SOLO FLIGHT TO CALIFORNIA ON THIS DAY IN 1935

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In the first flight of its kind, American aviatrix Amelia Earhart
departed Wheeler Field in Honolulu,
Hawaii, on a solo flight to
North America. Hawaiian commercial interests offered a $10,000
award to whoever accomplished the flight first. The next day,
after traveling 2,400 miles in 18 hours, she safely landed at
Oakland Airport in Oakland,
California.

 

 

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Amelia Earhart stands in the cockpit of her Lockheed Vega
5C (NR-965Y) surrounded by a large crowd after completing
her nonstop solo flight from Hawaii to Oakland, California,

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Amelia Mary Earhart
(July 24, 1897 – disappeared July 2, 1937)

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