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Earhart becomes first woman to fly across Atlantic Ocean.

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Just a year after Lindbergh's historic transatlantic flight in The Spirit of St. Louis, Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic.  In recognition of her accomplishment, she received the Distinguished Flying Cross, and was also influential in creating organizations of women pilots.  Her tragic disappearance in 1937 while attempting to make a circumnavigation of the globe shortened her distinguished career.  Her legacy remains in her efforts in writing and fighting for women's rights.
  • Paris, France
  • 18 Jun 1928

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Created: February 5, 2008 · Modified: July 19, 2011

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