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1883b

(July to December)


1883:


1883 July / Comet-like / Knowledge 4/293. [V; 1327. “A Curious Phenomenon.” Knowledge, o.s., 4 (November 9, 1883): 293.]


1883 July 1 / N. York / Disap. / C.W. Cass / World 2-5-5. [B; 513. (New York World, July 2, 1883, p. 5 c. 5.)]


1883 July 1 / Trib, 1-2 / Powder / Winnipeg, Mass. [V; 1328. “A Tremendous Powder Explosion.” New York Tribune, July 1, 1883, p. 1 c. 2.]


1883 July 1-9 / Disastrous storms in Switzerland / D. News 9-5-7. [V; 1329. “Storms in Switzerland.” London Daily News, July 9, 1883, p. 5 c. 7.]


[1883 July 2] / Disap / 1883, World, July 2-5-5 / C.W. Cass. [B; 514. (New York World, July 2, 1883, p. 5 c. 5.)]


1883 July 2 / [LT], 5-d / Explosion / Winnipeg. [B; 486. "Canada." London Times, July 2, 1883, p. 5 c. 4.]


1883 July 2 / evening / Cyclone / Conn / Mass / Sun 3-1-6. [V; 1330. “Tornado in New England.” New York Sun, July 3, 1883, p. 1 c. 6.]


1883 July 2 / N. e. sunspot for the 4th time in 8 months / Knowledge 4-29 / Near it another goodsized oneothers in a group. [V; 1332. “Large Sun-Spot.” Knowledge, o.s., 4 (July 13, 1883): 29.]


1883 July 2-3 / Earth lumps / Reading, Eng / (D-108). [V; 1333. The note copies information from page 108 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 211.]


1883 July, etc. / Great sunspot / Sid Mes 2-159. [V; 1334. “Editorial Notes.” Sidereal Messenger, 2 (August 1883): 156-163, at 159, (illustration).]


1883 July 3 / 11:09 p.m. / Germany / met / Zeit Met 18/298. [V; 1331. "Kleinere Mittheilungen." Zeitschrift der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Meteorologie, 18 (1883): 296-306, at 298.]


[1883 July 3 /] 1883 July 4 / Meteor / vol 18 / Ref, Jan 1, 1866. [V; 1336. "Kleinere Mittheilungen." Zeitschrift der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Meteorologie, 18 (1883): 296-306, at 298. See: 1883 July 3, (V; 1331).]


1883 July 4 / Living / B.D. / L.T. of, copying from the Gazzetta dell' Emilia / A thick coal-black cloud that settled upon the slopes of the Apen (How spell?). It burst at Maglio. Found been composed of countless chestnut leaves and a vast quantity of tiny toads. Specimens were sent to the Editor of the Gaz. [V; 1335.1, 1335.2. The note copies information from page 80 of The Book of the Damned. "Singular Phenomenon." London Times, July 4, 1883, p. 4 c. 2. The Apennines.]


1883 July 4 / (+) / In Westmanland, Sweden / stones with very large hail / Zeit Met 20/235 / (great deal) / Sc Am 108/17. [V; 1337. Nordenskiöld, Adolf Erik. “Nedfallandet af stenar tilsamman med mycket stora hagel vid Broby m. fl. ställen i Vestmanland.” Öfversigt af Kongl. Vetenskaps-Akademiens Förhandlingar, 41 (1884, no. 6): 3-15. "Literaturbericht." Zeitschrift der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Meteorologie, 20 (1885): 235-240, at 235-237. “How the Wind Carries Pebbles of Large Size.” Scientific American, n.s., 108 (January 4, 1913): 17.]


1883 July 5 / Floods in India / Punjab / D. News, 6th / In 7th says at Surat and Khandeishmost disastrous in 60 yearsvillages swept away. [V; 1338. “The Floods in India.” London Daily News, July 6, 1883, p. 5 c. 7. “The Floods in India.” London Daily News, July 7, 1883, p. 5 c. 8.]


1883 July 6 / 11 h, 15 m / Cairo, Ill. / slight q / Ref., Jan. 1. [V; 1339. Refer to: 1883 Jan 1, (V; 1078). Rockwood, Charles Greene, Jr. “Notes on American Earthquakes: No. 13.” American Journal of Science, s. 3 v. 27 (1884): 358-364, at 361.]


1883 July 7 / 11 p.m. / Severe shock throughout S. Australia / Illustrated Australian NewsAug. 8. [V; 1340. “South Australia.” Illustrated Australian News, August 8, 1883, p. 126 c. 2-3.]


1883 July 8 / (Fish) / During a heavy storm a farm near Hannibal, Mo., was literally covered with catfish, "from two to six inches in length, all alive and kicking". / Quebec Daily Mercury, 13-1-3. [V; 1341. "A Shower of Fish." Quebec Mercury, July 13, 1883, p. 1 c. 3.]


1883 July 8 / 9 a.m. / Great met / Sanford, Florida / July 9one late at night in Jacksonville / NY Times 14-3-5. [V; 1342. “Two Florida Meteors.” New York Times, July 14, 1883, p. 3 c. 5.]


1883 July 8 / hailstones with sand in / Huron, Dakota. ** [V; 1343. “Precipitation.” Monthly Weather Review, 11 (no. 7; July 1883): 156-159, at 158. “On the 23rd, at Lake Byron, eighteen miles northeast of this place, a violent hail storm occurred. The hailstones were remarkably large, and were found to be mixed with sand.”]


1883 July 7 / D-97 / Lachine / Met or glob. lightning in rainstorm / N.Y. Times 14-3-5 / Symons  18-121 / Lachine 8 miles from Montreal. [V; 1344. The note copies information from page 97 of The Book of the Damned. “The Day Meteor at Lachine.” New York Times, July 14, 1883, p. 3 c. 5. “Miscellaneous Phenomena.” Monthly Weather Review, 11 (no. 7; July 1883): 168-171, at 169. Claypole, E.W. "The Lachine Aërolite." Nature, 28 (August 2, 1883): 319. “An Extraordinary Meteor.” Symons's Meteorological Magazine, 18 (September 1883): 121. “The Lachine Aerolite.” Montreal Daily Star, July 11, 1883, p. 3 c. 4.]


1883 July 10 / Rainstorm on L. Ontario / Science 2-446. [V; 1345. “The rain-storm in Ontario on July 10.” Science, s. 1 v. 2 (September 28, 1883): 446. The heavy rain storm occurred around London, Ontario, (not on Lake Ontario).]


1883 July 11 / Cl brst / See Jan 11, 1880. [V; 1346. See: 1880 Jan 11, (V; 78).]


1883 July 11 / 11:50 p.m. / Portland, Me / A large meteor like "a wandering electric light". About an hour before the sky had a strange appearance "as it did last year when the comet was visible.” / NY Times 13-5-4. [V; 1347. “Wednesday Night's Great Meteor.” New York Times, July 13, 1883, p. 5 c. 4.]


1883 July 11 / Deluges in Europe at this time. [V; 1348. (Refs.???)]


1883 July middle of / Great change of temperature set in over Central Europe. On 15th great fall of snow upon the whole Carinthian Alps. / L.T. 25-4-b. [V; 1349. “Snow in July.” London Times, July 25, 1883, p. 4 c. 2.]


1883 July 11 / D News of / Storms alternating with great heat in Switzerland. On 7th one such not in 50 years. [V; 1350. “Severe Storm in Switzerland.” London Daily News, July 11, 1883, p. 5 c. 6.]


1883 July 11 / Cl burst / London Advertiser / In the morning from a bluff looking down at the river—a sea with tops of houses protruding—fences, wood, cordwood, etc., circling in eddies. Came suddenly. Stories of people roused by sound of water tumbling in their doors and windows. / From the bluff—house after house coming down the shore, one of them smoke still coming from its chimney. Sudden—someone else awakened at 3 a.m. by sound of water rushing into his cellar. Soon the water reached his parlor floor and was then four feet deep there. / Iron bridge that tottered and then shot out sparks as the girders gave away. At Chatham "nothing unusual,” no rain, weather fine, warm and sultry. / Lond. Ad., 12th / Someone interviewed in a place where streets not easily recognized. "Yes, there are two houses from Blackfriar street. There is a cottage from the Wharncliffe, and a two-story from John street. There are two yonder: I scarcely know where they came from. / Suddenness—Mr. W.M. Crone, who knew nothing of it until moved his hand in the water while asleep. / Surely no terrific downpour on his roof. So with others, evidently great downfall on small area, so many awakened [in] the tremendous rain. Many lives lost. [V; 1351.1 to 1351.6. “Terrible Destruction by Water.” London Advertiser, July 11, 1883, p. 1 c. 5-8 & p. 4 c. 3-9. “Sad Details.” London Advertiser, July 12, 1883, p. 2 c. 4-5 & p. 4 c. 4-7. “After the Flood.” London Advertiser, July 13, 1883, p. 1 c. 6-9. The following quote does not appear in the microfilmed edition of the Advertiser: "Yes, there are two houses from Blackfriar street....”]


1883 July 11 / London Advertiser, July 17—That the total mean rainfall for all Ontario, during 1881, was 22.68 inches. That 18 inches had been reported as the fall at London, July 11th. [V; 1352. “Permanent Protection.” London Advertiser, July 17, 1883, p. 4 c. 4-5.]


1883 July 11 / For a heavier fall, see July 15, 1916. [V; 1353. See: 1916 July 15, (X; 588).]


1883 July 11 / Cl. burst / Oct. 9, 1827. [V; 1354. See: 1827 Oct 9, (I: 1347 to 1349).]


1883 July 11 / Ontario floods / See preceding. [V; 1355. See: 1883 July 11, (V: 1351 & 1352).]


1883 July 11 / Cyclone at Soldier, Kansas. "A hot wind was blowing all day." / Hamilton (Ont) Daily Spectator 13-1-7. [V; 1356. “A Kansas Cyclone.” Hamilton Spectator, (Canada), July 13, 1883, p. 1 c. 7.]


1883 July 12 / [LT], 6-e / Explosives found at sea / Another case, see Jan., 1883, index. [B; 487. "Explosives Found at Sea." London Times, July 12, 1883, p. 6 c. 5. “The Discovery of Explosives at Liverpool.” London Times, March 31, 1883, p. 5 c. 5.]


1883 July 12 / Ice / Chicago / D-176. ** [V; 1357. The note copies information from page 176 of The Book of the Damned. ("Precipitation." Monthly Weather Review, 11 (July 1883): 156-159, at 158.) “One lump of ice that struck and remained on the tug Mary McLane's deck was as large as a brick, and weighed fully two pounds. This huge missel made a deep dent in the deck when it struck, and the deckhnnd narrowly escaped it. It was put in the cook's refrigerator and kept until last evening, and was shown to numerous curious people.” “|A Shower of Ice.” Chicago Inter Ocean, July 14, 1883, p. 6 c. 3. (Chicago Inter Ocean, July 14, 1883.)]


1883 July 12 / World, 8-3 / Powder magazine at Batavia, Java. [V; 1358. (New York World, July 12, 1883, p. 8 c. 3.)]


1883 July 13 / (Ref) / morning / Wilmington, Del. / Explosion Duponts powder works / Hamilton (Ont) Daily Spectator 14p. 1. [V; 1359. “Texas Colored Men.” Hamilton Spectator, (Canada), July 14, 1883, p. 1 c. 6.]


1883 July 13 / Severe shock / Tasmania / Illustrated Australian News, Aug. 8. [V; 1360. “Tasmania.” Illustrated Australian News, August 8, 1883, p. 126 c. 3-4.]


1883 July 14 / 1 h., 30 m. / Cairo, Ill / Ballard Co., Ky / light shock / Ref, Jan. 1. [V; 1361. Refer to: 1883 Jan 1, (V; 1078). Rockwood, Charles Greene, Jr. “Notes on American Earthquakes: No. 13.” American Journal of Science, s. 3 v. 27 (1884): 358-364, at 362.]


1883 July 16 / Prominences of extreme brilliance on sun. / July 22, a long chain of spots on sun's southern hemisphere, extending from limb to limb. / Athenaeum, Sept 8-310. [V; 1362. (Athenaeum, September 8, 1883, p. 310.)]


1883 July 17 / Trib, 5-4 / Explosion powder / Glens Falls. [V; 1363. “Explosion of a Paper-Mill Boiler.” New York Tribune, July 17, 1883, p. 5 c. 4.]


1883 July 21 / [LT], 7-e / Explosion / factory / St. Petersburg. [B; 488. "Explosion in a Powder Manufactory." London Times, July 21, 1883, p. 7 c. 5.]


1883 July 21 / Aeronaut Jovis in the balloon Albatross started from Marseilles to cross the Mediterranean. / 2 companions. / Violent wind drove it toward Italy. At 9 p.m. seen at sea, near La Ciotat. / Not heard from since. / D. News 23-5-5 / On 22ndlanded at Brescia. / 24-5-4. [V; 1364.1, 1364.2. “Attempt to Cross the Mediterranean in a Balloon.” London Daily News, July 23, 1883, p. 5 c. 5. “The Balloon Ascent from Marseilles.” London Daily News, July 24, 1883, p. 5 c. 4.]


1883 July 22 / Extraordinary number of sunspots in the southern hemisphere / La Nature 21/143. [V; 1365. Meunier, Stanislas. "Académie des Sciences." La Nature, 1883 pt. 2 (no. 530; July 28): 142-144, at 143. Thollon, Louis. “Perturbations solaires nouvellement observées.” Comptes Rendus, 97 (1883): 252-254.]


1883 July 22 / 7 a.m. / At Marseilles, by M. Bruguière, at the side of a sunspot a luminous jet / L'Astro 2-348 / Observed to 29th. [V; 1366. “Explosions solaires.” Astronomie, 2 (1883): 348.]


1883 July 23 / SS on land / World, 5-6, from Chicago Inter-Ocean / Snakes or a snake in Illinois. At Lytlleville, one that had been seen by seven persons, 15 feet long"beneath its mouth a sac as large as a 2-quart jar, black on back and greenish blue on sides. Then Mr. G.W. Adams, of Downs township, not far from L, told of having stepped over what he supposed was a logserpent 20 feet long. Then a story of a serp seen 3 miles below Joliet. Story of an immense snake that had coiled around and killed a cow. [B; 515.1, 515.2. (New York World, July 23, 1883, p. 5 c. 6.)]


1883 July 23 / Tornado / Minn. and Dakota / Railroad train overturned / D. News 24-5-5. [V; 1367. “Tornadoes in America.” London Daily News, July 24, 1883, p. 5 c. 5.]


1883 July 23 / 2 spots on the midnight sun reported from North Cape, Norway / L.T. 26-5-f. [V; 1368. “The Midnight Sun.” London Times, July 26, 1883, p. 5 c. 6.]


[1883 July 23. Ice storm. North Lincolnshire. Solid lumps of ice. Pratt, F. “Giant HailstonesTemperature Contrasts.” English Mechanic, 84 (no. 2159; August 10, 1906): 18. (Meteorological Magazine, 1883, p. 85.) My Note.]


1883 July 24 / Portsmouth, Va / Circus tent on fireseveral other cases this year / fire in Southern Russia, Jan. 14. [B; 516. (Refs???)]


1883 July 25 / morning / Violent shock / Calabria / L.T. 26-5-d. [V; 1369. “Italy.” London Times, July 26, 1883, p. 5 c. 4.]


1883 July 26 / In the evening, n. eye spot / L.T. 27-10-a. [V; 1370. “A Sun Spot.” London Times, July 27, 1883, p. 10 c. 1.]


1883 July 28 / (It) / q and phe / See 1805. [V; 1371. Refer to: 1805 July 26, (I; 146). Galli, Ignazio. "Raccolta e classificazione di fenomeni luminosi osservati nei terremoti." Bollettino della Società Sismologica Italiana, 14 (1910): 221-448, at 377-379.]


1883 July 28 / Great q town, island of Ischia, near Naples and great explosion in a mine in Sicily / World 30-8-1. [V; 1372. (New York World, July 30, 1883, p. 8 c. 1.)]


1883 July 28 / 9:30 p.m. / Town of Casamicciola, Ischia, destroyed. Survivors rushing into the sea with every avalable craft or floating object24th a dull rumbling sound had been heard. / (+) / Mountain that shook off a multitude of snow-white houses. Several thousand perished. 6 villages. [V; 1373.1, 1373.2. (Refs.???)]


1883 July 28 / Phe? / L.T., Aug 9-12-1 / Said that the inhabitants of Capri, which had nothing volcanic in the formation then, after 28th heard "strange sounds in the air, which they could not explain.” [V; 1374. “The Earthquake at Ischia.” London Times, August 9, 1883, p. 12 c. 1.]


1883 July 28  Italy / Ischia / great quake / [BA] '11. [V; 1375. A class III earthquake. Milne, 730.]


1883 July 28-29 / N. e. sunspot through smoked glass. Had been on disc more than a week but increase on 28th. / Knowledge 4-94. [V; 1376. “Another Large Sun-Spot.” Knowledge, o.s, 4 (August 10, 1883): 94.]


1883 July 30 / Sounds of "Resolute" / See Sept 15, 1888. [V; 1377. See: 1888 Sept 15, (VI; 1451).]


1883 July 30 / Brooklyn / burning substance from a paper balloon / Sun 31-1-6. [V; 1378. “An Incendiary Balloon.” New York Sun, July 31, 1883, p. 1 c. 6.]


1883 July 30 / Arctic Ocean / from the log of S.S. Resolute / 71° 9 ' N., 12° 28' W. / No other ship known to be anywhere nearsix reports like gunfirecalm weather. / Nature 53/295. [V; 1379. “Barisal Guns and Similar Sounds.” Nature, 53 (January 30, 1896): 295-296.]

1883 July 31 / After q, Ischia, on morning of 31st a column of smoke was seen issuing from a fissure in the upper part of the island. / D News, Aug 1-5-5. [V; 1380. “The Earthquake in Ischia.” London Daily News, August 1, 1883, p. 5 c. 5.]


1883 July 31 / Narrow beam in sky. / Nova Scotian Inst. Nat Sci 6/100 / or Nature, 45/7. [V; 1381. “A Rare Phenomenon.” Nature, 45 (November 5, 1891): 7. MacGregor, James Gordon. “Note on Peculiar Aurorae.” Proceedings and Transactions of the Nova Scotian Institute of Science, 6 (1883-1886): 100.]


1883 July 31 / Vesuvius active / L.T., Aug. 1-5-e. [V; 1382. “Eruption of Vesuvius.” London Times, August 1, 1883, p. 5 c. 5.]


1883 July 31 / NY Times, 3-6from Chicago Tribunea mirage said been seen at Niles, Michigan. Appearances like the Rocky Mountains as seen from Denver. [V; 1383. “A Western Mirage.” New York Times, July 31, 1883, p. 3 c. 6.]


1883 Aug / Lulu Hurst, in 1884, performed at Wallack's Theatre, New York. Dr. Harding C Britten, a spiritualist, one of those who went o the stage, said that he felt a force from her like a "cold, concentrated wind, not blowing or moving, but driving or attracting him with the strength of a condensed cyclone. / Holms, "The Facts of Psychic Science," p. 278. [B; 517.1, 517.2. Holms, Archibald Campbell. The Facts of Psychic Science and Philosophy. Jamaica, N.Y.: Occult Press, 1927, 278-279.]


1883 August / "Georgia Wonder" / Miss Lulu Hurst, aged 15, of Cedarville, Georgianoise around her bedpebbles moved around herarticles of clothing disap for several days. Crockery disturbed. She'd think of a tune, and it would be heard from the head of her bed. Religio-Phil Jour, March 8, 1884, statement as to her good character and that she could do all claimed for by her father, signed by 5 doctors. In Feb, 1884, was giving public performances. Man weighing 200 pounds sat in a chair. She touch chair and it move and throw him to the floor. Put palms of hand on chair, and 5 men unable to hold it. [B; 518.1, 518.2, 518.3. "The Strange Georgia Girl." Religio-Philosophical Journal, 36 (no. 2; March 8, 1884):  6, (c. 2). Hurst, Lulu. Lulu Hurst.... Rome, Georgia: Psychic Publishing, 1897. Hurst explained many of the effects that she demonstrated were a deflection of forces, without any magic.]


1883 Aug / (Lib) / Georgia Wonder / A Mrs Young who demonstrated similar power. / See Religio Phil Jour, Sept 16, 1876, p. 1, col. 5. / Mrs Belle YoungSept 23, p. 11. [B; 519. "A Queer Story." Religio-Philosophical Journal, 21 (no. 1; September 16, 1876): 1, (c. 5). "A Dancing Piano." Religio-Philosophical Journal, 21 (no. 2; September 23, 1876): 11, (c. 1-2).]


1883 Aug / Lulu Hurst / OthersAug., 1883 / Angelique CottinJan., 1846 / Mrs Annie Abbott, "Little Georgia Magnet"1891 / Mary Richardson, Sept, 1921, London. [B; 520. See: (OthersAug., 1883 / Angelique CottinJan., 1846 / ; 1891, (B; 1119), for Mrs Annie Abbott, "Little Georgia Magnet"; / Mary Richardson, Sept, 1921, London.)]


1883 Aug 1 / Fishes / Cairo / Ind. / Ill.(?). [B; 521. See: 1883 Aug 1, (V; 1387). (Refs???)]


1883 Aug 1 / Cairo is between Cape Girardeau and New Madrid. / [Illustration] / Cairo is 160 miles from Hannibal. Cairo is 20 miles from Cape G. and 35 from New Madrid. [V; 1384. The distance from Cairo to Cape Girardeau is about 28 miles, (45 km.), and from Cairo to Hannibal, Missouri, is about 220 miles, (355 km.).]


1883 Aug 1 / Series and Living / June, July, 1841 / July, 1860 / Peru, Feb, March, 1871. [V; 1385. See: 1841 June, (II; 295); 1841 June 29-30, (II; 314); 1841 June 30, (II; 317); 1841 July 8, (II: 334) to 336); 1841 July 25, (II; 349); 1860 June 24, (II; 2481); and, 1871 Feb 12, (IV: 296, 298 & 299).]


1883 Aug 1 / As well as fish—Strange substances. / Lillehsall, Ap., 1884 / See July 7, 1897. / See Calabrian phe. [V; 1386. See: 1884 April 20, (V; 1938); 1897 July 7, (VIII; 59); 1897 July 8, (VIII; 60); 1860 July , (II; 2488); and, (Calabrian phe.).]


