AMELIA EARHART #100travelHERS
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Birth: July 24, 1897; Atchinson, Kansas
Death: Last radio transmission was made on July 2, 1937 near Howland Island; declared legally dead on January 5, 1939
Occupation: Pilot, visiting faculty member at Purdue University, co-founder of the Earhart-Mantz Flying School
Notable journeys: In 1935, was the first person to fly solo from Hawaii to California, and later that year completed record-setting solo flighting from Los Angeles to Mexico City and from Mexico City to New York. First attempted to circumnavigate the globe in March 1937. Second attempt launched on June 29, 1937, and ended in her disappearance.
Notable work: Last Flight; Amelia Earhart collection at Purdue University
Quote: “Women, like men, should try to do the impossible. And when they fail, their failure should be a challenge to others.”