Comet falls on Dusseldorf Germany

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31 October 1816, Comet smells like sulfur.

DUSSELDORF, October 20th. Yesterday evening at 9 o'clock, a great fireball felt down in one of the streets of this city, which, after it was cooled down retained solid, but could easy be broken into pieces. It had a strong sulfur smell. This air phenomenon should be counted among the rare. (Niederreinische Zeitung).

Original text plus Dutch clipping:

DUSSELDORF, den 20 October. Gisteren avond ten 9 uren, viel in eene der straten dezer stad een groote vuurbal ter neder, welke, nadat dezelve uitgedoofd was, eene. hardheid behield, die echter gemakkelijk gebroken kon Worden, Dezelve had een sterke zwavel reuk. Dit lucht verschijnsel verdien onder de zeldzame geteld te worden. (Niederreinische Zeitung).

Source: Nederlandsche staatscourant, 31 Oktober 1816.

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