Google Honors Nellie Bly On Her 151st Birthday

May 5, 2015 - 8:15 am 2 by
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Today on the Google home page is a logo, Doodle, for the 151st birthday of Nellie Bly. Nellie Bly an American journalist named Elizabeth Cochrane Seaman (Nellie Bly was her pen name), is known for her amazing and incredibly exhausting journalist work. She did a trip around the world in 72 days and she even faked insanity to study a mental institution from within (now that is crazy).

The Google Logo is a video with a song of praise for her work:

The music is "Nellie" by Karen O. It basically shows her work in the Doodle.

Here is a static version of the logo:

Google Nellie Bly Doodle

The Doodle's theme is to really show her work to promote women's rights. Read what Google wrote about the inspiration for the Doodle over here:

In 1880, the Pittsburgh Dispatch published an article titled "What Girls Are Good For.” In dismissive terms, the column’s author wrote that women shouldn't be allowed to work because their place was at home.

Days later, a pseudonymous rebuttal appeared in the paper. The response, by a 16-year-old girl whose real name was Elizabeth Jane Cochran, argued how important it was for women to be independent and self-reliant. Within a decade, the author of that response would become known worldwide as Nellie Bly: a hard-hitting young journalist who went undercover at a lunatic asylum and traveled around the world in a record-breaking 72 days.

Great idea for a Google Doodle!

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