14th Day of November, 1889 – Fat Cow Co – Nellie Bly around the world in 72 days!

1889 – Nellie Bly begins the successful trip to travel around the world in less than 80 days

Famous Travel Expeditions: Nellie Bly - Passion PassportElizabeth Cochrane Seaman, born Elizabeth Jane Cochran, May 5, 1864 to January 27, 1922, better known by her pen name Nellie Bly, was an American journalist, industrialist, inventor, and charity worker who was widely known for her record-breaking trip around the world in 72 days.

In 1888 Bly suggested to her editor at the New York World that she take a trip around the world, attempting to turn the fictional Around the World in Eighty Days (1873) into fact for the first time.

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