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Overview (5)

Born in Atchison, Kansas, USA
Died in Pacific Ocean  (disappeared)
Birth NameAmelia Mary Earhart
Nicknames Lady Lindy
Meeley
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Amelia Earhart was born on July 24, 1897 in Atchison, Kansas, USA as Amelia Mary Earhart. She was married to George Palmer Putnam. She died on July 2, 1937.

Spouse (1)

George Palmer Putnam (7 February 1931 - 2 July 1937) (her death)

Trivia (10)

Aviatrix who disappeared on 2 July 1937 while attempting an around-the-world flight along the Equator. Husband George Putnam had her declared legally dead on 5 January 1939 so that he could remarry. Linda Finch completed the flight in a restored Lockheed 10E Electra in 1997.
Pictured on an 8¢ US airmail postage stamp in issued in her honor 24 July 1963.
Charter member of the National Women's Hall of Fame in 1973.
The first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean, and the first to fly solo across the Pacific Ocean.
Worked as a nurse's aide in a military hospital in Canada during World War I.
Her step-son is Lieut. David Binney Putnam, who was born c. 1914.
Was originally portrayed by Jane Lynch in The Aviator (2004), but all of Lynch's scenes were cut from the movie.
The first person to fly solo over both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, when she completed the trip from Honolulu, Hawaii to Oakland, California in 1935. Her trip took 18 hours (today it takes a little over 5 hours).
Subject of Still Missing: Amelia Earhart and the Search for Modern Feminism by Susan Ware.

Personal Quotes (1)

Adventure is worthwhile in itself.

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