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Suzanne Scoggins, Director of Women's History
Amelia Earhart lands in Southampton, England on June 19, 1928, the first woman to cross the Atlantic in an airplane

Amelia Earhart lands in Southampton, England on June 19, 1928, the first woman to cross the Atlantic in an airplane

Here’s a cool post over at the Ms. blog: June is a High-Flying Month for Women. A number of “firsts” in women’s aviation history happened in June, beginning with Elisabeth Thible’s daring hot-air balloon flight on June 4, 1784. Some of the other firsts:

  • On June 19, 1928, Amelia Earhart became the first woman to cross the Atlantic in an airplane.
  • On June 16, 1963, Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman to fly into space.
  • On June 18, 1983, Sally Ride became the first American woman in space.

Aviation history is much on our minds here at EVE right now, because we have some big things coming soon! Actually we have a whole bunch of stuff in the works, but there are two very special announcements coming that both have to do with Amelia Earhart. (Check out our new Amelia Earhart page for a sneak preview — though we’re still putting the page together, so pardon any gaps).

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