14, 1884, and March 21, 1884): 155-156, 177-178, at 155. Whymper, Edward. “The Remarkable Sunsets.” Nature, 29 (December 27, 1883): 199-200. The Cotopaxi volcano.]


1880 July 4 / Sea / Quebec Daily Mercury of July 23—"Capt. Collins of the barque Cimorin, of and from Liverpool, which arrived off this port [Halifax] yesterday, makes the following statement:—'On July 4th, in latitude 47.18; longitude 31.43, the ship British Queen[, of London,] lay becalmed within three hundred yards of our ship. A person, supposed to be the master, was on the poop of the ship and commenced firing from a loaded rifle, taking deliberate aim straight at our vessel. About six or seven shots were fired, and the whizzing of the bullets could be distinctly heard by everyone on our vessel's deck. As soon as possible afterwards I signalled to him that I would report him at the nearest port, to which signals he did not reply.' The statement was also signed by the mate, carpenter, cook, steward, and two boys of the Cimorin." [B; 297.1 to 297.4. "A Ship Fired At at Sea." Quebec Mercury, July 23, 1880, p. 1 c. 2. "A Strange Incident at Sea." Liverpool Mercury, August 4, 1880, p. 6 c. 1.]


1880 July 4 / BO / Severe shock, Zermatt and other places, Switzerland / L.T. 6-5-c / ab 9:30 a.m. / (L.T. 9-5-b) / "In both places [Visp and Breig] the shock was preceded and accompanied by aerial noises and underground detonations. [V; 208. "Switzerland." London Times, July 6, 1880, p. 5 c. 3. "Switzerland." London Times, July 9, 1880, p. 5 c. 2.]


1880 July 4 / —Italy and Switzerland / I // 15—Philippines / II // 18—Phil. / III // 20—Phil. / III // 22—Asia Minor // 24-38—Ischia, Italy // 29—Asia Minor / III /// BA '11. [V; 209.1. Milne, 728.]


1880 July 4 / q throughout Switzerland and to Milan, Italy / BA '11. [V; 209.2. Milne, 728.]


1880 July 5 / Fish / Toronto Globe of—"After a recent heavy thunder shower, Mr. David Augustine found in the centre of a cornfield on his farm in the fourth concession of Malahide, nine small catfish, and as there is no water containing fish of any kind within two miles of his place, he feels confident they came down with the rain." [V; 210.1, 210.2. “Canada.” Toronto Globe, July 5, 1880, p. 5 c. 3.]


1880 July 9 / London / Great Yarmouth / and March (Cambridgeshire) / great met / E Mec 31/447. [V; 211. “Meteor.” English Mechanic, 31 (no. 799; July 16, 1880): 447.]


1880 July 10 / Sci Amer of this date / "Whirl" / E. Kent, Ont. See Volc in Maine early in 1885. [V; 212. "A Curious Phenomenon." Scientific American, n.s., 43 (July 10, 1880): 24. See: 1885 May 22, (V; 2172).]


1880 July 10 / See May 22, 1885. [V; 213. See: 1885 May 22, (V; 2172).]


1880 July 10 / East Kent / stones / See May 4, 1910. [V; 214. See: 1910 (May 4), (IX; 1597).]


1880 July 10 / See May 22, 1885. [V; 215. See: 1885 May 22, (V; 2172).]


1880 July 7 / World, 2-4 / Second mate of a vessel had reported that while sailing along the coast of Florida he had seen two columns of fire about 50 yards apart and 500 feet high, arching toward each other, but not meeting. Seen all night. [V; 216. (New York World, July 7, 1880, p. 2 c. 4.)]


1880 July 12, 20 / New Hampshire / qs / Am J Sci 3/21/200. [V; 217. Rockwood, Charles Greene, Jr. "Notices of Recent American Earthquakes. No. 10." American Journal of Science, s. 3 v. 21 (1881): 198-202, at 200.]


1880 July 13 / BO / Shocks, Manila, began. / See 17th. / L.T. 22-7-c. [V; 218. "The Earthquake at Manila." London Times, July 22, 1880, p. 7 c. 3. See: 1880 July 17, (V; 223).]


1880 July 14 / Phe—? / Toronto Globe of, 2-5 / Few numbers before, story of—in Chicago—naked body of a man found—near him, clothes of a laborer obviously not his. / T. Globe, 14th—at Abbotsford, near Montreal—man found dead and naked in a wagon, from which horse been removed. Clothes of a man named Girard nearby. Girard says he traded his clothes for the horse and then went home naked. (Verified story). It was thought the man in cart dead of heart disease. / Globe 17-2-6—that at the inquest the mystery had not been cleared up beyond that the man had not been murdered. [B; 298.1, 298.2, 298.3. “Chicago.” Toronto Globe, July 6, 1880, p. 2 c. 2-3. “Quebec.” Toronto Globe, July 14, 1880, p. 2 c. 4-5. “Quebec.” Toronto Globe, July 17, 1880, p. 2 c. 6.]


1880 July 14 / See Sept, 1907. / At Belleville, Ontario. / A house struck by lightning on the 12th burned down on the 14th. Suposed the fire caught from the chimney, which was shaken on the 12th. / Toronto Globe, 16th. [B; 299. “Belleville.” Toronto Globe, July 16, 1880, p. 2 c. 1. See: (1907 Sept.)]


1880 July 15 / seen in Sky / Said been mirage of distant steamship / Richmond, Va. / M W Rev., July, 1880 / (Cut). * [V; 219. “Miscellaneous Phenomena.” Monthly Weather Review, 8 (July 1880): 13-14, at 14.]


1880 July 15 / (+) / lightning substance / Violent th. storm north of Cork, Ireland. At a railway station, a ball of fire struck telegraph instruments and broke into small globules. One was examined and found to be of quicksilver. / Norfolk (Norwich) Chronicle, July 24. [V; 220. “More Fatal Thunderstorms.” Norfolk Chronicle, July 24, 1880, p. 10 c. 1-2.]


1880 July 15 / Great th storm / Reported from Cork, a ball of lightning that struck some telegraph instruments, and fell into globules which were found to be quicksilver. / L.T. 16-5-f. [V; 221. "The Thunderstorms." London Times, July 16, 1880, p. 5 c. 6.]


1880 July 15, 18, 20 / Great qs. / Philippines / BA '11. [V; 222. Milne, 728.]


1880 July 17 / BO / Slight shock, Manila / 18, violent and great damage / L.T. 20-5-e // 22-7-c / Earth opened and threw out boiling water and ashes—almost all volcs in full activity. [V; 223. "Earthquake at Manila." London Times, July 20, 1880, p. 5 c. 5. "The Earthquake at Manila." London Times, July 22, 1880, p. 7 c. 3.]


1880 July 17 / Volc Fuego, in Guatemala / NY Trib 28-1-2. [V; 224. “A Volcanic Eruption.” New York Tribune, July 28, 1880, p. 1 c. 2. The Fuego volcano was in eruption from June 28 to August 20, 1880.]


1880 July 18-29 / Great q., Manila, told of in North China Herald, Aug 3 to 17th. 1st shock ab noon of 18th. On 19th, volc. Taal broke out. About 4 p.m., 20th, a greater shock and houses fell. Continued to July 29, and heavy rains that flooded the devastated district. / Herald of 17th. [V; 225. North China Herald, August 3 to 17, 1880.)]


1880 July 18 / Manila / q / N.Y. Herald, Aug. 28-6-5. [V; 226. (New York Herald, August 28, 1880, p. 6 c. 5.)]


1880 July 19 / Volc Taal, near Manila, broke out. / NY Herald, Aug 28. [V; 227. (New York Herald, August 28, 1880.)]


1880 July 20, etc. / Polt / Bellefontaine, Ohio / Sun 2-3-4. [B; 300. "Astonishment in Ohio." New York Sun, August 2, 1880, p. 3 c. 4.]


1880 July 20 / det met / 8:30 p.m. / Vizimgaum and Radhanpur / from S to N—ab ¾ minute / Toronto Globe, Sept 11-11-3 / Great met with tail like comets. Whole sky illuminated 4 minutes after disap. Sounds like gunfire for ab. 2 minutes. [V; 228. “Science.” Toronto Globe, September 11, 1880, p. 11 c. 3. The village and surrounding area was “set ablaze”; but, it was “four minutes after the falling of the comet” when a distant thunder was heard.]


1880 July 20 / Great meteor / Radhanpur, India / N.Y. Trib, Sept 19-9-3. [V; 229. “Meteors in India.” New York Tribune, September 19, 1880, p. 9 c. 3.]


1880 July 20 / Great q. / Philippines / B.A. 11. [V; 230. Milne, 728.]


1880 July 20 / Contoocock, N.H. / etc., in N.H. / 7 p.m. / shock / World 21-1-3. [V; 231. (New York World, July 21, 1880, p. 1 c. 3.)]


1880 July 21 / qs and volc. / Philippines / LT 22-7-c / 12-e. [V; 232. "The Earthquake at Manila." London Times, July 22, 1880, p. 7 c. 3. "The Earthquake in Manila." London Times, July 21, 1880, p. 5 c. 4. The reference to "12-e" appears to be erroneous; and, these articles do not refer to volcanoes.]


1880 July 21 / BO / Another violent q / Manila / L.T. 23-5-c. [V; 233. "Another Earthquake in Manila." London Times, July 23, 1880, p. 5 c. 3.]


1880 July 22, 29 / Great qs / Smyrna / BA '11. [V; 234. Milne, 728.]


1880 July 22 / 2 a.m. / Loud rumbling sound and q. at Ottawa, Ont. / N.Y. Herald 23/5/4. [V; 235. (New York Herald, July 23, 1880, p. 5 c. 4.)]


1880 July 22 / Streak of light from 17 to 5, from 5 to 14, by Williams—in Plato / Astro Reg 18/227. [V; 236. Birt, William Radcliffe. "Lunar Objects Suitable for Observation in September, 1880." Astronomical Register, 18 (September 1880): 227.]


1880 July 23 / This is July 15. [V; 237.]


1880 July 24 / BO / another violent shock / Manila / L.T. 26-5-f. [V; 237.1. "The Earthquake in the Philippines Islands." London Times, July 26, 1880. p. 5 c. 6.]


1880 July 25 / BO / Vesuvius in eruption / L.T. 26-5-f. [V; 238. "Italy." London Times, July 26, 1880, p. 5 c. 6.]


1880 July 24-28 / Small qs / Italy / Ischia / B.A. '11. [V; 239. Milne, 728.]


1880 July 25 / Vesuvius / Sc Am Sup 10/4143. [V; 240. "Vesuvius in Eruption." Scientific American Supplement, 10 (no. 260; December 25, 1880): 4143.]


1880 July 25 / N.Y. Times, 9-4 / q. / Switzerland. [V; 241. “Earthquakes in Switzerland.” New York Times, August 9, 1880, p. 9 c. 4.]


