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NATIONAL AMELIA EARHART DAY – July 24

National Amelia Earhart Day - July 24NATIONAL 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 was the first female pilot (aviatrix) to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.  For this flight record, she received the United States Distinguished Flying Cross.

  • 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.

HISTORY

We know that this day commemorates the birth date of Amelia Earhart of July 24, 1897. However, our research was unable to find the creator of National Amelia Earhart Day.

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