"I want to do it because I want to do it. Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be but a challenge to others."--Amelia Earhart
Amelia Earhart never settled for the limitations society placed on women and their careers. She set several records in aviation and pioneered new boundaries for women. At a young age, Amelia saw her first plane and was unimpressed, but after her first flight, flying became a life-long career. In June 1928, Amelia became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic. In January 1935, she became the first person to fly solo across the Pacific from Honolulu to Oakland. Despite her amazing life accomplishments, Amelia is most remembered for her final flight. On June 1,1937, she began her now-infamous flight around the world. On July 2, 1937, while en route to refuel at Howland Island, Amelia's plane disappeared. After one of the largest searches conducted by the American government at that time, Amelia was declared dead on July 19. But despite her legendary death, Amelia lived to fly and ascended to new heights for aviators and women throughout the world.
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