Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly on her own across the Atlantic Ocean. On July 2, 1937, she was working on flying around the world. She disappeared on that day.
It was believed that Earhart died in a plane crash, but newly discovered evidence suggests that she actually died as a castaway on a remote island in the Pacific.
In September 2016, The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery discovered that Earhart made over 100 radio transmissions days after she and her plane were missing. They also found that the partial skeletal remains from 1940 could belong to Earhart instead of a male as scientists previously suggested. Files regarding the remains were analyzed and the researchers came to the conclusion that the remains were consistent with Earhart’s height.
Earhart had wanted to make her journey to Hawaii before finishing in California. If she had succeeded, she would have been the first woman to fly around the world alone.