1883 Aug 1 / night / frgs in rain. / Cairo, Ill / small frogs in countless numbers / Sun 3-1-6 / Had been qs here July 14 and July 6, Ap. 12. [V; 1387. "A Shower of Frogs." New York Sun, August 3, 1883, p. 1 c. 6. "During the rain last night small frogs fell in countless numbers on the decks of the steamers Elliott and Success, moored back of the wharf-boat." See: 1883 Ap 12, (V; 1228); 1883 July 6, (V; 1339); and, 1883 July 14, (V; 1361).]


1883 Aug 1 / Shocks / Cairo / July 6, Ap. 12 / A.J. Sci 3-27-358. [V; 1388. Rockwood, Charles Greene, Jr. “Notes on American Earthquakes: No. 13.” American Journal of Science, s. 3 v. 27 (1884): 358-364, at 360-361. See: 1883 Ap 12, (V; 1228), and, 1883 July 6, (V; 1339).]


1883 Aug. 1 / Fish, frgs, England / q's, mets, France / early July, 1841. [V; 1389. See: 1841 July 8, (II: 334 to 336); 1841 July 2-3 (II; 320); and, 1841 July 4-5, (II; 325 & 327).]


1883 / early in August / (+) / (Mexico) / A shower of fish in Mone Morelos and a q at Pachuca. 20 killed and 30 houses destroyed. / World 23-8-2 / near Vera Cruz / World, Sept 23-4-7 / Fish also at San Luis Polosi. 'The fishes were a species of sardines not familiar in the neighborhood. [V; 1390. (New York World, August 23, 1883, p. 8 c. 2.) (New York World, September 23, 1883, p. 4 c. 7.) See: 1883 Aug 16, (V; 1430).]


1883 Aug 1 / Ischia at 1 p.m. / q detonations like cannon-fire and side of a mountain riven / D News 2-5-4. [V; 1391. “The Earthquake in Ischia.” London Daily News, August 2, 1883, p 5 c. 4.]


1883 Aug 1 / The May eruption? / Durban (Natal) Mercury, Oct. 23—P. and O. steamship Siam / (I think this in L. Times too.) / In Lat 6 S—Long 89 E., passed for four hours through large quantities of lava floating in a direction northwest to southeast. Ship was 700 miles from coast of Sumatra. The captain of the Siam writes that the lava could not have come from Sumatra because there was a current of 15 to 30 miles a day setting to the east. Thinks had been submarine volc. [V; 1392.1, 1392.2. (Durban Mercury, October 23, 1883.) “The Recent Sunrises and Sunsets.” London Times, December 8, 1883, p. 10 c. 1-4.]


1883 Aug 1 / Fish, meteor, q's / See Feb 12, 1871. [V; 1393. See: 1871 Feb 12, (IV: 296, 298, and 299).]


1883 Aug. 1 / Frgs and phe if Oakland, Bowdrie Township in Cal and not Ind. / Sept 2, 1886. [V; 1394. Bowdre Township, (not Bowdrie), is about 7 miles, (11 km.), from Oakland, Illinois, (not California, nor Indiana). See: 1886 Sept 2, (VI: 770 & 771).]


1883 Aug 1 / Wrms and q's / See Sept 22, 1886. also at Malta later. [V; 1395. See: 1886 Sept 22, (VI; 834), and, 1886 Oct 28, (VI; 915).]


1883 Aug 1 / Fish and q / See Dec 31, 1883. [V; 1396. See: 1883 Dec 31, (V; 1808).]


1883 Aug 1 / Peru / meteor and fishes / 1874? / Feb / early 70s. [V; 1397. See: 1871 Feb 12, (IV: 296, 298, and 299).]


1883 Aug 1 / Fish (?) and qs. / June 12, 1897. [V; 1398. See: 1897 June 12, (VII; 1824).]


1883 Aug 1 / New worm time of q / Sept 22, 1886 / Oct 28, 1886. [V; 1399. See: 1886 Sept 22, (VI; 834), and, 1886 Oct 28, (VI; 915).]


1883 Aug 1 / Wrms in NY / and q's Spain / and phe U.S. / Dec 25-26, 1884. [V; 1400. See: 1884 Dec 25-26, (V; 2079). (Add refs. to Spanish quakes, Dec., 1886.]


1883 Aug 1 / Fishes, Benares, time of q-met. / See July, 1860. / Singapore—Feb. 16, 1861. [V; 1401. See: 1860 July, (II, 2488, and, III; 11), and, 1861 Feb 16, (III; 59).]


1883 Aug. 1 / q and ice-met / Dec 29, 1820. [V; 1402. See: 1820 Dec. 29, 30, (I; 832), and, 1820 Dec 29, (I: 835 & 837).]


1883 Aug 1 / q's and water / See—q-deluge. [V; 1403. See: (q-deluge).]


1883 Aug 1 / Volc fishes / 1803. [V; 1404. See: 1803, (I; 68).]


1883 Aug 1 / q = explosion in sky? [V; 1405.]


1883 Aug 1 / White hairs said been found after a q. in China in 1852. / Nature 34-56. [V; 1406. Thiselton-Dyer, William Turner. "Collection of Hairs After Earthquakes in China." Nature, 34 (May 20, 1886): 56-57. See: 1853 Apr. 14, (II; 1574).]


1883 Aug 1 / Sandalwood substance time of q / July 7, 1897. [V; 1407. See: 1897 July 7, (VIII; 59), and, 1897 July 8, (VIII; 60).]


1883 Aug 1 / See SS or Animals. / Times of stress. [V; 1408. See: (SS), or, (Animals).]


1883 Aug 1 / Wrms and qs / Sept 22, 1886 / also Malta later. [V; 1409. See: 1886 Sept 22, (VI; 834), and, 1886 Oct 28, (VI; 915).]


1883 Aug 1 / Volc and fishes / 1803 / Ice, sand, qAp 12, 1839. [V; 1410. See: 1803, (I; 68); 1839 Ap 12, (II; 35); 1839 Ap 13, (II; 36); and, 1839 Ap 14, (II; 37).]


1883 Aug 1 = / S.S. Animals / Times of stress / N. Zealand / Charleston / 1886. [V; 1411. See: (1886).]


1883 Aug-Sept / Ac to observatories, Red Spot on Jupiter had disappeared. / Observatory, vol. 6. [V; 1412. “The Red Spot on Jupiter.” Observatory, 6 (1883): 309. “ Sig. Riccò, of the Royal Observatory, Palermo, writing to 'Nature' under the date Sept. 10, states that he had examined Jupiter since its conjunction, and that the red spot had finally disappeared, the region where it had been now appearing very white.” Denning, William Frederick. "Approximate Times of Transit of the great Red Spot and Equatoreal White Spot...." Observatory, 6 (1883): 346. “The spot not only continues visible, but ought to be a tolerably easy object in the 10-inch refractor of the Palermo Observatory, and will doubtless redetect it on renewed examination.” Riccò, Annibale. “The Red Spot upon Jupiter.” Nature, 28 (September 20, 1883): 487-488.]


1883 Aug 2 / Snake / Pall Mall Gazette—from the Cape Argus / An account of an enormous serpent in the Witzenberg Mountains, S.A. Its head was the size of a calf. 20 to 25 yards long. Hunters went looking for it the next day but it was not found by them, "which perhaps was not very surprising". [B; 522.1, 522.2. "The Sea Serpent on Land." Pall Mall Gazette, August 2, 1883, p. 11 c. 1. "A snake so huge as to suggest the suspicion that the sea serpent has temporaily deserted its native element has been discovered in the Witzemberg Mountains, in South Africa. According to an account which the Cape Argus gives of the incident, a resident, who went out to shoot rock-rabbits, was sitting quietly waiting, when suddenly, from a large opening in a rock close by, he heard a great noise among these animals. He sat still, wondering what it could mean, when presently an enormous snake appeared. He describes it as being scaly, and having a head like a good-sized calf, a neck about ten feet, and a body of about six feet in circumference, its length about twenty to twenty-five yards. He saw the reptile first draw its hind forward, then raising the front part of its body to the height of about fifteen feet it gradually raised itself over a large krantz and disappeared. He thought of firing, but his gun being loaded with very small shot, he was afraid of drawing its attention upon him. He also asserts that he was within fifteen to twenty yards, and had a good view of the snake for about five minutes. A party of hunters went out from the village the ensuing day to hunt the snake, but were not fortunate enough to find it, which perhaps was not very surprising." The Witzenberg Mountains, (not "Witzemberg"), are in the Western Cape province of South Africa. The largest known snake was the extinct Titanoboa, which has been estimated to as much as 12 to 14 meters, (about 14 to 16 yards), in length. (Cape Argus, ca. 1883.)]


1883 Aug 2 / On the Ochils, Scotland, cl burst or waterspout burst. Town of Alva, parts under 3 feet of water. / Symons Met 18-121 / "The flood came on so suddenly that people who had crossed the street only three minutes before had almost to swim back to their houses.” [V; 1413. “Bursting of a Waterspout on the Ochils.” Symons's Meteorological Magazine, 18 (September 1883): 120-121.]


1883 Aug 3 / 3 terrific explosions in gunpowder factory at Angouleme, France / Pall Mall Gazette 4-6-2. [V; 1414. “Explosion at a Powder Mill in France.” Pall Mall Gazette, August 4, 1883, p. 6 c. 2.]


1883 Aug 4 / Disaps / Hamilton (Ont.) Daily Spectator of / "A great many persons belonging to the city of Montreal (of both sexes) have recently mysteriously disappeared. The latest is that of a respectable old lady, 70 years of age, belonging to the west end of the city. [B; 523.1, 523.2. “Montreal.” Hamilton Spectator, (Canada), August 4, 1883, p. 1 c. 4.]


1883 Aug 5 / Swedenmeteor that in view 2 minutes / 12th, in Norway, one in view about one minute / Nature 28/426 / (Norway). [V; 1415. “Notes.” Nature, 28 (August 30, 1883): 424-426, at 425-426.]


1883 Aug 7 / hail / detonations / Iowa / haillargest found 13 inches circumference. Before the storm, "The rumbling in the air was appalling." / Sun 9-3-2. [V; 1416. “Terrific Hail Storm in Iowa.” New York Sun, August 9, 1883, p. 3 c. 2. "Serpent Storms and Spider Showers." Pearson's Weekly, May 19, 1900, p. 756.]


1883 Aug 9 / [LT], 6-f / 10-10-f / Collision with an unknown and sunk / See June 7. [B; 524. “Disaster in the Channel.” London Times, August 9, 1883, p. 6 c. 6. “The Collision in the Channel.” London Times, August 10, 1883, p. 10 c. 6. See: 1883 June 7, (B; 506).]


1883 / Tuesday before Aug 9 / Wild man, captured near Mason, Ohio. / "His long, flowing beard and keen black eyes gave him a frightful appearance. Of his origin and mode of living nothing can be learned, as he refuses to utter a sound. / Warsaw (Ill) (Ind?) Bulletin 18-1-6. [B; 525. (Warsaw Bulletin, (Illinois), August 18, 1883, p. 1 c. 6; on microfilm @ NYPL.) “A Wild Man.” Wheeling Daily Intelligencer, (West Virginia). August 8, 1883, p. 1 c. 3.]


1883 Aug 10, etc. / Few Perseids / L.T. 15-4-f. [V; 1417. Ryves, G.T. “The August Meteors.” London Times, August 15, 1883, p. 4 c. 6.]


1883 Aug 11 / New dark spot in lunar crater Horrox / E. Mec. 38-147 / See index, Horrox. [V; 1418. Gaudibert, Casimir Marie. “A New Crater in Horrox.” English Mechanic, 38 (no. 969; October 19, 1883): 147. Gaudibert, Casimir Marie. “Crater in Horrox.” English Mechanic, 38 (no. 969; November 2, 1883): 193, (illustration). On October 21, Gaudibert observed the object, “easily seen,” but smaller than a craterlet in Hipparchus, rather than “one and a half” times as large. Elger, Thomas Gwyn. “FracastoriusHorroxCrater between Theophilus and Maedler.” English Mechanic, 38 (no. 976; December 7, 1883): 301-302. Elger had first observed the dark spot on August 11, 1883, “which had not been seen before.”]


1883 Aug 12 / Hurricane and hail, 1½ inches longTonga Islands / Fiji Times, Oct. 20. [V; 1419. (Fiji Times, October 20, 1883.)]


1883 Aug 12 / Augs. / Mexico / D-213. [V; 1420. The note copies information from page 213 of The Book of the Damned. [Árbol y] Bonilla, José. "Passage sur le Disque Solaire d'un Essaim de Corpuscules, Vu à l'Observatoire de Zacatecas (Mexique)." Astronomie, 4 (1885): 347-350.]


1883 Aug. 10 / [LT], 5-c / Terrible hailstorm / Iowa. [V; 1421. “The United States.” London Times, August 10, 1883, p. 5 c. 3.]


1883 Aug 13 / Cape Coast Castle, W. Coast Africa / slight shock 3 a.m. / from e to w. / L.T., Sept 3-4-a.

[V; 1422. “The West Coast of Africa.” London Times, September 3, 1883, p. 4 c. 1.]


1883 Aug 13 / BO / Heavy fall of snow at Ballarat / Illustrated Australian News, Sept 5. [V; 1423. “Summary of Events.” Illustrated Australian News, September 5, 1883, pp.138-142, at 139 c. 3.]


1883 Aug 13 / Volc Ometepe, Nicaragua, continued in eruption. / NY Trib 14-1-2. [V; 1424. “Notes and Incidents.” New York Tribune, August 14, 1883, p. 1 c. 2. The Concepción volcano.]


1883 Aug 13 / Snow Australia to Krakatoa / but heavy fall of snow at Ballarat, Aug 13, 1883, to somewhere else / Ill. Australian News, Sept. 5. [V; 1425. “Summary of Events.” Illustrated Australian News, September 5, 1883, pp.138-142, at 139 c. 3.]


1883 Aug 13, (ab) / Tremendous shock, Tasmania / Ac to Melb Argus, quoted by Madras Athenaeum, Sept. 23. [V; 1426.1. (Madras Athenaeum, September 23, 1883.) (“Earthquake Shocks in Tasmania, Melbourne Argus, August 1, 1883, p. 8 c. 3.”Tasmania.” Melbourne Argus, August 16, 1883, p. 8 c. 4-5. “Tasmania.” Melbourne Argus, August 17, 1883, p. 3 c. 2. “Earthquake Shocks in Tasmania.” Melbourne Argus, September 3, 1883, p. 8 c. 1.]


1883 Aug 14 / The Amsterdam train lightSee Jan., 1870. / See Series 1888, Jan-June. [B; 526. See: 1870 Jan, (A; 589); 1888 Feb 23, (B: 866, 867, 868); 1888 March 17, (B; 890); and, 1888 Ap. 7, (B; 894).]


1883 Aug 14 / Amsterdam, N.Y. / A mysterious light appeared nightly a few feet above a railroad track, sometimes bounding along the track, sometimes 30 feet in the air. Looked like a signal and several trains had been stopped by it. Sun 15-2-5 / See Aug 22. [B; 527. “Mysterious Light on a Railroad Track.” New York Sun, August 15, 1883, p. 2 c. 5. See: 1883 Aug 22, (B; 534).]


1883 Aug 14 / Failures panic Wall St. or near-panic. [B; 528. “Stock Liquidation.” New York Tribune, August 14, 1883, p. 8 c. 1.]


1883 Aug. 14, ab. / Shock / Bosnia / NY Trib 15-1-4. [V; 1426.2. “Earthquake Shock in Bosnia.” New York Tribune, August 15, 1883, p. 1 c. 4.]


1883 Aug 14 / 4:30 a.m. / Violent shock and "subterranean rumbling" / Bosnia / L.T. 15-5-e. [V; 1427.  “Earthquake in Bosnia.” London Times, August 15, 1883, p. 5 c. 5.]


1883 Aug 15 / Violent hailstorm / Switzerland / morning / D. News 16-5-3 / 2 or 3 villages set on fire by lightning. [V; 1428. “Violent Storm in Switzerland.” London Daily News, August 16, 1883, p. 5 c. 3.]


1883 Aug 15, about / Krakatoa active / See Aug 26, a yellow note. [V; 1429. See: (1883 Aug 26).]


1883 Aug 16 / fishes / Sun., 2-7 / "Not long ago" shower of fishes, coast of Mexico, near Vera Cruz. Similar thing happened at San Luis Potosi. [V; 1430. “Sunbeams.” New York Sun, August 16, 1883, p. 2 c. 7. See: 1883 / early in August, (V; 1390).]


1883 Aug 16 / "underground thunder" followed by a shock at the Engadine, Switzerland. / D. News 22-5-4. [V; 1431. “Earthquake Shock in the Engadine.” London Daily News, August 22, 1883, p. 5 c. 4.]


1883 Aug 16 / (Cut) / London / E Mec., 37-578 / Cor that ab 11 p.m. observing moon, with a powerful telescope, saw a number of birds crossing the field. Judging from magnifying power they must have been so high as to have been invisible to n.e. [V; 1432. Offord, John M. “Migration of Birds by Moonlight.” English Mechanic, 37 (no. 961; August 24, 1883): 578.]


1883 Aug 16 / The Engadine, Switzerland, shock. "The shock was preceded by a violent storm and heralded by a peal of subterranean thunder." / L.T. 22-5-c. [V; 1433. “Switzerland.” London Times, August 22, 1883, p. 5 c. 3.]


1883 Aug 16 / Perry Co., Ill / evening / met and 3 loud dets / M.W.R. [V; 1434. “Miscellaneous Phenomena.” Monthly Weather Review, 11 (no. 8; August 1883): 190-193, at 190.]


1883 Aug 17 / (+) / World 20-1-3—Story that exciting people on Jersey Coast—night of 17th, off Beach Haven, ab 12 miles north of Atlantic City, was seen a schooner, ab. 300 tons burden, carrying a black flag, pursued by a steamer. Schooner suddenly sank. Steamer remained ab ½ hour and then put out to sea. People searched coast for wreckagenothing washed ashore. A World reporter went to Beach Haven and saw Dr. Holden, who repeated the story, saying that the thing had been seen by him and all members of his family and his coachman. "Rakish looking, two-masted schooner, carrying a black flag." / Story told also by Mr Frank Taylor, telegraph operator at Beach Haven. / See June 16. [B; 529.1 to 529.4. (New York World, August 20, 1883, p. 1 c. 3.) See: 1883 June 16, (B: 509 & 511).]


1883 Aug 17 / See indexes for whatever story of yacht "mystery" may be. / World, Aug 31-8-4, etc. [B; 530. (New York World, August 31, 1883, p. 8 c. 4; Indexes.)]


1883 Aug 17 / Switzerland / hay. / La Nat 1883/2/254. [V; 1435. “Une pluie de foin.” La Nature, 1883 pt. 2 (no. 537; September 15): 254. On a day that was not windy, the hay fell for three hours at Aarau, Switzerland.]


1883 Aug 18 / Warsaw (Ill.) Bulletin, 1-6 / Obj like “a rusty, worm-eaten coal clinker” that fell from sky in West Roxbury / Copied from Boston Globe / "ab size of an egg." / Was in Ill or Ind? [V; 1436. (Warsaw Bulletin, Illinois, August 18, 1883, p. 1 c. 6; on microfilm @ NYPL.) “Arrived from the Firmament.” Boston Globe, July 16, 1883, p. 2 c. 2.]


1883 Aug 19 / Disap / St Louis / Miss Churchill disap from in front of house. / World 22-1-4. [B; 531. (New York World, August 22, 1883, p. 1 c. 4.)]


[1883 Aug 19] / Disap / Sun, 1883, Aug 22-1-5. [B; 533. “A St. Louis Girl Missing.” New York Sun, August 22, 1883, p. 1 c. 5. “Mary Churchill Heard From.” New York Times, October 30, 1883, p. 1 c. 6. “Mary Churchill.” Indianapolis News, November 5, 1883, p. 3 c. 2. Mary was found working in the laundry of the insane asylum in Indianapolis under the name of Jennie Lockwood. She has left St. Louis on a train, took a job as a chambermaid at a hotel at Indianapolis, and, soon afterwards, began work as a laundress at the insane asylum, (where she wanted to “earn her own living”). The discovery of her whereabouts was prompted by a letter she had sent to her father, (published in the New York Times article), without her address but which had an Indianapolis postmark.]


1883 Aug 19 / Tremendous thunderstorm. Canton, China, and surrounding land. Flood. Reported that 40 or 50 persons drowned. / Hong Kong Telegraph 30-2-3. [V; 1437. (Hong Kong Telegraph. August 30, 1883, p. 2 c. 3; not found here, nor in August 20, 29, & 31.)]


1883 Aug 20 / Amsterdam / Man with Hallucination of enemies / World 21-1-3. [B; 532. (New York World, August 21, 1883, p. 1 c. 3.)]


1883 Aug 21 / Tornado, Minnesota, and "hail" 10 inches in circumference / L.T. 23-3-4. [V; 1438. “The United States.” London Times, August 23, 1883, p. 3 c. 4.]


1883 Aug / Fifty shocks of q. in Tasmania in August / New Zealand Times, Sept 6-2-5. [V; 1439. “A Superabundance of Earthquakes.” New Zealand Times, (Wellington), September 6, 1883, p. 2 c. 5.]


1883 Aug 21 / evening / Cyclone / Minn. / Sun 23-1-5 / 24-1-4. [V; 1440. “A Cyclone in Minnesota.” New York Sun, August 23, 1883, p. 1 c. 5. “The Minnesota Tornado.” New York Sun, August 24, 1883, p. 1 c. 4.]


1883 Aug 21 / 7:30 p.m. / N.Y. City / Met exploded over Bedloe's Island . / Sc Am 49-133 / M.W.R. [V; 1441. “A Meteor in New York Bay.” Scientific American, n.s., 49 (September 1, 1883): 133. “Miscellaneous Phenomena.” Monthly Weather Review, 11 (no. 8; August 1883): 190-193, at 191.]


1883 Aug 21 / Ext activity of Vesuvius, which had been active before. / D. News 22-5-5. [V; 1442. “Mount Vesuvius.” London Daily News, August 22, 1883, p. 5 c. 5.]


1883 Aug 21 and 22 / Again the extraordinary sunsets in Natal / Knowledge 5-418. [V; 1443. Noble, William. “The Recent Extraordinary Sunrises and Sunsets.” Knowledge, o.s., 5 (June 6, 1884): 418.]


