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Picture of the Day: May 20

6/12/2006 • Amelia Earhart, Picture of the Day


Amelia Earhart Flies Across the Atlantic Ocean
On May 20, 1932. Amelia Earhart lands near Londonderry, Ireland, to become the first woman fly solo across the Atlantic. In this June 21, 1932 photo, President Herbert Hoover is shown presenting the gold medal of the National Geographic Society to Earhart in Washington DC. , in recognition of her solo flight.

Photo: Library of Congress

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