The search engine giant Google celebrated the 115th birth anniversary of American aviatrix & author Amelia Earhart with an stylish Doodle on it’s Home Page. Earhart created history by becoming the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic ocean without stopping.
The Goodle Doodle features Lockheed Vega 5b plane which was used by Amelia Earhart to fly from Newfoundland in Canada to Culmore in Northern Ireland & become the first woman to fly single across the Atlantic in 1932.
The Google letters take the place of the original registration number of the Lockheed Vega 5b – NR-7952 – painted below the wings of the aircraft.
Below is the snapshot of Amelia Earhart’s Google Doodle Today
Amelia Earhart Short Biography :
- Earhart was born on July 24, 1897, in Atchison, Kansas.
- Amelia worked as a military nurse in Canada.
- She became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic alone on May 20–21, 1932.
- Amelia Earhart’s Lockheed Vega 5b is now a part of the collection of the National Air and Space Museum in Washington DC.
- Some of the Awards & Honors received by Amelia include Cross of Knight of the Legion of Honour from the French Government and the Gold Medal of the National Geographic Society from US President Herbert Hoover.
- Earhart turned into an author & recounted her flying experiences in 20 Hrs., 40 Min (1928) and The Fun of It (1932).
- She had founded an organization for women pilots called The Nighty-Nines.
- Earhart became the first woman to fly from California to Hawaii, which was a difficult route.
- In a tribute to Amelia, her husband published her biography entitled Soaring Wings in 1939.
On July 2, 1937, Earhart set out to fly around the world in a twin-engine Lockheed Electra plane along with her navigator Fred Noonan. But the plane vanished in the central Pacific Ocean. American coast guard received a final message on July 2, 1937 at 8:45 am, and Amelia’s tone was described as frantic.
There were many theories behind her disappearance, but none of them are proven.Her disappearance it is still a mystery.
75 years after the crash, a $2.2 million expedition launched by the International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery has recently returned without any conclusive evidence.
Thank you Google for making us remember the history of an courageous woman Amelia Earhart by publishing an great Google Doodle! Readers any comments on this?