1880 July 26 / [LT], 5-f / 28-5-d // Vesuvius. [V; 242. "Italy." London Times, July 26, 1880, p. 5 c. 6. "Mount Vesuvius." London Times, July 28, 1880, p. 5 c. 4.]


1880 July 26 / [LT], 7-f / Waterspout at Swansea. [V; 243. "Waterspout at Swansea." London Times, July 26, 1880, p. 7 c. 6.]


1880 July 28 / The Louisville Obj / See "Lo". [B; 301. The note copies information from page 146 of Lo! "A flying machine which two Louisvillians saw passing over the city...." Louisville Courier-Journal, July 29, 1880, p. 4 c. 2. "The Flying Machine." Louisville Courier-Journal, August 6, 1880, p. 4 c. 5.]


1880 July 29 / Vessel / British vessel arrived St John, Newfoundland, with the figurehead of the lost training ship Atlanta. / San Francisco Ev. Bulletin 30-1-4. [B; 302. (San Francisco Evening Bulletin, July 30, 1880, p. 1 c. 4.)]


1880 Feb / Disap ship "Atalanta" / All the Year Round 72/444. /// E 71 [stamped]. [B; 303. “Naval Misadventures.” All the Year Round, s. 3 v. 9 (May 13, 1893): 439-444, at 444.]


1880 / early // Ship vanish / B Eagle, 1899, Nov 12-27-6. / Training ship Atalanta, with 250 aboard, set sail for a short cruise from Bermuda—no more known. [B; 304. “Vessels Vanish From Sight.” Brooklyn Eagle, November 12, 1899, p. 27 c. 6.]


1880 July 29 / BO / morning / Strong shock in Smyrna. Houses thrown down at Barnova. / L.T. 30-5-c // at 4:50 a.m. / L.T. 31-5-b // Aug 17-8-e—in one place a chasm formed and salt water and sea weeds rushed out, though sea several kilometres distant. [V; 244.1, 244.2. "Earthquake at Smyrna." London Times, July 30, 1880, p. 5 c. 3. "The Earthquake at Smyrna." London Times, July 31, 1880, p. 5 c. 2-3. "The Earthquakes in Syria." London Times, August 17, 1880, p. 8 c. 5.]


1880 July 29 / 4:53 a.m. / Smyrna / greatest q in 100 years / C.R., 91-601 / It had been preceded by a long drought. / C.R. 91-607. [V; 245. Carpentin. "Tremblement de terre de Smyrne, du 29 juillet 1880." Comptes Rendus, 91 (1880): 601-607.]


1880 July 30 / Lights / Russia / D-282. [V; 246. The note copies information from page 282 of The Book of the Damned. "Éclairs en Boule à Saint-Pétersbourg." Année Scientifique et Industrielle, 32 (1888): 66-67.]


1880 July 31 / 5:30 p.m. / Captive balloon breaks away with 2 persons in it. / Youngstown, Ohio / NY Times, Aug 1-1-5. [V; 247. “A Captive Balloon Escapes.” New York Times, August 2, 1880, p. 1 c. 6. “Westchester County.” New York Times, August 3, 1880, p. 8 c. 6. A large balloon, (without any basket or car attached), was seen the next afternoon over Rockland Lake, near Ossining, New York.]


1880 July 31 / Eruptive protuberance on sun / R—Sept 26, '79. [V; 248. Refer to: 1879 Sept 26, (IV; 2786). Riccò, Annibale. "Grand Protubérances Solaires Observées à Palermo de 1881 à 1887." Astronomie, 7 (1888): 215-223, at 222.]


1880 July, last / Phe of Sept 9 begin. / Polt—showers / Canada. [B; 305. See: 1880 Sept. 9, (B; 321).]


1880 July-Sept / Invdrs? / Lights and "apparitions of the Virgin / Sun 26-1-3. [B; 306. "New Miracles in Ireland." New York Sun, September 26, 1880, p. 1 c. 3-4.]


1880 Aug 7 / Destructive typhoon / Osaka, Japan / North China Herald, Aug. 31. [V; 249. (North China Herald, August 31, 1880.)]


1880 Aug 1 / ab 8:20 p.m. / Large meteor / N.Y. City / NY Times 3-2-7. [V; 250. “A Brilliant Meteor.” New York Times, August 3, 1880, p. 2 c. 7.]


1880 August / Astro Reg / Birt announces be new series obs in Plato. / (Cut). [V; 251. Birt, William Radcliffe. "Lunar Objects Suitable for Observation in September, 1880." Astronomical Register, 18 (August 1880): 194-195.]


1880 Aug 6-7 / late at night / A "wonderful meteor" left over Indianapolis a train that lasted 10 minutes. / Louisville C-J., 9th / detonations. [V; 252. (Louisville Courier-Journal, August 9, 1880.)]


1880 Aug 14 / or 7th? // Caledonia, Marion Co., Ohio / B. Eagle 22-1-9 / In terrific th. storm, night, mass of red hot metal fell from sky and buried in ground. [V; 253. “A Five Ton Meteor.” Brooklyn Eagle, August 22, 1880, p. 1 c. 9.]


1880 Aug 9 / Volcanic eruption from a mountain in Idaho, 20 miles east of Mt. Idaho. Volume of smoke and fire several hundred feet high / Forest fire seen? / B. Eagle, Aug 17-2-8. [V; 254. (Brooklyn Eagle, August 17, 1880, p. 2 c. 8; not found here.) See: 1881 Aug. 9, (V: 596 & 597).]


1880 Aug 10 / 12:15 p.m. / Northern New Jersey / shock and "noise as of a distant explosion" / Am J. Sci 3-21-200. [V; 255. Rockwood, Charles Greene, Jr. "Notices of Recent American Earthquakes. No. 10." American Journal of Science, s. 3 v. 21 (1881): 198-202, at 200.]


[1880 Aug 11-14 /] 1881 July 1 / [LT], 13-f / Aurora and telegraph / or July 9? [V; 549. “Aurora Borealis and the Telegraph.” London Times, July 9, 1881, p. 13 c. 6. “In Germany all the longer lines were very much disturbed in the ways mentioned on August 12, from noon till late at night.”]


1880 Aug 12 / 10:30 p.m. / Hampshire / Sky from neighborhood of Perseus to Arcturus illuminated by white light in continual motion. / E Mec 31-568. [V; 256. “Aurora.” English Mechanic, 31 (no. 804; August 20, 1880): 568. Williams, Arthur Stanley. “Aurora Borealis.” English Mechanic, 31 (no. 804; August 20, 1880): 568. “This Aurora was the brightest and largest I have ever seen.”]


1880 Aug 13 / Brilliant white spot on Jupiter / Aug 16—very bright / See Nov. 11-24. / Variations to Sept 31, when 3 bright spots / by Barnard / Pub A S. Pac 1/97. [V; 257. Barnard, Edward Emerson. "Observations of Jupiter with a 5-Inch Refractor during the Years 1879 to 1886." Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 1 (no. 5; November 30, 1889): 89-111, at 97.]


1880 Aug 14 / Religio-Phil Jour, 6-3 / Haunted House, Portland, Oregon, where 2 girls had committed suicide. [B; 307. "A Haunted House." Religio-Philosophical Journal, 28 (no. 24; August 14, 1880): 6, (c. 3).]


1880 Aug 14 / Religio-Phil. Jour, 6-4, copying from the Cincinnati Enquirer. / At the Zahller place, 3 miles north of Belle Center, Ohio, corn cobs falling about—several children in the family—stones—sticks. Several witnesses said they saw the corn cobs go up from the ground. [B; 308. "Vexatious Spirits." Religio-Philosophical Journal, 28 (no. 24; August 14, 1880): 6, (c. 4). (Cincinnati Enquirer, ca. 1880.)]


1880 Aug. 14 / Carthage (Ill) Gazette—an unknown animal, all summer, in Sangamon Co., Wisconsin. Ab 5 feet long—two reddish stripes on face. [B; 309. (Carthage Gazette, Ill., August 14, 1880).]


1880 Aug 16 / Caledonia, Marion Co, Ohio / Great met in storm, ac to Cleveland Leader. Denied in the Caledonia Argus. / Sc Am. 43/169. [V; 260. "A False Meteoric Report." Scientific American, n.s., 43 (September 11, 1880): 169. The Caledonia Argus was the local, weekly newspaper.]


1880 Aug 17 / Great waterspout off Cape Breton coast / Halifax Citizen, Aug 24. [V; 261. (Halifax Citizen, August 24, 1880.)]


1880 Aug 18 / Observations upon Jupiter / Sc Am 43/356. [V; 262. Barnard, Edward Emerson. "Changes on Jupiter."  Scientific American, n.s., 43 (December 4, 1880): 356.]


1880 Aug 18 / bet 8 and 9 p.m. till 2 a.m. / Brooklyn Eagle, Sept. 3-3-9 / Hurricane / Jamaica. [V; 263. “Devastation in Jamaica.” Brooklyn Eagle, September 3, 1880, p. 3 c. 9.]


1880 Aug 18 and 24 / Violent storms / Jamaica / N.M. / Nature 22-465. [V; 264. "Notes." Nature, 22 (September 16, 1880): 464-466, at 465.]


1880 Aug 18 / Eruption reported in southern California but thought be smoke from forest fires. / San Francisco Ev. Bulletin 19-4-2. [V; 265. (San Francisco Evening Bulletin, August 19, 1880, p. 4 c. 2.)]


1880 Aug 18 / Hurricane / Jamaica / 40 vessels wrecked in harbor at Kingston / See also Sci Amer 43/202. [V; 267. "Two Disastrous Hurricanes." Scientific American, n.s., 43 (September 25, 1880): 202.]


1880 Aug 18 / Trib., 5-4 / Comet. [V; 258. (New York Tribune, August 18, 1880, p. 5 c. 4.)]


[1880 Aug 20. Wrong date. See: 1880 Aug 25, (V; 259).]


1880 Aug 21 / [LT], 11-f / 30-7-c / Sept. 13-10-d / Miracles / Knock, Ireland. [B; 311. "The Miraculous in Ireland." London Times, August 21, 1880, p. 11 c. 6. "The Alleged Miracles at Knock." London Times, August 30, 1880, p. 7 c. 3. "Ireland." London Times, September 13, 1880, p. 10 c. 4-5.]


1880 Aug 21 / Destructive hail / Bavaria / Nature 23-233. [V; 268. "Notes." Nature, 23 (January 6, 1881): 231-233, at 233.]


1880 Aug 21 / Gale / Spain / all telegraph lines injured / railroad tracks washed away in the storms / An. Reg. [V; 269. "Chronicle." Annual Register, 1880: pt. 2, 1-135, at 80.]


