|News Display: Remembering Amelia Earhart|
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Description/Abstract: News Display: Remembering Amelia Earhart, Monday, 7/2
On July 2, 1937 famed aviatrice Amelia Earhart, together with navigator and former Pan American pilot Frederick Noonan, lost contact near Howland Island in the center of the pacific Ocean during their voyage around the world. The United States Coastguard had received reports of their being lost and lack of fuel. The newly refurbished Lockheed plane had set off from Miami on June 1, having completed 22,000 miles, with stops in South America, Africa, India, SouthEast Asia, and New Guinea, only to never be heard of again. It is believed that Earhart landed in the ocean, while many theories have sought to explain her mysterious disappearance, as well as that of her plane and navigator.
News will document the career and life of Amelia Earhart who made the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by an American woman when she took off from Newfoundland and bound for Paris.
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