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Known by her pen name "Nellie Bly", Elizabeth Cochran Seaman became famous when news spread about her record-breaking trip around the world in 72 days. She was a pioneer in her field and launched a new kind of investigative journalism.

Nellie Bly pioneering journalist who travelled around the world in 72 days, the first person to do so.

Louis laughing and playing his trumpet in 1955

August Louis Armstrong born On this day in American musician Louis Armstrong was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. Armstrong was born into a poor background, with his father leaving when.

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Migrant Mother, a photograph from 1936 by Dorothea Lange, depicts a struggling female farmer and her family during the Great Depression.

Edwin Hubble

Edwin Hubble