1880 Aug 21 / q / New Hampshire / Am J. Sci 3/21-200. [V; 270. Rockwood, Charles Greene, Jr. "Notices of Recent American Earthquakes. No. 10." American Journal of Science, s. 3 v. 21 (1881): 198-202, at 200.]


1880 Aug 22 / Sounds / Victoria, B.C. / Toronto Globe, Sept. 9-8-2 / 1:23 p.m. / 2:10 / 2:19 / Violent concussions and sounds like a “distant heavy gun". [V; 271. “Canada.” Toronto Globe, September 9, 1880, p. 8 c. 1-2. The earthquake shocks were accompanied by loud sounds at several locations.]


1880 Aug 24 / [LT], 6-d / Myst Occurrence at Westenhanger. /// H. [B; 310. "Mysterious Occurrence." London Times, August 24, 1880, p. 6 c. 4.]


1880 Aug 24 / With the metite came a current of air so hot as to make breathing "pénible". / C et Terre / Ciel et Terre, 2-43. [V; 272. “Aérolithe.” Ciel et Terre. 2 (1881-1882): 43.]


1880 Aug 24 / (L) / Ratyno (Kallsburg Pologne) / Crystalline object or substance in a great rain / Ciel et Terre 2/43. [V; 273. “Aérolithe.” Ciel et Terre. 2 (1881-1882): 43. Kalisch was the German name for Kalisz, Poland. "Kleinere Mittheilungen." Zeitschrift der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Meteorologie, 16 (1881): 64-73, at 66. “Es wog über 800 Gramm und sein hartes glasartiges Gefüge war ähnlich einem ungeformten Klumpen krystallisirten Salzes. In dem Momente, als das Meteor niederfiel, erticholl ein starker Knall und einige nahe dabei stehende Feld-arbeiter fühlten sich gleichzeitig eingehüllt in einen heissen Luftstrom, der das Athmen erschwerte.”]


1880 Aug 25 / Insects / Basle / 6:30 p.m. / cor to The Entomologists Monthly Magazine 17-164 / Writes that "as if by magic, the air above the river (Rhine) was one mass of Oligoneuria” (Orhenana). Says so extraordinary that the sight was worth a journey from England, to an entomologist. Says could be no exaggeration to say that millions past. May have flown far. At one point "any number could there be caught in the hand". Det—shedding their skins as they flew. [V; 274.1, 274.2. McLachlan, Robert. “Oligoneuria rhenana.” Entomologist's Monthly Magazine, 17 (December 1880): 163-164.]


1880 Aug 25 / Drops of flaming matter / (C.R., Nov 15, 1886) / See Trecul. [V; 275. Trécul, Auguste. "Rappel de l'observation d'une matière incandescente, en fusion, tombée d'un nuage orageux; à l'occasion de la dernière note de M. St. Meunier." Comptes Rendus, 103 (1886): 848-850.]


[1880 Aug 25 /] 1880 Aug 20 / S / Torpedo body / France / (D-279) / N. [V; 259. The note copies information from page 279 of The Book of the Damned. Flammarion, Camille. Thunder and Lightning. London: Chatto & Windus, 1905, 86-87. The observation was made on August 25, 1880, (not on August 20). Trécul, Auguste. "Cas remarquable de tonnerre en boule; éclairs diffus voisons de la surface du sol." Comptes Rendus, 92 (1881): 775-777. Trécul, Auguste. "Rappel de l'observation d'une matière incandescente, en fusion, tombée d'un nuage orageux; à l'occasion de la dernière note de M. St. Meunier." Comptes Rendus, 103 (1886): 848-850.]


1880 Aug 27 / Myst assault in Ottawa, Aug 27, 1880. Detective and man. Detective calls on crowd for help. But it seems he unknown to the O. police. Other myst assaults in Canada. // On 13th, in Montreal, man in street—sees "a form"—stabbed. / Daily Telegraph (St. John, N. Brunswick), Aug 20-1-7 // On 20th—2 men, in Toronto, chases an Editor. / D. Tel, 26-1-7. [B; 312.1, 312.2. “Mysterious Stabbing Case at Montreal.” St. John Daily Telegraph, August 20, 1880, p. 1 c. 7. “Canadian News.” St. John Daily Telegraph, August 26, 1880, p. 1 c. 7. (St. John Daily Telegraph, ca. August 27, 1880; not found August 29 to September 2.)]


1880 Aug 29, 30 / Terrific hurricane / Bermuda / Nature 22-495. [V; 276. "Notes." Nature, 22 (September 23, 1880): 493-495, at 495.]


1880 Aug. 30 / Apparition / Llanthony / N.Y. Times, Sept 29-2-7. [B; 313. “An Apparition of the Virgin.” New York Times, September 29, 1880, p. 2 c. 7. “Alleged Apparition at Llanthony Abbey.” South Wales Daily News, (Cardiff), September 13, 1880, p. 3 c. 5-6. (Hereford Times, September, 1880; not @ BNA. South Wales Daily News reproduces the letters to the Hereford Times.)]


1880 Aug 31 / 5 a.m. / At Hespeler, large barn burned. "The cause of the fire is a mystery [and can only be a matter of conjecture], but it looks like incendiarism. / 1 a.m., barns and sheds burned near Colborne. "It is supposed to be the work of incendiarism.” / Hamilton Spectator, Sept 1-1-5 / This "for instance". Almost every succeeding issue, fires of unknown origin somewhere in Canada. [B; 314.1, 314.2. “Fires.” Hamilton Spectator, (Canada), September 1, 1880, p. 1 c. 5.]


1880 Aug 31 / Psycho / Morning, an almost nude demented man from Hoboken found in Laurel Hill (L.I.). / Afternoon, a barefooted demented man from Alabama found in Jamaica. / B. Eagle 2-2-9 / 2-3-2. [B; 315. “A Missing Man Found.” Brooklyn Eagle, September 2, 1880, p. 2 c. 9. “Found in Distress.” Brooklyn Eagle, September 2, 1880, p. 3 c. 2. Jamaica, New York, (now part of the borough of Queens, on Long Island).]


1880 Sept / Psycho-stones / See Feb 29, 1888. [B; 316. See: 1888 Feb. 29, (B; 871).]  


1880 Sept 1 / ab 5 a.m. / Morristown, N.J. / slight shock / Hamilton (Ont) Spectator, Sept 2. [V; 277. “American News.” Hamilton Spectator, (Canada), September 2, 1880, p. 1 c. 6.]  


1880 Sept 1 / Daily Telegraph of / St John, (New Brunswick) / "The Manitoba horse-fly, a black insect about five times the size of our horse pest, has appeared in London, Ont.” [V; 278. “Canadian News.” St. John Daily Telegraph, September 1, 1880, p. 4 c. 2.]


1880 Aug 26-Sept 8 / Story of a met-like obj in Kentucky—(?) / Sun, 1881, Aug. 14-3-5 / Klein's Comet. [V; 279. ("Meeting a Sea Serpent." New York Sun, August 14, 1880, p. 3 c. 5; sea serpent article.; nil found in search for Kentucky meteor.)]


1880 Aug 29 / Trib, 9-3 / Approaching Comets. [V; 280. (New York Tribune, August 29, 1880, p. 9 c. 3.)]


1880 Aug 29 / 3 a.m. / Cleveland, Ohio / large det met severely jarring buildings / Louisville Courier-Journal 30-1-5. [V; 281. (Louisville Courier-Journal, August 30, 1880, p. 1 c. 5.)]


1880 Aug 14 / [LT], 5-b / 16-6-f // Aurora. [V; 282. "Aurora Borealis." London Times, August 14, 1880, p. 5 c. 2. "Aurora Borealis." London Times, August 16, 1880, p. 6 c. 6.]


[The following thirty-four notes were clipped together by Fort. V: 283-316.]


[The following twenty-six notes were clipped together within the group of thirty-four notes by Fort. V: 283-208.]


1880 Aug-Sept / Flies / See Sept 28, 1834. [V: 283. See: 1834 Sept. 28 - Oct 1, (I; 1921).]


1880 or 81 // Flies / Sept 28, 1834. [V; 284. See: 1834 Sept. 28 - Oct 1, (I; 1921).]


1880 Sept 2 / Similar flies / Sept 4, 1882. [V; 285. See: 1882 Sept 3, (V; 929 & 930).]  


1880 Sept / Flies / See Oct., 1865. [V; 286. See: 1865 Sept 30, (III: 761 and 762).]


1880 Aug / Swarms / 1892. [V; 287. See: (1892).]


1880 Aug / Flies / Sept 8, 1923 / not same kind. [V; 288. See: 1923 Sept 8, (X: 2028 & 2029).]


1880 Aug / St Mark's flies / May 13 or 16, 1891. [V; 289. See: 1891 May 13, 16, (VII; 104).]


1880 Sept 8 / flies / Newfoundland / dragon-flies / Sept 4, 1885. [V; 290. See: 1885 Sept 4, (VI; 133).]


1880 Sept / Flies / nothing in Norfolk Chronicle. [V; 291.]


1880 Aug-Sept / Flies / Ap. 15, 1847. [V; 292. See: 1847 April 5, (II; 1113).]


1880 Aug. / Flies fell dead at Cupar. / Aug. 7, 1886. [V; 293. See: 1886 Aug. 7, (VI; 587).]


1880 Aug-Sept / Beetles far apart / Sept 10, 1870. [V: 294. See: 1870 Sept. 10, (IV; 223).]


1880 Aug-Sept / April flies / Ap 26, 1844. [V; 295. See: 1844 Ap. 26, (II; 723).]


1880 Sept / Flies during duststorm / Feb 14, 1903. [V; 296. See: (1903 Feb 14).]


1880 Aug, Sept / Flies, but little ones / Sept 28, 1834. [V; 297. See: 1834 Sept. 28 - Oct 1, (I; 1921).]


1880 Aug-Sept / Flies / Nova Scotia / Sept 17, 1881 / not like 1880. [V; 298. See: 1881 Sept. 17, (V; 712).]


1880 Aug. / Flies / Sept 8, 1923. [V; 299. See: 1923 Sept 8, (X: 2028 & 2029).]


1880 Aug / Flies / I have lists of terrestrial flies Ap. and Oct. / not Aug and early Sept. [V; 300.]


1880 Aug / Flies / Sept 30, 1865. [V; 301. See: 1865 Sept 30, (III: 761 & 762).]


1880 Aug-Sept / Flies of 1872 / Ap, last / May 10. [V; 302. See: 1872 / last of April, (IV; 797), and, 1872 May 10, (IV; 819).]


1880 Aug, Sept / St Marks flies / May 13, 16, 1891. [V; 303. See: 1891 May 13, 16, (VII; 104).]


1880 Aug / Flies / See Sept 5, 1924. [V; 304. See: (1924 Sept 5).]


1880 Aug / (Flies) / Nothing in N. China Herald or Sydney Herald. [V; 305.]


1880 Aug / Swarms and Jupiter / Aug-Sept, 1880. [V; 306. See: (1880 Aug-Sept.).]


1880 Aug-Sept / Flies / Ap 19-28, 1881. [V; 307. See: 1881 Ap 19-28, (V; 476).]


1880 // summer /// with flies / See beetles. / Crimea / July 10-24, 1907. [V; 308. See: 1907 July 10-24, (IX; 792).]


