About Amelia Earhart
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Amelia Earhart, born on July 24, 1897 in Atchison, Kansas, was the first female pilot to fly across the Atlantic Ocean. After going for a plane ride in 1920, Earhart developed a passion for aviation and not only became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean but also the first person to traverse the Atlantic and Pacific. In 1937, she mysteriously disappeared while attempting to circumnavigate the globe from the equator during her mission to be the first woman to fly around the world.
1st woman to fly across the Atlantic
1937 – flew around the world and became the first person to fly from the Red Sea to India
1st celebrity with her own fashion line
6 months after her first flying lesson, Earhart purchased her first plane
1st Lady Eleanor Roosevelt was so inspired by Earhart that she signed up for flying lessons
Observations offered by Amelia Earhart, beginning and ending with courage, which she knew something about, "Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace. There is more to life than being a passenger. The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. Women, like men, should try to do the impossible. The most effective way to do it, is to do it. Use your fear, it can take you to the place where your store your courage."
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