Amelia Earhart

Aviator Amelia Earhart

Profession: Aviator

United States of America

Biography: First aviatrix to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. During an attempt to make a circumnavigational flight of the globe in 1937, she disappeared over the Pacific Ocean.

Born: July 24, 1897
Birthplace: Atchison, Kansas, USA

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Leo

Died: January 5, 1939 (aged 41)
Cause of Death: Declared dead after disappearing over the Pacific Ocean in 1937 in a presumed plane crash

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Married Life

  • 1931-02-07 American aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart (33) weds publisher George Palmer Putnam (43) in Noank, Connecticut

Historical Events

  • 1928-06-17 Amelia Earhart leaves Newfoundland to become 1st woman (passenger) to fly Atlantic (as a passenger in a plane piloted by Wilmer Stultz)
  • 1928-06-18 American aviator Amelia Earhart becomes the 1st woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean, landing at Burry Port, Wales
  • 1932-05-20 Amelia Earhart leaves Newfoundland on her journey to become the 1st woman to fly solo and nonstop across the Atlantic
  • 1932-05-21 After flying for 17 hours from Newfoundland, Amelia Earhart lands near Londonderry, Northern Ireland, becoming the 1st transatlantic solo flight by a woman
  • 1932-08-24 1st transcontinental non-stop flight by a woman, Amelia Earhart
  • 1932-08-25 Amelia Earhart completes transcontinental flight
  • 1935-01-11 Amelia Earhart flies from Honolulu to Oakland Ca (non-stop, of course)
  • 1937-07-02 Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan disappear flying over the Pacific Ocean en route to Howland Island. Noonan is declared dead the following year, and Earhart is declared the year after (1939)

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