Amelia Earhart

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Amelia Earhart

Aviator Amelia Earhart was born on July 24, 1897 in Atchison, Kansas. In 1923, Earhart, fondly known as Lady Lindy, became the 16th woman to be issued a pilot's license. She had several notable flights, becoming the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean in 1928, as well as the first person to fly over both the Atlantic and Pacific. In 1937, she mysteriously disappeared while trying to circumnavigate the globe from the equator. Earhart was legally declared dead in 1939.


1897 - Amelia is born1908 - She sees her first airplane1917 - Her first airshow as a spectator 1920 - Her first flight1922 - Broke a record with the highest flight for women1928 - Flight across the atlantic1935 - Promotes womens role while teaching1937- Amelia's last flight

From setting her first record in 1922 to getting her pilots license in 1923, Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly across the Atlantic ocean. In June of 1923 after flying the Atlantic, Earhart recieved the National Geographic Society's Special Gold Medal. In August she set women's transcontinental speed record from Los Angeles, California to Newark, New Jersey. 1923 was a big year for her!In 1935 she became first person to fly solo from Honolulu, Hawaii to Oakland, California, the first person to fly solo from Los Angeles, California to Mexico City and the first person to fly solo from Mexico City to Newark, New Jersey.

Lasting Impact

Amelia left behind the idea that women should be all they can to be.

Citations grade:(4) History. The student understands how historical figures, patriots, and good citizens helped shape the community, state, and nation. The student is expected to:(B) identify historical figures such as Amelia Earhart, W. E. B. DuBois, Robert Fulton, and George Washington Carver who have exhibited individualism and inventivenes

Amelia EarhartBy: Paisley Watkins



Amelia's Last Flight


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