All About Amelia Earhart for Women’s History Month

Amelia Earhart made history as one of the first female pilots in the 1920’s and 1930’s. Born July 24, 1897, Earhart was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean 1932, and is known for her daring stunt flying and setting aviation records. Tragically, Amelia Earhart disappeared in 1937 while attempting a solo around-the-world flight.

But Amelia Earhart wasn’t just a pilot! Did you know she also…

  • built her own rollercoaster as a child.
  • worked in a military hospital during World War I.
  • provided English lessons and assistance to immigrants in 1926-28.
American aviatrix Amelia Earhart (1897 – 1937) operates the controls of a flying laboratory, circa 1935. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Discover more facts about Amelia Earhart and other amazing women during Women’s History Month!

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