1883 Aug 22 / See Sept 20. / NY Times, 3-6 / It is said that apropos of the myst light on railroad track at Amsterdam, ac to an editorial writer in the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, more than 40 years before a very singular light had been seen north of Amsterdam, or early in March, 1839. It looked like the rising moon, but too far south. Light lost to view, and 2 miles farther on came upon seemingly a log house on fire. However, no such house or object had been burning. / (See Aug. 14.) [B; 534.1, 534.2, 534.3. “Strange Lights on the Mohawk.” New York Times, August 22, 1883, p. 3 c. 6. “Strange Lights on the Mohawk.” Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, August 19, 1883, p. 2 c. 1. See: 1883 Aug 14, (B; 527), and, 1883 Sept 20, (B; 543).]


1883 Aug 22 / Milky Sea / Auroral / 15.30 S / 105 E / Reported by Capt Watson, of British ship Charles Bell, sea, at 7 p.m. suddenly milky white. / Penang Times, Oct. 9 / bet. 9 and 10 p.m. a light like auroral suffusing the whole sky. [V; 1444.1, 1444.2. (Penang Times, October 9, 1883.)]


1883 Aug 22 / "Vesuvius in a state of remarkable activity. / Sun 23-1-4. / Frgs / Aug 1, 1883. [V; 1445. “Mount Vesuvius in Eruption.” New York Sun, August 23, 1883, p. 1 c. 4. “A Shower of Frogs.” New York Sun, August 3, 1883, p. 1 c. 6. See: 1883 Aug 1, (V; 1387).]


1883 Aug 22 / Violent typhoon / Tonquin / Straits Times, Sept. 20. [V; 1446. “Saigon and Tonquin News.” Straits Times, (Singapore), September 20, 1883, p. 2 c. 6-7.]


1886 Aug 22 / Another "terrible tornado" / Minn. / D. News 23-5-6. [V; 1447. “Terrible Tornado in America.” London Daily News, August 23, 1883, p. 5 c. 6.]


1883 Aug 23 / Trib, 1-3 / Wreck of the Mystery. [B; 535. “The Missing Yacht Mystery.” New York Tribune, August 23, 1883, p. 1 c. 3.]


1883 Aug 23? / But unusual sunsets reported from Cal and peculiar cloudiness of Aug 23 / 2 from Logansport, Ind, Aug 13 / M.W.R. 83, p. 289. [V; 1148. “Miscellaneous Phenomena.” Monthly Weather Review, 11 (no. 12; December 1883): 289-293, at 289.]


1883 Aug 23 / q-fish / "An earthquake has occurred at Palchusa, Mexico, causing the loss of 20 lives. A shower of thousands of fish is reported to have fallen at Montemorelas. / See Aug 1. [V; 1449. See: 1883 / early in August, (V; 1390).]


1883 Aug 23 / Typhoon and high water at Shanghai / Hong Kong Telegraph, 28th. [V; 1450. (Hong Kong Telegraph, August 28, 1883.)]


1883 Aug 25 / (+) / Nature, 29-388, quoting the Perth (W.A.) Inquirer, to which a cor had written that upon the afternoon of Saturday, Aug 25 (I find that Aug 25 was a Saturday) he was travelling far inland in Western Australia, with a flock of sheep. To his profound astonishment a shower of ashes began to fall from the sky. It became a steady, heavy rain of light, calcined fragments. That evening when dark he saw on the north-eastern horizon a ruddy glare that increased in extent and brilliancy. The shower of ashes had ceased after sunset, but the glare was still in the sky before sunrise. The cor questioned some natives who said that there was a volcanic eruption. If so the only one, I have record of in Australiahave been in N.Z. [V; 1451.1 to 1451.4. “Notes.” Nature, 29 (February 21, 1884): 387-390, at 388. “The Eruption of a Volcano in Western Australia.” Perth Inquirer and Commercial News, (Australia), October 31, 1883, p. 5 c. 3-4.]


1883 Aug 26 / (+) / Distance phe / meteors / Cape Times (Weekly Edition), Oct 3told by Mr. J. Grant, super cargo of the steamship Awerley, upon arriving at Durban, S.A.ab 90 miles from Sunda Straitsa strange phenomenon in the sky as if the clouds were discharging shooting starsthen sounds as if of a distant thunderstorm and the fall of little pellets of sand. Afterward heard reports like distant cannonading. [V; 1452.1, 1452.2. (Cape Times, Weekly Edition, October 3, 1883.)]


1883 Aug 25 / late in afternoon / story of dust in Perth (W. Aust) Inquirer of Oct 31, 1883 / Said that been told by "a well-known and highly-respected settler at the North-west." [V; 1453. “The Eruption of a Volcano in Western Australia.” Perth Inquirer and Commercial News, (Australia), October 31, 1883, p. 5 c. 3-4.]


1883 (Aug 25) / N.S. Wales / volc reported in 1829 / Gent's Mag. 1829/1/638. [V; 1454. "Foreign News." Gentleman's Magazine, 99 pt. 1 (July 1829): 636-637. See: 1829, (I; 1435).]


1883 Aug 25 / 3 white spots on Jupiter / Observatory 6/273 / One of them the white spot / See Aug. 6, 1878. [V; 1455. Denning, William Frederick. "The Red Spot on Jupiter." Observatory, 6 (1883): 272-273. See: 1878 Aug 6, (IV; 2414).]


1883 Aug 26 / Sounds heard in one of the Caiman Islands / South of Cuba / 80 W and 20 N / Sounds like cannonading / Sky clear / Nature 31/483. [V; 1456. Forel, François-Alphonse. “Underground Noises Heard at Caiman-Brac, Caribbean Sea, on August 26, 1883.” Nature, 31 (March 26, 1885): 483-484.]


1883 Aug 26 / Sounds / Excitement at Penangthe sounds not understood. / Penang Times, Aug 28 / At first thought a violent th. storm but absence of rolling sound of thunder. Then thought a ship in distress was signalling, but in 27th, 2 slight shocks, so thought a distant volc 800 miles from Java. [V; 1457.1, 1457.2. (Penang Times, August 28, 1883.)]


1883 Aug 26 and following night / (+) / volc and aurora / At Foochow light like Aurora Borealis / Rept Krakatoa Committee, Roy Soc, p. 269. [V; 1458. Symons, George James, ed. The Eruption of Krakatoa, and Subsequent Phenomena. London: Trübner, 1888, 269. Foochow is not identified as Fuzhou, China.]


1883 Aug 26 / Ac to report of the Controller of Katimban, Krakatoa had been active since May. / Penang Times, Sept 4 / Here is told of report by a sea capt in middle of August of intense darkness for 6 hours in daytime when he passed Krakatoa. [V; 1459. (Penang Times, September 4, 1883.)]


1883 Aug 26 / (+) / (+) / Came to patches in the water of floating trees and dead animals. [V; 1460. (Refs.???)]


1883 Aug 26, 27 / Ships were studded with St Elmos fire. One of the accounts is in Penang Times, Oct 9. [V; 1461. (Penang Times, October 9, 1883.)]


1883 Aug 26 / At sea near Krak. "More than fifteen huge waterspouts were seen. / New Zealand Times, Oct 22-3-2 / There was a whirlwind carrying away trees, horses, men. [V; 1462. “The Sunda Disaster.” New Zealand Times, October 22, 1883, p. 3 c. 2-3.]


1883 Aug / D. fog / met. dates / Aug 11-12, 1824. [V; 1463. See: 1824 Aug 11 and 12, (I; 1128).]


1883 Aug 26 / Sounds in Caribbean Sea / C.R. 100/755. [V; 1464. Forel, François-Alphonse.. “Bruits souterrains entendus le 26 août 1883 dans l'ilot de Caïman-Brac, mer des Caraibes.” Comptes Rendus, 100 (1885): 755.]


1883 Aug 26 / Warning sent out by U.S. consul at Batavia to all navigators of the Straits of Sundathat all old charts were worthlessor dangerous. [V; 1465. (Refs.???)]


1883 / Krakatoa / E Mec 38/338. [V; 1466. Noble, William. “Report of the O'Gyalla Observatory....” English Mechanic, 38 (no. 978; December 21, 1883): 338-339. “The second explanation which has been advanced seems to me to meet this difficulty. It is that the earth has encountered a ring or cloud of meteoric matter in space, and that it is to impalpable particles of iron in the upper regions of our atmosphere, that we must look for an explanation of the recent enchantingly beautiful phenomena.”]


1883 Aug 26 / For dets, see Nature 29-242. [V; 1467. Metzger, Emil. “Gleanings from the Reports Concerning the Eruption of Krakatoa.” Nature, 29 (January 10, 1884): 240-244, at 242.]


1883 Aug 26 / For anti Krak., see (Pat) Jour Roy Soc N.S. Wales 17-22. [V; 1468. Smith, John. “Anniversary Address.” Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, 18 (1884): 1-23, at 22.]


1883 Aug 26 / Nothing local noted in Hong Kong Telegraph. [V; 1469.]


1883 Aug 26 / Like Aug 11, 1831 / a hurricane. [V; 1470. See: 1831 Aug 11, (I: 1634 & 1636).]


1883 Aug 26 / D. fog / met date / Dec 11, 1808. [V; 1471. See: 1808 Dec 11 to Jan 31, 1809, (I; 254).]


1883 Aug 26 / For versus volc explanation of the later phe, see Amer. J Sci., March, 1884. [V; 1472. Hazen, Henry Allen. “The Sun Glows.” American Journal of Science, s. 3 v. 27  (1884): 201-212. “The seemingly unusual nature of the phenomenon, calling for an extraordinary explanation, has induced some to advance the theory that the earth in its orbit has encountered a stream of minute meteors or a cloud of cosmic dust, and that the glow is due to reflection from these particles kept at a great height by electric repulsion.”]


1883 Aug 26 / Idea of dusts in sky 7 years, so writers then wrote of "renewals of the afterglows" where are other afterglows, as S.E Bishop of Hawaii, Oct, 1892, in Nature, 47-103. [V; 1473. Bishop, Sereno Edwards. “The Afterglow.” Nature, 47 (December 1, 1892): 102-103.]


1883 Aug 26 / Dusts date of mets / See Nov 27, 1892. [V; 1474. See: (1892 Nov 27; not found here).]


1883 Aug 26 / Afterglow / met date / Ap. 20, 1902. [V; 1475. See: 1902 Ap. 20, (VIII; 1046).]


1883 Aug 26 / Dust / met date / Dec 12, 1896 / See Nov. 29, 1897. [V; 1476. See: 1896 Dec. 12, (VII: 1639, 1640, and 1641), and, 1897 Nov. 29, (VIII; 138).]


1883 Aug / Dry fog / met date / Aug 9, 10, 1865. [V; 1477. See: 1865 Aug 9, 10, (III; 727).]


1883 Aug 26 / Mets and dusts / See Col. / Nov., 1902 / Nov., 1819. [V; 1478. See: (Col.); (1902 Nov); 1819 Nov 2, (I; 739); 1819 Nov 7, (I; 744); 1819 Nov 8, etc., (I; 755); 1819 Nov. 9, (I: 756, 759); 1819 Nov. 10, (I; 766); and 1819, Nov., (I; 774).]


1883 Aug 26 / For similar atmospheric phe, see May-Oct., 1831. [V; 1479. See: 1831 June 28 to July 2, (I; 1602); 1831 August, (I; 1620); 1831 Aug 3, (I; 1627); 1831 Aug 11, (I: 1635 & 1637); 1831 Aug 12, (I; 1626); 1831 Aug 13, (I; 1638); 1831 Aug 17, (I; 1624); and, 1831 Oct 12, (I; 1648).]


1883 Aug 26 / Haze phe like 1883 / Aug 11, 1831. [V; 1480. See: 1831 Aug 3, (I: 1625 & 1628), and, 1831, (I; 1635).]


1883 Aug 26 /  See  dry fog from Etna, May 23-June 3, 1886. [V; 1481. See: 1886 May 23-June 3, (VI; 464).]


1883 Aug 26 / A haze and sun like moon and dust / Italy / June 23, 1877. [V; 1482. See: 1877 June 23, (IV; 2155).]


1883 Aug 26 / Afterglows and earth volc / Dec., 1861. [V; 1483. See: 1861 Dec, (III; 206).]


1883 Aug 26 / Dusts or atmospheric effects / See Aug 10, 1831. / See Oct 12. [V; 1484. See: 1831 Aug 10, (I; 1633), and, 1883 Oct. 13, (V; 1657).]


1883 Aug 26 / B. rain / met date / Dec 12, 1862. [V; 1485. See: 1862 Dec 12, (III: 337 & 338).]


1883 Aug 26 / D fog and metsJune 4, 1850. [V; 1486. See: 1850 June 4, (II: 1392, 1393, and 1394).]


1883 Aug 26 / Dry fog and q and mets / June 4, 1850. [V; 1487. See: 1850 June 4, (II: 1392, 1393, and 1394). No earthquake is mentioned in these notes.]


1883 Aug 26 / (Hail) / Shock felt in Batavia and hail fell. Hail seldom seen in Java. / Straits Times, Sept 7-3-1. [V; 1488. “The Volcanic Eruption in Sunda Straits.” Straits Times, (Singapore), September 7, 1883, p. 3 c. 1-3. “The atmosphere became unusually oppressive and the air sluggish. No one, however, thought that calamity was at hand, not even in Bandong and its neighbourhood, where a very smart and vertical shock of earthquake was experienced and a shower of hail, this phenomenon being one seldom witnessed in Java.”]


1883 Aug 26 / Meteors inactive but other phe. on these dates / 1886 / begin April. [V; 1489. See: 1883 Ap. 4, (V; 1222); 1883 Ap. 6, (V; 1224); 1883 May 9, (V; 1260); 1883 May 9, 11, (V: 1262 & 1263); 1883 May, (V; 1265); 1883 May 15, (V; 1269); and, 1883 May 19, etc., (V; 1277).]


1883 Aug 26 / Met inactive but afterglows / Oct 19 etc., 1882 / See Dec 11. [V; 1490. See: 1882 Oct. 19-25, (V; 991), and 1882 Dec 10-11, (V; 1048).]


1883 Aug 26 / Afterglow / met date / Nov. 27, 1892 / mets 23rd. [V; 1491. See: (1892 Nov 23), and, 1892 Nov. 27, (VII; 768).]


1883 Aug 26 / Afterglow / Nov. 29, 1897. [V; 1492. See: 1897 Nov. 29, (VIII; 138).]


1883 Aug 26 / Afterglows from a volc / Jan 20, 1835. [V; 1493. 1835 Jan 20, (I; 1961).]


1883 Aug 26 / Dust / Nov 12, 1834. [V; 1494. See: 1834 Nov 12, (I; 1937), and, 1834 Nov. 12 and 13, (I; 1938).]


1883 Aug 26 / Dust time of mets / Nov 12-13, 1902. [V; 1495. See: 1902 Nov. 11, 12, 13, (VIII; 1482), and, 1902 Nov. 12, (VIII; 1504).]


1883 Aug 26-27 / Mystif sounds heard 28th or 29th. [V; 1496. See: (1883 Aug 28-29).]


1883 Aug 26 / Sunsets said to "return" / July 3, 1885. [V; 1497. See: 1885 July 3, (VI; 16).]


1883 Aug 26-27 / 36,380 lives / Ball, "In Starry Realms," p. 319. [V; 1498. Ball, Robert Stawell. In Starry Realms. "Cheap Edition." London: Sir Isaac Pitman, 1912, 319. "It was along the shores of Sumatra and Java that the inundations took place in which 36,380 lives are said to have been lost."]


1883 Aug 26 / Dusts met lower, 1882 / period of great sun activity. [V; 1499. See: (1882).]


1883 Aug 26 / Afterglow / met date / Nov. 29, 1897. [V; 1500. See: 1897 Nov. 29, (VIII; 138).]


1883 Aug 26 / Dry fog and meteors / Ap 4, 1854. [V; 1501. See: 1854 Ap. 4, (II; 1772).]


1883 Aug 26 / D fog / met date / Aug 9, 10, 1865. [V; 1502. See: 1865 Aug 9, 10, (III; 727).]


1883 Aug 26 / at Bantam / The sound and the earth quaking and sulphurous fumes. / Strait Times, Sept. 15 / Thick clouds darkening skyreason unknown. [V; 1503. “The Volcanic Outburst in Sunda Straits.” Straits Times, (Singapore), September 15, 1883, p. 3 c. 3-5.]


1883 Aug 26 / 4:30 p.m. / At Selangor sounds were like of heavy guns, without rumbling. / Strait Times, 7th / Among other causes ascribed by natives was that of wedding festivities. [V; 1504. “How Krakatoa Was Heard in Selangor.” Straits Times, (Singapore), September 7, 1883, p. 2 c. 7.]


1883 Aug. 26 / Th. storm at Batavia time of the eruption. / Straits Times, Sept. 7 / Also hail, a rare phe in Java, fell. [V; 1505. “The Volcanic Eruption in Sunda Straits.” Straits Times, (Singapore), September 7, 1883, p. 3 c. 1-3. See: 1883 Aug 26, (V; 1488).]


1883 Aug 26, etc. / At the time an eruption in Banda Islands / Penang Times, Oct 16. [V; 1506. (Penang Times, October 16, 1883.)]


1883 Aug 26 / Carribean Sea Sounds / Nature 31/483 / (Cut). [V; 1507. Forel, François-Alphonse. “Underground Noises Heard at Caiman-Brac, Caribbean Sea, on August 26, 1883.” Nature, 31 (March 26, 1885): 483-484.]


1883 Aug 26-27 / Examination of the ashes / C.R. 97-1100. [V; 1508. Daubrée, Gabriel Auguste. “Phénomènes volcaniques du détroit de la Sonde (26 et 27 août 1883)....” Comptes Rendus, 97 (1883): 1100-1105.]


1883 Aug 26 / Powder explosion / Batavia / July 12, 1883. [V; 1509. See: 1883 July 12, (V; 1358).]


1883 / BO / Bays which had been dotted with hundreds of fishing vessels were for months closed, covered with pumice. The tidal wave swept away forests. Bays petrified, when smoke cleared away, 10 feet deep. [V; 1510. (Refs.???)]


1883 Aug. 26 / Perhaps it was Ball, in Starland, who said of 7 years dust. [V; 1511. (The “seven years” of dust was not mentioned by Robert Stawell Ball in his books Star-Land and In Starry Realms.)]


1883 Aug 25 / Volc Australia / ? / Ap. 2, 1829. [V; 1512. See: 1829 Ap. 2, (I; 1456).]


[1883 Aug 26-27. My Note. Krakatoa eruptions: 26th, 1 P.M., intense eruption; 26th, 2 P.M., large black cloud 27 km high; ash and pumice falls; 26th, 6 -7 P.M., tidal wave; 27th, explosions at 5:30, 6:44, 10:02 (loudest), and 10:41 A.M., tearing away half of volcano.]


1883 Aug 26-27 / Several places in W. Australia / at midnight / explosive sound / ab 9:30 a.m. / on 27th again / and 10:10 a.m. / Adelaide Observer, Sept 8-8-4 / At Port Elliot, 10 p.m., heavy rumbling [note cut off]. [V; 1513. “Last Week's Earthquake.” Adelaide Observer, September 8, 1883, p. 8 c. 4.)]


1883 Aug 27 / Race rioting / Bisancon, France / Croatia / Hungary / Melb. Argus (Aug 29), for instance. [B; 536. “Serious Disturbances in Croatia,” “Anti-Jewish Rioting in Hungary,” and, “Rioting in Besancon.” Melbourne Argus, August 29, 1883, p. 8 c. 2.]


1883 Aug 27 / Distance phe / bet 10 and 11 a.m. / At Mauritius / deep, violent detonations / Nature 30-279 / Upon 27th and following days the sun was obscured. It was thought by the later volcanic ashes. [V; 1514. “Krakatoa.” Nature, 30 (July 17, 1884): 279-281. These phenomena were reported from Diego Garcia, (not at Mauritius).]


1883 Aug 27 / (S) / Sounds at San Saba, Texas.  Upon Sept 10-11-midnight a great meteor seen there and its detonations said not so loud and distinct as that of 27th. / NY Times, Sept 17-4-7. [V; 1515. “A Southern Meteor.” New York Times, September 17, 1883, p. 4 c. 7.]


1883 Aug 27 / 1 a.m. / q. waves / San Francisco / N.Y. Trib 31-1-4. [V; 1516. “Tidal Waves on the Pacific Coast.” New York Tribune, August 31, 1883, p. 1 c. 4.]


1883 Aug 27 / Straits Times, Sept 22 / Like Chilian disasters. / At distant towns in Java. / The sky appeared to be on fire. / Mud fell. / hazes / sandfalls / hurricane. [V; 1517. “Further Summary of the Volcanic Outburst in Sunda Straits.” Straits Times, (Singapore), September 22, 1883, p. 3 c. 3-5. At Telok Betong: “At 10 a.m. on the same day, Monday, when a number of ladies and children had already taken refuge in the Residency, we were all startled by a report like that of the discharge of a heavy cannon. The sun was invisible and the sky looked copper coloured and, as was the case in the previous evening, appeared to be ablaze with flashes of lightning which cleaved the air like so many rockets. This lasted half an hour, and then came on a shower of ashes and sand. This shower grew heavier while the wind howled fearfully. Afterwards a shower of mud fell. Above all this we heard the roar of the sea. Suddenly there arose the cry:the water is coming on!”]


1883 Aug 28 / Great waves / Cape Horn / Ciel et Terre 5-247. [V; 1518. “Onde Marine Produite par l'Éruption du Krakatoa.” Ciel et Terre, 5 (1884-1885): 246-247.]


1883 Aug 28 / 10 p.m. / First of tidal disturbances on east coast of N. Zealand. Maximum between 4 a.m. and 10 a.m. on 29th. Sudden rises of 3 or 4 feet. / N. Zealand Jour. of Sci 1-513. [V; 1519. “Tidal Waves.” New Zealand Journal of Science, 1 (September 1883): 513-514.]


1883 Aug 27, 28, 29 / Great tidal waves / Freemantle, etc. / coast of W. Australia / Perth Inquirer, Sept 12. [V; 1520. “General News.” Perth Inquirer and Commercial News, (Australia), September 12, 1883, p. 4 c. 7-8. “Albany, September 4th, 1883.” Albany Mail, (Australia), September 4, 1883, p. 2 c. 4-6.]


1883 Aug 27 / (inert volc.) / Flames burst from ground not only at cones, but at a distance, setting fire to houses. / Strait Times, Sept. 20. [V; 1521. “The Volcanic Outburst in Sunda Straits.” Straits Times, (Singapore), September 20, 1883, p. 2 c. 7 & p. 3 c. 1-2. The “glowing ashes” and flames from clefts and the ground were probably from the active fumeroles of the Rajabasa volcano, (which has not had any historical eruptions).]


