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Amelia Earhart: The life story you may not know

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Amelia Earhart: The life story you may not know

Portrait of Amelia Earhart

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1897: Born in Kansas

Amelia Earhart at six months

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1908: First airplane sighting

Amelia Earhart in 1904

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1910-1915: Family struggles

Amelia Earhart’s childhood home

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1918: Served as a nurse during World War I

Amelia Earhart graduation photo from Ogontz School

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1920: First airplane flight

Amelia Earhart and Captain Frank Hawk posed by plane

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1921: First flying lesson

Amelia Earhart seated in aircraft

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October 1922: Set a world altitude record for female pilots

Amelia Earhart seated in cockpit of her plane

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1923: Received her international pilot’s license

Amelia Earhart stands with plane

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1924: Hiatus from aviation

Amelia Earhart stands beside plane

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1924: Engagement to Samuel Chapman

Amelia Earhart with flying goggles

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June 1928: Flew across the Atlantic

Amelia Earhart and crew arrive in England

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Summer 1928: Overnight fame

Amelia Earhart addressing the crowd and radio audience

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Summer 1928: Published first book, ‘20 Hrs., 40 Min.’

20 Hrs 40 Min: Our Flight in the Friendship’ Cover Art

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1929: Co-founded the Ninety-Nines

Members of the Ninety Niners pose for a photo

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July 1930: Set the women’s flying speed record

Amelia Earhart beside Lockheed-Vega plane

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February 1931: Marriage to George Putnam

Amelia Earhart with David Palmer Putnam and plane

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May 1932: First solo female flight across the Atlantic

Amelia Earhart welcomed by crowd in Londonderry Ireland after transcontinental flight

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August 1932: First woman to fly coast-to-coast

Amelia Earhart welcomed by crowd in Newark after flight

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1932: Published autobiography, ‘The Fun of It’

Amelia Earhart waves to parade crowd

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1933: Friendship with Eleanor Roosevelt

Amelia Earhart and Eleanor Roosevelt smile at event

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January 1935: Solo flight from Hawaii to California

Amelia Earhart greeted by crowds on Oakland airstrip

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March 1937: First round-the-world flight attempt

Amelia Earhart’s plane flies over the Golden Gate Bridge in Oakland

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June 1937: Second round-the-world flight attempt

Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan with a map showing flight route

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July 1937: Disappearance mid-flight

Amelia Earhart making standing on plane before final flight

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January 1939: Declared legally dead

Amelia Earhart siting in cockpit of small plane

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