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Amelia Earhart Day
Cause
I believe I can fly!

When: July 24th

Where: United States

Traditional Celebration Ideas

There are many women heroes that have played a significant role in our history and provide inspiration for young girls.  Amelia Earhart was one of those women and today you can teach your daughter about her or maybe read the story about her life and get some inspiration for yourself. You could also watch the movie “Amelia” to see some her accomplishments in an entertaining way.

Numbers

On May 20, 1937, Amelia Earhart left Oakland, California to attempt a historic around-the-world flight. She disappeared 43 days later.

Description

Amelia Earhart is best remembered as the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She became an inspirational woman as she continued to set many other records, and write best-selling books about her flying adventures. Born in a small town in Kansas, Amelia continued to pursue her passion for aviation and she reached celebrity status by becoming the first woman to fly as a passenger in a plane across the Atlantic Ocean.  This new found status helped finance Amelia's flight adventures.  Her tenacious will and never give up attitude to help her achieve milestones and accomplish great things for a woman in her time period. In modern times, hollywood has made several movies about her life and disappearance, such as the film "Amelia" in 2009.
 

Interesting Facts

  1. Amelia Earhart's childhood nickname was Meelie.
  2. Life is full of ups and downs, Amelia Earhart built her very own roller coaster.
  3. Amelia Earhart was the sixteenth woman to get her pilot's license.
  4. Amelia Earhart had grey eyes.
  5. Howland island with a small runway in a remote area of the Pacific Ocean, was where Amelia Earhart was trying to reach on her last known flight.

Information

Observed:
  • July 24th
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