Profile of the Day: Amelia Earhart
On January 11, 1935, aviator Amelia Earhart became the first person to fly solo from Honolulu, Hawaii to Oakland, California. A celebrated aviation pioneer and author, Earhart set numerous aviation records, including being the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic. In 1937 while attempting to circumnavigate the globe, Earhart mysteriously disappeared over the central Pacific Ocean. Check out her profile in the Legendary Heroines and Prominent Figures projects.