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Today in History – Nellie Bly and her trip around the world in less than 80 days

nellie-bly-2.jpgA great piece published in 2014 about a forward thinking journalist in 1888 named Nellie Bly- the first woman to complete a trip around the world in just over 72 days.  I love her spirit when faced with adversity:

“It is impossible for you to do it,” [her editor] told her. “You are a woman and would need a protector.” Even if she could travel alone, he said, she’d want to take too much baggage. “There is no use talking about it,” he insisted. “No one but a man could do this.”
“Very well,” [Nellie] said. “Start the man, and I’ll start the same day for some other newspaper and beat him.”

Read about her here at Grantland.com

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3 comments on “Today in History – Nellie Bly and her trip around the world in less than 80 days

  1. It’s amazing and very inspiring to read about women who were so determined! Love your posts.

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    1. milieux01 says:

      Thank you so much! It’s really rewarding to research them, thank you for your support!

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      1. I just got the audio tape from the library, so thanks – look forward to hearing the story.

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