Google, the search engine giant, on Tuesday paid tribute to Amelia Mary Earhart, an American author and aviation enthusiast, with a doodle on her 115th birthday. The aviatrix created history by becoming the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean alone.
Amelia Mary Earhart was born on July 24, 1897, in Atchison, Kansas. From her childhood days, she was extremely interested in adventurous activities. Her fascination with aircrafts took flight at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, when she was 10 years old.
As she grew, her interest in flying deepened and in 1921 she had her first flying lessons. To look much like the other female flyers, she even underwent a complete image transformation.
On October 22, 1922, Amelia Earhart set a world record by flying her Airster to an altitude of 14,000 feet (4,300 m), a rare feat among female pilots. Her passion towards flying increased and she started undertaking long solo flying journeys.
Amelia Mary Earhart, on May 20, 1932, made an attempt to fly to Paris was, unfortunately, confronted by unfavourable weather conditions, compelling her to land at Culmore, north of Derry, Northern Ireland, which is now home to a small museum named as the Amelia Earhart Centre.