Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Watch For Falling Stars.Or Junk!
On this day in 1954, Elizabeth Hodges of Sylacauga, Ala. was injured when an eight and a half pound meteorite crashed through the roof of her rented house, bounced off a console radio, and struck her left hip and hand.
She later became embroiled in a court battle with her landlord over ownership of the rock, which was eventually donated to a university, after being used as a doorstop.
Full story with more details.The picture is od the Doctor who treated her, reading the Life Magazine article about it: