Each year on July 24, it is National Amelia Earhart Day. This day honors the famous aviation pioneer, Amelia Earhart and celebrates her birth.
Author and American aviation pioneer, Amelia Mary Earhart was born on July 24, 1897. Earhart was the first female pilot (aviatrix) to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. For this flight record, she received the United States Distinguished Flying Cross.
Fascination with her life, career, and disappearance continues to this day. A recently discovered photograph has renewed interest in her disappearance and possible survival as a Japanese prisoner. Whether or not the mystery will ever be solved remains to be seen.