Nellie Bly was a pioneering American journalist and women's rights advocate. In 1889, she embarked on an epic journey around the world in an attempt to break the record set by Jules Verne's fictional character Phileas Fogg in the novel Around the World in Eighty Days. Bly traveled by boat, train, and other modes of transportation, covering a distance of more than 24,000 miles in just 72 days, 6 hours, and 11 minutes. During her trip, Bly encountered a variety of challenges, including language barriers, cultural differences, and logistical difficulties. Despite these obstacles, she remained determined to complete her journey and set a new record for fastest trip around the world. Along the way, Bly wrote articles and dispatches for the New York World newspaper, documenting her experiences and observations. Bly's journey captivated the public's imagination and made her a celebrity. Upon her return, she was greeted with a ticker-tape parade in New York City and received numerous awards and accolades for her achievement. Bly's expedition Around the World in 72 Days was a remarkable feat of endurance and determination, and it cemented her place as a pioneering figure in the field of journalism.
From 1889 A.D. to 1890 A.D.
Zheng He was a famous Chinese explorer who is known for his Treasure Voyages, a series of expeditions sponsored by the Ming dynasty between 1405 and 1433. These voyages involved a massive fleet of ships that traveled to Southeast Asia, South Asia, the Middle East, East Africa, and the Horn of Africa. The main goals of the Treasure Voyages were to spread Chinese culture and diplomacy, gather tribute from foreign lands, and establish trade routes. They also helped establish China as a major maritime power and brought back valuable knowledge about the world beyond China's borders.
From 1405 A.D. to 1433 A.D.
- Zheng He
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