[meteorite-list] NP Article, 07-1896 Meteorite Kills Children, Brings Rain

MARK BOSTICK thebigcollector at msn.com
Tue Jun 17 15:40:33 EDT 2003

Paper: Fort Wayne News  
City: Fort Wayne, Indiana  
Date: Tuesday, July 14, 1896
Page: 1

Strikes a House and Kills Two Children - Brings Rain
Chichihua, Mex., July 14. - Particulars have reached here of the fall of  
a meteor in a small mining town of Santos Reis, this state. The meteor was
of immense size and as it descended through the air it was a molten mass
of metal. It made its descent at noon, and was accompanied by a report 
louder than that made by a cannon. It struck the house of a miner and 
demolished the building killing two children and then buried itself in the
ground to a great depth. A large part of the meteor was broken off when it
struck, and it was sent to the National museum at the City of Mexico.
There has been no rain in that section for nearly a year, but within twenty
minutes after the fall of the meteor the sky became overcast with clouds
and a heavy fall of rain took place.

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