This day in Jewish history / Annie 'Londonberry' begins her bicycle journey around the world
Annie Cohen Kopchovsky set off from Boston in a bid to win $5,000 if she made it around the world on a bike.
On June 24, 1894, Annie Cohen Kopchovsky set off from Boston, Massachusetts, in an attempt to circumnavigate the world on a bicycle. The mother of three, still in her mid-20s, had been selected by “two clubmen of Boston” (as a local paper put it), who had made a wager over whether a woman was capable of accomplishing such a feat. To date, the journey had been accomplished by one man, Thomas Stevens,...
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