[meteorite-list] 1899 Newpaper Article, Meteorite Hits House

Mark Bostick thebigcollector at msn.com
Mon Aug 12 01:15:51 EDT 2002

Paper: New York Times
Date: Friday, November 17, 1899


Tears Away Part of Upper Story and Buires itself in the Ground

Crescent, Ill. Nov. 16. - By the falling of an aerolite seven miles  
south of Crescent City the residence of John Meyers was partially  
wrecked and the neighborhood was panic-stricken.

The meteor came from a point in the sky a little east of south and  
struck the north end of the house, tearing away at part of the upper 
story. The aerolite buried itself in the ground about three feet from  
the foundation of the house. 

Newspaper also has reports of the Leonids shower the same day (Nov. 16).

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