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Inspired by Jules Verne, Pioneer American Woman Journalist Nellie Bly Her Attempt to Beat Travel Around the World in Less Than 80 Days
It Happened on November 14, 1889
Nellie Bly was a pioneering journalist and adventurer who, in 1889, set out to beat the fictional record of Phileas Fogg, the protagonist of Jules Verne‘s novel “Around the World in 80 Days.” Bly traveled for 72 days, 6 hours, 11 minutes and 14 seconds, beating Verne’s fictional record by 8 days.
During her trip, she met many interesting people, including a princess in Hong Kong, a king in Siam and a queen in Madagascar. She also had many adventures, including being locked up in a Madhouse in Mexico, and narrowly escaping a revolution in Chile.
9 months later...
The Next Day
When H.P. and Agatha were conceived, Gustav Mahler made a splash in the media with his first Symphony!
Gustav Mahler premieres his Symphony No. 1, in Budapest. It happened on 20 November, 1889
The Symphony No. 1 in D major by Gustav Mahler was mainly composed between late 1887 and March 1888, though it incorporates music Mahler had composed for previous works. It was composed while Mahler was second conductor at the Leipzig Opera, Germany.
The "Titan" referred to in Mahler's Symphony No. 1 is a reference to the novel "Der Titan" by Jean Paul, which was a major influence on the composer. The novel is about a young man named Titan who struggles with feelings of inadequacy and longing for the ideal, themes that are also present in the symphony.
At the same time, Nelly Bly was leaving for a long journey...
Featuring: Gustav Mahler. (more...)
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American journalist, industrialist, inventor, and charity worker who was widely known for her record-breaking trip around the world in 72 days