Amelia Earhart

  • American

The accomplishments of Amelia Earhart in the field of aviation were many. She is best remembered as the first woman to make a solo flight across the Atlantic, May 20-21, 1932. For this achievement Vice President Charles Curtis awarded her the Distinguished Flying Cross on July 29, 1932. Some of her other achievements included: setting the women's altitude record, the women's speed record, the first person to fly solo from Honolulu, Hawaii to Oakland, California, and she was the first woman to make a solo round trip of the United States. On July 2, 1937, she and her navigator, Fred Noonan, while on a round-the-world flight, disappeared over the Pacific Ocean. - NPS

Notable Position Organization From To
Nurse Voluntary Aid Detachment 1917


Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
1897/07/24 Born Born Amelia Earhart Birthplace Atchison Amelia Earhart's Birthday
1897/10/10 Baptized Faith Trinity Episcopal Church Atchison
1920/12/28 At a Long Beach CA airshow, Amelia Earhart takes her first ride in an airplane Passenger
1921/00/00 Amelia Earhart buys a bright yellow, second-hand Kinner Airster biplane, nicknaming it 'The Canary' Pilot
1928/00/00 Mayor Jimmy Walker lays the cornerstone for the French Hospital, fundraisers include an exhibit of French art at the Wildenstein Gallery, a benefit performance of Gilbert and Sullivans "Patience," dinner at the Waldorf and a drive led by Amelia Earhart. Supporter French Apartments New York City
1931/11/16 Amelia Earhart lands at Owens Field Pilot Curtiss-Wright Hangar Columbia
1932/00/00 Peter acts with Amelia Earhart in a summer play at Loon Point in Dublin. Life Dublin New Hampshire
1937/00/00 Amelia Earhart meets Orville Wright at the Franklin Institute Visitor Franklin Institute Science Museum Philadelphia
1937/06/00 Amelia Earhart plans around the world flight from under a carob tree in her yard Pilot Amelia Earhart House Los Angeles Amelia Earhart's World Flight
1937/07/02 Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan disappeared over the Pacific Ocean Pilot Howland Island Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument Amelia Earhart's World Flight
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