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Name: Amelia Mary Earhart                                                           
Born: 24 July 1897 Atchison, Kansas, USA                                           
Died Date of death: unknown.                                                       
Missing 2 July 1937 over central Pacific Ocean near Howland Island, and declared   
dead on 5 January 1939.                                                             
Amelia Mary Earhart (24 July 1897 - missing 2 July 1937, declared deceased 5       
January 1939) was a noted American aviation pioneer, author and women's rights     
advocate. Earhart was the first woman to receive the Distinguished Flying           
Cross, which she was awarded as the first woman "aviatrix" to fly solo across       
the Atlantic Ocean. 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 disappeared over the central Pacific Ocean near Howland Island during an   
attempt to make a circumnavigational flight of the globe in 1937. Fascination       
with her life, career and disappearance continues to this day.