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1930s—The Best of Times

  • Richard TaibiEmail author
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Part of the Springer Biographies book series (SPRINGERBIOGS)

Abstract

A Leonid meteor storm was anticipated in 1932 or 1933, the centennial anniversary of one in 1833 which filled the sky over the Americas with meteors and fireballs. That sight was so astonishing and terrifying that the unprepared populace thought the end of the world had arrived. Only coincidental with the centennial, 1932 and 1933 were tragic years when many a person’s economic world ended.

Keywords

Regional Group Meteor Shower Double Star Amateur Astronomer Meteor Height 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Temple HillsUSA

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