On April 26, 1803, meteorites rained down on the town of L'Aigle in Normandy, France. A number of people, including French officials, witnessed this shower of stones, which firmly established that meteorites can and do drop from the sky. After L'Aigle, museums and private collectors began to include meteorites in their collections.
Fell April, 26, 1803
Topic: Earth Science
Keywords: Astrogeology, Astrophysics, Meteorites