Earhart earned the distinction of the first woman to fly solo after her record-making flight from Newfoundland in Canada to Culmore in Northern Ireland, The Guardian reported.
Born in Kansas on July 24, 1897, Earhart met with an untimely death during her mission to fly across the world. The Lockheed Model 10 Electra, in which Earhart undertook the voyage, suddenly went off the surveillance radar. The flying machine is said to have lost radar connection over the Pacific Ocean near Howland Island.
Though her flying aspirations were limited by financial constraints, Earhart was never bogged down. She went on to endorse cigarettes and promote her own line of clothing to fund her aviation projects, according to the Guardian.
Commenting on her aviation pursuits, the pioneer had remarked: By the time I had got two or three hundred feet off the ground I knew I had to fly.
Often referred to as Lady Lindy by the U.S. press as she bore a close resemblance to aviator Charles Lindbergh, Earhart began setting records within two years of her aviation stints.