July 24 celebrates an aviation pioneer. Amelia Earhart Day celebrates the birth of one of the most famous female aviators in American history. Search engine giant, Google,even created a special Google Doodle in honor of Earhart!
Born in Kansas on July 24, 1897, Amelia Earhart was fascinated with flying ever since she was a little girl. Earhart would go on to become the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic and set a slew of other aviation records as well. But 40 years after her birth, the record-breaking aviator and celebrity would make history once again, but this time, for another reason.