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Large and bright meteor is tracked across the east coast

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11/15/1859
In Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey, as well as far south as Washington D.C., observers witnessed the descent of a meteor of large size and brilliance, falling towards the south at an angle of around 20 degrees from the vertical.  People in Delaware heard what they claimed to be a loud but distant impact.  Scientists estimated the point of impact as being in the Delaware region but no strike was found.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
"Miscellaneous Intelligence," American Journal of Science 79 (1960): 298-300.

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