Early Life Amelia Earhart was born to Edwin and AmyEarhart on July 24, 1897 in Atchison,Kansas. At 11 years old, Amelia saw her first airplanewhich was the first successful plane theWright brothers flew.
Education When Amelia graduated high school,she went to the Ogontz Schoolin Pennsylvania. Amelia took college courses in New York City atColumbia University and Barnard College. In college, she prepared to study medicine, butdecided to study medical research instead. When Amelia was 24, she took her first flyinglesson and bought her first airplane.
Adult Life/Career Amelia became the first accompanied womanin the world to fly across the Atlantic Oceanin 1928. She later wrote magazine articlesabout her trip. In 1931, she married George P. Putnam whowas also her publisher and manager. Finally, in 1932, she became the first womanto fly solo across the AtlanticOcean.
Accomplishments Amelia was the first person to fly fromHawaii to California on January 11, 1935. On April 19, 1935 she was the first person tofly from Los Angeles to Mexico City. Amelia was the second person and firstwoman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean.
Impact on the World Amelia inspired women across the world totry to do things that men have tried. Amelia risked her life to prove that womenwere up to the challenge. Amelia was called the “First Lady of the Air”.
Death While trying to fly across the World, shedisappeared on July 3, 1937 somewhere inthe Pacific Ocean. Amelia’s remains and wreckage were neverfound.