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Nellie Bly, 1890.
Nellie Bly in 1890

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Nellie Bly Circled the Globe
January 25, 1890

How long does it take to travel all the way around the world? Reporter Nellie Bly found out. On January 25, 1890, police cleared a path through a cheering crowd as Bly stepped off a train in New York just 72 days, 6 hours, 11 minutes, and 14 seconds after setting sail to prove she could circle the globe in less than 80 days. Why and how did she do it?
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