Elizabeth Cochran, "Nellie Bly", c. 1890
Elizabeth Jane Cochran
May 5, 1864
Cochran's Mills, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Died||January 27, 1922 (aged 57)|
|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 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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- DeMain, Bill (May 2, 2011). "Ten Days in a Madhouse: The Woman Who Got Herself Committed". Mental Floss. Retrieved November 13, 2017.
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