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Falls (19th century)

19th CENTURY FALLS:

 Falls (19th century)
WESTON
Fell 14th December, 1807 @ 0630 hrs
Connecticut, USA
TKW 150kg
Sample: 0.2g
H4 ordinary chondrite usa1 Falls (19th century)
USA
1807

Slavery is abolished across the British Empire.  Heinrich Olbers discovers the asteroid Vesta, from where the HED class of meteorites originate.

 Falls (19th century)
STANNERN
Fell 22nd May, 1808 @ 0600 hrs
Jihomoravsky, Czech Republic
TKW 52kg
Sample: micro
Monomict eucrite achondrite czech1 Falls (19th century)
Czech R
1808

Wellington defeats the French at Battle of Vimiero.

chantonnay tb Falls (19th century)
CHANTONNAY
Fell 5th August, 1812 @ 0200 hrs
Vendée, France
TKW 31.5kg
Sample: micro
L6 ordinary chondrite france2 Falls (19th century)
France
1812

Charles Dickens is born in Plymouth. Start of the 1812 war between US and UK. Napoleon invades Russia, eventually being defeated at Vyazma.

luotolax tb Falls (19th century)
LUOTOLAX
Fell 13th December, 1813 @ 1000 hrs
Viborg, Finland
TKW 885g
Sample: micro
Howardite achondrite finland Falls (19th century)
Finland
1813

Publication of Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Birth of Verdi.

 Falls (19th century)
AGEN
Fell 5th September, 1814 @ 1200 hrs
Lot-et-Garonne, France
TKW 30kg
Sample: 0.59g
H5 ordinary chondrite france2 Falls (19th century)
France
1814

Sir Walter Scott writes Waverley.  Death of the Marquis de Sade.

picsoon Falls (19th century) CHASSIGNY
Fell 3rd October, 1815 @ 0800 hrs
Haute Marne, France
TKW ~4kg
Sample: micro
Martian (chassignite) france2 Falls (19th century)
France
1815

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 Falls (19th century) JUVINAS
Fell 15th June, 1821 @ 1500 hrs
Ardeche, France
TKW 91kg
Sample: 0.8g
Monomict eucrite achondrite france2 Falls (19th century)
France
1821

US takes possession of Florida from Spain.  Birth of Baudelaire, Dostoevsky; death of Keats.

pavlograd tb Falls (19th century) PAVLOGRAD
Fell 19th May, 1826
Dnepropetrovsk Region, Ukraine
TKW 40kg
Sample: 1.85g
L6 ordinary chondrite ukraine1 Falls (19th century)
Ukraine
1826

The Menai Suspension bridge is opened.  Foundation of University College London. Samuel Morey patents the internal combustion engine.

 Falls (19th century) DRAKE CREEK
Fell 9th May, 1827 @ 1600 hrs
Tennessee, USA
TKW 5kg
Sample: 0.025g
L6 ordinary chondrite usa1 Falls (19th century)
USA
1827

Death of Ludwig van Beehoven.  The striking match is invented by John Walker.

cold bokk tb Falls (19th century) COLD BOKKEVELD
Fell 13th October, 1838 @ 0900 hrs
Cape Province, South Africa
TKW 5.2kg
Sample: micro
CM2 carbonaceous chondrite safrica Falls (19th century)
South Africa
1838

Friedrich Bessel makes first accurate stellar distance measurement by parallax method.  Berzelius discovers proteins.  Birth of Ferdinand von Zeppelin, founder of Zeppelin Airship company.

milena tb Falls (19th century)
MILENA
Fell 26th April, 1842 @ 1500 hrs
Varaždin, Croatia
TKW 10kg
Sample: 0.16g
L6 chondrite croatia Falls (19th century)
Croatia
1842

Dr Crawford Long performs the first operation using anaesthesia.

barea tb Falls (19th century)
BAREA
Fell 4th July,1842
Navarra, Spain
TKW 3200g
Sample: 0.29g
Mesosiderite spain1 Falls (19th century)
Spain
1842

(as above)

 Falls (19th century) BISHOPVILLE
Fell 25 March, 1843
South Carolina, USA
TKW 6kg
Sample: 0.1g
Aubrite achondrite usa1 Falls (19th century)
USA
1843

Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is published.  First commercial Christmas cards printed in London.

