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October 05, 2007|By FRANK ROYLANCE

One hundred years ago tonight, Marylanders gasped at what The Sun described the next morning as a "brilliant shower of aerolites" -- meteors that seemed to fall all around the region shortly before 10 p.m. The bright flash "outshone electric lights along the streets" and "made its rays noticeable in brightly illuminated rooms." A city patrolman said one object hit the roof of the Belair Market, leaving only "small clouds of smoke." For more on this curious event, visit the Weather Blog at the URL below.

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