Popular Science Monthly/Volume 38/March 1891/Obituary Notes

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The French aëronaut, Eugène Goddard, died at Brussels, November 9th, in the sixty-third year of his age. He was famous for the numerous and daring ascensions which he executed in Europe and America.

Mr. James Croll, LL. D., F. R. S., author of Climate and Time, and other important works in cosmic science, died December 15th, in the seventieth year of his age. He was of humble birth and without scientific training, but "by sheer force of intellect" and by ability and industry he raised himself to a prominent position among scientific thinkers. His Climate and Time has received great attention, and his works on Oceanic Circulation and Stellar Evolution have been widely read. He had been suffering for several years from a painful disease.