1883 Aug 27 / Elec / Elec discharges seen and felt by a vessel consid[erable] distance from the volc. Sailors felt shocks. Cooper sheathing of the rudder red hot from elec. discharges. / Strait Times, Sept 20. [V; 1522. “The Volcanic Outburst in Sunda Straits.” Straits Times, (Singapore), September 20, 1883, p. 2 c. 7 & p. 3 c. 1-2. About midnight, August 26-27, 1883, Captain Logan of the ship Berbice reported: “The lightning and thunder became worse and worse. Lightning flashes shot past around the ship. Fireballs continually fell on deck and burst into sparks. We saw flashes of light falling quite close to us on the ship, heard fearful rumbles and explosions, sometimes upon the deck and sometimes among the rigging. The man at the rudder received heavy shocks on one arm. The copper sheathing of the rudder became glowing hot from the electric discharges. The fiery phenomena on board the ship manifested themselves at every moment.” Tenison-Woods, Julian Edmund. “The Earthquake in the Straits of Sunda.” Sydney Morning Herald, January 14, 1884, p. 3 c. 4-5. Tenison-Woods identifies the location of this same ship as having entered the Straits of Sunda on August 26; John Wesley Judd identifies the ship as entering the western end of the Straits, and not sailing through until August 29; but, the Straits Times article identifies the location of the ship both as in the Straits and as “20 miles South of Vlakke Hoek,” (Etna Bay, in the Arafura Sea, about 1950 miles, or 3150 km., from Krakatau, rather than 23 to 60 miles away given in The Eruption of Krakatoa...). Symons, George James, ed. The Eruption of Krakatoa, and Subsequent Phenomena. London: Trübner, 1888; 16, 28, 268, & 328. No mention was made of the electrical phenomena observed by the Berbice in this report by the Royal Society of London.]


1883 Aug 27 / BO / On the Java side of the Straits, 36 villages swept away by the waves. / Penang Times, Oct 16th / Altogether in Java 95 villages alone. / Nov. 3rd. [V; 1523. (Penang Times, October 16, 1883.)]


1883 Aug 27 / People in Batavia shivering with cold, / Straits Times, Sept. 8. [V; 1524. “The Volcanic Outburst in Sunda Straits.” Straits Times, (Singapore), September 8, 1883, p. 3 c. 2-4.]


1883 Aug 27 / In the Straits Times, Sept 7, are accounts of the sounds that were like gunfire heard in places 800 or 1000 miles from K. Like gunfire concussions. Felt like slight q's. [V; 1525. “How Krakatoa Was Heard in Selangor.” Straits Times, (Singapore), September 7, 1883, p. 2 c. 7. The sounds and shocks were felt at Kuala Lumpur, about 700 miles away, (about 1100 km.); and, the correspondent wrote: “I fancy the explosions on Monday morning were and have been heard certainly at 800 and possibly at 1000 miles from the Volcano.”]


1883 Aug 27 / Familiar red dustoff Java. Described in the Durban (Natal) Mercury, Oct. 12, by a ship captain as a "brick dust haze of fine dust. [V; 1526. (Durban Mercury, October 12, 1883.)]


1883 Aug 27 / At Mauritius sky every evening since 27th at least to 31st purplish red at sunset in N. West. [V; 1527. (Refs.???)]


1883 Aug 27 / (1) / Straits Times of Singapore, Sept 7, 8 / At Batavia telegrams from many parts of Java asking meaning of distant thunder, or gunfire, the quaking of houses, and a red glow in the sky. [V; 1528. “The Volcanic Eruption in Sunda Straits.” Straits Times, (Singapore), September 7, 1883, p. 3 c. 1-3. “The Volcanic Outburst in Sunda Straits.” Straits Times, (Singapore), September 8, 1883, p. 3 c. 2-4.]


1883 Aug 27 / ab. 6 a.m. / The wave at Krakatoa /  Straits Times, Sept 20. [V; 1529. “Private reports from Batavia....” Straits Times, (Singapore), September 10, 1883, p. 2 c. 5. “The Volcanic Outburst in Sunda Straits.” Straits Times, (Singapore), September 20, 1883, p. 2 c. 7 & p. 3 c. 1-2.]


1883 Aug 27 / 1:30 p.m. / Tidal wave at Columbo / Straits Times, Sept. 7. [V; 1530. “The Volcanic Eruption in Sunda Straits....” Straits Times, (Singapore), September 7, 1883, p. 2 c. 7.]


1883 Aug 27 / 2 p.m. / Tidal wave at Mauritius / Straits Times, Oct 6. [V; 1531. “Effect of Krakatau in Mauritius.” Straits Times, (Singapore), October 6, 1883, p. 3 c. 1.]


1883 Aug 27 / The wave was 80 or 90 feet high. / Straits Times, Sept 10 / In Naturemore than 100. [V; 1532. “Private reports from Batavia....” Straits Times, (Singapore), September 10, 1883, p. 2 c. 5. “The Java Eruption and Earthquake Waves.” Nature, 29 (November 8, 1883.): 30-33, at 31-32.]


1883 Aug 27 / ab noon / near the Lower Murchison, W. Australia / Sound and shocks—and ab. 150 miles south of the North West Cape, upon H.M.S. Meda, fell dense volumes of a substance like Fuller's earth. / Perth Inquirer, Sept 26 / The wind was blowing from Australia. [V; 1533. “The Recent Earthquake.” Perth Inquirer and Commercial News, (Australia), September 26, 1883, p. 3 c. 7.]


1883 Aug 27 / 4 p.m. / Sounds heard / San Salvador / supposed subterranean / C.R. 100-1314. [V; 1534. “Sur les tremblements de terre et les éruptions volcaniques dans 'Amérique centrale.” Comptes Rendus, 100 (1885): 1312-1315, at 1314.]


1883 Aug 27 / The great outburst at 10 a.m. / Nature 76-89 / On Aug 26, first at 5:20 p.m. [V; 1535. Nagaoka, H. “The Eruption of Krakatoa and the Pulsation of the Earth.” Nature, 76 (May 23, 1907): 89-90, at 89.]


1883 Aug 26, 27 / q and water spouts / See Jan 12, 1914. [V; 1536. See: 1914 Jan 12, (X; 246).]


1883 Aug 28 / NY Times, 1-3 / Krakatoa / 29-5-1 / 30-1-3 / 31-1-4 / Sept 1-1-4 / 3-1-4 / 5-1-5 / 6-5-2 / Oct 2-8-3 / 22-5-1 / Oct 6-2-2. [V; 1537. “Current Foreign Notes.” New York Times, August 28, 1883, p. 1 c. 3. “Current Foreign Topics.” New York Times, August 29, 1883, p. 1 c. 3. “Events Beyond the Sea.” New York Times, August 30, 1883, p. 1 c. 3. “The Devastation in Java.” New York Times, August 31, 1883, p. 1. c. 4. “The Great Volcanic Eruptions.” New York Times, September 1, 1883, p. 1 c. 4. “The Java Eruptions.” New York Times, September 3, 1883, p. 1 c. 4. “The Calamity in Oceania.” New York Times, September 5, 1883, p. 1 c. 5. “The Oceania Calamity.” New York Times, September 6, 1883, p. 5 c. 2. “A Volcano's First Effort.” New York Times, October 2, 1883, p. 8 c. 3. “Earthquakes in South America.” New York Times, October 6, 1883, p. 2 c. 2. “On Sept. 2 the sun at Panama and Guayaquil was discolored, thereby giving rise to much conjecture and prognostications of coming evils.” “The Krakatoa Eruption.” New York Times, October 22, 1883, p. 5 c. 1.]


1883 Aug 28 / Krakatoa letters / See Revue des Deux Mondes, March 1 '84. / not March / pp. 161-182. [V; 1538. Jamin, Jules. "Les Rougeurs du Ciel." Revue des Deux Mondes, 63 (no. 3; May-June, 1884): 161-182.]


1883 Aug 27 / See November dust. [V; 1539. See: (November).]


1883 Aug 27 / afternoon / Tidal wave at St Barths, near St Kitts / St. Christopher Advertiser, Sept. 3. [V; 1540. (St. Christopher Advertiser, September 3, 1883.)]


1883 Aug 27 / afternoon / Extraordinary tidal wave, rising and falling several feet at Freemantle, Australia / Perth (W. Aust) Morning Herald, 30th. [V; 1541. (Perth Morning Herald, August 30, 1883; microfilm at British Library.) “The Week.” Fremantle Herald, (Australia) September 1, 1883, supplement, p. 1 c. 6-8.]


1883 Aug 27 / Tidal wave / Algoa Bay, S. Africa / Durban (Natal) Mercury, Oct 4. [V; 1542. (Durban Mercury, October 4, 1883.)]


1883 Aug 27 / 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. / Several times, coast of Ceylon—sea receded—exposing forgotten wrecks. / At Galle, 70 miles south of Colombo. / Weekly Ceylon Observer, Aug 28. [V; 1543. (Weekly Ceylon Obsever, August 28, 1883.)]


1883 Aug 27 / In Knowledge 5/418, Capt Noble quotes Mr. Neisen, Govt Astronomer of Natal, that the extraordinary sunsets began in Natal in Feb, becoming more marked till June. Then 2 months unnoticed. Aug 21, 22, noticeable but not vivid—on 28th and after, vivid. [V; 1544. Noble, William. “The Recent Extraordinary Sunrises and Sunsets.” Knowledge, o.s., 5 (June 6, 1884): 418.]


1883 Aug 27 / 1:30 and 2 -.m. / tidal waves / Ceylon / The Englishman (Calcutta), Sept 10-3-3. [V; 1545. (The Englishman, September 10, 1883, p. 3 c. 3.)]


1883 Aug 27 / Examination of the ashes, by Meunier / C.R. 104-95. [V; 1546. Meunier, Stanislas. “Examen microscopique des cendres du Krakatau.” Comptes Rendus, 104 (1887): 95-97.]


1883 Aug 27 / 10:24 a.m. / at North Watcher / Shower of ashes / BA '85/773. [V; 1547. Meldrum, Charles. “A Tabular Statement of the Dates at which, and the Localities where, Pumice or Volcanic Dust was seen in the Indian Ocean in 1883-84.” Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1885, 773-779, at 773. “North Watcher” is a lighthouse on Sebira Island, Indonesia.]


1883 Aug 27 / afternoon / Explosion of a still of thousands of gallons of oil in Brooklyn. [V; 1548. “In Ruins.” Brooklyn Eagle, August 28, 1883, p. 2 c. 7-8.]


1883 Aug, Sept / Demarara Daily Chronicle, to Sept 20 / (nothing) / Georgetown, B. Guiana. [V; 1549.]


1883 Aug 28 / Volc in island of Flores in full eruption / Penang Times, Oct 23. [V; 1550. (Penang Times, October 23, 1883.) Neither Kelimutu nor Inierie were in eruption, in 1883.]


1883 Aug 29 / Great Hurricane / Atlantic / reports of disaster in newspapers for a week afterward / reports upon debris and wrecks 2 weeks afterward. [V; 1551. (Refs.???)]


1883 Aug 29 / [LT], 3-f / Missing steamers. [B; 537. “The Missing Steamer Ludwig.” London Times, August 29, 1883, p. 3 c. 6.]


1883 Aug 29 / 3 a.m. / Severe shock / Brisbane / Adelaide Observer, Sept 1-16-1. [V; 1552. “Queensland.” Adelaide Observer, September 1, 1883, p. 15 c. 5 & p. 16 c. 1. “The Earthquake.” Brisbane Courier, August 30, 1883, p. 5 c. 2-3.]


1883 Aug 29 / Strong shock at Guayaquil / Toronto Globe, Sept. 1. [V; 1553. “The Volcano's Slaughter.” Toronto Globe, September 1, 1883, p. 2 c. 3.]


1883 Aug 28, Sept 4, Sept 21 / Comet like / Astro Soc Pacific 9/34. [V; 1554. Monck, William Henry Stanley. “Some Luminous Appearances in the Sky.” Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 9 (no. 54; February 1897): 33-36, at 33-34. The “Sept 4” observation was in 1885, (not in 1883), of a similar object. Monck, William Henry Stanley. “Remarkable Meteor-train.” Observatory, 8  (1885): 336-337.]


1883 Aug 28 / (Ch) / Sussex and Liverpool / obj like "new and most glorious comet" / Astro Soc Pacific 9/33. [V; 1555. Monck, William Henry Stanley. “Some Luminous Appearances in the Sky.” Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 9 (no. 54; February 1897): 33-36, at 33. Noble, William. “A Curious Phenomenon.” Knowledge, o.s., 4 (September 14, 1883): 173, (illustration). Bradgate, W.K. “A Curious Phenomenon.” Knowledge, o.s., 4 (September 28, 1883): 207.]


1883 Aug 28 / morning / Rain of "something like sand” on a vessel 970 miles from Java Head / Nature 29/152. [V; 1556. “The Remarkable Sunsets.” Nature, 29 (December 13, 1883): 149-153, at 152.]


1883 Aug 28 / Tidal wave / New Zealand / New Zealand Times 30-2-6. [V; 1557. “Tidal Wave.” New Zealand Times, (Wellington), August 30, 1883, p. 2 c. 6.]


1883 Aug 28 / 1 p.m. / Date of eruption on south coast of Flores of volc Gunong Api Kee / Straits Times, Nov. 1 / Flores is one of the dependencies of Timor. [V; 1558. “Under date the 5th October....” Straits Times, (Singapore), November 1, 1883, p. 3 c. 3. “From the postholder stationed at Endeh a report has been received that he had obtained information of an outburst having taken place on the volcano called Gunong Api Kee on the South Coast of Flores at one o'clock in the afternoon of the 28th August last.” This volcano is neither Banda Api nor Gunung Api. Only the Sundoro volcano was erupting, (apart from Krakatau), at this time; but, fumaroles of more than a dozen volcanoes on Flores may account for this report received at Ende.]


1883 Aug 28 / 4 [to] 5 p.m. / Island of Saint-Domingue (so spelled) / sounds as if of a distant battle / C.R. 100-1315. [V; 1559. Llenas, Alex. “Bruits souterrains entendus à l'île de Saint-Domingue, le 28 août 1883.” Comptes Rendus, 100 (1885): 1315. “Saint-Domingue” is now identified as Hispaniola; and, the sounds were heard at Artibonite, (a province in Haiti), and at Samana Bay, (on the northern coast of the Dominican Republic).]


1883 Aug 29 / Sounds again but seen not Krakatoa / Nov. 25, 1883. [V; 1560. (Refs.???)]


1883 Aug 29 / Ship British Empire / Lat 2-37 SLong 79-52 E. from afternoon of 29th till end of 30th / First the sun was almost obscured by a pale yellowish hazethe fall of dust like Portland cement. / The Englishman (Calcutta), Sept 22-2-2. [V; 1561. (Englishman, September 1883, p. 2. c. 2.)]


1883 Aug 29 / Destructive high tides along Java coast / World 31-8-5. [V: 1562. (New York World, August 31, 1883, p. 8 c. 5.)]


1883 Aug 29 / Booming sounds like firing of guns and a tidal wave on coast of Western Australia. / Melbourne Argus, Sept 1-12-4 / See N. Zealand, Aug, 1868. / But a tidal wave make these sounds. [V; 1563. “Tidal Wave in Western Australia.” Melbourne Argus, September 1, 1883, p. 12 c. 4. See: 1868 Aug 15, (III; 1444), and, 1868 Aug 16, (III: 1508 & 1510).]


1883 Aug 29 / In last week in Aug, near Panama, sounds as if of a battle. / At Guayaquil great q and fall of ashes from an unidentified volcano and color of sun attracted attention. About the moment of the eruption in Java. / Sun, Oct. 6-1-2. [V; 1564. “Strange Noises in Ecuador.” New York Sun, October 6, 1883, p. 1 c. 2. The Cotopaxi and Sundoro volcanoes.]


1883 Aug 29 / Great gale off Halifax / Sun, Sept 4-1-4 / 1883 / Phantom Yacht? / Sun, Sept 24-3-3 1883 / Some stories in August. [V; 1565. “Stories of the Great Storm.” New York Sun, September 4, 1883, p. 1 c. 4. “Is It a Phantom Yacht?” New York Sun, September 24, 1883., p. 3 c. 3.]


1883 Aug 29 / Severe shock / 3 a.m. / wide area in Queensland / Illustrated Australian NewsSept. 5. [V; 1566. “Summary of Events.” Illustrated Australian News, September 5, 1883, pp.138-142, at 139 c. 1.]


1883 Aug 29 / 3 a.m. / Brisbane, etc., Queensland, severe shock. Milder one at 4 a.m. / (Melbourne) Argus, Aug 30-8-3. [V; 1567. “Severe Earthquake Shock in Queensland.” Melbourne Argus, August 30, 1883, p. 8 c. 3.]


1883 Aug 29-30 / night / Severe shocks, Sydney. / Illustrated Australian NewsSept 5. [V; 1568. “Summary of Events.” Illustrated Australian News, September 5, 1883, pp.138-142, at 139 c. 1.]


[1883 Aug 30. Wrong date. See: 1883 Aug 31, (V; 1569).]


1883 / Sun / Aug 30Yokohama / Aug 31Brazil / Sept 1 or 2Cape Coast Castle / Sept 2Venezuela / Sept 2Ceylon and Panama / Sept 7Central Pacific / 7Madras. [V; 1570. (Refs.???)(New York Sun???) (Not Milne, 1880 to 1889.)]


1883 Aug 30-31 / Fine dust like "fuller's earth,” west coast of Australia, ab 1000 miles from Krakatoa / Naure 29-154. [V; 1571. “The Java Eruptions and Earthquake Waves.” Nature, 29 (December 13, 1883): 153-154. “If the dust were associated with the disturbances in Sundra Strait of August 27 and 28 it must have travelled 1050 miles in three days.”]


1883 Aug 29-30 / ab. midnight / Shocks in N.S. Wales / Melb. Argus 31-6-2. [V; 1572. “Earthquake Shocks in New South Wales.” Melbourne Argus, August 31, 1883, p. 6. c. 2.]


1883 Aug 29-30 / midnight / Severe q 90 miles south of Sydney, N.S.W. / New Zealand Times 31-2-5. [V; 1573. “Earthquake in N.S.W.” New Zealand Times, (Wellington), August 31, 1883, p. 2 c. 5.]


1883 Aug 30 / night / 2 distinct shocksKingston, Ontario / Toronto Globe, Sept. 3. [V; 1574. “Kingston.” Toronto Globe, September 3, 1883, p. 5 c. 2. "Earthquake Shock." British Whig, (Kingston, Ontario), September 3, 1883, p. 3 c. 2. "A Pittsburg farmer declares that on Thursday evening last he experienced two distinct shocks of earthquake, that his house shook and the ground trembled. We do not dispute the man's assertion, but it is very singular that the sensation was confined to one particular farm in one particular township."]


1883 / 2 or 3 days, end of August / Sun copper colored / Nature 29-196. [V; 1575. “The Remarkable Sunsets.” Nature, 29 (December 27, 1883): 195-196, at 196. This observation by James Main Dixon was from Japan.]


1883 Aug 31 / [LT], 7-f / Explosion / dynamite / South Shields. [B; 489. "Explosion of Blasting Powder." London Times, August 31, 1883, p. 7 c. 6.]


1883 / last of August / At Ghademes / 30° 7' N / 6° 43' E. / Concussions and loud sounds like gunfire. / CR 97-923. [V; 1576. Duveyrier, Henri. “Tremblement de terre ressenti à Ghadâmès; à la fin du mois d'août 1883.” Comptes Rendus, 97 (1883): 923. The sounds like cannonading were heard for a distance of about 350 kilometres in every direction from Ghadâmès, Libya.]


1883 Aug. / Seen before Aug in Para / Jour Roy Met 12/54. [V; 1577. Riccò, Annibale. “Etudes sur les Crépuscules Rosés.” Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 12 (1886): 49-54, at 54.]


1883 Aug 30 / 11 p.m. / 37-19 S / 163-48-[East] Long / (printed S by mistake) / Melbourne Argus, Sept 10-8-6 / Captain of the brig Fawn saw a meteor or a brilliant lightsky red 10 minutes after. / The brig arrived at Sydney on the 9th. [V; 1578. “Singular Phenomenon at Sea.” Melbourne Argus, September 10, 1883, p. 8 c. 6.]


1883 Aug 30 / noon / Peculiar appearance of the sun noted at Yokohama. / Krakatoa 2,500 miles away. / World 14-6-2. [V; 1579. (New York World, September 14, 1883, p. 6 c. 2.)]


1883 Aug 30 / night / 2 distinct shocks in the township of Pittsburg, Canada, somewhere. / London (Ont.) Advertiser 4-1-4. [V; 1580. (London Advertiser, Ontario, September 4, 1883, p. 1 c. 4.) See: 1883 Aug 30, (V; 1574). Pittsburg, Ontario.]


1883 Aug 31 / 4 a.m. / Tidal wave, northern part of New Zealand. / Straits Times, Oct. 3 / ½ hour later, a sharp shock 100 miles N.W. of Wellington. [V; 1581. “The Volcanic Eruption would appear....” Straits Times, (Singapore), October 3, 1883, p. 2 c. 5-6.]


1883 Aug 31 to Sept 6 / In Brazil, sun's light was soft and pale as the moon's. / Nature 29-87. [V; 1582. “Notes.” Nature, 29 (November 22, 1883): 87-88, at 87.]


[1883 Aug 31 /] 1883 Aug 30 / Loud detonations heard around Perth, Australia. / Strait Times, Oct. 3 / A tidal wave 8 feet high at Geraldton. [V; 1569. “The Volcanic Eruption would appear....” Straits Times, (Singapore), October 3, 1883, p. 2 c. 5-6.]


1883 Aug 26 / No mention of the phe of this year in the pubs. by the U.S. Signal Service from the International Polar Expedition, 1881-83. [V; 1583.]


1883 Aug, end / q's. at Ghadames / C.R. 97-923. [V; 1584. Duveyrier, Henri. “Tremblement de terre ressenti à Ghadâmès; à la fin du mois d'août 1883.” Comptes Rendus, 97 (1883): 923.]


1883 Sept / Ghst / House in Norwich becomes haunted. Tramping feet and figure elderly gent. / Jour Soc 1-313. [B; 538. Smith, G.A. "Report on a Haunted House at Norwich, November 22nd, 1884." Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, 1 (March 1885): 313-317.]


1883 Sept 2 / NY Times, 7-1 / Witchcraft in Scranton, Pa. [B; 539. “A Case of Witchcraft.” New York Times, September 2, 1883, p. 7 c. 1.]


