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Amelia Earhart Birthday

Amelia Mary Earhart was born on July 24, 1897, in Atchison, Kansas, in a house her grandfather, Judge Alfred G. Otis worked in 1861. Since her father, an attorney who worked as a claim adjuster for a railroad, traveled a ton for his job, Amelia and her sister, Muriel, spent a lot of time with their grandparents. After her grandparents died, the family moved frequently. Amelia finished high school in Chicago in 1916. In 1918 she passed on from junior college to turn into a nurse’s aide in a military hospital in Toronto, the city where her sister lived.

Amelia Earhart, the iconic and heroic American aviator, was the principal woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean (1928) and afterward the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic (1932) — the second individual to take this thinking for even daring solo flight after Charles Lindbergh five years sooner. Thrilled to be “alone with the stars” during night flights she said that “the lure of flying is the lure of beauty.”

Amelia Earhart likewise turned into the primary woman to fly an autogyro, an early helicopter. On April 8, 1931, she took a test flight in a Pitcairn PCA2 autogyro, flying it to an altitude of 18,415 feet.

Amelia Earhart subsequently demonstrated the craft at a number of airshows. At a show in Detroit, Michigan, in September 1931, she crashed her autogyro endeavoring to land. She didn’t get injured in the accident, however, after a few past hard landings, she at no point ever flew an autogyro in the future.

On November 23, 1928, Amelia Earhart called off her engagement to Samuel Chapman, a chemical engineer from Boston. Earhart and publisher George P. Putnam had spent out a lot around a similar time. In 1929, Putnam, otherwise called G.P., divorced and went on the hunt after Earhart, proposing to her six times before she eventually agreed to marry him.

They married in Putnam’s mom’s house in Noank, Connecticut, on February 7, 1931. Earhart alluded to her marriage as a “dual control partnership.” Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, took off from Miami, Florida on June 1, 1937.

They took a few flights across Africa and Asia, at last showing up in New Guinea in the South Pacific. They passed on New Guinea on July 2 to fly to Howland Island in the Pacific Ocean, however, they were gone forever. For a very long time, the U.S. government searched for Earhart and her plane yet couldn’t find them. There have been numerous speculations with regards to what occurred on the journey however nobody knows without a doubt, and her plane has never been found.

It was a sad day for the world when – – something like 7,000 miles short of being the first woman to circle the world in a plane – – she and her navigator Fred Noonan lost radio contact in the mid-Pacific and disappeared. She was under a month from her 40th birthday celebration.

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