Remembering the Birthday of Amelia Earhart!

ABOUT
Legendary aviation pioneer who earned the U.S. Distinguished Flying Cross for becoming the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean. She also helped to form a group of female pilots known as The Ninety-Nines.

BEFORE FAME
She was considered a tomboy, and delivered medication and meals to wounded World War I soldiers at Spadina Military Hospital.

TRIVIA
In 1935, She joined Purdue’s Aviation department. She was close friends with Eleanor Roosevelt during the 1930s.

FAMILY LIFE
She turned down six proposals before accepting George P. Putnam’s hand in marriage. They married on February 7, 1931.

ASSOCIATED WITH
Hilary Swank portrayed her in the 2009 film Amelia.