1883 Sept 4 / Over the bay near Islay, Scotland (?), formed a waterspout which descended. / Land and Water, Sept 15, p. 78. [V; 1585. (Land and Water, September 15, 1883, p. 78.)]


1883 Sept 5 / Trinidad Chronicle of "a peculiar glamour in the sky and just before daybreak and a paleness in the color of the sun, when just risen, the past few daysand a hurricane was expected. / On 8th, calls attention to great cyclone at Martinique on 4thattention called to remarkable aurora-like sunrises and sunsets. / Issue of 15th, more comments upont the "most peculiar" appearance of the sun. [V; 1586.1, 1586.2, 1586.3. (Trinidad Chronicle, September 5, 1883.) (Trinidad Chronicle, September 8, 1883.)]


1883 Sept 5 / Sun set blue and rose blue at sea near Sandwich Islands. / Nature 29-181. [V; 1587. “The Remarkable Sunsets.” Nature, 29 (December 20, 1883): 174-181, at 181. This observation was made by George F. Burder, on a voyage from San Francisco to Sydney, “three days after leaving Honolulu.”]


1883 / ab. Sept. 5 / Terrific dust storm at Cordoba, Argentina / B. Ayres Standard of 12th. [V; 1588. (Buenos Aires Standard, September 12, 1883.)]


1883 Sept 5 / Nova Scotia / a beam / Nature 45/7. [V; 1589. “A Rare Phenomenon.” Nature, 45 (November 5, 1891): 7. MacGregor, James Gordon. “Note on Peculiar Aurorae.” Proceedings and Transactions of the Nova Scotian Institute of Science, 6 (1883-1886): 100.]


1883 Sept 6 / "Comet" / See Sept. 19. [V; 1590. See: 1883 Sept 19, (V; 1616).]


1883 Sept 6 / Man stabbed, no cut in his clothes / with a woman in a cab / LT, Sep 8/1883 / Sep. 17/6/e. [B; 540. “Mysterious Stabbing Case in London.” London Times, September 8, 1883, p. 7 c. 6. “The Case of Stabbing in a Cab.” London Times, September 17, 1883, p. 6 c. 5.]


1883 Sept. 7 / Sun silver-blue at Strong's Island, 2320 miles west of Fanning's Island. / Nature 30-537. [V; 1591. Bishop, Sereno Edwards. “September Stream of Krakatoa's Smoke at Strong Island.” Nature, 30 (October 2, 1884): 537. Strong's Island is now identified as Kosrae, Federated States of Micronesia; and, Fanning's Island is now identified as Tabuaeran, Kirabati.]


1883 Sept 8 / 9:30 p.m. / Slight shocks / night of 9th more severely at Casamicciola / L.T., 11-5-b / also on 10th. [V; 1592. “Ischia.” London Times, September 11, 1883, p. 5 c. 2.]


1883 Sept 8, etc. / Sunset glow / Isle of Reunion / C.R. 98-250. [V; 1593. Pélagaud. “Sur une illumination aurorale et crépusculaire du ciel observée dans l'océan Indien.” Comptes Rendus, 98 (1884): 250-253.]


1883 Sept. 8 / Slight q's and rumblings again at Ischia / (also 9th and 10th) / LT 11-5-b. [V; 1594. “Ischia.” London Times, September 11, 1883, p. 5 c. 2.]


1883 Sept 9 / World, 11-1-1 / 3 columns of reports from places in Central states upon a heavy frost. Extreme cold and cosmic phe / See Aug., 1885. [V; 1595. (New York World, September 11, 1883, p. 1 c. 1.) See: 1885 Aug 27, (VI; 117), and, 1885 Aug 31-Sept 1, (VI; 123).]


1883 Sept 9 and 12 / Cold in U.S. and Australia, yet no blue sun there. [V; 1596. (Refs.???)]


1883 Sept 9 / and said also to less degree 7th and 8th / Madras / Nature 30-347 / sun silvery at setting / on 11th, a conspicuous sunspot / 12that 12:35 a.m. the moon near the horizon / appeared pale green as appeared bright stars near the horizon / Like S. Af., Sept. 26. [V; 1597. “Observations on a Green Sun, and Associated Phenomena.” Nature, 30 (August 7, 1884): 347-349. See: 1883 Sept 26, (V; 1630).]


1883 Sept 10 / at Enmore / Sun a deep green / Madras Athenaeum, 16th / At sunrise and sunset. [V; 1598. (Madras Athenaeum, Septmber 16, 1883.)]


1883 Sept 10 / [LT], 4-f / Explosion / Hounslow. [B; 490. "Explosion at Hounslow." London Times, September 10, 1883, p. 4 c. 6.]


1883 Sept 10-13 / 'Phenomenal ap of sun" notied in the Southern Mahratta Country. / Madras Athenaeum, Sept. 25. [V; 1599. (Madras Athenaeum, September 25, 1883.)]


1883 Sept 10 and 12 / q and sun / Tripatore (Salem District) Madras? / On 10th, a peculiar white appearance of the sun. "It was more vividly white than electric light." On the 12th, 3 p.m., a quake. / The Englishman (Calcutta) 17-3-3. [V; 1600. (Englishman, September 17, 1883, p. 3 c. 3.)]


1883 Sept 10-11 / See Aug 27. / Meteor seen in Texas. Also in Georgia. [V; 1601. See: 1883 Aug 27, (V; 1515).]


1883 Sept 11 / Trib, 4-4 / Witchcraft / Ed. [B; 541. “The Renaissance of Witchcraft.” New York Tribune, September 11, 1883, p. 4 c. 4-5.]


1883 Sept 11 / Weekly Ceylon Observer of / "Green color of the sun which has been so remarkable, for the past three days. / Issue of Sept 15th / That no halo around sun or moon. / Issue of 17th / Cor writes he could not see the ohe because he was in a place that was surrounded by high hills. So when sun high the phe not so noticeable. [V; 1602.1, 1602.2. (Weekly Ceylon Observer, September 11, 1883.) (Ceylon Weekly Observer, September 15th and 17th, 1883???)]


1883 Sep 11 and 13 / (Ch) / Ch-28 / Object in sky seen by Swift and supposed to be a new comet / never seen again / Observatory 6-343. [V; 1603. “Swift's New Comet.” Observatory, 6 (1883): 345. “A New Comet.” Nature, 28 (October 4, 1883): 546. “Dun Echt Circular, No. 81.” Astronomical Register, 21 (October 1883): 237. “Entdeckung eines neuen Cometen.” Astronomische Nachrichten, 106 (1883): 335.]


1883 Sept 12 / Gordons, Victoria / a q or shock20 seconds later thunder, lightning and heavy rain / Melbourne Age 13-7-1. [V; 1604. “The Weather and the Crops.” The Age, (Melbourne), September 13, 1883, p. 7 c. 1.]


1883 Sept 12 / Snow in Victoria, Australia, in some places first time seen in 25 years / Argus (Melbourne), Sept. 14. [V; 1605. “The Weather.” Melbourne Argus, September 14, 1883, p. 5 c. 3.]


1883 Sept 13 / Sky around the sun looked like a "dense cloud of copper-colored smoke. First seen ab. midday. / St. Christopher Advertiser, Sept. 18. [V; 1606. (St. Christopher Advertiser, (St. Kitts), September 18, 1883; microfilm.)]


1883 Sept 14 / Gorgeous sunsets, Ceylon. / Weekly Ceylon Observer, 20th. [V; 1607. (Weekly Ceylon Observer, September 20, 1883.)]


1883 Sept 14 / ab 5 p.m. / at Lausanne / Explosion on sun / L'Astro 3-381. [V; 1608. “Explosions dans le Soleil.” Astronomie, 3 (1884): 381-384, at 381-382.]


1883 Sept, from middle of / Report from Observatory of Adelaide. Evening glows began. / LT, Dec 13-7-c / No colored sun reported. [V; 1609. Symons, George James. “The Recent Celestial Phenomena.” London Times, December 13, 1883, p. 7 c. 3.]


1883 / From ab Sept 15 / Red glow at sunset in South Australia / Nature 29-180. [V; 1610. “The Remarkable Sunsets.” Nature, 29 (December 20, 1883): 174-181, at 180.]


1883 Sept 16 / Aurora / Wisconsin / Science 2/472. [V; 1611. King, Franklin Hiram. “Aurora.” Science, s. 1 v. 2 (October 5, 1883): 472.]


1883 Sept. 16 / N. E. sunspot / near center / Knowledge 4-248. [V; 1612. “Great Sun-Spots.” Knowledge, o.s., 4 (October 19, 1883): 248, (illustration).]


1883 Sept 17 / Colac, etc., Victoria / magnificent aurora / The Age (Melbourne), 18-10-2 / Argus, 19th / In southern sky. [V; 1613. “The Weather and the Crops.” Melbourne Argus, September 18, 1883, p. 10 c. 2. “The Weather and the Crops.” Melbourne Argus, September 19, 1883, p. 5 c. 2.]


1883 Sept 17 / Heavy rain in North London / Symons Met Mag. 18-167. [V; 1614. “Heavy Rain in North London, Sept. 17th.” Symons's Meteorological Magazine, 18 (December 1883): 167-169.]


1883 Sept 17 / BO / 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. / Comet visible at Samarang. The natives and also the Chinese thought it an evil spirit and burned incense. / Straits Times, Oct. 13. [V; 1615. “Netherland India News.” Straits Times, (Singapore), October 13, 1883, p. 3 c. 2-3. Samarang is now identified as Semarang, Indonesia. Comet 12P/1883 R1.]


1883 Sept 18 / [LT], 4-f / Sea Story / 4-7-f. [B; 542. “A Story of the Sea.” London Times, September 18, 1883, p. 4 c. 6. “Abandonment of a Barque.” London Times, September 4, 1883, p. 7 c. 6.]


1883 Sept 19 / Sk Ho / 7 p.m. / Very large cometsaid been seen in sky near Wellington. Sky clouded at time. / New Zealand Times 20-2-5. [V; 1616. “Another Comet.” New Zealand Times, (Wellington), September 20, 1883, p. 2 c. 5. Comet 12P/1883 R1.]


1883 Sept 19 / Obj near Sun / (See Sept 6.) / Perth (W. Aust) Inquirer of / That rumored that another comet had been visible in the Colony, but no news from the Observatories / In issue Oct 3, a cor. writes that he could state that the object really had been seenby his son upon the 6th of Sept. Upon 13th, his wife and other persons had seen it while crossing a plain near Pinjarrah, W. Aust. / not long after sunset / very largein northwest, few degrees above horizon. Was near sun, and tail pointed away from. [V; 1617.1, 1617.2. “News in Brief.” Perth Inquirer and Commercial News, (Australia), September 19, 1883, p. 5 c. 2-3. Hymus, W. “Singular Phenomena.” Perth Inquirer and Commercial News, (Australia), October 3, 1883, p. 5 c. 5. See: 1883 Sept 6, (V; 1590).]


1883 Sept. 19 / Strange Insects / Kingsville (Ontario) Reporter of, copied in the Quebec Daily Mercury of the 27th"One day last week a curious phenomenon occurrred in this village, the like of which was never witnessed by 'the oldest inhabitant.' At about 6:30 o'clock a shower took place, not of rain, but of bugs. The shower only lasted a few minutes, but during that time a large number fell to the ground. They are of a peculiar shape, and not like any of the water bugs which abound in the pools about this neighborhood. Specimens of these little amphibious animals can be seen at Dean's drug store, where they are floating about in a fish globe. This is not a fish story but a fact and those who doubt it can be satisfied by calling at the drug store and examining the bugs." [V; 1618.1 to 1618.4. "A Shower of Bugs." Quebec Daily Mercury, September 27, 1883, p. 1 c. 2. The Kingsville Reporter of this date is apparently no longer extant.]


[1883 Sept 19 /] 1883 Sept 26 / Prawns / At Kirkcaldy, while bowlers were playing on the Bowling Green they thought that hail suddenly fell but then saw that the objects which soon thickly strewed the green were living things resembling prawns. From ½ to rds inch long. All of them alive. / Land and Water, Oct. 6. [V; 1629.1, 1629.2. (Land and Water, October 6, 1883.) "A Shower of Shell-Fish." Fife Free Press and Kirkcaldy Guardian, September 22, 1883, p. 5 c. 3. "About noon on Wednesday a remarkable shower took place in this neighbourhood, confined, so far we can ascertain, to St Clair Bowling Green. Several members of the club were engaged in friendly play, when what they first supposed to be hail began to descend, but on an inspection they found to their surprise considerable portion of the green strewn with small shell-fish, very much resembling prawn or young shrimp, varying in length from a half to about two-thirds of an inch. The atmosphere was moist at the time, and—although the bowlers could see perfectly well across their green—a thick mist was prevailing, but there was no high wind or other disturbance. The remarkable shower can only be accounted for by the occurrence of a waterspout, though from where it may have had its rise is unknown. The little strangers, who were a numerous company, seemed quite lively up till seven o'clock the same evening, when rain began to fall, and when they were left in full possession of the green." "Shower of Fish." Fife Free Press and Kirkcaldy Guardian, September 29, 1883, p. 5 c. 1. " The phenomena chronicled by you on Saturday is certainly deserving the notice the local Naturalists' Society. At the same time showers of fish have occasionally been chronicled, though they are by no means rare. In the Newcastle Weekly Chronicle of last Saturday, William Craine, late sergeant Duke of Wellington Regiment, West Pelton, writes I read in your impression of the 15th inst. an account, among other curious phenomena, of a shower of fish at Allahabad, East Indies, in 1834, which brought to my recollection most fearful thunderstorm which ushered in the monsoon in 1860, at Mount Aboo, East Indies, where I was stationed with my company. The ravines that had been dry and parched up for two months became flooded, and what was most remarkable, and, to us at least, wonderful, was that the water was literally covered with fish, which must have come down with the very heavy rains at the commencement of the monsoons, for Mount Aboo is a sanitorium for sick troops, and is many thousand feet above the level of the sea, and with no lake or rivers its summit."]


1883 Sept 20 / Man found dead and crushed on tracks / Amsterdam, NY / World 21-1-3 / See Aug 22. [B; 543. (New York World, September 21, 1883, p. 1 c. 3.) See: 1883 Aug 22, (B; 534).]


1883 Sept 20 / Faint nebulous looking object, by Herbert Ingall / presumably in Draconis-M[note cut off] / ab 1° in an hour / not seen again / England / E Mec. 38-86. [V; 1619. Ingall, Herbert. “Comet b 1883 (Brooks).” English Mechanic, 38 (no. 966; September 28, 1883): 86. ”In sweeping for this comet on the 20th inst., I came across an exceedingly faint and suspicious-looking nebulous object, which had moved about 1' to the South in an hour's observation. The next night I could not recover it. It may have been a new comet. It was exceedingly faint and small (40”), but was seen by two other independent persons.”]


1883 Sept 21 / (+) / Signal? / dispatch Mechanicstown, Md. / That at Chimney Rock, base of the Catocin Mts, tall slender columns of smoke been seen during past week. "The columns rise with great rapidity, as though shot from a gun, and are dissipated almost immediately. / World 22-2-1. [V; 1620.1, 1620.2. (New York World, September 22, 1883, p. 2 c. 1.)]


1883 Sept 22 / Great outburst on comet / Sun 24-1-6. [V; 1621. “What Ails the Comet?” New York Sun, September 24, 1883, p. 1 c. 6.]


1883 Sept. 22 / Religio-Ph. J., 4-5 / Region around Elkhorn Grove, Iowaghosts frightening farmers. [B; 544. "General Notes." Religio-Philosophical Journal, 35 (no.4;  September 22, 1883): 4, (c. 4-5).]


1883 Sept 23 / 10:40 p.m. / Evreux / Bolide passed 6 degrees below Altair. / C.R. 97-762. [V; 1622. Dubus, H. “Sur un bolide observée à Evreux, dans la soirée du 23 septembre.” Comptes Rendus, 97 (1883): 762-763.]


1883 Sep 24 / Body on sun / Egypt / N / D-199. [V; 1623. The note copies information from page 199 of The Book of the Damned. "A Blue Sun in the Soudan." London Times, December 17, 1883, p. 6 c. 4.]


1883 Sept 24 / Käringön, Sweden / A "chaos" whirl and a "meteor" above. / Nature 29/15. [V; 1624. “Notes.” Nature, 29 (November 1, 1883): 14-16, at 15. “On Monday, September 24, about 9 p.m., a remarkable phenomenon occurred at Käringön, in the province of Bohus, Sweden. During a perfect calm a violent whirlwind suddenly arose from the south-east, carrying with it a quantity of sand, earth, and straw, when suddenly a bright light lit up every object and made the night as clear as day. This was caused by a magnificent meteor, egg-shaped in form, which appeared in the zenith, and which at first seemed to consist of myriads of large sparks, gradually changing into a star shining with a blinding lustre, and which burst, with all the colours of the rainbow, in the north-west, four to five metres above the horizon. When the meteor had disappeared the wind suddenly fell, and it was again perfectly calm. The phenomenon lasted about sixty seconds. The wind had throughout the day been south and very slight.”]


1883 Sept 24 / Great explosion at Woolwich. [V; 1625. “Explosion at Woolwich.” New York Sun, September 25, 1883, p. 1 c. 4.]


1883 Sept 24 / Explosion / Woolwich / Rockets projected 5 miles. / Sun 25-1-4. / Myst shots / 1883 / Sun, Sept 15-1-7. [V; 1628. “Explosion at Woolwich.” New York Sun, September 25, 1883, p. 1 c. 4. “Two Bullets from Across the Street.” New York Sun, September 15, 1883, p. 1 c. 7.]


1883 Sept 24 / Frankfort, Ky. / Alleged ghost been seen in past few weeks"a white-looking spectre transforming itself into all kinds of shapes and suddenly disappearing and then reappearing, in the streets. / World 25-1-2. [B; 545. (New York World, September 25, 1883, p. 1 c. 2.)]


1883 Sept 24 / Sweden. / Nature, 29/15 / Sept 24, 1883, at Käringön, Sweden / 3 / "Magnificent meteor" egg-shaped. At first it appeared to consist of a myriads of large sparks. [The]se changed gradually. [V; 1627. “Notes.” Nature, 29 (November 1, 1883): 14-16, at 15. See: 1883 Sept 24, (V; 1624).]


1883 Sept 25 / [LT], 5-d / 29-6-c / 22-5-d / Hurricanes / Antilles / Dominica / Finland. [V; 1626. “Hurricane in the Gulf of Finland.” London Times, September 22, 1883, p. 5 c. 4. “Hurricane at the Antilles.” London Times, September 25, 1883, p. 5 c. 4. “Hurricane in Dominica.” London Times, September 29, 1883, p. 6 c. 3.]


[1883 Sept 26. Wrong date. See: 1883 Sept 19, (V; 1629).]


1883 Sept 26 / 10:45 a.m. / Mafeteng, S. Af. / A low, dull roar, and vibrations feltthat evening lurid sunsets noted for the first time. / Durban Mercury, Oct 25-2-7 / Like Madras, 9th. [V; 1630. (Durban Mercury, October 25, 1883, p. 2 c. 7.)]


1883 Sept. 26 / Yarn / Quebec Daily Mercury ofquoting the Buffalo Courier / 30 years before, Mrs Nesmith, of Charleston, S.C., who was then Miss Mary Place, of Lockport, N.Y., had been struck by lightning. A gold chain, 3 feet long, which she was wearing, disappeared. "A physician who has been examining a long and narrow protuberance upon her arm now declares that is nothing more or less than the chain." [B; 546.1, 546.2. "Lightning in a Church." Quebec Mercury, September 26, 1883, p. 1 c. 1. (Buffalo Courier, ca. September 26, 1883).  "The snake stories have been rather tame...." New Haven Morning Journal and Courier, September 23, 1883 p. 1 c. 7. "For instance, it is related that in 1853 lightning struck the Lockport (New York) Congregational church one Sunday morning during service, killed one of the singers in the choir, and severely shocked others. One of them, Miss Mary Place, was struck insensible and was ill for many months after, during which she had severe pains in her side. A singular thing about the stroke, in her case, was the fact that a long gold watch chain and locket, which she wore at the time, totally disappeared, except some small fused pieces of the locket and particles of glass. On her side a bright red mark, similar in form to the locket and chain, was found. About two years ago Miss Place, now Mrs. Nesmith, discovered a long, narrow protuberance upon her left arm. This was not painful at all, but seemed to be hard in the center. The swelling later became much larger and worked down upon the arm. The result is that now, thirty years after the occurrence, it is discovered that the gold chain, three feet long, so mysteriously spirited away by lightning, is plainly to be seen embedded in her right arm close to the skin." "A most ingenious tale...." Ogdensburg Journal, October 5, 1883 p. 1 c. 3. "Now, while the lady is visiting in Lockport, N.Y., the chain has turned up inside her left arm. It is now so thinly covered by flesh that the links can be easily and unmistakeably felt, while its turnings can be traced for several inches to a point where it winds inwards among the muscles. Medical gentlemen are decidedly astonished at the development; with wandering needles, bullets, etc., they are familiar, but when it comes to a string of metal three feet long performing so curious and lengthy a journey, they admit it to be nearly or quite without precedent. It is though only portions of it could be taken out now at best. Ultimately, it is believed, the whole will approach the surface, and can then be easily extracted. Whether the chain is entire or broken is an interesting query, but it appears more likely it is intact and in as good shape as to do service as when it began its thirty-years' tour." "The Lockport Catastrophe." Brooklyn Eagle, May 25, 1853, p. 2 c. 4. "Terrible Disaster." New York Herald, May 26, 1853, p. 2 c. 6. "Miss Mary Place was the most injured of the lady sufferers, having her face and feet badly burned. On coming to she suffered much from the pain; but it is hoped she is not so much injured but that she will speedily find relief."]


1883 Sept 26 / N.Y. Times, 4-4 / Lightning freaks / Ed. [B; 547. “Lightning.” New York Times, September 26, 1883, p. 4 c. 4. See: 1883 Sept. 26, (B; 546).]


1883 Sept 27-28 / night / Shocks / Agram / L.T. 29-5-f. [V; 1632. “Earthquake at Agram.” London Times, September 29, 1883, p. 5 c. 6.]


1883 Sept 29 / Rel-Phil. Jour, 5-1 / Trance of Mrs. Alphonso Bradford, of Hyannis, Mass. Aged 25. 12 years before had been in a death-like trance for 22 days. [B; 548. "General Notes." Religio-Philosophical Journal, 35 (no. 5; September 29, 1883): 5, (c. 1-2).]


