Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart (1897-1937) was a noted American aviation pioneer and author. In 1932, she became the first woman to pilot a plane solo non-stop across the Atlantic Ocean. Attempting a circumnavigational flight of the globe in 1937, Earhart disappeared over the central Pacific Ocean and was never found.

A celebrity during her lifetime for pushing the boundaries for female pilots, Earhart has since become a modern legend, immortalized in books, documentaries and movies, and portrayed on screen by the likes of Hilary Swank, Diane Keaton and Amy Adams (in Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian).

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