Daily Archives: February 13, 2017
Have you ever heard of Amelia Earhart? She was the first woman to fly a plane across the Atlantic Ocean. Still wondering about her? If so, keep reading to find out more.
Amelia Mary Earhart was born on July 24th 1897 in Atchison, Kansas. Amelia and her sister Grace Muriel lived their grandparents because Amelia Otis, the grandmother, needed company and someone to distract her from the deaths of her mother, her son, and her daughter-in-law and also the poor mental state of her husband Alfred Otis. Amelia and Grace Muriel lived with their grandparents for 12 years. Amelia’s real parents were Edwin and Amy Earhart. Amelia’s dad also struggled with alcoholism. Before completing high school Amelia had gone to 3 different schools. One in St. Paul, Minnesota another in Springfield, Illinois and she also went to a private school.
On June 18-19 Amelia attempted to fly over the Atlantic Ocean from Newfoundland to Wales. She was successful! Then at age 34 in 1931, Amelia married George Putman. Then on July 2nd, 1937, left for another flight across the ocean with a co-pilot Fred Noonan. Sadly, Amelia and Fred never arrived to their destination. Most people say that Amelia’s plane crashed but other people think that died because of something else.
“Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.”
“Adventure is worthwhile in itself.”