Women in History: Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart once said, “Never do things others can do and will do if there are things others cannot do or will not do.”

Born in 1897 in Kansas, Amelia is best known for her attempt to take the first around-the-world flight at the equator. As we all know, this fated flight was Amelia’s last, as she and her navigator mysteriously disappeared after completing nearly two-thirds of their flight.

This ill-fated flight wasn’t Amelia’s only “first,” however. She spent her life clearing a path for others behind her, from being the first person to solo both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans to developing flying clothes for the Ninety-Nines.

Amelia faced life fearlessly and left an unforgettable legacy in American history. What will you do to create your own legacy?

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~ by Mika Doyle on February 21, 2010.

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