1883 Sept 29 / witch / Rel-Phil Jour, 5-2 / At Catawissa, Pa, the daughter of Wm. Kildey taken with convulsions"some time ago"barked like dog and mewed like cat and spoke German, a language she had never learned. A woman, Mrs Boyer, accused and charged with witchcraft. She had to leave town. [B; 549.1, 549.2. "General Notes." Religio-Philosophical Journal, 35 (no. 5; September 29, 1883): 5, (c. 1-2).]


1883 Sept 29 / whirl / Otago Witness of / That a few days before at Auckland dust in street began to ascend so thick looked like eruption of black smoke"Spectators, standing only a few yards away, felt no wind whatever.” / Noted early in Sept. [V; 1633. “Local & General.” Otago Witness, September 29, 1883, p. 9 c. 9 & p. 10 c. 1-5. “A strong whirlwind of singular, but happily harmless character, occurred recently in Auckland. All at once the dust gathered in the centre of the street, and began to whirl, and then ascended in a column to a height of about 150 ft, when it spread out like a cloud. Bits of paper were seen flying high above the cloud of dust. When the dust began to ascend it appeared as if it was an eruption bursting out, as it looked like black smoke. Several of those who were near ran away to get out of danger. A baker's cart was close at hand, but the horse was evidently frightened, and stopped. The circle at the bottom was about 20 ft in diameter, and the ascending column about 4ft. The phenomenon lasted about five minutes. One singular feature was that it did not travel along, as whirlwinds usually do, but kept to the one spot till it subsided; and another was that the spectators, standing only a few yards away, felt no wind whatever.”]


1883 Sept 30 / 9 p.m. / Shower of grasshoppers in Louisville benumbed by cold. "They were [of] all sizes." Great numbers. / Sci Amer. 49-264. [V; 1634. “A Shower of Grasshoppers.” Scientific American, n.s., 49 (October 27, 1883): 264.]


1883 / ab last of Sept / from, to a letter dated Nov 2 / Ext. sunsets. / L.T., Dec 4-4-e. [V; 1631. “The Recent Sunsets.” London Times, December 4, 1883, p. 4 c. 5.]


1883 Oct. / Volc / Cooks Inlet, Alaska / Nature, July 17, 1884 / That the accounts had been greatly exaggerated. [V; 1637. “News from Alaska.” Sacramento Daily Record-Union, December 31, 1883, p. 2 c. 4. (San Francisco Bulletin, December 28, 1883.) “The Remarkable Sunsets.” Nature, 29 (January 24, 1884): 283-286, at 284. Davidson, George. “Notes on the Volcanic Eruption of Mount St. Augustin, Alaska, October 6, 1883.” Nature, 29 (March 6, 1884): 441-442. “Notes.”  Nature, 30 (July 17, 1884): 274-277, at 275-276. The Augustine volcano.]


1883 Oct 1 / Shocks / Darjeeling. / Madras / Athenaeum, Oct 23. [V; 1638. (Madras Athenaeum, October 23, 1883.)]


1883 Oct 1 / 2 violent shocks at Imbros, near Dardenelles / Kirkcaldy Times, Oct. 10. [V; 1635. “Earthquake at Imbros.” Kirkcaldy Times, October 10, 1883, p. 3 c. 2.]


1883 Oct 1, etc. / Polt / sounds / Chicago / Sun 2-1-5. [B; 550. “Not To Be Scared By Bullets.” New York Sun, October 2, 1883, p. 1 c. 5.]


1883 Oct 2 / S.S. Land / Warsaw (Ill.) Bulletin, 2-3 / "Ellison township, Warren Co., has the biggest snake or the biggest liar in the state. It is described as being about forty feet long, makes a track in the dust the width of your two hands, and raises its head up four or five feet as it travels, with tongue protruding as long as your arm, and emitting a sound like the roaring of a train of cars." / (What a whopper!) [B; 551.1, 551.2. (Warsaw Bulletin, Illinois, October 2, 1883, p. 2 c. 3; on microfilm @ NYPL.)]


1883 Oct. 3 / Ngawi, Java / (F) / See March 19, 1884. [V; 1639. Fletcher, 105. See: 1884 March 19, (V; 1894). This is the Ngawi meteorite.]


1883 Oct 3-4 / night / Large meteors from Auriga / Paisley[, England] / Nature 29-56. [V; 1636. “Meteors.” Nature, 29 (November 15, 1883): 56.]


1883 Oct 4 / [LT], 10-c / 9-7-f / 24-10-e / 30 Nov-7-c / Krakatoa. [V; 1640. “The Volcanic Eruption in Java.” London Times, October 4, 1883, p. 10 c. 3. “The Java Eruption.” London Times, October 9, 1883, p. 7 c. 6. “The Volcanic Eruption in Java.” London Times, November 24, 1883, p. 10 c. 5-6. “The Volcanic Eruption in Java.” London Times, November 30, 1883, p. 7 c. 3.]


[1883 Oct 6. Wrong date. See: 1883 Oct 17, (V; 1641).]


1883 Oct 6, etc. / Eruption / Mt. Augustin, Cook's Inlet, Alaska / Sun, Dec. 29-1-1. [V; 1642. “A Great Volcanic Eruption.” New York Sun, December 29, 1883, p. 1. c. 1. The Augustine volcano.]


1883 Oct 6 / Alaskan volc / Nature 29/441. [V; 1643. Davidson, George. “Notes on the Volcanic Eruption of Mount St. Augustin, Alaska, October 6, 1883.” Nature, 29 (March 6, 1884): 441-442. The Augustine volcano.]


[1883 Oct 7 / "Notes." Nature, 35 (March 17, 1887): 471-474, at 472. The Shikotsu volcano.]


1883 Oct. 7 / Eruption / Mt Tarumai, Yezo, Japan / Nature 35-472. [V; 1644. "Notes." Nature, 35 (March 17, 1887): 471-474, at 472. The Shikotsu volcano erupted from October 7 to November 5, 1883.]


1883 Oct 9 / 11:20 p.m. / Irkutsk, Siberia / Slight shock / L.T. 13-5-f. [V; 1645. “Earthquake in Siberia.” London Times, October 13, 1883, p. 5 c. 6.]


1883 Oct 9 / 6:30 a.m. / Philippeville, Algeria / smart shock / inhabitants in a panic / L.T. 10-5-a. [V; 1646. “France.” London Times, October 10, 1883, p. 5 c. 1.]


1883 Oct 9 / mets[hip] / Sc Am. 48/22 / Capt of the barge Gemsbok reported that in a thick snow squall a ball of fire had passed across the ship, ripping off planks in doing other damage, exploding 20 yards awayno lightning or thunder. / Knowledge 3-64. [V; 1647.1, 1647.2. “Meteors.” Scientific American, n.s., 48 (January 13, 1883): 22. “Science and Art Gossip.” Knowledge, o.s., 3 (February 2, 1883): 63-64, at 64.]


1883 Oct 10 / 1:05 a.m. / Severest shock San Francisco since 1868 / Holden's Catalog. [V; 1648. Holden, Edward Singleton. List of Recorded Earthquakes in California, Lower California, Oregon and Washington Territory. Sacramento: State Office, J.D. Young, Supt. of State Printing, 1887, 71.]


1883 Oct. 10 / new insect / Toronto Globe of / A new beetle in Massachusetts. About the size of a potato bug. Head of bronze-green and a stripe of same color down the back; sides so spotted on white. [V; 1649. (Toronto Globe, October 10, 1883; not on microfilm.)]


1883 Oct 10th / In N.W. Himalayas, especially on 10th, brilliant "afterglow" / Madras Athenaeum, Oct 23. [V; 1650. (Madras Athenaeum, October 23, 1883.)]


1883 Oct 10 / Sun covered with spots. "A most astonishing change” from a few days before. / Knowledge 4-248. [V; 1651. “Great Sun-Spots.” Knowledge, o.s., 4 (October 19, 1883): 248.]


1883 Oct 10 / early morn / Bournemouth / slight q / Nature 28-623. [V; 1652. “Notes.” Nature, 28 (October 25, 1883): 621-624, at 623.]


1883 Oct 10 / 3:30 p.m. / Shock all over northern Moravia / L.T. 22-12-c. [V; 1653. “Coincidence of Earthquakes.” London Times, October 22, 1883, p. 12 c. 3.]


1883 Oct 11 / Dense smoke over Boston, Masssaid came from swamp fire in town of Westborough. / World 12-1-5. [V; 1654. (New York World, October 12, 1883, p. 1 c. 5.)]


1883 Oct 11 / [source unidentified], 2-3 / Ghost / Stapleton, L.I. [B; 552. (Unknown source, October 11, 1883, p. 2 c. 3.)]


1883 Oct 11 / night / Great migration of birds and moths / Zoologist 3/19/341 / Eng. [V; 1655. Harting, James Edmund Fotheringham. "The Migration of Butterflies." Zoologist, s. 3 v. 19 (1895): 335-346, at 341.]


1883 Oct. 13 / Red sun and fall of ashes / Sapporo, north of Japan / Jour Roy Soc N.S. Wales 18-22 / N.M. [V; 1656. Smith, John. “ Anniversary Address.” Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, 18 (1884): 1-23, at 22.]


1883 Oct. 13 / Japan Mail of 20th. / Since the 13th a continuous haze at Sapporo. Clouds of ashes falling continuously. Attributed to some unknown volcano. / LT, Dec 25-9-f. [V; 1657. “Recent Celestial Phenomena.” London Times, December 25, 1883, p. 9 c. 6. Henry Spencer Palmer provided an extract from the Japan Weekly Mail and stated: “No volcanic disturbance on a large scale is, however, known to have taken place so recently in any part of the Japanese Archipelago or its neighbourhood.” “Notes.” Japan Weekly Mail, (Yokohama), 7 (October 20, 1883): 590-595, at 595. “The Official Gazette states since the 13th inst. a constant haze has pervaded the atmosphere of Sapporo, and that the sun and moon are of a blood-red colour. Clouds of ashes fall continuously. The phenomenon is ascribed to some volcanic eruption.” The Shikotsu volcano is about 40 kilometres from Sapporo and had begun an eruption on October 7, 1883. See: 1883 Oct. 7, (V; 1644).]


1883 Oct 13 / Clouds of ashes falling in Sapporo, Japan. No known volcano. / Nature 29-225 / See Oct 6 or 7. [V; 1658. “The Remarkable Sunsets.” Nature, 29 (January 3, 1884): 222-225, at 225. See: 1883 Oct. 7, (V; 1644), and, 1883 Oct. 13, (V; 1657).]


1883 Oct 14, etc. / One of the largest of sunspots / Young, The Sun, p. 128 / See preceding notes. [V; 1659. Young, Charles Augustus. The Sun. New and revised edition. New York: D. Appleton, 1895, 128. Tacchini, Pietro. “Osservanzioni di Grandi Macchine e Protuberanze fatte nel 1882 e 1883.” Memorie della Società degli spettroscopisti italiani, 13 (1885): 161-166, at 141.]


1883 Oct 14 / One of the greatest of sunspots / L'Astro 7/121. [V; 1660. “Les Grandes Manifestations de l'Activité Solaire.” Astronomie, 7 (1888): 121-122, (figure 37).]


1883 Oct 15 / Shocks in Smyrna / 20,000 people homeless/ 15th, ac to Express of Nov 7 / the peninsula in Smyrna running out toward Chio / Eastern Express (Constantinople), 24th. [V; 1661. (Constantinople Eastern Express, October 24, 1883; microfilm.) (Constantinople Eastern Express, November 7, 1883; microfilm.)]


1883 Oct 15 / 3 great groups of sunspots near western edge and other spots / Knowledge 4-278. [V; 1662. “Large Sun-Spots.” Knowledge, o.s., 4 (November 2, 1883): 278.]


1883 Oct 15, Nov. 5, Nov. 22, Dec 22 / q's / mouth of St Lawrence / See several in 1882. / Ref, Jan. 1. [V; 1663. Refer to: 1883 Jan 1, (V; 1078). Rockwood, Charles Greene, Jr. “Notes on American Earthquakes: No. 13.” American Journal of Science, s. 3 v. 27 (1884): 358-364, at 363-364.]


1883 Oct 15 / Greece / Great q / [BA] '11. [V; 1664. A class III earthquake. Milne, 731.]


1883 / [middle of Oct.] / About middle of Oct., in Franklin Township, N.J., alarm over stories of a wild man. He was caught and brought to the almhouse at Belleville, N.J. "A queer looking man, short and squat, with a pale face and great dark eyes, bushy whoskers and shaggy hair. Like Kaspar Hauser, he could not use his legs. "Physicians are puzzled about his ailment. He does not appear to be paralyzed, and yet his legs are powerless." In his pocket was found a paper written in a strange kind of Polish or Russian languagea mixture of both perhaps, and the paper was a passport." Nevertheless said that from it was learned that his name was John Yoss. / World, Dec 12-2-4. [B; 553.1, 553.2, 553.3. (New York World, December 12, 1883, p. 2 c. 4.)]


1883 / middle Oct. / A K Hauser w. manSee June 3, 1888. [B; 554. See: 1888 June 3, (B; 919).]


1883 Oct. 16 / Disastrous q. near Smyrna / L.T. 18-5-d. [V; 1665. “Earthquake in Turkey.” London Times, October 18, 1883, p. 5 c. 4.]


1883 Oct 16 / q / Asia Minor / LT 18-5-d. [V; 1666. “Earthquake in Turkey.” London Times, October 18, 1883, p. 5 c. 4.]


1883 Oct 16 / [(Reverse side)] Lasted about 2 hours / burned and carbonized / made up of fibres like fils de la Vierge. [V; 1667. Dussaut, Francis. "Nuage Formé d'une Matière Solide Floconneuse." La Nature, 1883 pt. 2 (no. 543; October 27): 342. (Front of Note missing from this scan and/or Pabst's copy.)]


1883 Oct 16 / Wool-like / France / See Sunspots. / (D-61). [V; 1668. The note copies information from pages 61 to 62 of The Book of the Damned. Dussaut, Francis. "Nuage Formé d'une Matière Solide Floconneuse." La Nature, 1883 pt. 2 (no. 543; October 27): 342. See: (Sunspots).]


1883 Oct 17 / 3:30 a.m. / Contoocook, N.H. / q / Ref, Jan. 1. [V; 1669. Refer to: 1883 Jan 1, (V; 1078). Rockwood, Charles Greene, Jr. “Notes on American Earthquakes: No. 13.” American Journal of Science, s. 3 v. 27 (1884): 358-364, at 363.]


1883 Oct 17 / Great protuberance on sunalso another in the form of an arc between two points / RSept 26, '79. [V; 1670. 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 221 & 223, (figures 73 & 74).]


[1883 Oct 17 /] 1883 Oct 6 / Bright met in Hercules / Bristol / Observatory 6-341. [V; 1641. Denning, William Frederick. “Bright Shooting-Star.” Observatory, 6 (1883): 341.]


1883 Oct 18 / [LT], 12-b / Aurora / Kirkwall. [V; 1671. “The Northern Dawn.” London Times, October 18, 1883, p. 12 c. 2.]


1883 Oct 20 / Alaska / densely dark fall of sand and water attrib to volcano / MWR 1883p. 238 / Nature 30/91 / (9). [V; 1672. “Miscellaneous Phenomena.” Monthly Weather Review, 11 (no. 10; October 1883): 236-239, at 238. “The sand is supposed to have come either from the Mukushin or the new volcano adjacent to Bogoslov.” Diller, Joseph Silas. “Report on Atmospheric Sand-Dust from Unalaska.” Nature, 30 (May 22, 1884): 91-93. The Bogoslof volcano.]


1883 Oct 20 / afternoon / Sharp shock / Bermuda / World 29-2-1. [V; 1673. (New York World, October 29, 1883, p. 2 c. 1.)]


1883 Oct 20 / Volcanic sand of Unalaska, Alaska / Science 3/651. [V; 1674. Diller. Joseph Silas. “Volcanic Sand Which Fell at Unalaska, Oct. 20, 1883, and Some Considerations Concerning Its Composition.” Science, s. 1 v. 3 (May 30, 1884): 651-653.]


1883 Oct 20 / Slight qs / Gibraltor just after midnight / Tangier 1:30 a.m. / Gibraltar 2 a.m. / L.T. 22-6-b. [V; 1675. “Earthquake at Gibraltor.” London Times, October 22, 1883, p. 6 c. 2.]


1883 Oct 20 / BO / 1:30 a.m. / shock / Tangier / L.T. 22-6-b.  [V; 1676. “Earthquake at Gibraltor.” London Times, October 22, 1883, p. 6 c. 2.]


1883 Oct. 20 / BO / Severe shock / Chio / Eastern Express (Constantinople), 24th / At 10:55 p.m. / had been slight shocks, 1 and 4 p.m. [V; 1677. (Constantinople Eastern Express, October 24, 1883.)]


1883 Oct 20 / 12:55 a.m. / Shock / Gibraltar / Pall Mall Gazette, 20th. [V; 1678. “Earthquake at Gibraltar.” Pall Mall Gazette, October 20, 1883, p. 8 c. 1.]


1883 Oct 20 / Avalanche at Asaro, Sicily / RefJuly 13 / [Hamilton (Ontario) Daily Spectator] 22-1-8. [V; 1679. Refer to: 1883 July 13, (V; 1359). (Hamilton Daily Spectator, Ontario, October 22, 1883, p. 1 c. 8; not found here.)]


1883 Oct 20 / Terrible gales on the Baltic / R—July 13 / [Hamilton (Ontario) Daily Spectator] 22-1-8. [V; 1680. Refer to: 1883 July 13, (V; 1359). (Hamilton Daily Spectator, Ontario, October 22, 1883, p. 1 c. 8; not found here.)]


1883 Oct. 20 / 12:45 a.m. / qs and rumblings, Spain. Severest at Cordova and Seville. / L.T. 24-5-e. [V; 1681. “The Earthquakes in Spain.” London Times, October 24, 1883, p. 5 c. 5.]


1883 Oct. 20 / Sharp shock in Bermuda / LT 30-6-b. [V; 1682. “Earthquake in Bermuda.” London Times, October 30, 1883, p. 6 c. 2.]


1883 Oct. 20 / Shocks throughout Andalusia, Spain / L.T. 24-5-e. [V; 1683. “The Earthquakes in Spain.” London Times, October 24, 1883, p. 5 c. 5.]


1883 Oct. 21 / slight q. / Spainprovinces of Cadiz and Huelva / P. Mall Gazette, 22nd. [V; 1684. “The Earthquakes.” Pall Mall Gazette, October 22, 1883, p. 7 c. 1.]


1883 Oct 21 / At Port Pirie, murky and oppressive dense clouds of dust / Adelaide Observer 27-11-4. [V; 1685. “The Weather and Crops.” Adelaide Observer, October 27, 1883, p. 11 c. 3-4.]


1883 Oct 22 / 11 p.m. / Shock at Kokstad. / Durban Mercury, Oct 26. [V; 1686. (Durban Mercury, October 26, 1883.)]


1883 Oct 22 / 3:30 a.m. / Trieste / q. / slight / Pall Mall Gazette 22-7-1. [V; 1687. “The Earthquakes.” Pall Mall Gazette, October 22, 1883, p. 7 c. 1.]


1883 Oct 22 / Frequent and violent q's continuing in Anatolia. / LT 23-5-d. [V; 1688. “The Earthquakes in Anatolia.” London Times, October 23, 1883, p. 5 c. 4.]


1883 Oct 22 / (+) / [LT, 12-a / Earthquake Coincidence. [V; 1689. “Coincidence of Earthquakes.” London Times, October 22, 1883, p. 12 c. 3.]


1883 Oct. 22 / At Malta, 2 shocks bet. 2 and 4 p.m. The first was accompanied by a rumbling sound and a gust of wind. / Malta Standard, 25th. [V; 1690. (Malta Standard, October 25, 1883.)]


1883 Oct 23 / "A large quantity of pumice stone and lava was washed up on the beach at Durban: it may have drifted all the way from the Straits of Sunda or it may have had a nearer origin. / Cape Times (Weekly Edition), Oct. 31. [V; 1691. (Cape Times, Weekly Edition, October 31, 1883.)]


1883 Oct 23 / qs of Asia Minor continuing / L.T. 24-6-a / on to 25th27th. [V; 1692. “The Earthquake at Tcheshme.” London Times, October 24, 1883, p. 6 c. 1. “Earthquake in Turkestan.” London Times, October 29, 1883, p. 4 c. 4. Tcheshme is now identified as Çeşme, Turkey.]


1883 Oct 24 / Trib, 1-4 / Kingston, Penn / Powder explosion. [V; 1693. "An Explosion of Powder." New York Tribune, October 24, 1883, p. 1 c. 4.]


1883 Oct. 25 / Singular luminosity in sky at Cape Town hour after sunset / Cape Times (Weekly Edition), Oct. 31 / and a hurricane. [V; 1694. (Cape Times, Weekly Edition, October 31, 1883.)]


1883 Oct 25 and 28 / Detonations again and qs at Panama / Sun, Nov. 27-5-2. [V; 1695. “Earthquakes on the Isthmus.” New York Sun, November 27, 1883, p. 5 c. 2.]


1883 Oct 26-28 / Tremendous rainsmost disastrous floods known in Thessaly. / Eastern Express (Constantinople), Nov 14. [V; 1696. (Constantinople Eastern Express, November 14, 1883.)]


1883 Oct. 29 / 9:40 p.m. / Russian Poland / qs and rumbling sounds / L.T. 31-5-e. [V; 1697. “Earthquake in Poland.” London Times, October 31, 1883, p. 5 c. 5. Kamenetz, Russian Poland, is now identified as Kamianets-Podilskyi, Ukraine.]


1883 Oct. 29 / night / Met size moon / Germany / Zeit Met 18/482. [V; 1698. "Kleinere Mittheilungen." Zeitschrift der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Meteorologie, 18 (1883): 465-483, at 481-482.]


1883 Oct. 30 / Immense clouds of locusts in Puebla, Mexico / World 31-6-1. [V; 1699. (New York World, October 31, 1883, p. 6 c. 1.)]


1883 Oct 30 / 2 "myst" explosions / London / railroad stations / Fenians. [B; 555. (Refs???)]


1883 Oct 31 / 10:30 p.m. / Met appeared near Aldebaran. / Webster, Dakota / M.W.R. [V; 1700. “Miscellaneous Phenomena.” Monthly Weather Review, 11 (no. 10; October 1883): 236-239, at 237.]


1883 (Nov. 1) / Asia Minor / great q / [BA] '11. [V; 1701. A class III earthquake. Milne, 731.]


