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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Amelia Earhart Day-July 24

Amelia Earhart Day - July 24th

Born July 24, 1897, in Atchison, Kansas, Amelia flew her first plane in 1921. Her name became a household word in 1932 when she was the 2nd person to fly solo across the Atlantic. In 1935, she was the first person to fly solo across the Pacific. Her next flight was planned to circle the globe at the equator. On July 2, 1937, she and her navigator disappeared at sea just 2 days short of finishing the trip.

Amelia Earhart has inspired generations of women to do things that had never been done by women before.

"Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace with yourself." --Amelia Earhart


You can explore the challenges, achievements, and lives of several women that helped shape history: Amelia Earhart and Clara Barton and others.

More Resources: Amelia Earhart Official Site

Young Amelia Earhart - ( Troll First-Start Biographies) by Sarah Alcott, James Anton

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