1880 Sept 5 / BO—from east / B. Eagle 7-4-1 / "Immense swarms of flies passed over Guysboro (N.S.) on Sunday (5th). They came from the east, and resembled a dark cloud. People were much alarmed.” [V; 266. “Plague of Flies.” Brooklyn Eagle, September 7, 1880, p. 4 c. 1.]


[The following six notes were clipped together within the group of thirty-four notes by Fort. V: 309-314.]


1880 Sept 5 / Flies of Eng. and Nova Scotia / See Dec. 25, 1872. / Newfoundland and Eng. [V; 309. See: 1872 Dec 25, (IV; 1116), and, 1872 Dec 26, (IV; 1117).]


1880 Aug / Flies / See Oct 6, 1865. [V; 310. See: (1865 Oct 6; no note for this date).]


1880 Sept / Flies / See Sept 28, 1834. [V; 311. See: 1834 Sept. 28-Oct 1, (I; 1921).]


1880 Sept / Flies / See Sept 3, 1882. [V; 312. See: 1882 Sept 3, (V; 929 & 930).]  


1880 Sept 4 and 5 / Flies / See Nature, Sept 30, 1880. / Same stuff. [V; 313. "Notes." Nature, 22 (September 30, 1880): 517-520, at 518.]


1880 Sept 5 / Dragon-flies / See Sept 4, 1885. / New Brunswick. [V; 314. See: 1885 Sept 4, (VI; 133).]


1880 Sept / Black flies / See Sept. 8, 1923. [V; 315. See: 1923 Sept. 8, (XI; 2028).]


1880 Aug-Sept / See flies of Sept 7, 1869. [V; 316. See: 1869 Sept. 7, (III; 2089).]


[The following fourteen notes were clipped together by Fort. V: 317-330.]


1880 Sept 4 / "On the afternoon of Saturday, September 4, the steamboat Martin encountered, on the Hudson River, between New Hamburg and Newburg, a vast cloud of flies. It reached southward from shore to shore as far as the eye could reach, and resembled a great drift of black snow. The insects were flying northward 'as thick as snow flakes driven by a strong wind.' The steamer Mary Powell ran into the fly storm off Haverstraw, some forty miles below where the Martin encountered it. The flies were 'long and black and had light wings.'" / Sc Am 43-193. [V; 317. "Traveling Flies." Scientific American, n.s., 43 (September 25, 1880): 193.]


1880 Sept 5 / Immense swarms of flies passing over Guysboro, Nova Scotia / NY Times 8-5-4 / (See Oct 17.) [V; 318. “A Cloud of Flies in Nova Scotia.” New York Times, September 8, 1880, p. 5 c. 4.  See: (1880 Oct 17).]


1880 Sept 5 / Compact cloud of flies passed over Guysboro, N.S. Went in an easterly direction and large numbers falling into the harbor literally covering the surface. 30 minutes passing. / Sep 7. / (Halifax C and E.C., Sept 7). [V; 319. (Halifax Citizen and Evening Chronicle, September 7, 1880.) “Guysborough.” Halifax Morning Chronicle, September 7, 1880, p. 3 c. 2.]


1880 Sept 6 / NY Times / Dispatch from Poughkeepsie. That the same kind of spectacle had appeared along Hudson River. "They were long and black and had white wings, and the cloud must have been miles in length." [V; 320. “A Storm of Flies.” New York Times, September 7, 1880, p. 1 c. 3.]


1880 Sept 2 / Flies / Entomologist's Monthly Mag, 17-142 / The Topsy story. So thick that for five hours the people on board could not remain on deck. Air cleared late in afternoon and flies were shoveled overboard. Remainder cleared away with buckets of water and brooms. Said to be of the Bibionidæ—They were all females of Dilophus Vulgaris. [V; 321.1, 321.2. Douglas, J.W. “A Swarm of Flies.” Entomologist's Monthly Magazine, 17 (November 1880): 142.]


1880 Sept 2 / (+) / A very great swarm of flies appeared off the coast of Norfolk. "Appeared to be millions upon milions. Some of them covered the deck of a schooner. / The Field, Sept 15/1883 / And the flight continued several hours. / See Sept 4, 1883. [V; 322. (Field, September 15, 1883.) See: (1883 Sept 4; wrong date???).]


1880 Sept 2 / 10 a.m. / Entomologist's Monthly Magazine, Nov., 1880, "copying from the Shipping and Merchantile Gazette of Sept 8—"The master of the schooner 'Topsy' informs us that at 10 a.m., on Thursday, the 2nd, inst., while on a passage from Grimsby to London, the 'Topsy' became swarmed with flies. So thick were they that the people on board were unable to remain on deck for five hours. There were millions upon millions of flies. The air became clear about 4 p.m., when the flies were thrown overboard by shovels-full and the remainder were washed off the decks by buckets of water and brooms." Said that the flies were all females of Dilophus Vulgaris (Spinatus. Wlk), one of the Biblionidae (Nemocera). / Coast of Norfolk. [V; 323.1 to 323.4. Douglas, J.W. “A Swarm of Flies.” Entomologist's Monthly Magazine, 17 (November 1880): 142. (Shipping and Merchantile Gazette, September 8, 1880; not at BNA.)]


1880 Sept 2 / Said by writer in Nature, May 25, 1905, p. 87, to been Dilophus febrilis, same as the flies of Cardiff, May 14, 1905. [V; 324. "Notes." Nature, 72 (May 25, 1905): 84-89, at 87.]


1880 Sept 5 / Flies / See Nature. [V; 325. "Notes." Nature, 22 (September 30, 1880): 517-520, at 518.]


1880 Aug / Plan / That the exhausted unaccountable flies of Havre had been seen nowhere else upon this earth.—That where they came from came the exhausted, unaccountable flies of England, Sept. 2. / Certainly can't accept that the flies of NS, 21stk had flown across the Atlantic. Might say extraordinary year for flies and abundant both NS and France. / Peculiarity is that a swarn appeared in England, Sept one—and another—arguing not same Nova Scotia swarm—in NS on 5th, suggesting that a divided swarm in 2 instances from a region 3 days longer flight from N.S. than from England. / In all cases the flies appeared suddenly as if down from the sky. The flies of Sept 4 presumably not the NS flies of Aug 21—no intermediate obs.—presumably did not fly back to be the Sept 5s of N.S. They too appeared suddenly as if down from the sky upon the Hudson. The flies of Basle—of London, Ont—beetles of Louisville—locusts, too—all same sudden appearance down from the sky. / The other things leading up SS, etc. / And perhaps Canadian phe succeeding. / See meteors, Sept 5, 1880; June 7, 1879. [V; 326.1 to 326.5. See: 1879 June 7, (IV; 2700), and, (1880 Sept 5).]


1880 Aug 18 / Havre / afternoon / Jour des Debats 20-1-6+ / Described as an avalanche of flies—like a storm, it passed, leaving all sails black with those that had alighted. Description is of exhausted flies which fell when touched and did not try to fly away when picked up. [V; 327.1, 327.2. “Nouvelles Diverses.” Journal des Debats, August 20, 1880, p. 1 c. 5-6.]


1880 Aug 21 / Flies / ac to Halifax Citizen and Evening Chronicle / Passed Lismore at 6 in the evening, flying low, some appearing to fall in the water—came from the west and turned more to the north. / ab. ½ inch long. [V; 328. (Halifax Citizen and Evening Chronicle, bet. August 21 and September 7, 1880.) “A Cloud of Flies.” Halifax Morning Chronicle, September 1, 1880, p. 3 c. 2.]


1880 Aug 21 / NY Times of Sept 8-5-4 / That upon Aug 21, at East Pictou, Nova Scotia, had appeared a cloud of flies occupying about 20 minutes in passing. Afterward some, presumably stragglers, were seen closer. "They were about half an inch in length, with wings proportionately longer than those of the common house[-fly.]”. [V; 329.1, 329.2. “A Cloud of Flies in Nova Scotia.” New York Times, September 8, 1880, p. 5 c. 4.]


1880 Aug 18 / London "Daily Telegraph, Aug. 21 / "A curious phe occurred at Havre last Wednesday just before the th. storm which swept over that town. An enormous cloud of flies settled upon the ships in the roadstead, and so much annoyance did they cause that most of the sailors were obliged to seek refuge in their cabins. As for the sails, they were so thickly covered with these insects as to be completely hidden from view. The flies were long and black. When molested they made no attempt to escape, and when touched they fell to the ground. The pilots boats on returning to port were also swarming with flies." / Editorial comment. That ac to other accounts came like a drift of black snow. "They did not come from England. They cannot have crossed the Mediterranean. Whence came they? Their appearance at Havre is a puzzle of the most mysterious kind. [V; 330.1 to 330.4. (London Daily Telegraph, August 21, 1880; not at BNA.)]


1880 Sept 1 / ab 5 a.m. / Northern N.J. / q and "a distant rumbling sound" / Am J. Sci 3-21-201. [V; 332. Rockwood, Charles Greene, Jr. "Notices of Recent American Earthquakes. No. 10." American Journal of Science, s. 3 v. 21 (1881): 198-202, at 201.]


1880 Sept 3 / Montreal Herald of / Another Myst Assault? / Toro / Toronto Globe, Oct., 1880. [B; 317. (Montreal Herald, September 3, 1880.) (Toronto Globe, ca. October, 1880.)]


1880 Sept. 4 / Washington, evening—unknown person fired into a Democratic procession / into a Democratic procession. [B; 318. (Refs.???)]


1880 Sept 6 / NY Herald of 6-8-6 / Ship in a Cave / yarn. [B; 319. (New York Herald, September 6, 1880, p. 8 c. 6.)]


1880 Sept 9 / Polt / stones / showers / near Toronto. [B; 320. See: 1880 Sept. 9, (B; 321).]


1880 Sept. 9 / (+) / Polt?—Showers, etc. / Toronto Globe of / Cor writes that he had heard of remarkable phenomena said to be occurring upon a farm near Crosshill, in the township of Wellesley—mysterious breaking of windows and showers occurring in dry weather. The cor went to the farm to interview Mr Manser and his family. As he approached the farmhouse, he saw that all the windows were boarded up, and this induced him to think that there might be something to support the stories. He learned, or was told, that toward end of July the phe began—window glass suddenly breaking—several "bursting" at a time. They were replaced and breaking occurred again. Then in sunshine a shower occurred "saturating everything in the house". Point not clear here is whether formed and fell in the house or came in through broken windows. There were no poltergeist pranks. No missiles mentioned. The windows, ac to accounts, "burst". Nothing by which to explain could be found out. All phenomena occurred in broad daylight. Neighbors were called in. While they were investigating, windows "burst". Finally Mr. Manser removed beds and all furniture most likely to be damaged by the water-falls to a shed. He had started to build a new house. [B; 321.1 to 321.7. “Remarkable Phenomena.” Toronto Globe, September 9, 1880, p. 7 c. 2.]


