By: Anh Thi
Amelia Earhart was a huge changeagent in the 20th century. She wasthe first woman who flew across theAtlantic Ocean. Her full name isAmelia Mary Earhart. She was bornon July 24, 1897 in Atchison, Kansas.Her parents are Edwin Earhart andAmy Earhart. On Feb 7 ,1931,shemarried George Palmer Putnam. Eventhough she was married, she didn’thave any children.
Her mom was the daughter of therichest man in Atchison who wasthe judge. Edwin, her dad was alawyer. Amelia has a younger sisternamed Muriel. People call Muriel “Pidge .”Muriel has trouble sayingAmelia’s name so she calls Amelia”Millie”. They share the same inter-est - climbing trees, playing foot-ball also they love animals.
She went to college in 1918 To-ronto, Canada but she quittedschool because she wanted to be anurse and help the soldiers thatwere hurt in World War 1.Sheworked at the Toronto hospital.
Amelia took flying lesson in 1921.Shebought her first plane in summer1922 and she named it The Canarybecause it was yellow. She took fly-ing lessons from a woman namedNeta Snook. It cost $1.00 per min-ute but Amelia was willing to pay forit.
Flying Across The Atlantic Ocean
Making records for flying AmeliaEarhart’s kind of thing. During herlife she made many records like thefirst women to fly across the Atlan-tic Ocean even though she was just apassenger. The plane that she rodeon was called the “Friendship”. Thistrip was on July 17,1928. After thatshe decided to fly alone over the At-lantic Ocean. When she got back, shereceived a medal from America’spresident, Herbert Hoover in Wash-ington D.C.
Amelia and her firstplane, The Canary
Amelia receiving amedal from presidentHerbert Hoover.
The woman with a heart to fly.