Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart: The first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean

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On May 20, 1932, Amelia Earhart took off from Newfoundland; she landed in Ireland nearly 15 hours later, becoming the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.

Amelia Mary Earhart was born July 24,1897 at her  grandparents house in Atchison, Kansas.

When she was three years old her she got a new baby sister which they named Grace Muriel Earhart.

 

For most of their childhood the sisters remained with their grandparentsamelia-earhart-do-it-quote in Atchison while their parents moved into a new, smaller quarters in Des Moines, Iowa.

In 1909 the Earhart family finally reunited in Des Moines, where Amelia and Muriel were enrolled in a public school for the first time with Amelia entering seventh grade at the age of twelve years.

 

Amelia was twelve years old before she ever saw an airplane, the first time she flew was 1920.

Amelia was so thrilled by her first airplane ride that she quickly began taking flying lessons.

She wrote,”As soon as I left the ground, I knew that I myself had to fly”

Amelia bought her first airplane within six months of her first lesson.

When Amelia was a teenager she changed from one high school to another. In all she went to six different high schools in four years, Amelia-Earhart-jpgbut despite that she actually was  able to graduate on time.

She attended college at Columbia University.

Amelia Earhart was courageous for taking on such a big flight across the Atlantic Ocean

Amelia disappeared  while she was trying to fly around the world in 1937, her plane was never located

 

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