1880 Sept / Crosshill 16 miles from Berlin. [B; 322. Berlin, Ontario, changed its name to Kitchener, Ontario, in 1916.]


1880 Sept / Crosshill / In the Halifax Citizen, Sept 13, published an interview with Mrs Manser, who expressed concern because of the reputation for bewitchment—"I am sure it is nothing but the house settling. Some say the house is bewitched but I don't believe it any more'n I believe the moon is made of green cheese; it's all imagination; that's all. However, she tells of water pouring through a hole in a ceiling and of about a hundred panes of glass, old and replaced, that had broken, "something bursting out like the crack of a pistol, and the pieces flying as much as twenty feet off". Said glass broke always about noon or evening, when the sun was strongest, and never at midnight or early in the morning. The interviewer does not try to explain the windows but thinks that water driven into old timbers during heavy rain slowly worked in and precipitated. Of course this be only a state of dampness. [B; 323.1 to 323.5. (Halifax Citizen, September 13, 1880.) “The Crosshill Mystery.” Halifax Morning Chronicle, September 14, 1880, p. 4 c. 1-2.]


1880 Sept 9 / Stones in a house / See Jan 27, 1888. [B; 324. See: 1888 Jan 27, (B; 857).]


1880 Sept 10 / Myst disap of boy, aged 12, in Ottawa. Last seen on way to school. / Hamilton Spectator 13-1-5. [B; 325. “Ottawa.” Hamilton Spectator, (Canada), September 13, 1880, p. 1 c. 5.]


1880 Sept 12 / Point here in Times, that no such terrestrial machine or heard from if so successful. /// 1879 / Feb. 6 / N.Y. Times, 2-6 / Met / Michigan. [V; 331. (London Times, ab. September 12, 1880.) "A Big Meteor Seen in Michigan." New York Times, February 6, 1879, p. 2 c. 6-7.]


1880 Sept 13 / Halifax Citizen of / from Ottawa / "The disappearance of children has caused an anxiety here of late. Another boy failed to return from school yesterday, and cannot be found. It is believed they are enticed into the country to pick hops. [B; 326. (Halifax Citizen, September 13, 1880.)]


1880 Sept 16 / N.Y. Times, 4-5 / Sun / Humor. of distance. [V; 333. “A Solar Complication.” New York Times, September 16, 1880, p. 4 c. 5-6.]


1880 Sept 18 / "The unknown woman who was burned by a coal from her pipe igniting her clothing, in the township of Maidstone, died on the 18th of Sept., from her injuries. She was buried near Essex Centre, and no one has yet appeared who can tell who she was." / Toronto Globe 27-5-3. [B; 327.1, 327.2. “Canada.” Toronto Globe, September 27, 1880, p. 5 c. 2-3.]


1880 Sept 18 / At Durham, Ontario, ab 8 p.m. the barn and stables in the rear of a dwelling house, owned by Finlay McRae, Warden of the County, were seen to be on fire. / Toronto Globe 21-2-3—They burned to the ground. The next morning ab 6 a.m. the dwelling house burst into flames and was soon in ruins. "Supposed incendiarism." [B; 332.1, 332.2. “Durham.” Toronto Globe, September 21, 1880, p. 2 c. 3.]


1880 Sept 20 / Ev. Standard of, copied in The Spiritualist, 24th / A ghost said been seen while cross street, London and Golden Lane. [B; 328. (Spiritualist Newspaper, September 24, 1880; not online.) (London Evening Standard, September 20, 1880; not found in September 20 or 21.) “A London Ghost.” Pall Mall Gazette, September 21, 1880, p. 8 c. 2.]


1880 Sept 23 / night / Parkdale / Fire supposed incendiary destroyed 2 blocks of houses. / Toronto Globe, Oct 5-10-5. [B; 329. “The Parkdale Fire.” Toronto Globe, October 5, 1880, p. 10 c. 5.]


1880 Sept 24 / ab. 2 a.m. / Two fires burned at Jurat, Ontario. Said been incendiary. / Toronto Globe 27-2-4 / Said two men had been seen "drinking about the neighbourhood at the time of the fire". So they the barn on fire to rob the house. [B; 330. “Forest.” Toronto Globe, September 27, 1880, p. 2 c. 4.]


1880 Sept 24 / Spon Comb / at Hammond's Plain—several miles from Halifax / (Toronto Globe 27-2-5) / Wife of James Kehoe placed her child aged 15 months and other child of five or six outside her door and went to a neighbor's house. In a few minutes she returned. She found the infant's clothes blazing. Four hours later it died. "How the fire [could have] originated can hardly be conceived, unless, unseen by the careful mother a spark lingered in the clothing of the child when she deposited it for safety outside the house." [B; 331.1, 331.2, 331.3. “Nova Scotia.” Toronto Globe, September 27, 1880, p. 2 c. 4-5.]


1880 / about last of Sept // Fires in Ottawa / Toronto Globe, Oct 2 / Night of Sept 29th, 4 fires, one after the other. But in one of them said a man was seen and someone whose appearance corresponded was arrested. For the fourth fire another man said to have lighted a match near inflammable material was arrested. / (Globe 7—second man acquitted. Find no mention of first.) [B; 333.1, 333.2. (Toronto Globe, October 2, 1880.) “Canada.” Toronto Globe, October 7, 1880, p. 2 c. 2-3.]


1880 Sept 5 / N.J. / 9:45 p.m. / Great meteor / Vt and Mass / NY Times 8-5-4 / train visible ab. 2 minutes // and Orange Mts, N.J. / 9-8-5. [V; 334. “A Brilliant Meteor Widely Seen.” New York Times, September 8, 1880, p. 5 c. 4. “New Jersey.” New York Times, September 9, 1880, p. 8 c. 5.]


1880 Sept 6 / Heavy rains after drought in India / B Eagle 6-4-1. [V; 335. “Rain in India.” Brooklyn Eagle, September 6, 1880, p. 4 c. 1.]


1880 Sept 6 / Violent th storm and exceptionally heavy rain / Virginia / B Eagle 7-4-1. [V; 336. “Storm in Virginia.” Brooklyn Eagle, September 7, 1880, p. 4 c. 1.]


1880 Sept 6 / In N.Y. look up Times account. / That these not the N. Scotia flies of the 5th. [V; 337. “A Storm of Flies.” New York Times, September 7, 1880, p. 1 c. 3. The New York Times reported a fly-storm encountered on the Hudson River, between New Hamburg and Newburg, New York, and recounted an earlier encounter on August 18, at Havre, France. Another cloud of flies was also reported by the New York Times, in Nova Scotia, on August 21, 1880. See: 1880 Aug 18, (V: 327 & 330); 1880 Aug 21, (V: 328 & 329); and, 1880 Sept 6, (V; 320).]


1880 Sept. 5 / (Cut) / Salt Lake City / met train like two W's and a succession of N's / Amer Met Jour 4/524 / See Sept 16. [V; 338. Bolton, R. "The Pontotoc Meteor." American Meteorological Journal, 4 (March 1888): 520-527, at 524. See: 1880 Sept 16, (V; 354).]


[The following seven notes were clipped together by Fort. V: 339-345.]


1880 Sept 6 and 7 or 13 and 14 / Under date of Wednesday, Sept. 15, Dr V.T. Smith writes that "last Tuesday" at Glendale, Ky, large numbers of the Rocky Mountain locusts passed for several hours. Some had come on Monday. Said been first time seen east of the Mississippi in large numbers. / It may be that one writing on Wednesday, 15th, may by "last Tuesday" not have meant the 14th but the 7th or have written some time before sending. He sent several specimens to the editor of C.J. / Louisville Courier Journal 17-3-2. [V; 339.1, 339.2, 339.3. (Louisville Courier-Journal, September 17, 1880, p. 3 c. 2.)]


1880 Sept 6 / (+) / bet 1 and 2 p.m. / Owingsville and Mt. Sterling, Ky. / Louisville Courier Journal 8-1-5 / Immense numbers of beetles fell with sound like that of falling hail. Said not indigenous to Ky but were water beetles known in states farther south. Ab 1¼ inches long and ½ inch wide. Said that nothing like them had been seen before in Kentucky. Fell in the same county as flesh of 77 or 78. / So said been carried from a southern pond in a whirlwind. Water beetles put in water lived.And Sharpsburg and laces in this line. Thought carried from a pond. No other debris—shaped like a turtle with long hard legs. / Dark brown with a dullish yellow edge to their wings. [V; 340.1, 340.2, 340.3. (Louisville Courier-Journal, September 8, 1880, p. 1 c. 5.) For the shower of flesh, in Bath County, Kentucky, see: 1876 Mar. 3, (IV; 1814).


1880 Sept 6 / See "summer". / "recently" / Sc. Am. of Oct 2 / Owensville, Ky., etc. / Water beetles / Look up "etc". / Look up if water beetles can fly. / Yes. [V; 341. "Shower of Water Beetles." Scientific American, n.s., 43 (October 2, 1880): 215. "The people of Owensville, Mount Sterling, Sharpesburg, and intermediate places in Kentucky, were recently astounded by a veritable shower of large brown, oval-shaped beetles, measuring about one and a half inches in length by half or three-quarters of an inch in breadth. They proved to be the well known water beetle (Dysticus rœselius). Whether they were migrating or had been swept into the air by a whirlwind, does not appear." ("Shower of Bugs." Omaha Daily Bee, September 7, 1880, p. 1 c. 2; @ LOC, confirms date as September 6.)]


1880 Sept 6 / Bugs had fallen "in vast numbers with a heavy rain" in Clark Co, Ind., ab. 10 miles back of Jeffersonville. And that a few had fallen in Louisville. / C-J. 9-4-2 / black, bordered with white; belly dark red. [V; 342. (Louisville Courier-Journal, September 9, 1880, p. 4 c. 2.)]


1880 Sept 5, 6 / Owensville, Mt Sterling, Sharpsburg, intermediate places. Proved to be the well-known water-beetle Dysticus rœselius." / Sci Amer 43/215. [V; 343. "Shower of Water Beetles." Scientific American, n.s., 43 (October 2, 1880): 215. See: 1880 Sept 6, (V; 341).]


1880 Sept 6 / Identified in Sci Amer as "Dysticus rœselius" / In Amer Entomologist 3/248, said that "We have no Dysticus of that specific name." / This beetle can fly. [V; 344. "Shower of Water Beetles." Scientific American, n.s., 43 (October 2, 1880): 215. "Shower of Water-Beetles." American Entomologist, 3 (no. 10, October 1880): 248. "We have no species of Dytiscus of that specific name, but that does not alter the interest of the phenomenon recorded."]


