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On This Day: Nellie Bly Sets Off on Around-the-World Journey

There are 1 comment on the findingDulcinea story from Nov 14, 2010, titled On This Day: Nellie Bly Sets Off on Around-the-World Journey. In it, findingDulcinea reports that:

On Nov. 14, 1889, journalist Nellie Bly set out to circle the globe, seeking to beat the fictional record set by Phileas Fogg in Jules Verne's "Around the World in 80 Days." Sick of the daily grind at her newspaper job, Bly had conceived of the trip after she read Jules Verne's "Around the World in 80 Days." Originally a daydream, the 23-year-old ...

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