Google Doodle – Amelia Earhart the Noted Aviatrix

The Google Doodle of today (24 July 2012) is Amelia Earhart, a noted aviatrix who was the first woman that flew solo across the Atlantic Ocean.  She also set other significant records in her life.  Today is Amelia’s 115th birthday.

Google Dodle - Amelia Earhart

The world’s first cross solo cross-Atlantic flight was done by Charles Lindbergh in 1927.  One year later, Amelia Earhart joined a team that flew across the Atlantic.  However, she did not involve in the flight control.  She finally made it in 1932, when she flew from Newfoundland in USA to Northern Ireland in just less than 15 hours.  She received the U.S. Distinguished Flying Cross for this significant record.  Unfortunately her flying history was quite short, she disappeared over the Pacific Ocean near Howland Island in 1937 when she attempted to complete a circumnavigational flight of the globe.

Her story was mentioned in many books, musicals, documentaries and movies.  To name a few, Hilary Swank played Amelia in a biopic Amelia (2009).  Another appearance in popular culture was Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian, in which Amy Adams portrayed Amelia.

You could learn more about here from this Wikipedia page.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Leave a Reply