1880 Sept 6 / Water beetles large / Kentucky /Amer Entomologist 3/248. [V: 345. "Shower of Water-Beetles." American Entomologist, 3 (no. 10, October 1880): 248.]


1880 Sept 6 / BO / Water beetles 1880 / Amer Ent is right—says no Dysticus rœselius in U.S. [V; 346. "Shower of Water-Beetles." American Entomologist, 3 (no. 10, October 1880): 248.]


1880 Sept 6 / little after midnight / Montreal, Etc. / shock / A.J. Sci 3/21/201. [V; 347. Rockwood, Charles Greene, Jr. "Notices of Recent American Earthquakes. No. 10." American Journal of Science, s. 3 v. 21 (1881): 198-202, at 201.]


1880 Sept 6 / Water beetles / See Sept 19—1883 (before). [V; 348. See: (Sept 19, 1883 & before).]


1880 Sept 6 / morning / Slight shock / Montreal / Hamilton Spectator, 7th, N.M. [V; 349. “Montreal.” Hamilton Spectator, (Canada), September 7, 1880, p. 1 c. 9.]


1880 Sept. 6 / Courtry (Seine-et-Marne) / 8 p.m., about / 3 shafts of light in air—one after other / La Nat 1880/2/298. /// 320 / 7 / 521 / 28. [V; 350. Moreau, Armand. "Phénomène Météorologique Observé à Courtey (Seine-et-Marne)." La Nature, 1880 pt. 2 (no. 384; October 9): 298.]


1880 Sept 7, 12, 17, 18 / Meteors / Vol 15, 16 / Ref, Jan. 1866. [V; 351. "Kleinere Mittheilungen." Zeitschrift der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Meteorologie, 15 (1880): 438-453, at 452. "Kleinere Mittheilungen." Zeitschrift der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Meteorologie, 15 (1880): 438-499, at 499. "Kleinere Mittheilungen." Zeitschrift der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Meteorologie, 16 (1881): 64-73, at 67.]


1880 Sept 10 / Toronto Globe of / Migration of potato bugs in New Jersey. In Passaic and Bergen Counties. Miriads—all moving westward. Meadows and roads swarming. On railroads, so thick as to impede travel on up-grades. [V; 352. “United States.” Toronto Globe, September 10, 1880, p. 1 c. 6.]


1880 Sept 15 / [LT], 11-2 / Meteor of Buda Pesth. [V; 353. "Meteor at Buda-Pesth." London Times, September 15, 1880, p. 11 c. 2.]


1880 Sept 16 / (+) / ab 10 p.m. / Utah, Salt Lake City, and places south, a low rumbling noise "not unlike distant thunder, excepting that [it could be felt,] the rumbling was in the earth.” / NY Times 26-2-7 / (See Sept 5.) / At Provo, 2 shocks, one about (one o'clock / N.M.) / See Sept 5. [V; 354.1, 354.2. “The Earthquake in Utah.” New York Times, September 26, 1880, p. 2 c. 7. See: 1880 Sept. 5, (V; 338).]


1880 Sept 18-21 / Greatest snowstorm ever known at Buenos Ayres. Estimated 700,000 cattle, 500,000 sheep, 250,000 horses perished. / Norfolk Chronicle, Oct. 23. [V; 355. “Terrible Snowstorm.” Norfolk Chronicle, October 23, 1880, p. 10 c. 6.]


1880 Sept 18 / L and Water of / Locusts, fully 3 inches long, at Scarborough. [V; 356. (Land and Water, September 18, 1880.)]


1880 Sept 18 / 11:50 p.m. / Conspicuous white spot on Jupiter—by Denning. Unusual permanency and distinctness. Observations up to Nov. 19 given. / Observatory 3-654. [V; 357. Denning, William Frederick. "The Markings on Jupiter." Observatory, 3 (1879-1880): 654-655.]


1880 Sept 22 / The Schroon Lake meteor of pure white stone / names given / N.Y. Herald 26-6-5. [V; 358. (New York Herald, September 26, 1880, p. 6 c. 5.)]


1880 Sept 22-23 / night / Schroon met / Sci Amer 43/261 / Denied in a later issue. [V; 359. "Fall of a Meteoric Stone." Scientific American, n.s., 43 (October 23, 1880): 261. "The Schroon Lake Meteor a Fraud." Scientific American, n.s., 43 (October 30, 1880): 272.]


1880 Sept. 23 / One of the severest qs. ever in Chile / Sydney Morning Herald, 27th. [V; 360. “Terrible Earthquake.” Sydney Morning Herald, September 27, 1880, p. 5 c. 5.]


1880 Sept 24 / [LT], 4-f / Astro discovery. [V; 361. "An Astronomical Discovery." London Times, September 24, 1880, p. 4 c. 6.]


1880 Sept 25 / BO / La Nature of, p. 262—Prof. J. Brun, of the University of Geneva, telling of his expeditions in Morocco, tells that near Djebel-Sekra, he heard of a rain of blood. He visited the place and found, as he says, to his stupefication, rocks and vegetation covered with spots of a red, scaley and shining material. Examining a specimen under the microscope he found it composed of minute alga known as Protococus fluvialis, but the mysterious circumstance was that all these organisms were simply and undifferentiated or were younger ones, he says. He explains that from some distant marsh great numbers of Protococci had been raised by the winds together with other substance, and segregation had occurred, precipitating these micro-organisms all together. At the same time he intimates that no such refinement of segregation had occurred because fine sand and organic substance were mixed with them. It seems that all were young undifferentiated spores similar to blood corpuscles. I don't see that he says that young and old were separated. [V; 362.1 to 362.5. Brun, Jacques. "Sur une Pluie de Sang au Maroc." La Nature, 1880 pt. 2 (no. 382; September 25): 262.]


1880 Sept 26 / Several days before 26th // N.Y. T., 7-2 / Metite (?) of Schroon Lake. [V; 363. “A Big Meteor in Essex County.” New York Times, September 26, 1880, p. 7 c. 2.]


1880 Sept 26 / Quartz met at Schroon Lake / (D-113). [V; 364. The note copies information from page 113 of The Book of the Damned. "The Schroon Lake Meteor a Fraud." Scientific American, n.s., 43 (October 30, 1880): 272. “Miscellaneous Phenomena.” Monthly Weather Review, 8 (September 1880): 13-14, at 14. “On the night of the 22nd a meteoric stone fell to the ground on the west side of Schroon Lake, N. Y., 'making it light as noonday and shaking the houses from cellar to garret.' The stone, red-hot when it fell, was found in the morning to be a clear white rock, weighing about 125 lbs. The ground was indented to the depth of 6 inches, and the stone appeared to have come from the northeast. It is said to be unlike any other meteoric stone now known.”]


1880 Sept 27 / J / See [LT], Oct 19-6-d. / [LT], 5-e / Bright spots on Jupiter. [V; 365. "Dark Spots on Jupiter." London Times, October 19, 1880, p. 6 c. 4. "Bright Spots on Jupiter." London Times, September 29, 1880, p. 5 c. 5.]


1880 Oct, etc. / Jupiter / white spot / See Milky Sea, Feb 1, 1881. [V; 366. See: 1881 Feb 1, (V; 444).]


1880 Oct. / Jupiter / See Nov and Jan., 1881 / Nov., 1881 / Oct 25, 1882 / July, 1881 / Aug. [V; 367. See: (Nov and Jan., 1881 / Nov., 1881 / Oct 25, 1882 / July, 1881 / Aug.)]


1880 Oct 1 / 8:17 p.m. / Derby / Met crackling detonation and the writer thought a fall of substance. / E Mec 32-158. [V; 368. Booth, Frederic W. “The Meteor of Oct. 1.” English Mechanic, 32 (no. 813): 158.]


1880 Oct 6 / Town of Hudson in Quebec. [B; 334.]


1880 Oct 6 / Town of Hudson near Oka / across the river from. [B; 335.]


1880 Oct 6 / Esther Cox case at Amherst a little more than a year before. [B; 336. See: 1879 June 13, (B; 239).]


1880 Oct 6 / (Polts) / Quebec Daily Mercury of / That a highly sensational story had come from Hudson, a village on the west bank of the Ottawa River. Said that 11 p.m. Oct 2, a fire broke out in the stable of the Hudson Hotel. Stable and hotel were burned to the ground. Said that for two weeks before this burning there had been "devilish manifestations"; beds tossed about and windows and doors mysteriously opened. Said that on the fifth a neighbor had been called in to see furniture thrown about a room. Later in the day a fire started in a stall in the stable. It was quenched. In another stall another fire started and was quenched. Upon he 5th a priest was sent for. He sprinkled holy water upon the stable. Later it burned down. [B; 337.1 to 337.4. "Another Mystery." Quebec Mercury, October 6, 1880, p. 3 c. 4. Only the hotel's stables were destroyed by the fire, (not the hotel).]


1880 Oct 6 / [LT], 3-f / Volcano discovered at San Alessandro. [V; 369. "Discovery of a Submarine Volcano." London Times, October 6, 1880, p. 3 c. 6.]


1880 Oct 7 / Sept 7, 1871. [V; 370. See: 1871 Sept 7, (IV; 511). Buss, A.A. "List of 25 exceptional Eruptive Prominences." Journal of the British Astronomical Association, 18 (1908): 326.]


1880 Oct. 6 / See Ap. 17, 1874. [V; 371. See: (1874 Ap. 17).]


1880 Oct. 7 / Op. Jup. [V; 372. Opposition of Jupiter.]


1880 Oct. 7 / Prominence seen, ab. 10:30 a.m., on south east limb of sun, by Prof. Young. 40,000 miles high. In half hour doubled. In another hour rose to 350,000 miles.  Ball, Story of the Heavens, p. 43 / It then broke into fragments and by 12:30 had faded away. [V; 373.1, 373.2. Ball, Robert Stawell. The Story of the Heavens. London:  Cassell, 1885, 43-44. London: Cassell, 1893, 43. London: Cassell, 1900, 57-58.]


1880 Oct 7 / Spider / (N) / Toronto Globe of / "The air at Winnipeg a few days ago was filled with flying cobwebs with thistle down attached, which greatly annoyed pedestrians. The telegraph wires were strung with them.” [V; 374. “Canada.” Toronto Globe, October 7, 1880, p. 12 c. 3-4.]


1880 Oct 11 / Again the white spot on Jupiter, by Russell / See Aug 6, 1878. [V; 375. Russell, Henry Chamberlaine. "Recent Changes in the Surface of Jupiter." Observatory, 4 (1881): 317-327, at 323. See: 1878 Aug 6, (IV; 2414).]


