April 10, 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 images

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 timeline & historical newspaper research guide

Around the World in Seventy-Two Days by Nellie Bly 1890

Guided Primary Source Analysis: Round the World with Nellie Bly learning activity

Ten Days in a Mad-House by Nellie Bly 1887

Nellie Bly biography National Women’s History Museum

Remarkable Nellie Bly’s Oil Drum American Oil & Gas Historical Society

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

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