Amelia Earhart, an American Aviator (a native of Atchison, KS, USA), flew out of Harbour Grace, Newfoundland, Canada on May 20th, 1932. On a trip that would take 15 hours and cover about 2,026 miles (3,260km) by the time she landed in Londonderry, Ireland on May 21st, 1932.
Side note: Charles Augustus Lindbergh took first solo flight exactly 5 years before.
For More Information:
- Amelia Earhart
- Amelia Earhart – History Channel
A pioneering aviator and inspirational figure, Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and set many other records throughout her career.
- Amelia Earhart – Pilot – Biography.com, Pilot (1897–c. 1939)
Amelia Earhart, the first female pilot to fly across the Atlantic Ocean, mysteriously disappeared while flying over the Pacific Ocean in 1937.
May 20, 1932
Amelia Mary Earhart
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July 24, 1897
c. January 5, 1939
Hyde Park High School, Columbia University
Place of Birth
Atchison, Kansas, USA