Today in World History: January 11th

Amelia Earhart, a female pilot who was know to fly long distances around the world, and more so for doing that while being a woman in the mid-20th century. Today in 1935, she became the first person to fly alone from Hawaii to California. She became known for these type of flights, and in 1937, she attempted to fly alone and circumnavigate the globe. Unfortunately, while flying over the Pacific Ocean, her plane disappeared. Attempts to locate her plane continue to this day, with speculation over why and where her plane crashed spawning many books. She remains an inspiration for pilots and women trying to be pioneers in their respective industry.

“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure , the process is its own reward.”

-Amelia Earhart


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