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this day in the yesteryear: Nellie Bly Goes Around the World (1890)


Nellie Bly Goes Around the World (1890)

Elizabeth Jane Cochran—better known by her pen name, Nellie Bly—was a pioneering investigative reporter. She feigned insanity in order to be committed to the Women’s Lunatic Asylum on New York City’s Blackwell’s Island and expose the institution’s horrific and abusive treatment methods. In 1889, she embarked on a 24,899-mile (40,071-km) journey around the world inspired by the Jules Verne novel Around the World in Eighty Days. Her trip, however, was somewhat shorter. How long did it take? More… Discuss

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CALIFORNIA WATCH--_--Map-_- Where have Oakland police officer-involved shootings occurred...

CALIFORNIA WATCH–_–Map-_- Where have Oakland police officer-involved shootings occurred… (CURIOS? click to access site)