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Amelia Earhart was an American aviator, and she accomplished a great deal in the field of aviation. She is best known for being the first woman to fly alone across the Atlantic Ocean: On May 20, 1932, she left Newfoundland, Canada and arrived a day later in Londonderry, Northern Ireland....

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Amelia Earhart was an American aviator, and she accomplished a great deal in the field of aviation. She is best known for being the first woman to fly alone across the Atlantic Ocean: On May 20, 1932, she left Newfoundland, Canada and arrived a day later in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. She also was the first person to fly alone from Hawaii to the mainland of the United States, which occurred in 1935.

As a young woman, she did various things that didn’t fit the image of a woman for that time period. She played basketball and also took a course in auto repair. She did go to college for a period of time, but she was really interested in flying. She passed her flying test in December 1921.

Amelia Earhart’s career is filled with many firsts for a woman. In addition to the accomplishments mentioned above, she was the first woman to fly alone over 14,000 feet, as well as the the first woman to receive the Distinguished Flying Cross. She also was the first woman to fly alone, nonstop, across the United States. This flight began in Los Angeles, California and ended nineteen hours later in Newark, New Jersey.

Unfortunately, her plane was lost over the Pacific Ocean as she was trying to fly around the world in 1937. There are many theories regarding her disappearance, but the United States government claims that her plane crashed into the Pacific Ocean.

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