May 20-21, 1932: The Record SetterAmelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She departs from Newfoundland and lands in a pasture in Northern Ireland.
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This act earns her the Distinguished Flying Cross from Congress, the Cross of Knight of the Legion of Honor from the French government, & the Gold Medal of the National Geographic Society from President Hoover, becoming the first woman to lớn ever receive this prestigious award. The site of her landing in Ireland now has a small museum, the Amelia Earhart Centre.
August 24-25, 1932Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to lớn fly solo across the North American continent and back.
1933Amelia visits the trắng House. From this visit she develops a friendship with First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt.
Amelia flies across North America for the second time, breaking her own record with a faster flight time.
1934Amelia receives the Harmon Trophy for America"s Outstanding Airwoman for the third year in a row.
January 11, 1935Amelia is the first person lớn fly solo from Honolulu, Hawaii khổng lồ Oakland, California. This year she will also fly solo from Los Angeles to lớn Mexico city (April 19-20) and later from Mexico city to thành phố new york (May 8). In between flights she works as a career counselor to women at Purdue University.
July 1936: The Round-the-World FlightPurdue University finances a new plane for Amelia, a Lockhead Electra 10E which she calls the “Flying Laboratory,” though the plane was purchase less for scientific research & more for Amelia"s new dream: a “prize - one flight which I most wanted lớn attempt - a circumnavigation of the globe as near its waistline as could be.”
Amelia and her husband George Putnam plan for her world flight, raising money & consulting with advisers, mechanics, & navigators.
March 17, 1937Amelia and her navigator, Fred Noonan, along with Captain Harry Manning & stunt pilot Paul Mantz, fly the first leg of the trip from Oakland, California khổng lồ Honolulu, Hawaii in 15 hours and 47 minutes.
When they try lớn continue from Honolulu three days later, the plane ground-loops during take-off & they have to điện thoại tư vấn off the flight.
June 1, 1937Amelia departs on a second attempt, this time departing from Miami, Florida with the plan of traveling from west to lớn east. Fred Noonan is her only crew member on this second flight. They complete nearly 22,000 miles of the flight, stopping in South America, Africa, India, & Lae, New Guinea.
July 2, 1937Amelia Earhart & Fred Noonan depart from Lae. Their destination is Howland Island, a tiny island in the Pacific only 13,200 feet long & 2,650 feet wide. Amelia and Noonan cannot find the island, however, and they thua kém radio tương tác with the Coast Guard cutter Itasca , who can hear that they are lost but cannot return communication.
They disappear over the Pacific Ocean. President Roosevelt issues a massive search for Amelia and Noonan, và George Putnam finances his own tìm kiếm until October 1937, but their efforts are unsuccessful.
January 5, 1939Amelia Earhart is declared legally dead in a court in Los Angeles.