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What were the daily reports from Elizabeth Cochran called during her trip around the world?

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Elizabeth Cochrane titled the reports of her 1889 trip around the world "Around the World in Seventy-Two Days." Jules Verne's "Around the World in Eighty Days" inspired the journalist to embark on the journey.

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Cochrane was also known as Elizabeth Jane Cochran and by the pseudonym Nellie Bly during her journalistic career. Bly pioneered stunt journalism with her around-the-world trip. Her newspaper, the New York World, sponsored Bly's record-breaking trip, which began on Nov. 24, 1889, and ended Jan. 25, 1890. She traveled 24,889 miles by cargo ship, train, rickshaw, tugboat and steamship. A reporter for the Cosmopolitan, Elizabeth Bisland, raced around the world in the opposite direction, but Bly beat her home by four days.

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