1883 November / (Beneficient) / Phe said to have begun in home of Mr. Morell Theobald, Blackheath, London. / A.C. Holms, Facts of Psychic Science, p. 270 / Phe in presence of housemaid Mary—she was often in an exhausted condition. Spirits helped with the housework—lighting kitchen fire early in morning—tea made—various household jobs. Whole family became mediumistic. Theobald was accused of fraudulency. An investigator said that there was evidence that a sealed envelope had been opened. He had written some numbers on piece of paper put in the envelope, asking that the spirits write the numbers on the outside, and left the envelope several months with Theobald. Holms explained that envelope had been opened by a hostile spirit to discredit the experiment. [B; 556.1 to 556.4. Holms, Archibald Campbell. The Facts of Psychic Science and Philosophy. Jamaica, N.Y.: Occult Press, 1927, 270-273.]


1883 Nov 1 / Polt / Shropshire / Proc Soc 12/60. [B; 557. Podmore, Frank. "Poltergeists." Proceedings of the Society for Psychical Research, 12 (1897): 45-115, at 58-67. Hughes, Frank Septimus. "Report on the Shropshire Disturbances." Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, 2 (March 1884): 19-27.]


1883 Nov. / Polt and Fire / The Wem Polt / Proc S.P.R. 12-59 / R. Ac. 3834 / Nurse girl near the fire, when fire leaped from the grate. The girl, alarmed, set out to a neighbor's. Her clothes took fire and had to be torn off her. [B; 558. Podmore, Frank. "Poltergeists." Proceedings of the Society for Psychical Research, 12 (1897): 45-115, at 59.]


1883 Nov. 1, etc. / Polt / In a farmer's house near Wem, Shropshire, objects thrownflamesWemservant girl the centerher shoes torn offshe confesses to tricks to newspaper reporterinvestigator's conclusion that all could not have been tricks. / Jour Soc 1-19. [B; 559. Hughes, Frank Septimus. “Report on the Shropshire Disturbances.” Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, 1 (March 1884): 19-26.]


1883 Nov. / Wem / myst murders at Wem ab Jan 1, 1888. [B; 560. “Murder.” London Times, November 14, 1887, p. 9 c. 5. “Execution of the Prees Murderer.” Cheshire Observer, March 31, 1888, p. 8 c. 4. George Pickerill, aged 80, was found murdered in a cottage near Wem, on November 12, 1887; his nephew, William Arrowsmith was convicted of the crime and confessed to it, before he was executed the following March.]


1883 Nov. / A jobL. Times index for Wem to and past Jan., 1888. [B; 561. “Murder.” London Times, November 14, 1887, p. 9 c. 5.]


1883 Nov. 2 / Fastnet Rock Lighthouse, off coast of Co. Cork. Night birds of many species "but what was most remarkable was the number of large moths which he (the lighthouse keeper) could only compare to a heavy fall of snow.” / Ent. Mo. Mag. 21-30 / Birds and moths. [V; 1702.1, 1702.2. Cordeaux, John. “Migration of Moths.” Entomologist's Monthly Magazine, 21 (July 1884): 30.]


1883 Nov. 4 / and Nov and Dec / Misty light on moon / Sid Mess 3/121 / Sidereal. [V; 1703. “Editorial Notes.” Sidereal Messenger, 2 (May 1884): 120-128, at 121. John Heywood, (the observer), considered the “misty light” to be a lunar aurora. See: 1877 June 14, (IV; 2133), and, 1884 Sept. 16, (V; 2025).]


1883 Nov. / Traces of volcanic activity / Isle of Reunion / C.R. 98-252. [V; 1704. Pélagaud. “Sur une illumination aurorale et crépusculaire du ciel observée dans l'océan Indien.” Comptes Rendus, 98 (1884): 250-253, at 252.]


1883 Nov / Seems the sunsets began ab. Nov. 27. [V; 1705. (Refs.???)]


1883 Nov 7 / Fires / Cape Times Weekly Edition / Hotel in Long Street, Cape Town. Dense black smoke coming from a room. Two mattresses on fire. Nobody seen, nobody suspected. No other signs of fire away from the two separated beds. Half hour later another bed in another room blazed up. Nothing else in this room on fire. Firemen and a constable arrived. While they were discussing the matter a fire started up in straw in the yard. There were other fires other mysterious origin in Cape Town and nothing discovered and nothing about them. / Dec 12 Cape Times, Fire in the upper part of a house "though what agency remains at present a mystery". / Issue of Dec 19, a great hotel fireone of the largest buildings in Cape Town destroyed. Smoke was seen pouring from an upper window. "Origin unknown." [B; 562.1 to 562.4. (Cape Times Weekly Edition, November 7, 1883.) (Cape Times, December 12, 1883.)]


1883 Nov. 7 / Cape Argus of 9th tells of the hotel fires as told in Times, and of a fire on 8th of unknown origin in an ostrich feathers store, and of a fire in a soda water manufacturer"not yet known how it originated". / On 10th another fire2 cottages burned down (12-3-4). "It is not known how the fire originated." [B; 563.1, 563.2. “Disastrous Fire.” Cape Argus, November 9, 1883, p. 5 c. 3. “Destructive Fire at Rondebosch.” Cape Argus, November 12, 1883, p. 3 c. 4.]


1883 Nov. 7 / In Eastern Province Herald (Port Eliz) account of fire in a hotel in P.E. on Aug. 27. On Sept 1, the hotel was destroyed by fire, supposed embers from 1st fire had reignited in the cellar. [B; 564. (Eastern Province Herald, Port Elizabeth, November 7, 1883.)]


1883 Nov. 7 / In Eastern Province Herald (Port Elizabeth), Nov. 7, a cor. writing of the fire epidemic at P.E. and at Uitenhage, calls for an enquiry suggesting arson. [B; 565. (Eastern Province Herald, Port Elizabeth, November 7, 1883.)]


1883 Nov. 7 / See fires in Cape Town back to Sept. [B; 566. See: (fires back to Sept.)]


1883 Nov. 7 / Similar in St. Louis / See Sept 25-27, 1891. [B; 567. See: 1891 Sept 25 (and 26), (B; 1157), and, 1891 Sept 27, (B; 1156).]


1883 Nov. 7 / World fires / See rest of year. [B; 568. See: (1883).]


1883 / ab. Nov 9 / See Nov. 5. / A reddish brown dust fell. Samples sent to M. Nordenskiold, in Stockholm. Analysis showed him that it was not like the volcanic dust from Krakatoa and was not of terrestrial origin, because of richness in iron and nickel, also in phosphoric acid and magnesium. / (um?) / Almost everything was electrifiedsparks from cats' fur, etc., when stroked. During the night electric lights from mountain peaks. About the 9th, the dust fell. [V; 1706.1, 1706.2. See: 1883 Nov. 5, (V; 1713).]


1883 November / Chili dust / A red cloud appeared near San Fernando, Chili. Ac to Nordenskiöld, it consisted chiefly of ferric oxide, nickel oxide, silica and magnesia. In N's opinion, it was not from Krakatoa, not from anywhere else upon this earth. / CR, Oct 18, 1886. [V; 1707. Nordenskiold, Adolf Erik. “Analyse d'une poussiére cosmique tombée sur les Cordillères, près de San Ferndando (Chili).” Comptes Rendus, 103 (1886): 682-686.]


[1883 Nov. 9. Wrong date. See: 1883 Nov 12, (V; 1708).]


1883 Nov / Reddish powder fell in Chiliac to Nordenskiold, rich in iron and not from Krakatoa. / C.R. 103-683. [V; 1709. Nordenskiold, Adolf Erik. “Analyse d'une poussiére cosmique tombée sur les Cordillères, près de San Ferndando (Chili).” Comptes Rendus, 103 (1886): 682-686.]


1883 Nov 9 / Blazing sunset / Surrey, England / N.Y. Sun, Nov. 29 / Lasted 1 hour, 40 minutesafter sunset. [V; 1710. “The Fires of Sunset.” New York Sun, November 29, 1883, p. 2 c. 6.]


1883 Nov 10 or 12 / [note cut off]denolle (comet) / D-277 / See next vol of Sci Amer, "Comet". [V; 1711. The note copies information from pages 276 to 277 of The Book of the Damned. Rice, Jacob. “To the Editor.”; (letter). American Meteorological Journal, 1 (July 1884): 110, (illustration). "A Remarkable Phenomenon Seen in Porto Rico." Scientific American, n.s., 50 (January 19, 1884): 40. “A Remarkable Phenomenon Seen at Sulphur Springs, Ohio.” Scientific American, n.s., 50 (February 16, 1884): 97. “A correspondent in Sulphur Springs, Ohio, refers to The Scientific American of the 19th of January, which contained an account of a remarkable phenomenon seen in Porto Rico on the 21st of November. He also describes a wonder of the sky seen about that time in Sulphur Springs, though he is not certain as to the exact date. The phenomenon was witnessed by several observers besides himself.” “The object was seen in the southwest in a vertical position. It consisted of a bright nucleus in the center with two tails, one pointing downward and the other upward. The nucleus, observed in a four-inch refracting telescope, under a power of 20, was ruddy in color and quite bright. Our correspondent incloses a sketch, giving the general view as it appeared to the naked eye, though the nucleus is represented as it was seen in the telescope.” These objects were not identified as any known comets.]


1883 Nov 5 / band of light and definite looking obj / See May 23, 1840. [V; 1712. See: 1840 May 23, (II; 182).]


1883 Nov. 5 / Lights of 1883 were in the skyin midst of them appeared a luminous body apparent size of moon and shone for one hour and a half. / C.R. 103/682 / D-275. [V; 1713. The note copies information from page 275 of The Book of the Damned. Nordenskiöld, Adolf Erik. "Analyse d'une poussière cosmique sur les Crodillères, près San Fernando (Chili)." Comptes Rendus, 103 (October 18, 1886): 682-686, at 682-683.]


1883 Nov / Stonyhurst Observatory, Lancashire / darkness, black rain and snow / Symons Met Mag (L) 19/80 / Something over Crowe / But had fallen Stonyhurst 5 months before. [V; 1714. “Cuttings.” Sysmons's Meteorological Magazine, 19 (June 1884): 80.]


1883 Nov 11 / Hartford, Conn / rain of "little live snails, which had gay-colored shells / World 14-1-1 / See last Oct., 1885. [V; 1715. (New York World, November 14, 1883, p. 1 c. 1.) See: 1885 / ab last of Oct, (VI; 194).]


1883 Nov. 12 / BO / Again Krakatoa burst outcovering the Java Sea and Sunda Straits with ashes and pumice. / Straits Times, Dec. 7. [V; 1716. “Netherland India News.” Straits Times, (Singapore), December 7, p. 2 c. 7 & p. 3 c. 1-2.]


[1883 Nov 12 /] 1883 Nov. 9 / Shrewsbury Chronicle / 8 p.m. / At Fraserburgh, remarkable meteor, ½ size of the moon, preceded by a bluish luminous body. [V; 1708. (Shrewsbury Chronicle, November 9, 1883; not found here). “FraserburghA Meteor.” Scotsman, November 13, 1883, p. 5 c. 2.]


1883 Nov 16 / (Polt) / Medium and Daybreak of / The Wem polt. At Wood's Farm, 4 miles from Wem, occupied by Mr and Mrs Hampson, 2 children and 2 female servants, on Thursday before Nov. 5th. A saucepan jumped from the fire and pieces of burning coal thrown about the room, setting fire to clothes of one of the children, an infant. Police Constable Bowen called in and was struck by flying objects. / In M. and Dayb. 14th, letter from Sir Charles Isham, Bart., who had investigated, saying that he had found that the "confession" had been extorted from the girl Emma Davies, by threats and slaps. [B; 569.1, 569.2, 569.3. “Spontaneous Mediumship.” Medium and Daybreak, 14 (no. 711; November 16, 1883): 726. “The Shrewsbury Mediumistic Phenomena.” Medium and Daybreak, 14 (no. 715; December 14, 1883): 790. “An Extraordinary Story.” London Daily Telegraph and Courier, November 5, 1883, p. 3 c. 5.]


1883 Nov / Wem phe in home of the Davies / Medium and Daybreak, Jan 4, 1884phe broken out again. Said these people poor and loss of property serious to them. [B; 570. "The Shropshire Mystery." Medium and Daybreak, 15 (no. 718; January 4, 1884): 7. "The Mysterious Occurrences in North Shropshire." Nottingham Evening Post, November 15, 1883, p. 2 c. 5.]


1883 Nov. 17 / Discolored rain near Worcester / Nature 29-179. [V; 1717. “The Remarkable Sunsets.” Nature, 29 (December 20, 1883): 174-181, at 179.]


1883 Nov. 17 / Trib, 4-5 / Cosmic dust / Ed. [V; 1718. “Cosmic Dust.” New York Tribune, November 17, 1883, p. 4 c. 5.]


1883 Nov. 17 / night / Gray and black dust at Storelvdal, a valley Central Norway / Nature 29-135. [V; 1719. “Notes.” Nature, 29 (December 6, 1883): 133-135, at 135.]


1883 / ab. Nov 21 / D-277 / double pointed cometPorto Rico and Ohio. ** [V; 1720. The note copies information from page 277 of The Book of the Damned.) "A Remarkable Phenomenon Seen in Porto Rico." Scientific American, n.s., 50 (January 19, 1884): 40. “A Remarkable Phenomenon Seen at Sulphur Springs, Ohio.” Scientific American, n.s., 50 (February 16, 1884): 97.]


1883 Nov. 21 / Fiji Times of / Comments upon recent sunsets. [V; 1721. (Fiji Times, November 21, 1883.)]


1883 Nov 23 / Trib., 2-1 / Witchcraft. [B; 571. “WitchcraftOr Something.” New York Tribune, November 23, 1883, p. 2 c. 1.]


1883 Nov. 24 / Red light / Red light appears in western N.Y. after a severe storm. Great solar disturbance at the time. / Sid. Mess. 5-239. [V; 1722. Maine, Henry C. “The Red Light.” Sidereal Messenger, 5 (October 1886): 237-251, at 239.]


1883 Nov. 24 / S / Cloud like wheel / [Corinth,] Miss. / (144). [V; 1723. “Miscellaneous Phenomena.” Monthly Weather Review, 11 (no. 11; November 1883): 263-264, at 264. “The phenomenon was observed at 7 p.m., when twelve well-defined bands of dark clouds were seen diverging from a point beneath the 'north' star. Four of these bands were east of the star named, and the remaining eight were west of it, those near the western limit of the display being shorter and less inclined toward the horizon. The lower ends of the seven largest clouds terminated abruptly at an equal distance from a common point near the northern horizon, leaving an almost perfect semi-circle of clear sky beneath, from which the bands radiated like the spokes of a wheel.”]


1883 Nov. 24 / Munich / afterglow / Symons Met 19-22. [V; 1724. Ward, Michael Foster. “The Sunsets and the Java Earthquake.”Symons's Meteorological Magazine, 19 (March 1884): 22-24, at 22.]


1883 Nov. 25 / Detonations such as heard Aug 26 from krak. heard again at Penang bet 10 a.m. and noon. / Penang Times, Nov. 28 / But nothing said in the Java news of later issues. [V; 1725. (Penang Times, November 28, 1883.)]


1883 Nov. 25 / White spot on Jupiter brilliant / Observatory 6-374. [V; 1726. Denning, William Frederick. "Approximate Times of Transit of the great Red Spot and Equatoreal White Spot...." Observatory, 6 (1883): 374.]


1883 Nov. 26 / Afterglow / Bournemouth / Symons' Met 18-165. [V; 1727. “The Sunsets and the Java Earthquake.”Symons's Meteorological Magazine, 18 (December 1883): 161-167, at 165.]


1883 Nov 26, etc. / Absence in Arctic / See gray note, Aug 26. [V; 1728. See: 1883 Aug 26, (V; 1583).]


1883 Nov. 26 / Magnificent sunset, Radnorshire. / Shrewsbury Chronicle, Dec. 7 / Blaze of color from which streamers extended. [V; 1729. Lowe, Thomas. “A Remarkable Sunset.” Shrewsbury Chronicle, December 7, 1883, p. 6 c. 1.]


1883 Nov 26-27 / light / Simply this the time of the Andromedids. [V; 1730. (Refs.???)]


1883 Nov 26, 27 / 29, 30 / Dec 2, 4, 16, 20 / Sunset glows / Lyons / C.R. 97-1514. [V; 1731. Marchand, E. “Sur les lueurs crépusculaires.” Comptes Rendus, 97 (1883): 1514-1516.]


1883 Nov. 26 / Flamingo shot in Hampshire, Eng. Very wild and nothing to indicate it had been in captivity. / The Zoologist 3/8/338. [V; 1732. Scott, H.J. "Flamingo shot in Hampshire." Zoologist, s. 3 v. 8 (1884): 338-339.]


1883 Nov 27 / (+) / Aurora and sunset / Sunset described in World 28-1-3 / like aurora / "great tongues of flame" shooting over N.Y. Harbor. [V; 1733. (New York World, November 28, 1883, p. 1 c. 3.)]


1883 Nov. 27 / Exquisite sunsets at Naples when Vesuvius in eruption Dec., 1861. / See An Register 1861-244. [V; 1734. "Chronicle." Annual Register, 103 (1861): pt. 2, 1-270, at 240-246, at 245. “Towards sunset we marked that effect of colour which is only to be seen in Southern latitudes, for then the mass of dark cloud which hung over Vesuvius and the entire bay was lit up with the most delicate roseate tints.” See: 1861 Dec, (III; 206).]


1883 Nov. 27 / Mets and afterglow / Oct 19, 1882 / Dec 10, 1882. [V; 1735. See: 1882 Oct. 19-25, (V; 991), and, 1882 Dec 10-11, (V: 1047 & 1048).]


1883 Nov. 27 / Ruddy sunset glows from Etna at Palermosee last of May, 1886. [V; 1738. See: 1886 / last of May and in June, (VI; 471).]


1883 Nov. 27 / A sunsetmistaken for reflection from fire and engines in Poughkeepsie called out. / Sun 28-1-4 / Like auroras so mistaken. [V; 1739. “A Fire in the Sun.” New York Sun, November 28, 1883, p. 1 c. 4.]


1883 Nov. 27 / Afterglows / See June 28, 1831. [V; 1740. See: 1831 June 28 to July 2, (I; 1602).]


1883 Nov. 28 / Most of them moving northward / an occasional group to the south / Observatory 37/418 / By Brooks / Phelps, N.. / Obs. 7/49. [V; 1736. Denning, William Frederick. “Showers of Telescopic Meteors seen near the Sun.” Observatory, 37 (1914): 417-419, at 418. “Remarkable Flight of Telescopic Meteors.” Observatory, 7 (1884): 49-50. Payne, William Wallace. “The Red Sunsets.” Sidereal Messenger, 2 (January 1884): 293-296; and, 3 (February 1884): 18-20; at 294-295.]


1883 Nov 28 / Aug. / "Observatory," Feb, 1884. [V; 1737. “Remarkable Flight of Telescopic Meteors.” Observatory, 7 (1884): 49-50.]


1883 Nov 28 / South Africa / white substance that glistened like fire in the sun as it felldid not smell sulphurous / LT, Jan 8, 1884 / Nov 28, ac to Nature 29/252 / BD-71. [V; 1741. The note copies information from page 71 of The Book of the Damned. Clark, Walter. “Remarkable Shower.” London Times, January 8, 1884, p. 2 c. 5. “We were informed yesterday of the occurrence at Glen Grey, about 12 miles from Queenstown, of a phenomenon which, while it lasted, nearly terrified the white and native population out of their wits. On the afternoon of Wednesday a thick shower of matter, presenting a white sulphurous appearance, fell in the valley in which this village is situate, and, passing right over it from east to west, covered the entire surface of the country with marble-sized balls of an ashy paleness, which crumbled into powder at the slightest touch. The shower was confined to one narrow streak, and while it lasted, we are told, the surrounding atmosphere remained unchanged and clear, as it had been before. Great noises accompanied the shower, and so frightened the people working in the fields, who at first were under the impression that it was a descent of firethe white substance glistening in the sunthat on perceiving it they fled into their houses for shelter. No damage was caused by what fell, and upon examination of the substance afterwards it was found to be perfectly harmless. At first the little balls were soft and pulpy, but they gradually became dry and pulverised, crumbling at the touch. We have before us a piece of earth on which one of them fell, and the mark left behind resembles a splash of limewash or similar matter. It does not smell of sulphur.” “The Remarkable Sunsets.” Nature, 29 (January 10, 1884): 250-252, at 252.]


1883 Nov. 28 / 2 Woodbridges? / Feb., 1834. [B; 572. See: 1834 (A: 108, 109, and 111); 1834 Feb 2, (A; 110), and, 1834 Feb 2-March 27, 1834, (A; 107).]


1883 Nov. 28 / Crawfordville repeats. / See Oct 26, 1891. [B; 573. See: 1891 Oct 26, (B; 1170).]


1883 Nov. 28 / Great fires / St. Paris, Ohio / Baltimore / Rubiax, France / Kansas City / Cape Vincent, N.Y. / Leadville, Col / Rat Portage, Manitoba / Springfield, Mass / Courtland, NY / World 29-5-3. [B; 574. (New York World, November 29, 1883, p. 5 c. 3.)]


1883 Nov. 28 / ashes / Durban (Natal) Mercury of / That at Glen Gray, near Queenstown, loud noises and the fall of marble sized balls of ashy paleness that had crumbled at touch. [V; 1742. (Durban Mercury, November 28, 1883.)]


1883 Nov. 28 / Dunedin papers / nothing. [V; 1743.]


1883 Nov. 28 / Queenstown cor to Dunedin Star, in N. Zealand Times 29-2-7 / That at 2 a.m. a comet was seen nearly due south. At 2:05 p.m., a lurid mass shot from the sky N.E. to S.E., followed by an explosive sound. / be Queenstown, N. Zealand. [V; 1744. “A New Comet.” New Zealand Times, (Wellington), November 29, 1883, p. 2 c. 7.]


1883 Nov. 28 / Edinburgh10:50 / Oxford10:38 / Stockport10:30 / meteors / Nature 29-123. [V; 1745. “Meteors.” Nature, 29 (December 6, 1883): 123.]


1883 Nov. 29 / N.Y. Times, 3-6 / Snail shower at Hartford explained. [V; 1746. “The Hartford Snails.” New York Times, November 29, 1883, p. 3 c. 6. See: 1883 Nov 11, (V; 1715).]


1883 Nov 30 and Dec 1 / Reddish light at sunset in Norway and Sweden or 29th at Copenhagen / CR 97-1387. [V; 1747. “M. Broch fair remarquer qu'un phénomène....” Comptes Rendus, 97 (1883): 1387.]


