1913 - METEOR FALLS IN RIVER. Shock of Its Explosion Breaks Windows in Tiverton, R. I.
FALL RIVER, Mass., Aug. 28. - A meteor fell into the Seaconnett River near Tiverton, R. I., last night, churning up the water and producing and explosion that sounded like the discharge of a twelve-inch gun. The phenomenon occurred during a electrical storm.
The explosion was heard for a distance of twenty miles. In the immediate vicinity windows were broken and crockery shaken from shelves, while at Island Park, nearly two miles away, a merry-go-round was jarred into motion.
Persons who saw the fiery body as it hissed through the sky say it was of unusual size and traveling so rapidly as to appear almost like a flash of lightning. Great jets of steam spurted from the water when the meteor struck the river.
The New York Times
New York, New York
August 29, 1913
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