January 20, 2020

Today in History: Nellie Bly Circles the Globe

Today in History–January 25–the Library of Congress features Nellie Bly, who completed her circumnavigation of the globe on this day in 1890. This intrepid female reporter made the journey in just 72 days, using many different forms of transportation, including ship, train, jinrickshasampanhorse, and burro. Learn more about this globetrotter and turn of the century transportation by visiting the Today in History section and clicking the links below.

Nellie Bly Circled the Globe January 25, 1890 from America’s Library

Nellie Bly select historical newspaper articles

Nellie Bly Extra” The Evening World January 25, 1890

More Nellie Bly newspaper coverage from The Evening World

More Nellie Bly U.S. historical newspaper coverage

Nellie Bly images

Featured Source: Round the World with Nellie Bly guided primary source analysis activities

Around the World in the 1890s: Photographs from the World’s Transportation Commissions, 1894-1896

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