Amelia Earhart

Adventure is worthwhile in itself.

– Amelia Earhart


born in Atchison, Kansas, The United States, July 24, 1897

gender: female

genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction

Amelia Mary Earhart (missing July 2, 1937, declared dead January 5, 1939) was a noted American aviation pioneer, and author. Earhart was the first woman to receive the Distinguished Flying Cross, awarded for becoming the first aviatrix to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She set many other records, wrote best-selling books about her flying experiences, and was instrumental in the formation of The Ninety-Nines, an organization for female pilots.

During an attempt to make a circumnavigational flight of the globe in 1937, Earhart disappeared over the central Pacific Ocean near Howland Island. Fascination with her life, career and disappearance continues to this day.


12 thoughts on “Amelia Earhart

  1. July 24, 1897: Brave aviatrix Amelia Earhart was born in Kansas, 116 years ago today.

  2. Who could pass up a really cool adventure?

  3. Great woman! We have a picture of her in our boardroom.

  4. Every time there is a report about her or her plane I scan all of the articles to see if answers have been found.

  5. PBS did a documentary film about her, fascinating woman! 116 years ago…

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