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Amelia Earhart (1897)close

Amelia Earhart was born in Atchison, Kansas and is one of the world's best known aviators. In the early days of flight, Earhart began taking flying lessons in 1921. By 1922, she had broken the women's altitude record, flying to a height of 14,000 feet. In 1928, she became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic. She was presumed dead when her plane went down in 1937 while she was flying between Lae, New Guinea to Howland Island.

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