1880 Oct 12 / London (Ont) Advertiser (in a "column") / Fire in a jail at Grenada, Mass. The Keeper unlocked the cells, and the inmates escaped, one almost suffocated to death, and several singed. Said that the prisoners had set the fire. [B; 338. (London Advertiser, October 12, 1880.)]


1880 Oct. 12 / Fire in a cell in the jail at Pictou, Nova Scotia. A straw mattress and then some woodwork. Five prisoners in the cell. Said that the prisoners were set on fire, expecting that the Jailer would go in, whereupon they would overpower him and escape. He gave alarm and firemen played hose in over the fire and the prisoners. / Halifax Citizen 15-3-4. [B; 339.1, 339.2. (Halifax Citizen, October 15, 1880, p. 3 c. 4.) ”Provincial News.” Halifax Morning Chronicle, October 15, 1880, p. 2 c. 2.]


1880 Oct 13 / 11 a.m. / Where? / Prof Young saw small bright cloud appear above limb of sun. / Young, The Sun, p. 221. [V; 376. Young, Charles Augustus. The Sun. New and revised edition. New York: D. Appleton, 1895, 221.]


1880 [Oct 13] / Par Quake / Globe, Oct 13-2-4. [B; 340. “Parkdale Fire Inquest.” Toronto Globe, October 13, 1880, p. 2 c. 4-5. (“Par Quake” might be Parkdale.)]


1880 Oct 19 / J / [LT], 6-d / Dark spots on Jupiter / See Sept 29-5-e. [V; 377. "Dark Spots on Jupiter." London Times, October 19, 1880, p. 6 c. 4.  "Bright Spots on Jupiter." London Times, September 29, 1880, p. 5 c. 5.]


1880 Oct 21 / Wheel form sky / I think M.W.R. [V; 378. “Miscellaneous Phenomena.” Monthly Weather Review, 8 (September 1880): 13-14, at 14. “Meteors have been reported in considerable numbers; the following, however, are the only ones deserving of special notice: 21st, at Wickenburg, A. T., meteor 10° above the horizon moved in a westerly course about 30°, with increasing brightness till it resembled a rotating wheel of fire. It was visible about four minutes, and burst with a sound resembling a mining blast. At Seymour, ten miles east of Wickenburg it presented a similar appearance.”]


1880 / ab Oct 21, then especially after Nov. 1. / Obs Astro Soc Pacific 1/100 / Prof. Barnard gives notes from his notebook upon "remarkable changes" upon Jupiter / disturbances in a belt / formation of a new belt. [V; 379. Barnard, Edward Emerson. "Observations of Jupiter with a 5-Inch Refractor during the Years 1879 to 1886." Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 1 (no. 5; November 30, 1889): 89-111, at 100-103.]


1880 Oct 19 / [LT], 6-d / Dark spots on Jupiter. [V; 380. "Dark Spots on Jupiter." London Times, October 19, 1880, p. 6 c. 4.]


1880 Oct 23 / [LT], 5-d / Terrible Hurricane, Denmark. [V; 381. "Denmark." London Times, October 23, 1880, p. 5 c. 4.]


1880 Oct 28 / 7 p.m. / A striking blue cloud on Jupiter, by Russell. At the Sydney (N.S. Wales) Observatory. / The Observatory, 4-324. [V; 382. Russell, Henry Chamberlaine. "Recent Changes in the Surface of Jupiter." Observatory, 4 (1881): 317-327, at 324.]


1880 Oct 29 and Nov 7 / Eruption Pikes Peak? / Sun, Dec 5-3-5. [V; 383. "A Volcano in the Rockies." New York Sun, December 5, 1880, p. 3 c. 5.]


1880 Nov 1 / morning / Coast of Va (Accomac Co.) / Mirage said been Chincoteague Island, 30 miles away—tall white tower, houses, trees, shrubbery—boy driving a flock of sheep, little girl with dolls in arms, sitting in lighthouse doorway. / Seen ab ½ mile away. / NY Times, Dec. 3-2-6. [V; 384.1, 384.2. “A Mirage on the Virginia Coast.” New York Times, December 3, 1880, p. 2 c. 6.]


1880 Nov 1 / morning / Mirage / coast of Virginia / Sun 14-6-5 / See Dec. 3. [V; 385. "Terrified by a Mirage." New York Sun, November 14, 1880, p. 6 c. 5. The distance between location of  the fishing boats and Chineoteague Island was said to be "thirty miles," (not 310 miles); and, the “Dec. 3” reference was probably for the date for the New York Times article. See: 1880 Nov 1, (V; 384).]


1880 Nov 3 / Wheel of Light in Atlantic in sky / ship von Berg / Ciel et Terre (L) 3/89. [V; 386. “Phénomène Lumineux.” Ciel et Terre, 3 (1882-1883): 89.]


1880 Nov 4 / Shock in San Francisco and 22 hours later one of the greatest volc eruptions in 19th century—at Mauna Loa. / N.Y. Times, Dec 23-2-7. [V; 387. “Recent Terrestrial Disturbances.” New York Times, December 23, 1880, p. 2 c. 7.]


1880 // late autumn /// bet 5 and 6 p.m. / Morgan Co, Georgia / det met and trail of smoke / Science 10/107. [V; 388. Howell, Edwin Eugene. “Rockwood Meteorite.” Science, s. 1 v. 10 (August 26, 1887): 107.]


1880 Nov. 4 / at the Orkneys / One of the most brilliant of auroras / [LT], 6-6-e. [V; 389. "Aurora Borealis." London Times, November 6, 1880, p. 6 c. 5.]


1880 Nov 5, etc. / Mauna Loa / See June 32. [V; 390. 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.]


1880 Nov 5, to Aug 10, 1881 / Mauna Loa / Am J. Sci 2/21/79 / [2]/22/227, 322. [V; 391. "Volcanic Eruptions of Mauna Loa, Hawaii." American Journal of Science, s. 3 v. 21 (1881): 79. "Progress of the Volcanic Eruption on Hawaii." American Journal of Science, s. 3 v. 22 (1881): 226-229. "Volcanic Eruption on Hawaii." American Journal of Science, s. 3 v. 22 (1881): 322.]


1880 Nov. 7 / Fireball / Vol. 6 / Ref, Jan. 1, 1866. [V; 392. (Zeit. Mag., v. 16??? Not found up to p. 160.) Refer to: (1866 Jan 1.).]


1880 Nov 9 / q. / Agram // and metite / Westphalia / See July 30, 1881. [V; 393. See: 1881 July 30, (V; 587).]


1880 Nov 9 / Agram / 3 shocks / See to meteorite, Jan 27, 1881. [V; 394. See: 1881 Jan, middle, a few days before, (V; 435).]


1880 Nov. 9 / morning / q at Agram, capital of Croatia / from Vienna to the Ariatic and the frontier of Bosnia / not a house in Agram uninjured / L.T.—10-5-f / 3 shocks—7:45 a.m., 7:30 a.m., 8:20 a.m. / slight shocks at night and morning of 10th / At noon on 11th, at Agram, more houses fall—12-5-d. / They continue. [V; 395.1, 395.2. "Terrible Earthquake in Austria." London Times, November 10, 1880, p. 5 c. 6. "Fresh Earthquakes in Austria." London Times, November 12, 1880, p. 5 c. 4. (No ref. for "3 shocks—7:45 a.m., 7:30 a.m., 8:20 a.m. / slight shocks at night and morning of 10th.")]


1880 Nov 11-24 / White spots on Jupiter, by Barnard / See Aug 13. / Pacific 1/97. [V; 396. Barnard, Edward Emerson. "Observations of Jupiter with a 5-Inch Refractor during the Years 1879 to 1886." Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 1 (no. 5; November 30, 1889): 89-111, at 97. See: 1880 Aug 13, (V; 257).]


1880 Nov 17 (and 18) / ab. 4:30 p.m. / Washington, Ind / a meteor / Another at W. on 18th ab. 4:30 p.m. / NY Times 27-2-6. [V; 397. Kirkwood, Daniel. “Two Meteors Seen by Daylight.” New York Times, November 27, 1880, p. 2 c. 6.]


1880 Nov. 15 / Sun, 1-6 / Like Marie Celeste. [B; 341. "What Became of Her Crew?" New York Sun, November 15, 1880, p. 1 c. 6. The bark Scotia, from Quebec to Liverpool, was found with its cabins and saloons washed away and with sails in tatters. A prize crew brought the ship to Queenstown.]


1880 Nov. 19 / Disap / Sun, Nov. 19-1-7 / 20-3-5 / 21-5-5 / Dec. 17-1-6. [B; 342. "A Pastor's Disappearance." New York Sun, November 19, 1880, p. 1 c. 7. "The Missing Clergyman." New York Sun, November 20, 1880, p. 3 c. 5. "No Clue to the Lost Minister." New York Sun, November 21, 1880, p. 5 c. 5. "The Missing Preacher Marsland Turns Up." New York Sun, December 17, 1880, p. 1 c. 6.]


1880 Nov. 20 / ab. 8 p.m. / Meteors ab. one a minute in different directions at Lyons, N.Y., by Dr. M.A. Veeder. / Nature 23-147 / But from radiant in Andromeda (I think). [V; 398. Veeder, Major Albert. "Meteors." Nature, 23 (December 16, 1880): 147.]


1880 Nov. 23 / J / 8 h, 35 m / Three large and intensely black spots nearing transit. The spots are as black as the shadows of the satellites. / R—Oct 21, 1880. [V; 399. Refer to: 1880 / ab Oct 21, (V; 379). Barnard, Edward Emerson. "Observations of Jupiter with a 5-Inch Refractor during the Years 1879 to 1886." Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 1 (no. 5; November 30, 1889): 89-111, at 101.]


1880 Nov. 24 / The white spot on Jupiter shone with star-like brilliance. / See Aug 6, 1878. [V; 400. Russell, Henry Chamberlaine. "Recent Changes in the Surface of Jupiter." Observatory, 4 (1881): 317-327, at 323. See: 1878 Aug 6, (IV; 2414).]


1880 Nov. 25, (27) / Slight shock at Dortmund (France?) / smart shock on 27th / [LT], 30-5-c. [V; 401. "Miscellaneous Foreign News." London Times, November 30, 1880, p. 5 c. 3-4. Dortmund is a city in Germany.]


1880 Nov. 27 / In Pop Sci. Mo, Dec, 1879—Richard Proctor wrote: "It is expected, by nearly all astronomers who have given attention to the subject, that there will be a display of falling stars on or about Nov 27th next, though the night of the shower may perhaps fall earlier or later within a week or so either way." [V; 402.1, 402.2. Proctor, Richard Anthony. "Expected Meteoric Display." Popular Science Monthly, 16 (December 1879): 247-257.]


