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Short Essay On Amelia Earhart

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The flight from America to North Ireland, which lasted almost 15 hours, was plagued by strong winds, icy conditions, and mechanical problems. Earhart was a prominent advocate of both feminism and the advancement of the aviation industry. She served as the first president of The Ninety-Nines, an organization of female pilots. During an attempt in 1937 to fly around the world, Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan tragically disappeared while flying over the South Pacific Ocean. It is unknown what exactly went wrong and Earhart’s body was never found. NUMBER 5: ANNIE SMITH PECK In an era before oxygen tanks, 19th century mountain climbing was incredibly dangerous. This didn’t put Annie Smith Peck off, though. Peck scaled all the major mountains of Europe and then became the first person to scale Peru’s highest peak, Mt. Huascarán. Peck was also a strong advocator of women’s rights, risking arrest for wearing trousers at a time when women were expected to wear long skirts. She even hung a ‘Votes for Women’ banner on the summit of several mountains she
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