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

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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, Nellie Bly conceived of the trip after reading Jules Verne's "Around the World in 80 Days." Originally a daydream, she floated the ... (more) Read more
Gigi

Washington, DC

#1 Feb 26, 2013
I know this sounds really messed up, but I need more detail on the actual asylum conditions for a project. Lots of details. Like, was she ever beaten? etc.
Ok, I know it is messed up, but I need details!
bob

Rutherford, NJ

#2 Mar 3, 2013
i agree

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