Happy Birthday Amelia Earhart

 

Happy Birthday Amelia Earhart!

On May 20th, 1932, Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, flying from Newfoundland to Ireland in less than 16 hours, creating a media riot. Thank you Amelia for being a trail blazer, for inspiring legions of women with your determination and for proving that intelligence, strategy, organization and foresight are not confined to one gender alone.

(This oil on canvas portrait of Amelia Earhart by Alexi Torres, which hangs at the San Francisco International Terminal 1, beautifully captures her iconic smile and grit.)

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