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15 famous people who mysteriously disappeared

Aviatrix Amelia Earhart - Amelia Earhart became the first person to complete an even longer flight from Hawaii to California. (She later apparently died in a mysterious plane crash as she attempted to fly around the world in data-componentType="MODAL_PIN

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Two years before she disappeared, Amelia Earhart was encouraging women to try flying. Our "Famous Speech Friday" post looks at her radio address, "A Woman's Place in Science," and we have the audio and a transcript.

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Amelia Mary Earhart (July 24, 1897 – disappeared July 2, 1937) was an American aviation pioneer & author. Earhart was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She would be remembered for her courage, vision, & groundbreaking achievements, both in aviation & for women. Earhart was famous for wearing a suit or dress instead of the "high-bread aviation togs," a close-fitting hat instead of a helmet,

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Newly discovered evidence suggests Amelia Earhart survived on a remote island after her plane disappeared crossing the Pacific Ocean.

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Amelia Earhart's Life Year by Year: Birth to Disappearance

Amelia Earhart's Life Year by Year: Birth to Disappearance: Amelia Earhart and Her Plane

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from The Huffington Post

New Discovery Sheds Light On Amelia Earhart Mystery

A jar of anti-freckle cream found in the South Pacific may provide another clue in the mysterious disappearance of Amelia Earhart’s 75 years ago, Discovery News reports. Famed as the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, Amelia Earhart vanished during an attempt to circle the world’s equator.

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Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly across the Atlantic in 1928, just one year after the first ever crossing made by Charles Lindeburg. It was a significant achievement in itself but also significant for being achieved in a male dominated field.

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Amelia Earhart Distress Call Details Emerge Dozens of radio signals heard after her plane crashed add to evidence that the legendary aviator didn't just vanish.

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