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.
Posted by Princessa at 6/17/2008 08:03:00 PM