NATIONAL AMELIA EARHART DAY
Each year on July 24, it is National Amelia Earhart Day. This day honors the famous aviation pioneer, Amelia Earhart and celebrates her birth.
Author and American aviation pioneer, Amelia Mary Earhart was born on July 24, 1897. Earhart flew solo across the Atlantic Ocean on May 20, 1932. As a result, she became the first woman pilot (aviatrix) to complete the journey. Setting this record earned Earhart the United States Distinguished Flying Cross. Her accomplishments would inspire women around the globe to the world of aviation.
- She received many other records
- She wrote best-selling books about her flying experiences
- Earhart was instrumental in the formation of The Ninety-Nines (an organization for female pilots).
- She joined the Purdue University aviation department faculty in 1935 as a visiting faculty member to counsel women on careers and help to inspire others with her love for aviation.
- She was a member of the National Woman’s Party
- She was a supporter of the Equal Rights Amendment
Amelia Earhart disappeared in July of 1937, over the central Pacific Ocean near Howland Island, during an attempt to make a circumnavigational flight of the globe in a Purdue-funded Lockheed Model 10 Electra.
Fascination with her life, career, and disappearance continues to this day. A recently discovered photograph has renewed interest in her disappearance and possible survival as a Japanese prisoner. Whether or not the mystery will ever be solved remains to be seen.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Celebrate National Amelia Earhart Day by researching and reading more about this famous female aviator, her achievements, career, and disappearance. Cast your doubts or share your wonder by using #AmeliaEarhartDay on social media.
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