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Profile of the Day: Amelia Earhart

Today we remember pioneer aviator Amelia Earhart on her 122nd birthday.

Profile of the Day: Amelia Earhart

Image: Amelia Earhart / San Diego Air and Space Museum Archive

Amelia Mary Earhart was born on July 24, 1897 in Atchison, Kansas. She was named after her two grandmothers, Amelia Josephine Otis and Mary Wells Earhart. From a young age, Amelia had an adventurist spirit. After Charles Lindbergh’s solo flight across the Atlantic, she knew she wanted to be the first woman to do the same.

In 1932, Amelia succeeded in becoming the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. During her lifetime, she became an international celebrity and set many aviation records. Sadly, on July 2, 1937, Amelia and navigator Frederick Noonan disappeared over the Pacific Ocean during an attempt to circumnavigate the globe. To this day, their mysterious disappearance continues to captivate the world.

How are you related to Amelia Earhart? Explore her family tree and discover your connection to the world famous aviator.

View Amelia Earhart’s Geni Profile


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