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John Henry Mears

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Birthday
22, 1878
Birthplace
Massachusetts
DEATH DATE
Jul 29, 1956 (78)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
22, 1878
Birthplace
Massachusetts
DEATH DATE
Jul 29, 1956 (78)

About

He set the record for the fastest sea voyage around the world, doing it in just 35 days in 1913. He held this traveling record for 13 years and then broke it again in 1928.

Before Fame

He joined the Royal Navy as a captain's servant in his youth, and he eventually became a lieutenant.

Trivia

He also worked as a Broadway producer. His autobiography was called Racing the Moon.

Family Life

He married Hannah Hunt Mears.

Associated With

The work of Jules Verne inspired his travels.