1883 Nov. 30 / Tidal wave / W. Australia / Adelaide Observer, Dec 15-15-2. [V; 1748. “Western Australia.” Adeliade Observer, December 15, 1883, p. 15 c. 2.]


[1883 Nov 30 /] 1883 Dec. 29 / before 29th / TroutPort Hope, Ontario. [B; 583. “Port Hope.” Toronto Globe, December 1, 1883, p. 2 c. 5. “At seven o'clock this morning, when Harry Shepherd opened his store it was raining hard at the time some of the drops that fell upon the side walk appeared to be pretty large. On examination it proved that five speckled trout between three and four inches long had fallen from the clouds.”]


1883 Dec / Connecticut murders and the body / Sun, 1884, June 25-1-6 / 26-3-2. [B; 575. “Another Connecticut Mystery.” New York Sun, June 25, 1884, p. 1 c. 6. “The Connecticut Mystery.” New York Sun, June 26, 1884, p. 3 c. 2.]


1883 Dec. 2 / Observations upon afterglow at Valence / C.R. 97-1516. [V; 1749. Du Boys, P. “Observation de lueurs crépusculaires à Valence, dans la soirée du 2 décembre.” Comptes Rendus, 97 (1883): 1516.]


1883 Dec 2 / at Vourla, Smyrna / Shocks since Oct. / sharp shock. / Eastern Express (Constantinople), Dec 5. [V; 1750. (Constantinople Eastern Express, December 5, 1883.)]


1883 Dec 2 / Shock and some damage / Sparta / Eastern Express, 19th. [V; 1751. (Constantinople Eastern Express, December 19, 1883.)]


1883 Dec 2 / D-68 / saltish substance / Turkey. [V; 1752. The note copies information from page 68 of The Book of the Damned. “Recent Celestial Phenomena.” London Times, December 25, 1883, p. 9 c. 6. Henry Otis Dwight provided a translation from the Terjuman-i-Hakikat, (or, Tercüman-i Hakikat, of December 4, 1883): “Day before yesterday morning in the Selimieh quarter of Scutari, there was a fall of an unknown substance in particles like snow. The people supposed it to be of the nature of manna. But it was found to be saltish to the taste, and to dissolve readily in water. This would indicate a probability that the substance which fell, whatever it was, arose from a solidification of vapours in the atmosphere.”]


1883 Dec 5 / Ravenden Springs, Ark. / Loud noise and 7 shocks in 40 seconds / Sun 7-1-1. [V; 1753. “Earthquake Shocks in Arkansas.” New York Sun, December 7, 1883, p. 1 c. 1.]


1883 Dec 5 / 5:30 p.m. / Manitowoc, Wisconsin / aurora / right red spot in N.E. sky, altitude of 15°. / MWR, p. 289. [V; 1754. “Atmospheric Electricity.” Monthly Weather Review, 11 (no. 12; December 1883): 288-289, at 288.]


1883 Dec 5 / Geneva / A fall of snow abounding with globules of iron. Said to have been meteoric. / Revue Scientifique 3/6/795 / but receptacles set for. [V; 1755. (Revue Scientifique de la France et de l'étranger, s. 3 v. 6 p. 795; late 1883; not online.)]


1883 Dec 5 / Heavy storm of dust and wind / Willochra / S. Australia, if Adelaide is / Adelaide Observer 15-16-2. [V; 1756. “Country News.” Adelaide Observer, December 15, 1883, p. 16 c. 2-4.]


1883 Dec 5 / Riordan Springs, Ark / Severe shocks and loud noise / World 7-1-3. [V; 1759. (New York World, December 7, 1883, p. 1 c. 3.)]


1883 Dec 5 and 6 / In snow, England, particles of magnetic oxide of iron / Astro Reg 22-6. [V; 1758. “Royal Astronomical Society. Session 1883-84.” Astronomical Register, 22 (January 1884): 1-13, at 6.]


1883 Dec 6 / frgs / Ac to a writer, quoted in La Nature, 22-207, an enormous number of frogs fell upon a plain in Tahiti. Writer did not arrive until after the fallfound the native terrifiedfound the frogs innumerable and of 3 species. [V; 1760. "Pluie de crapauds à Haïti." La Nature, 1884 pt. 1 (no. 560; February 23): 207. The shower of frogs occurred at Miragoâne, Haiti, (not in Tahiti).]


1883 Dec 6-7 / Russia / 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. / 40 mets from one point in sky / L'Astro 3/108. [V; 1757. “Étoiles filantes de la comète de Pons.” Astronomie, 3 (1884): 108.]


1883 Dec 7 / World, 1-5 / 2 persons near one city injured / similar cases back to Sept. / See Dec 17-8-1. [B; 576. (New York World, December 7, 1883, p. 1 c. 5.) (New York World, December 7, 1883, p. 8 c. 1.)]


1883 Dec 7 / Madrid, Spain / vol. dust in snow / Pop. Sci 24/605. [V; 1761. Larrabee, W.H. “Green Suns and Red Sunsets.” Popular Science Monthly, 24 (March 1884): 598-606, at 605.]


1883 Dec / Atmospheric phe / [LT] 6-6-b / 12-10-c / 13-7-c / 17-6-d. [V; 1762. “Atmospheric Phenomena.” London Times, December 6, 1883, p. 6 c. 2. “Atmospheric Phenomena.” London Times, December 12, 1883, p. 10 c. 3. “The Recent Sunrises and Sunsets.” London Times, December 12, 1883, p. 10 c. 4. “The remarkable sunsets which attracted so much attention in this country a fortnight since were also the subject of much observation in America, and a well-known American astronomer, Professor Brooks, wrote to the New York papers stating that from observations he had made with the telescope he had no doubt that the remarkable spectacle was due to the earth encountering vast clouds of meteoric dust.” Symons, George James. “The Recent Celestial Phenomena.” London Times, December 13, 1883, p. 7 c. 3. “Recent Celestial Phenomena.” London Times, December 17, 1883, p. 6 c. 4.]


1883 / all month after Dec. 8 / (Sounds) / At Orciano, near Lorenzana (Italy), noises heard night and day but more frequently at nightsaid that several times slight earthquake. Continued with variable intervals. / On 17th, 11:15 p.m., sound like distant cannon and no motion of the earth perceptible. However, peasants near the town said there was quakeend of Dec., sounds ceased. / Cosmos 61/3. [V; 1763.1, 1763.2. “Les mistpoeffers.” Cosmos, s. 4 (n.s.) v. 61 (July 3, 1909): 3. Two detonations similar to distant cannon were heard, a few seconds apart, with no movement of the earth observed at Lorenzana; but, the ground had moved, about a kilometre away, towards Orciano, (with no one reporting these two detonations).]


1883 Dec 8 / 6:45 a.m. / Frankfort-on-the-Maine / splendid meteor / West to east / Nature 29-226. [V; 1764. “Notes.” Nature, 29 (January 3, 1884): 225-226, at 226.]


1883 Dec 8 / World, 1-5/6 / Other fires / Athens / 9-3-6 / Boston / Worcester / W. Va / Florida / 10-5-4. [B; 577. (New York World, December 8, 1883, p. 1 c. 5-6.) (New York World, December 9, 1883, p. 3 c. 6.) (New York World, December 10, 1883, p. 5 c. 4.)]


1883 Dec 9 / N.Y. Times, 8-4 / A shot at 2 small boys / Ed. [B; 578. “Mr. Angle's Bag.” New York Times, December 9, 1883, p. 8 c. 4. “Two Boys Mistaken For Game.” New York Tribune, December 6, 1883, p. 1 c. 6. At Port Jervis, New York, two boys were shot by a cousin hunting with a shotgun.]


1883 Dec 10 / LT, 6-f / Balloon picked up at sea. [V; 1773. “Balloon Picked Up at Sea.” London Times, December 10, 1883, p. 6 c. 6.]


1883 Dec 10-11 / If no note for sunset glow this year, see Dec 10-11, 1882. [V; 1765. See: 1882 Dec 10-11, (V: 1047 & 1048).]


1883 Dec 11 / Terrific dust storm at Blyth. / S. Australia, if Adelaide is. / Adelaide Observer 15-15-5. [V; 1766. “Provincial Telegrams.” Adelaide Observer, December 15, 1883, p. 15 c. 3-5 & p. 16 c. 1.]


1883 Dec 11 / 5:27 p.m. / Richmond, Surrey / det met / Nature 29-148. [V; 1767. Whipple, George Mathews. “Meteor.” Nature, 29 (December 13, 1883): 148.]


1883 Dec 12 / Stewartsville, N.J. / shrieks and flashes of light in house theresaid female ghost in scant attire / World 13-5-6. [B; 579. (New York World, December 13, 1883, p. 5 c. 6.)]


[1883 Dec 12. Wrong date. See: 1882 Dec 12, (V; 1768).]


1883 Dec 12 / Date of the Geminids. [V; 1769.]


1883 Dec 12 / Grayish substance in rain / Gainsborough and York, England / Nature 29-225. [V; 1771. “The Remarkable Sunsets.” Nature, 29 (January 3, 1884): 222-225, at 225.]


1883 Dec 12 / Dust / met date Australia / Dec 12, 1896 / See Nov. 29, 1897. [V; 1772. See: 1896 Dec 12, (VII: 1639, 1640, & 1641), and, 1897 Nov. 29, (VIII; 138).]


1883 Dec 12 / List Australian dusts / See Dec 15, 1880. / Aust and Europe / See Feb., 1903. [V; 1774. See: 1880 Dec 15, (V: 417, 418, & 419), and, (1903 Feb.).]


1883 Dec. 12 / Bourke, N.S. Wales / "The wind and dust were terrible for ten hours, and the oldest inhabitant had never seen anything like it before. This storm produced the remarkable dry fog noted in the New England and Paterson Districts at the time.” Amer. Met. Jour. 3-502. [V; 1777.1, 1777.2. “Dust Storms in New South Wales.” American Meteorological Journal, 3 (March 1887): 501-503, at 502.]


1883 Dec. 12 / Sydney Morning Herald, 13th / Reports from various towns in N.S. Wales. Sudden darkness at Newcastle and storm. At Bathurst dust sweeping through the street at hurricane speed. "The plains tonight are encircled with a thick haze as though smoke were ascending from bush fires.” Dense clouds of dust at Forbes. [V; 1781.1, 1781.2. “The Weather in the Country.” Sydney Morning Herald, December 13, 1883, p. 10 c. 4.]


1883 Dec 12 / dust after rain / several districts in N.S. Wales, a thunderstorm and heavy rain and hail at 5 p.m. Shortly after 6 p.m. a reddish-yellow dust began to fall, and continued to fall until 11 a.m. the next day. It is said that some time before, the same kind of dust had fallen upon a steamship at sea. / Melbourne Argus, Dec 21-5-5. [V; 1783.1, 1783.2. “Singular Natural Phenomenon.” Melbourne Argus, December 21, 1883, p. 5 c. 5.]


1883 Dec 12 / Flammarion, 'L'Éruption du Krakatoa, p. 83, quoting a correspondent writing under date of the 12th, who says that for several days the snow upon Mt Blanc had been reddish. [V; 1776. Flammarion, Camille. L'Éruption du Krakatoa et les Tremblements de Terre. Paris: Marpon et Flammarion, n.d., 83.]


1883 Dec 13 / mist and dust / RDec 15, 1880 / Uralla, N.S. WalesOn 12th, severe thunderstormson 13th, from early morning till 11 a.m., "a very singular yellow-colored foga yellow dust fell. [V; 1770. 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 255-256.]


1883 Dec. 13 / Grayish substance in rain / Holland / Nature 29-175 / Again Jan. 11-12, '84 / 29-308. [V; 1775. “The Remarkable Sunsets.” Nature, 29 (December 20, 1883): 174-181, at 175. “The Remarkable Sunsets.” Nature, 29 (January 31, 1884): 308-310, at 308-309.]


1883 Dec 13 / Holland / grayish substance in rain / Pop Sci News 18-25. [V; 1779. “Editorial Notes.” Popular Science News, 18 (February 1884): 25-26.]


1883 Dec / Tasmanian qs continue. [V; 1778. (Refs.???)]


1883 Dec 13 / at Uralla, N.S. Wales / There had been severe th storm"much rain and some hail” the day beforeIn morning of 13th "a singular, yellow fog, and all vegetation was sprinkled with a fine, yellow dust. / Chem News 88/41. [V; 1780.1, 1780.2. Liversidge, Archibald. "Meteoric Dusts, New South Wales." Chemical News and Journal of Industrial Science, 88 (July, 10, 17. 24, and 31, 1903): 16-18, 32-34, 41-45, 55-58; at 41.]


1883 Dec 13 / Kokstad, Cape Colony (?) / 10:20 p.m. / "A loud report as if from a very heavy gun. Strong vibration felt / Cape Times (Weekly Ed), Dec 19-4-7 / See Oct. [V; 1782. (Cape Times, Weekly Edition, December 19, 1883, p. 4 c. 7.) See: 1883 Oct 22, (V; 1686).]


[1883 Dec. 15] / Disaps. / World, 1883, Dec. 15-5-5. [B; 580. (New York World, December 15, 1883, p. 5. c. 5.)]


1883 Dec 15 / fish at Airdrie / In Kirkcaldy Times, said that some of the men were struck by falling fish. [V; 1784. “A Shower of Live Fish.” Kirkcaldy Times, December 19, 1883, p. 3 c. 2. "During a heavy storm of wind and rain on Saturday morning the navvies employed at the new Caledonian Railway Works were surprised by the fall of a number of live fish in what seemed a very heavy shower of rain. Some the men state that they were struck on the head and face by the falling fish which on examination appeared to be of the perch species. The men gathered the fish and took them home. The most remarkable thing is that, with the exception of the Monkland Canal at a mile's distance, there is no other water nearer than the Reservoir of Caldercruix, a distance of six or seven miles. Perch are very plentiful in the reservoir, by which also the canal is fed. Late Saturday night a number of fishwives started with creels on their backs to await another downpour of the 'fish from heaven.'" "Phenomenon at Airdrie." Aberdeen Evening Express, December 17, 1883, p. 2 c. 3.]


1883 Dec 15 / fish / (morning) / Edinburgh Scotsman 17-4-7 / at Airdrie / "During a heavy storm of wind and rain on Saturday morning the navies employed on the New Caledonian Railway Works were surprised by the fall of a number of live fishes of the perch species in what seemed to be a very heavy shower of rain. The men gathered the fishes and took them home." Said that with the exception of the Monkland Canal no water nearer than a reservoir 6 or 7 miles away. [V; 1789.1, 1789.2. "Extraordinary Phenomenon at Airdrie." Scotsman, December 17, 1883, p. 4 c. 7.]


1883 Dec 15 / Fish / Airdrie, 11 miles E of Glasgow / shower of live perch / Knowledge 4-396. [V; 1790. Stewart, John A. "Shower of PerchSunsets." Knowledge, o.s., 4 (December 28, 1883): 396.]


1883 Dec 15 / Cor writing of sunsets in Mississippi, the changes of color like auroral display. / Sun 26-4-2. [V; 1785. “Fiery Sunsets in Mississippi.” New York Sun, December 26, 1883, p. 4 c. 2.]


1883 Dec. 15 / Augs, by Barnard / Observatory 7/49 / Nashville, Tenn / 37/418. [V; 1786. “Remarkable Flight of Telescopic Meteors.” Observatory, 7 (1884): 49-50, at 50. Denning, William Frederick. "Showers of Telescopic Meteors seen near the Sun." Observatory, 37 (November 1914): 417-419, at 418.]


1883 / middle of Dec / (Polt) / (Noted) / Jordan, N.Y. / Stones falling in a closed room ab. time a man dying / Sun 22-1-3 / 30-5-4. [B; 581. “Strange Fall of Stones.” New York Sun, December 22, 1883, p. 1 c. 3. “Mysterious Stone Throwing.” New York Sun, December 30, 1883, p. 5 c. 4.]


1883 Dec 16 / Fires / Dubois, Pa / Fall River, Mass / St Louis / Akron, Ohio / Walkerton, Ont / Halifax / Providence, RI / World 17-1-5. [B; 582. (New York World, December 17, 1883, p. 1 c. 5.)]


1883 Dec 16 / Trib, 6-4 / Sunsets / Ed. / 25-4-4 / Ed. [V; 1787. “A World-Wide Spectacle.” New York Tribune, December 16, 1883, p. 6 c. 4. “The Science of Sky-Glows.” New York Tribune, December 25, 1883, p. 4 c. 4-5.]


1883 / "latter end," to time of writing, Sept 25, 1885 / Series of small qs in Sunderland / Geol Mag 1885/513 / (BM). [V; 1788. Lebour, G.A. “On Some Recent Earthquakes on the Durham Coast and Their Probable Cause.” Geological Magazine, s. 3 v. 2 (1885): 513-515.]


1883 Dec. 18 / 12:45 p.m. / Severe shock / New Zealand (South Island) / N.Z. Times 19-2-8. [V; 1792. “Earthquake in the South Island.” New Zealand Times, (Wellington), December 19, 1883, p. 2 c. 8.]


1883 Dec 18 / Black snow / Westphalia / Amer Met Jour 1/32. [V; 1794. Radau, Jean Charles Rodolphe. “The Twilight Phenomena.” American Meteorological Journal, 1 (May 1884): 29-33, at 32. Radau, Jean Charles Rodolphe. “Les Phénomènes Crépusculaires.” Bulletin Astronomique, 1 (1884): 53-61, at 58.]


1883 Dec 18-19 / night / A dark dust between Aggen and Lenne in Westpahlia. At Lucdenscheid and other places in northern Germany / Flammarion, "L'Éruption du Krakatoa, p. 82. [V; 1791. Flammarion, Camille. L'Éruption du Krakatoa et les Tremblements de Terre. Paris: Marpon et Flammarion, n.d., 81-82.]


1883 Dec 19 / Destructive storm in Spain. Half of town of Mamola destroyed. / Kirkcaldy Times of 26th. [V; 1793. (Kirkcaldy Times, December 26, 1883; not at BNA.) “Partial Destruction of a Spanish Town.” Scotsman, December 24, 1883, p. 5 c. 5.]


1883 Dec. 19 / Horsham, Victoria / a hot wind and clouds of dust / Melbourne Age 20-6-6. [V; 1795. “Country News.” The Age, (Melbourne), December 20, 1883, p. 6 c. 6.]


1883 Dec 20 / 9:21 / South of Hungary / q. and rolling sound / L.T. 22-5-3. [V; 1796. “Austria.” London Times, December 22, 1883, p. 5 c. 2-3.]


1883 Dec 20 / bet 4 and 5 p.m. / Concord, N.H. / met / Sc Am 48-22. [V; 1797. “Meteors.” Scientific American, n.s., 48 (January 13, 1883): 22.]


1883 Dec 21 / evening / Clouds of dust / Victoria / Argus (Melbourne) 24-7-4. [V; 1798. “The Weather.” Melbourne Argus, December 24, 1883, p. 7 c. 4.]


1883 Dec 22 / 1:30 a.m. / Lisbon / q and rumbling sound and ab. 3:30 a.m. / L.T. 24-6-c. [V; 1799. “The Earthquake at Lisbon.” London Times, December 24, 1883, p. 6 c. 3.]


1883 Dec 26 / (+) / [LT], 9-f / Explosion of a substance on a pathway at Birkenhead. / See if were explosions under Accidents. [B; 491. "Explosion at Birkenhead." London Times, December 26, 1883, p. 9 c. 6. See: (Accidents).]


1883 Dec 26 and 27 / Afterglow in France / C.R., 97-1574 / Spain. [V; 1800. Landerer, José Joaquim. “Sur un phénomène ayant accompagné la coloration rouge crépusculaire des 26 et 27 décembre 1883.” Comptes Rendus, 97 (1883): 1574.]


1883 Dec 26 / night / Zepec, Bohemia / sharp shock / L.T. 28-3-e. [V; 1801. “Earthquake in Bohemia.” London Times, December 28, 1883, p. 3 c. 5.]


1883 Dec 28 / Trib, 4-5 / Flying machine. [V; 1802. “General Notes.” New York Tribune, December 28, 1883, p. 4 c. 5-6.]


1883 Dec. 28 / N. e. sunspot seen at Reading, 9:10 a.m., and until sun behind clouds at 9:35. / The Standard (Dec. 29-2-7). [V; 1803. Sutton, S.W. “Sun Spots.” London Standard, December 29, 1883, p. 2 c. 7.]


[1883 Dec 29. Wrong date. See: 1883 Nov 30, (B; 583).]


1883 Dec 29 / Trib, 5-2 / Volcanic eruptions / Alaska. [V; 1804. “The Alaskan Volcanic Eruptions.” New York Tribune, December 29, 1883, p. 5 c. 2. See: 1883 Oct 6, etc., (V; 1642), and, 1883 Oct 6, (V; 1643).The Augustine volcano.]


1883 / last part / Great mut of sheep "by dogs". [B; 584. (Ref???)]


1883 / ab. last of Dec / Dust at Stockholm / black dust / contained much carbonaceous matter—after ignition a red residue / large proportion of cobalt and nickel. / CR, Jan 21, 1884. [V; 1805. “M. Daubrée présente l'extrait suivant d'une Lettre de M. Nordenskiôld....” Comptes Rendus, 98 (1884):130-131.]


1883 Dec / Dust / Stockholm / analysis / Chem News 49/125. [V; 1806. "Chemical Notices from Foreign Sources." Chemical News and Journal of Industrial Science, 49 (March 21, 1884): 135-138, at 135. “M. Daubrée présente l'extrait suivant d'une Lettre de M. Nordenskiôld....” Comptes Rendus, 98 (1884):130-131.]


1883 Dec 31-Jan 1, 1884 / night of / Large met at Concord, N.H. / Sun, Jan 2-3-2. [V; 1807. “A Meteor of Great Size and Brilliancy.” New York Sun, January 2, 1884, p. 3 c. 2.]


1883 Dec 31 / Fishes / Trout fell at Mendoza in such abundance that the navvies at work on the railway lived two days upon them. On Jan 8th, there was a smart shock of q. / See Jan 14. / Fish ref is B Ayres Standard, Jan 19-1-8 / N.M. / At Pocitos, three were drowned. On the 8th, a sharp shock at Mendoza (17-1-9). The wave along the whole Brazilian coast. [V; 1808.1, 1808.2. (Buenos Aires Standard, January 19, 1884, p. 1 c. 8.) (Buenos Aires Standard, January 17, 1884, p. 1 c. 9.) See: (Jan 14).]

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