Nellie Bly

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Nellie Bly
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Elizabeth Cochran, "Nellie Bly", c. 1890
Born
Elizabeth Jane Cochran

(1864-05-05)May 5, 1864
Cochran's Mills, Pennsylvania, U.S.
DiedJanuary 27, 1922(1922-01-27) (aged 57)
NationalityAmerican
OccupationJournalist, novelist, inventor
Spouse(s)
Robert Seaman
(m. 1895; died 1904)
AwardsNational Women's Hall of Fame (1998)
Signature
Nellie Bly signature.svg

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".[1] She was added to the National Women's Hall of Fame in 1998.

Bly was born in Cochran's Mills, Pennsylvania. She married industrialist Robert Seaman in 1895. After his death in 1904, Bly took over his company.

Bly died of pneumonia on January 27, 1922 in New York City. She was 57.

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  1. 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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