Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Today In History; First Woman Flies Across Atlantic Ocean

1928: Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean on this day in 1928. Earhart was invited to join pilot, Wilmer Stultz and co-pilot Louis Gordon on a flight across the Atlantic. In April of 1928 she boarded a trans-Atlantic flight from Newfoundland to Wales as a passenger. Upon their arrival in Wales, they were greeted by a ticker-tape parade and a reception held by President Calvin Coolidge and from that moment on flying became her life's passion. In 1932, she became the first woman pilot to fly solo across the ocean.

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