At a glance: Plenty to do

By From page B2 | November 14, 2012



On Nov. 14 in 1889, journalist with the New York World Nellie Blye left on her trip to travel around the world in 72 days. She wanted to beat the Jules Verne character Phileas Fogg’s “Around the World in 80 Days” trek. She did beat Fogg’s fictional record and garnered acclaim everywhere she went. She even got to meet Verne in France. She also packed only one bag, even though there were no baggage fees back then.

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