Nellie Bly facts for kids
Elizabeth Cochran, "Nellie Bly", c. 1890
Elizabeth Jane Cochran
May 5, 1864
Cochran's Mills, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Died||January 27, 1922
|Occupation||Journalist, novelist, inventor|
(m. 1895; died 1904)
|Awards||National Women's Hall of Fame (1998)|
Elizabeth Cochrane Seaman (born Elizabeth Jane Cochran; May 5, 1864 – January 27, 1922), better known by her pen name Nellie Bly, was an American journalist, novelist and inventor. She was a newspaper reporter, who worked at various jobs for exposing poor working conditions. Nellie Bly, also, fought for women's right and was known for investigative reporting. She best known for her record-breaking trip around the world in 72 days, inspired by the adventure novel Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne. In the 1880s, she went undercover as a mentally ill patient in a psychiatric hospital for ten days, with the report being made public in a book called "Ten Days in a Mad-House". She was added to the National Women's Hall of Fame in 1998.
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A publicity photograph taken by the New York World newspaper to promote Bly's around-the-world voyage
A woodcut image of Nellie Bly's homecoming reception in Jersey City printed in Frank Leslie's Illustrated News on February 8, 1890.
A steam tug named after Bly served as a fireboat in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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