HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Topics » Gender & Orientation » History of Feminism (Group) » On this day in 1930...

Thu Jan 15, 2015, 08:36 PM

On this day in 1930...

...Amelia Earhart set an aviation record for women at 171 mph in a Lockheed Vega.

Amelia Mary Earhart (July 24, 1897 disappeared July 2, 1937) was an American aviation pioneer and author. Earhart was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She received the U.S. Distinguished Flying Cross for this record. She set many other records, wrote best-selling books about her flying experiences and was instrumental in the formation of The Ninety-Nines, an organization for female pilots. Earhart joined the faculty of the Purdue University aviation department in 1935 as a visiting faculty member to counsel women on careers and help inspire others with her love for aviation. She was also a member of the National Woman's Party, and an early supporter of the Equal Rights Amendment.


1 replies, 1002 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 1 replies Author Time Post
Reply On this day in 1930... (Original post)
discntnt_irny_srcsm Jan 2015 OP
niyad Jan 2015 #1

Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Original post)

Thu Jan 15, 2015, 11:08 PM

1. yayyyy amelia

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread