Fly Solo on This Amelia Earhart Trivia

On January 11, 1935, Amelia Earhart became the first person to fly solo across the Pacific, journeying from Honolulu to Oakland. And we here at Trivia Today thought that made today as good a day as any to see how much you know about the famous aviator.


Name a Few of the Things Earhart was the First Woman or First Person to Do. # Flew from Honolulu to Oakland in 1935. If it was us, we would have gone the other way and headed from Oakland to Hawaii, but hey, that's her call. On October 22, 1922, Amelia Earhart broke the women's altitude record, becoming the first one to reach 14,000 feet. She was just getting started on a long career of firsts. In 1928 she became the first woman to cross the Atlantic. In 1932 she became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic and the first woman to fly solo nonstop coast-to-coast across the United States. In 1935 she became the first person to fly solo across the Pacific. And in 1937, before disappearing, she became the first person to fly from the Red Sea to India. 

What Prominent American Woman Got a Learner's Permit to Fly Thanks to Amelia Earhart? # We're not positive what the evening gown looked like. But if it looked like what we think it did, we're very impressed it never got caught in the propeller. One of Eleanor Roosevelt’s friends was Amelia Earhart.  On one occasion Amelia Earhart invited Eleanor Roosevelt to take a flight over the capital.  Eleanor accepted and to mark the occasion Amelia wore an evening gown while flying the plane. Amelia promised to teach Eleanor Roosevelt how to fly and for that reason the first lady obtained her students’ permit.  However, because of Amelia Earhart’s disappearance, Eleanor Roosevelt never got her flying lessons.


What Fashion Milestone Was Earhart One of the First Celebrities to Achieve? # Perhaps the most impressive aspect of Earhart's genius: Seeing this and realizing people would want to wear it. Nowadays you aren't famous if you don't have at least six product lines attached to your name, but back in the early 1900s, it didn't quite work that way. Amelia Earhart was one of the first celebrities to have her own fashion line. Earhart was always into fashion, from when she sewed clothing for her dolls as a kid to when she sewed her own clothes to save money as an adult. She appeared in fashion spreads in magazines and even served as an editor for Cosmopolitan for a time. Oh and if you're curious, lots of her clothes did include aviation elements, incorporating things like parachute chords and buttons shaped like propellers. 

In 2014, Who Became the Youngest Woman to Fly Around the World? Amelia Earhart's life ended tragically when she disappeared over the Pacific while attempting to fly around the world. But in 2014, a 31-year-old woman decided to honor Earhart's memory by completing the flight herself. That woman's name? Amelia Earhart. 

That's right, no relation to the legendary aviator, just someone with the same name who's making a really good case for the concept of nominative determinism. The modern day Earhart has explained, "By recreating and symbolically completing her flight around the world, I hope to develop an even deeper connection to my namesake and also encourage the world to pursue their own adventures." It's no surprise. Amelia Earharts have been doing that for decades.

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