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Amelia Earhart.  Women across the globe looked to her for inspiration, and became impassioned by her dedication to women’s causes. Even Eleanor Roosevelt became one of her closest friends and admirers.

Amelia Earhart. Women across the globe looked to her for inspiration, and became impassioned by her dedication to women’s causes. Even Eleanor Roosevelt became one of her closest friends and admirers.

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Amelia Earhart - 1st woman to receive the US Distinguished Flying Cross, multiple aviation record-holder, 1st aviatrix to fly solo across the Atlantic

Amelia Earhart - 1st woman to receive the US Distinguished Flying Cross, multiple aviation record-holder, 1st aviatrix to fly solo across the Atlantic

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Amelia Earhart; July 24, 1897 – disappeared 1937) was a noted American aviation pioneer and author. Earhart was the first aviatrix to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She wrote best-selling books about her flying experiences (from Wikipedia). Image: http://www.enlomio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Amelia-Earhart.jpg

Amelia Earhart; July 24, 1897 – disappeared 1937) was a noted American aviation pioneer and author. Earhart was the first aviatrix to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She wrote best-selling books about her flying experiences (from Wikipedia). Image: http://www.enlomio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Amelia-Earhart.jpg

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"In my life, I had come to realize that, when things were going very well, indeed, it was just the time to anticipate trouble. And, conversely, I learned from pleasant experience that at the most despairing crisis, when all looked sour beyond words, some delightful 'break' was apt to lurk just around the corner." Amelia Earhart

"In my life, I had come to realize that, when things were going very well, indeed, it was just the time to anticipate trouble. And, conversely, I learned from pleasant experience that at the most despairing crisis, when all looked sour beyond words, some delightful 'break' was apt to lurk just around the corner." Amelia Earhart

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Aug. 24, 1932. Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to make a non-stop flight across the U.S., traveling from Los Angeles to Newark, NJ, in just over 19 hours.

Aug. 24, 1932. Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to make a non-stop flight across the U.S., traveling from Los Angeles to Newark, NJ, in just over 19 hours.

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1928 - Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. http://www.hipswap.com/antiques/amelia-earhart-luggage-obo

1928 - Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. http://www.hipswap.com/antiques/amelia-earhart-luggage-obo

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Tragic: Amelia Earhart leans on the propeller on the right wing engine on her airplane. Ea...

Tragic: Amelia Earhart leans on the propeller on the right wing engine on her airplane. Ea...

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A photostat of Amelia Earhart's hand, made by a palmist in 1933, 4 years before her disappearance.

A photostat of Amelia Earhart's hand, made by a palmist in 1933, 4 years before her disappearance.

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Amelia Earhart in one of the dresses she designed, ca. February 1934..possibly the best picture I've seen of her...

Amelia Earhart in one of the dresses she designed, ca. February 1934..possibly the best picture I've seen of her...

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