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Nellie Bly

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Photo: American journalist Nellie Bly, in a publicity photo for her around-the-world voyage. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “‘Plucky’ Woman Beats ‘Around the World in 80 Days’ Record” https://blog.genealogybank.com/plucky-woman-beats-around-the-world-in-80-days-record.html

An article about Nellie Bly, who arrived in New York City on 25 January 1890 having set a new record by traveling around the world in 72 days.

Focus: Nellie Bly - The Orange County Register

125 years ago Friday, the world’s most famous female journalist – Nellie Bly of the New York World – set out to see if she could beat a fictional around-the-world record journey …

Bly, Nellie, pseudonym of Elizabeth Cochrane, American journalist whose around-the-world race against a fictional record brought her world renown.

Nellie Bly, pseudonym of Elizabeth Cochrane, also spelled Cochran, (born May 5, 1864, Cochran’s Mills, Pennsylvania, U.S.—died January 27, 1922, New York, New York), American journalist whose around-the-world race against a fictional record brought her world renown. Elizabeth Cochran (she later added a final “e” to Cochran) received scant formal schooling. She began her career in 1885 in her native Pennsylvania as a reporter for the Pittsburgh Dispatch, to which she had sent an angry letter…

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100 Days, 100 Women, Day 9: Nellie Bly, pioneering investigative journalist & writer, also made a record-breaking trip around the world: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nellie_Bly

100 Days, 100 Women, Day 9: Nellie Bly, pioneering investigative journalist & writer, also made a record-breaking trip around the world: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nellie_Bly

Nelly Bly.

Journalist Nellie Bly is poised for her record-breaking round-the-world journey. Image: Corbis 1889: Journalist Nellie Bly, who made her name as a reporter by exposing the inhumane conditions inside a New York insane asylum, leaves on a Jules Verne-inspired trip around the world. She completes the 24,899-mile journey in 72 days, a record. Bly, born Elizabeth […]

In Search of Nellie Bly: America's Pioneering Investigative Journalist

An excerpt from Nellie Bly: Daredevil, Reporter, Feminist by Brooke Kroeger details how the author unearthed some of the obscured facts about Bly's life.