Amelia Earhart, American aviation pioneer and author.


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Amelia Earhart , was born on 24th July, 1897 in Atchison Kansas at her grandparent's house soon after her birth Amelia's parents separated nevertheless Amelia's Sister Muriel was born two years later. Amelia's early years were spent with her wealthy grandparents, the two girls lived with their grandparents until Amelia was 10, Growing up Amelia and her sister had all sorts of adventures they collected insects and frogs and they liked to play sports including baseball and Football. Amelia's first flight was when she was just seven years old with the help of Muriel and her uncle. She made a homemade roller coaster after crashing dramatically she told her sister that it was just like a fly. In 1917 Amelia entered a nursing school and witnesses the horrors of wars, she served as a voluntary aid detachment nurse at a military hospital during World War One until the Armistice in November of 1919 Amelia enrolled as a pre-med student at Columbia Univesity in 1920 her parents had reunited in California, Amelia decides to leave Columbia and join them, Amelia's love for aviation for when flying airplanes was born when her father took her to an aerial show where she got to ride in an open cockpit flight over Los Angeles. Amelia worked hard and together with some money from her mother she was able to pay for flying lessons, eventually, she purchased her own plane a bright yellow airplane, she nicknamed the canary like the bird, she also got her pilot's license and set a new record for female pilots she was 14,000 feet in the air on June 17th, 1928. She departed from Newfoundland with pilots Wilmer Bill Stults and Louis II SlimGordon. Slim was his nickname when her team landed in Wales 21 hours later she became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic a record that was just one of many later the pilot became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic a record that was just one of many later the pilot became the first woman and the second person to fly solo that means all by herself across the Atlantic Ocean she also became the first person to fly solo across the Pacific Ocean then surely after her flight across the Pacific.

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Putnam, who was known as GP, was divorced in 1929 and sought out Earhart, proposing to her six times before she finally agreed to marry him. They married on February 7, 1931,

Amelia became the first solo from Mexico City to Newark New Jersey on May 20th and 21st 1932 Amelia Earhart Accomplished her goal of flying solo across the Atlantic Ocean. S he took off from Newfoundland Canada on May 20th in her Lockheed Vega her flight was filled with dangers from rapidly changing weather - a broken altimeter so could not tell how high she was actually flying and then she also had gasoline leaking into her cockpit at one point her plane dropped almost 3,000 feet and went into a spin and flames. Flames were shooting out of the exhaust manifold, She brought her plane down on the coast of Ireland after a harrowing trip lasting 15 hours and 18 minutes that flight was the second solo flight across the Atlantic and the longest non-stop flight by a woman it was 2,000 26  miles long as well as the flight across the Atlantic by a woman. President  Herbert Hoover awarded her the National Geographic Society medal on June 21st, 1932 for her achievement and the US Congress awarded her the Distinguished Flying Cross, the first woman to receive such an honor. Earhart's accomplishment meant a great deal to the entire world but especially to woman it demonstrated that woman could set their own course in aviation and other fields. 

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 In 1935 Amelia started planning for around world flight. on June 1st, 1937 Amelia Earhart co-pilot Fred Noonan again set off to fly around the world, however trouble lurked for Amelia and Fred on July 2nd she sent several distress calls were received Amelia could not hear the return messages because she could not find the correct frequency on her radio. Amelia and Fred were off course and lost over the huge Pacific Ocean. They did not have enough gas to reach their target Howland Island. Amelia and Fred would never be seen and heard from again.  President Roosevelt sent nine naval ships and 66 aircraft to search that area. On July 18th the search is called off.

Amelia Earhart: The Lost Evidence was an investigative special on HISTORY that aired in July 2017 exploring the significance of a photograph discovered by a retired federal agent in the National Archives.


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