On this day: January 25

Published On: Jan 24 2013 01:01:27 PM CST   Updated On: Jan 25 2013 01:00:00 AM CST

The Winter Olympics are born, the Battle of the Bulge comes to an end, Charles Manson is found guilty, the Iran hostages arrive home, and Egypt begins rising up, all on this day.

OTD January 25 - Nellie Bly
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New York Public Library Archives

1890: Journalist Nellie Bly completes her record-setting round-the-world journey in 72 days in emulation of Jules Verne's character Phileas Fogg. She left New York City via steamship on Nov. 14, 1889, and arrived back in New Jersey via private train 24,899 miles later.

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