Today marks the birth date of Amelia Earhart, July 24th, 1897.
Amelia Earhart was a woman who decided on a whim to learn to fly after watching an airshow at the Canadian National Exposition in Toronto and who would later become the first female pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean in 1932.
She took her first flying lessons in 1921. Her teacher was Anita Snook, a pioneer female aviator.
She was instrumental in the formation of “The Ninety-Nines”, an organisation for female pilots.
Amelia was also a member of the National Woman’s Party and a supporter of the Equal Rights Amendment.
Although she mysteriously disappeared that year while trying to circumnavigate the globe, her legacy of fearlessness lives on.