 Falls (19th century) KESEN
Fell 13th June, 1850 @ 0500 hrs
Honshu, Japan
TKW 135kg
Sample: 0.4g
H4 ordinary chondrite japan Falls (19th century)
Japan
1850

Fugitive Slave Law passed by US Congress.  Foundation of the University of Sydney.  Death of Mme Tussaud.

picsoon Falls (19th century) SHALKA
Fell 30th November 1850
West Bengal, India
TKW 4kg
Sample: micro
Monomict diogenite india Falls (19th century)
India
1850

(as above)

trenzano tb Falls (19th century) TRENZANO
Fell 12th November, 1856 @ 1600 hrs
Lombardy, Italy
TKW 11.8kg
Sample: micro
H3/4 ordinary chondrite italy1 Falls (19th century)
Italy
1856

Institution of the Victoria Cross. Gregor Mendel begins his research into heredity.  Remains of early hominids found in the Neander Valley, Germany.

 Falls (19th century) DHURMSALA
Fell 14th July, 1860 @ 1415 hrs
Himachal Pradesh, India
TKW 32kg
Sample: 0.48g
LL6 ordinary chondrite india Falls (19th century)
India
1860

Foundation of Vladivostok. Robert Bunsen discovers Caesium and Rubidium.  Birth of J M Barrie, Scottish author ofPeter Pan.

picsoon Falls (19th century) TOURINNES-LA-GROSSE
Fell 7th December, 1863 @ 1130 hrs
Tirlemont, Belgium
TKW 14.5kg
Sample: micro
L6 ordinary chondrite belgium Falls (19th century)
Belgium
1863

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nerft tb Falls (19th century) NERFT
Fell 12th April, 1864 @ 0445 hrs
Courland, Latvia
TKW 10.25kg
Sample: micro
L6 ordinary chondrite latvia Falls (19th century)
Latvia
1864

James Clark Maxwell discovers microwaves.  First publication of Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack. First fish-and-chip shop opens in London.  Alfred Nobel’s younger brother Emil is killed in a nitro-glycerine explosion.

 Falls (19th century) ORGUEIL
Fell 14th May, 1864 @ 2000 hrs
Tarn-et-Garonne, France
TKW 14kg
Sample: micro
CI1 carbonaceous chondrite france2 Falls (19th century)
France
1864

(as above)

daniels tb Falls (19th century) DANIEL’S KUIL
Fell 20th March, 1868
Cape Province, South Africa
TKW 1064g
Sample: micro
EL6 chondrite safrica Falls (19th century)
South Africa
1868

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slavetic tb Falls (19th century) SLAVETIC
Fell 22nd May, 1868 @ 10hrs
Zagreb, Croatia
TKW 1708g
Sample: 0.42g
H5 chondrite croatia Falls (19th century)
Croatia
1868

 Falls (19th century) HESSLE
Fell 1st January, 1869 @ 1230 hrs
Svealand, Sweden
TKW 20kg
Sample: micro
H5 ordinary chondrite sweden1 Falls (19th century)
Sweden
1869

American Museum of Natural History founded in New York.  Mary Ward killed by a steam car, making her (probably) the first ever victim of a road traffic accident.  The clipper Cutty Sark is launched from Dumbarton, Scotland.

ibben tb Falls (19th century) IBBENBÜREN
Fell 17th June 1870 @ 1400 hrs
Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
TKW ~2000g
Sample: micro
Achondrite diogenite germany Falls (19th century)
Germany
1870

Last public hanging takes place in Britain. First Trades Union Congress is held in Manchester, England. Discovery of Helium.  Thomas Edison applies for his first patent – an electric vote recorder.

bandong tb Falls (19th century) BANDONG
Fell 10th December, 1871 @ 1330 hrs
West Java, Indonesia
TKW 11.5kg
Sample: 0.79g
LL6 ordinary chondrite indonsia Falls (19th century)
Indonesia
1871

 Falls (19th century) LANCÉ
Fell 23rd July 1872 @ 1720 hrs
Loir-et-Cher, France
TKW 51.7kg
Sample: micro
CO3.5 carbonaceous chondrite france2 Falls (19th century)
France
1872

Yellowstone established as first US National Park.  The Mary Celeste is found drifitng and unmanned near the Straits of Gibraltar.  First ever international football match takes place in Glasgow; final score is Scotland 0 – 0 England.

homestead tb Falls (19th century) HOMESTEAD
Fell 12th February, 1875 @ 2215 hrs
Iowa, USA
TKW 230kg
Sample: 1.58g
L5 ordinary chondrite usa1 Falls (19th century)
USA
1875

First recorded swimming of the English Channel.  Birth of Carl Jung, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Aleister Crowley.  Death of Hans Christian Anderson.