1880 Nov. 28 / 5:47 p.m. / Inverary Castle / Duke of Argyll reporting it. / ([LT], 3-8-b) / Scotland / A shock and rumbling sound. Slighter shock at 11 p.m. [V; 403. Campbell, George John Douglas. "An Earthquake in Scotland." London Times, December 3, 1880, p. 8 c. 2.]


1880 Nov. 28 / 3's / A gale other parts of Scotland / q in Scotland at Sound of Mull—3 distinct shocks. / Proc. Roy Soc. Edin 11/177 / At 6 p.m. weather calm but sultry. [V; 404. Stevenson, Charles Alexander. “The Earthquake of 28th November 1880 in Scotland and Ireland." Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 11 (1880-1882):176-187, at 177.]


1880 Nov. 30 / Cranes / Italy / D-213. [V; 405. The note copies information from page 213 of The Book of the Damned. Riccò, Annibale. "Passage d'un essaim de grues devant le disque solaire." Astronomie, 6 (1887): 66-68.]


1880 Dec / q's many places / See Nature, vol. 23, "Notes," Dec and Jan. [V; 406. "Notes." Nature, 23 (December 2, 1880): 106-107, at 106. "Notes." Nature, 23 (December 9, 1880): 130-132, at 132. "Notes." Nature, 23 (December 16, 1880): 156-158, at 156. "Notes." Nature, 23 (December 23, 1880): 181-182, at 182. "Notes." Nature, 23 (December 30, 1880): 204-206, at 205. "Notes." Nature, 23 (January 6, 1881): 231-233, at 232. "Notes." Nature, 23 (January 13, 1881): 252-254, at 253. "Notes." Nature, 23 (January 20, 1881): 275-276, at 275. "Notes." Nature, 23 (January 27, 1881): 296-298, at 297.]


1880 Dec. / No eruption of Mt Baker known. Said might have been a fire on the my top. / See Jan 24 '81. / Ac to San Francisco Alta, Dec 15 / N.Y. Times, Dec 23-2-7. [V; 407. “Recent Terrestrial Disturbances.” New York Times, December 23, 1880, p. 2 c. 7.  "A Suspicious Volcano." Daily Alta California, December 15, 1880, p. 2 c. 2. See: 1881 Jan 24, (V; 439).]


1880 Dec 1 / Slight q. / Sicily / [LT], 2-5-f. [V; 408. "Earthquake in Sicily." London Times, December 2, 1880, p. 5 c. 6.]


1880 Dec 5 / 7:08 p.m. / Brighton / large met / E Mec 32-324. [V; 409. Williams, Arthur Stanley. “Brilliant Fire-Ball.” English Mechanic, 32 (no. 820; December 10, 1880): 324.]


1880 Dec 8 / ab. 12:30 a.m. / Violent shock at Agram / [LT], 9-5-d. [V; 410. "Fresh Earthquake in Agram." London Times, December 9, 1880, p. 5 c. 4.]


1880 Dec. 9 / Wittekrantz, Cape Colony, S. Af. / (F). [V; 411. Fletcher, 105. This is the Wittekrantz meteorite.]


1880 Dec. 9 / (or 2?) // Meteor and brilliant train visible 10 minutes / NY Times 13-2-3 / soon after sunset. [V; 412. “Another Remarkable Meteor.” New York Times, December 13, 1880, p. 2 c. 3.]


1880 Dec 9 / obj. / M.W.R., Dec. / Charlotte, N.C. / soon after sunset—brilliant obj in s.w. moving slowly in a westerly direction / gradually smaller till vanished / visible 10 minutes. See Dec. 13. [V; 413. “Miscellaneous Phenomena.” Monthly Weather Review, 8 (December 1880): 16-17. “The following are the only meteors of interest reported during December, 1880: 9th, Charlotte, N. C, soon after sunset, very brilliant in southwest part of heavens; moved slowly in a westerly direction; seemed to be about the size of the crown of a man's hat and was visible for nearly 10 minutes; it did not disappear suddenly but gradually grew smaller until it vanished near the western horizon.” See: 1880 Dec. 23, (V; 423).]


1880 Dec. 9 / Sunset met and train, 5:27 to 5:45 p.m., Prosperity, S. Car. / Pop Sci Mo. 18-697. [V; 414. Hawkins, John. "A Brilliant Meteor." Popular Science Monthly, 18 (March 1881): 696-697.]


1880 Dec 10 / 2 more shocks (night) at Agram / [LT], 13-5-d. [V; 415. "Austria." London Times, December 13, 1880, p. 5 c. 4.]


1880 Dec. 10 / Brescia / afternoon / Shock and rumbling sound. / [LT], 14-5-d. [V; 416. "Miscellaneous Foreign News." London Times, December 14, 1880, p. 5 c. 4.]


1880 Dec 15 / (Ref) / Paper read by Prof Liveridge before Roy Soc of N.S. Wales, Sept. 3, 1902 / Jour and Proc of—36-241 / (1844, Oct) / See 1869. / Dec. 15, 1880 / Dec 13, 1882 / June 17, 1899 / Oct 5, 1899 / Oct 12, 1876 (+) / Aug 14, 1885 / Dec 30, 1885. [V; 417. Liversidge, Archibald. "Meteoric Dusts, New South Wales." Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, 36 (July, 10, 17, 24, and 31, 1903): 241-285. See: (1869); 1876 Oct 12 , (IV; 1925); 1880 Dec 15, (V: 418 & 419); 1882 Dec. 14, (V; 1053); 1885 Aug 14, (VI: 95, 96 & 97); 1885 Dec 30, (VI; 334); 1899 June 17, (VIII; 443); and, 1899 Oct 5, (VIII; 520).]


1880 Dec 15 / Red dust / Moruya, New South Wales / Nature 67/47. [V; 418. "Societies and Academies." Nature, 67 (November 13, 1902): 45-48, at 47. Liversidge, Archibald. "Meteoric Dusts, New South Wales." Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, 36 (July, 10, 17. 24, and 31, 1903): 241-285, at 241-246.]


1880 Dec 15 / Moruya, N.S. Wales / 198 miles S. of Sydney / (See Ref) Dec 15. / In Prof L's opinion part of it—iron particles coated with red rust were meteoric—but the organic other he thought terrestrial. [V; 419. Refer to: 1880 Dec 15, (V; 417). Liversidge, Archibald. "Meteoric Dusts, New South Wales." Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, 36 (July, 10, 17. 24, and 31, 1903): 241-285, at 246. “As the result of the examination, I think that part of the dust is of meteoric origin, but there is also no doubt that the main bulk of it is from terrestrial sources.”]


1880 Dec 16 / Shock / Agram / ab. 11:10 p.m. [V; 420. (Refs???)]


1880 Dec 16 / Ec. moon / 31st, partial of sun. / L.T. 14-5-b. [V; 421. "A total eclipse of the moon...." London Times, December 14, 1880, p. 5 c. 2.]


1880 Dec 21, 24, 25 / Comet announced by W.F. Cooper, of Sheffield / but never seen again / E Mec., 32-419 / E Mec 32/419, 590, 613 / 33/12. [V; 422. “Scientific News.” English Mechanic, 32 (no. 824; January 7, 1881): 419-420. “A Missing Comet(?).” English Mechanic, 32 (no. 831; February 25, 1881): 590. Vivian, Henry T. “A Missing Comet.” English Mechanic, 32 (no. 832; March 4, 1881): 613. “A Missing Comet.” English Mechanic, 33 (no. 833; March 11, 1881): 12. “Astronomical Notes.” Athenæum, 1881 (no. 2783; February 26): 302. “Astronomische Nachrichten, No. 2361, contains a letter from Prof. C. H. F. Peters, of Clinton, N.Y., stating that he availed himself of the first fine night to search for the comet announced as having been discovered by Mr. W.F. Cooper at Sheffield on December 21st. This opportunity did not occur until December 29th, on which night he searched long (in a temperature of 12° below zero, Fahr.) in the place where the comet would then be according to the places assigned by Mr. Cooper on the 21st and 25th. No comet, however, was seen, but he came at last upon a faint nebulous object, which proved on examination to be one of Herschel’s catalogued nebulae.” Peters, Christian Heinrich Friedrich. “Schreiben des Herrn Prof. C.H.F. Peters an den Herausgeber.” Astronomische Nachrichten, 99 (1881): 141-142. Failing to find Cooper's comet, Peters decided that its position, (which had reportedly moved from R.A. 1h. 5m. to 1h. 29m., and from N.P.D. 84° to “a little less than 88°,” from December 21 to December 25), best corresponded with “Gen. Cat. 574,” (no. 574 in J.F.W. Herschel's General Catalog). Herschel, John Frederick William Herschel. A General Catalogue of Nebulæ and Clusters of Stars.... London: Taylor & Francis, 1864, 56. This nebula is now identified as NGC 1022, (a barred spiral galaxy in the constellation of Cetus). Peters overlooked Cooper's report of its being “nearly as bright as ξ Piscium,” (Xi Piscium, with a visual magnitude of 4.6, whereas NGC 1022 has a visual magnitude of about 11.34); and, Peters overlooked Cooper's report of its diameter being 20 seconds. Cooper was thus criticized, (in the English Mechanic) for announcing the discovery of a comet, (when no other astronomer had observed an unknown object with a visual magnitude of 5), and for mistaking a faint and fixed nebula, (which Cooper said was moving, was visually about as large as Saturn, and 100 times brighter than NGC 1022), for a comet. Also, Peters may have been searching in the wrong part of the sky for Cooper's comet. Oppenheim, H. “Elements of Comet g 1880.” Observatory, 4 (1881): 217. “The comet got rapidly faint, and this may be the cause that it was not found at other observatories. In Germany, only two positions being known (Dec. 21 and 24), Prof. Peters thought it would be in a place differing by 1 hour in R.A. from the position given by my ephemeris (Astr. Nachr. vol. xcix. p. 142).”]


1880 Dec. 23 / 5 p.m. / Great daylight met and train / Georgia / Observatory 4-115. [V; 423.  Denning, William Frederick. "A Meteor in Daylight." Observatory, 4 (1881): 115. (New York Herald, December 29, 1879.)]


1880 Dec. 25 / Polt explosion / Religio-Phil. Jour, 4-4 (from Owatoona (Minn.) Review) / In home of a Mr. Diment, of Owatoona. He and family had been living in the house ab. 9 months,—noises like rattling of pans—the door bell ringing. One day a sound like discharge of a cannon, and Mrs D knocked insensible. Fragments of a cylindrical glass object were found. No knowing how it got there. No windows broken by it entering the house. [B; 343.1, 343.2. "Remarkable Manifestations." Religio-Philosophical Journal, 29 (no. 17; December 25, 1880): 4, (c. 4). (Owatonna Review, Minn., ca. 1880.)]


1880 Dec 25 / [LT], 12-b / Volc / Hawaii. [V; 424. "Volcanic Eruption in Hawaii." London Times, December 25, 1880, p. 12 c. 2. The Mauna Loa volcano.]

 
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