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Amelia Earhart's Biography

Amelia Mary Earhart (/ˈɛərhɑrt/ AIR-hart; July 24, 1897 – disappeared 1937) was an American aviation pioneer and author.[N 1] Earhart was the first aviatrix to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She received the U.S. Distinguished Flying Cross for this record. She set many other records, wrote best-selling books about her flying experiences and was instrumental in the formation of The Ninety-Nines, an organization for female pilots. Earhart joined the faculty of the Purdue University aviation department in 1935 as a visiting faculty member to counsel women on careers and help inspire others with her love for aviation. She was also a member of the National Woman's Party, and an early supporter of the Equal Rights Amendment.

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Famed aviatrix Amelia Earhart is pictured with her Lockheed Electra10E undated photograph
Famed aviatrix Amelia Earhart is pictured with her Lockheed Electra10E undated photograph
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  • Ernie Pyle, War Correspondent, Died on This Day in 1945

      News Source: Gawker | 1 day ago
    Journalism has a short shelf life, which is why people who are not journalists mostly don't remember the name "Ernie Pyle" anymore. He died on this day in 1945, doing what he had done more or less throughout World War II, which was to say hang around
  • Oil slick not linked to MH370: authorities

      News Source: The Age | 3 days ago
    Despite the news the search will continue throughout the Easter long weekend, with both aerial and underwater sweeps planned. A Bluefin-21 underwater drone is scanning the Indian Ocean seabed, more than 2000 kilometres northwest of Perth, but is yet
  • 'We stop, we regroup, we consider': Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott ...

      News Source: Mail Online UK | 3 days ago
    Tony Abbott said that when all leads had been exhausted in about a week 'we stop, we regroup, we reconsider.' The chances of finding the wreckage of the Boeing 777 in an area 1500 miles north west of Perth depend on the underwater drone Bluefin-21,

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