 Falls (19th century) STÄLLDALEN
Fell 28th June, 1876 @ 1132 hrs
Svealand, Sweden
TKW 34kg
Sample: 0.3g
H5 ordinary chondrite sweden1 Falls (19th century)
Sweden
1876

Alexander Graham Bell makes first telephone call.  Nikolaus Otto invents the 4-stroke internal combustion engine.

sokobanja tb Falls (19th century) SOKO-BANJA
Fell 13th October, 1877 @ 1400 hrs
Aleksinac, Serbia
TKW 80kg
Sample: 0.38g
LL4 ordinary chondrite serbia1 Falls (19th century)
Serbia
1877

Emile Berliner invents the microphone. Edison demonstrates the phonograph.  First test cricket match takes place between England and Australia – Australia win by 45 runs.  The Boat Race is declared a dead heat.

tieschitz tb Falls (19th century) TIESCHITZ
Fell 15th July, 1878 @ 1345 hrs
Jihomoravsky ,Czech Republic
TKW 28kg
Sample: 0.04g
H/L3.6 ordinary chondrite czech1 Falls (19th century)
Czech Rep
1878

Alexander Graham Bell makes first telephone call.  Nikolaus Otto invents the 4-stroke internal combustion engine.

tenham tb Falls (19th century) TENHAM
Fell Spring 1879
Queensland, Australia
TKW 160kg
Sample: 8.8g
L6 ordinary chondrite austrlia1 Falls (19th century)
Australia
1879

Anglo-Zulu War, including battles of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift.  Foundation of the US Geological Survey. Edison tests first practical light bulb using a carbonsied thread filament.  Tay Bridge Disaster claims 75 lives.

 Falls (19th century) MOCS
Fell 3rd February, 1882 @ 1600 hrs
Transylvania, Romania
TKW 300kg
Sample: 0.13g
L5-6 ordinary chondrite romania Falls (19th century)
Romania
1882

Robert Koch announces the discovery of the bacterium responsible for tuberculosis. Nikola Tesla invents the AC generator/motor.  Death of Charles Darwin.

 Falls (19th century) ALFIANELLO
Fell 16th February, 1883 @ 1500 hrs
Lombardy, Italy
TKW 228kg
Sample: 1.4g
L6 chondrite italy1 Falls (19th century)
Italy
1883

Eruption of Krakatoa leaves 40,000 dead.  Franz Kafka is born.

djati tb Falls (19th century) DJATI-PENGILON
Fell 19th March, 1884 @ 1630 hrs
East Java, Indonesia
TKW 166kg
Sample: 1.9g
H6 ordinary chondrite indonsia Falls (19th century)
Indonesia
1884

Colchester Earthquake, the UK’s worst recorded and estimated at magnitude 4.7 damages hundreds of buildings.  Timi?oara, Romania becomes the first town in Europe to use electric street lighting.  Mark Twain writes The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

 Falls (19th century) ASSISI
Fell 24th May, 1886 @ 0700 hrs
Umbria, Italy
TKW 2kg
Sample: micro
H5 ordinary chondrite italy1 Falls (19th century)
Italy
1886

Dedication of the Statue of Liberty.  Karl Benz patents the petrol-driven motor car.

 Falls (19th century) OCHANSK
Fell 30th August, 1887 @ 1300 hrs
Perm, Russia
TKW 500kg
Sample: 2.1g
H4 ordinary chondrite russia1 Falls (19th century)
Russia
1887

Publication of the results of the Michelson-Morley consigns the aether to history, proves speed of light is independent of motion. Emile Berliner patents the gramophone.

jelica tb Falls (19th century)
JELICA
Fell 1st December, 1889 @ 1430 hrs
Serbia
TKW 34kg
Sample: 0.76g
LL6 ordinary chondrite serbia1 Falls (19th century)
Serbia
1889

Herman Hollerith patents his electric tabulating machine, used for the 1890 US Census. Eiffel Tower opens. First issue of the Wall Street Journal published. Opening of the Moulin Rouge.

 Falls (19th century) BJURBÖLE
Fell 12 March, 1899 @ 2230 hrs
Nyaland, Finland
TKW 330kg
Sample: 0.3g
L/LL4 ordinary chondrite finland Falls (19th century)
Finland
1899

Felix Hoffman patents aspirin. Johan Vaaler patents the paper clip.

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