Amelia Earhart. In 1932 Earhart—with her leather jacket, scarf and close-cropped hair—became the first female aviator to fly a solo transatlantic flight, redefining expectations of women along the way. Though the 39-year-old disappeared in 1937 during a flight around the world, she still serves as a reminder of female fearlessness. - Amy Spencer, Glamour Magazine 2009
Amelia Mary Earhart (/ˈɛərhɑrt/ air-hart; July 24, 1897 – disappeared 1937) was an American aviation pioneer and author. She was the first aviatrix to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.She set many other records, wrote best-selling books about her flying experiences and was instrumental in the formation of The Ninety-Nines, an organization for female pilots. During a circumnavigational flight of the globe in 1937 Earhart disappeared over the central Pacific Ocean near Howland Island.
Amelia Earhart vanished during an attempt to fly around the world. Newspaper article struggles with and discusses possibilities of what happened in those final moments as she flew across the Pacific Ocean on July 2, 1937