Today in 1908, a spectacular explosion occurred over central Siberia, probably caused by a meteorite. The fireball reportedly could be seen hundreds of miles away. 
(Though they really have no idea what caused the explosion - it’s simply called the Tunguska Event)

Today in 1908, a spectacular explosion occurred over central Siberia, probably caused by a meteorite. The fireball reportedly could be seen hundreds of miles away.

(Though they really have no idea what caused the explosion - it’s simply called the Tunguska Event)