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On This Day in History: Amelia Earhart Flew from Hawaii to California

On This Day in History: Amelia Earhart Flew from Hawaii to California

Here’s some information about Amelia Earhart and her flight from Hawaii to California.

Amelia Earhart (1897-1939) is best known as a female aviation pioneer and for her mysterious disappearance as she attempted to fly across the Pacific Ocean.  Not only was Earhart the first female to complete a solo trans-Atlantic flight, but she was also the first to accomplish many other aviation feats as well.  One of these amazing displays of flight took place on January 11th, 1935 when Earhart flew from Honolulu, Hawaii to Oakland, California.  After flying solo for 18 hours straight and travelling 2,400 miles, Earhart earned the $10,000 award for being the first person ever to complete the flight.

Unfortunately, just two years after her Hawaiian flight, Earhart and her co-pilot, Frederick J. Noonan, were lost as they attempted to fly around the world.  Gone without leaving a trace, Earhart and Noonan were officially declared dead in 1939.

Despite her mysterious disappearance, Earhart continues to be a legendary figure and proof that a woman can achieve just as much as a man.  In recognition of her historic Hawaiian flight, let’s enjoy some of Earhart’s most meaningful statements.

Everyone has oceans to fly, if they have the heart to do it. Is it reckless? Maybe. But what do dreams know of boundaries?”

Some of us have great runways already built for us. If you have one, take off! But if you don’t have one, realize it is your responsibility to grab a shovel and build one for yourself and for those who will follow after you.”  

“The woman who can create her own job is the woman who will win fame and fortune.”

“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward.”

“I believe that a girl should not do what she thinks she should do, but should find out through experience what she wants to do.”

“Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be but a challenge to others.”

There’s more to life than being a passenger.”

Join us at The Maria Sanchez Show as we celebrate the life and amazing accomplishment of Amelia Earhart.  Don’t forget to check out our latest program, Shadow Politics with Senator Michael D. Brown. Tune in on Sundays at 4:00 p.m. PST/7:00 p.m. EST.

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