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The aviator takes flight

Amelia Earhart and her mother make an appearance in Boston in July of 1928, where a crowd of 300,000 gathered to chear the three aviators who made a non-stop flight across the Atlantic.

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President Herbert Hoover presents the gold medal of the National Geographic Society to Amelia Earhart in Washington, D.C., on June 21, 1932, in recognition of her non-stop solo flight across the Atlantic.

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This photo was taken in the 1930s of Amelia Earhart at the control of her plane.

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Amelia Earhart's Lockheed Vega plane takes off from Wheeler Field, Honolulu, for California on Jan. 12, 1935.

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Amelia Earhart with navigators Harry Manning, centres, and Fred Noonan in Honolulu in 1937. Earhart and Noonan set out in 1937 to fly around the world, but their plane was lost over the Pacific.

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In March of 1937, Amelia Earhart posed on her plane.

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The Globe and Mail's front page on July 5, 1937 reports the hunt for Amelia Earhart, whose plane disappeared over the Pacific Ocean, has begun.

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Two days later, The Globe's front page indicates hope is starting to fade in the search.

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On July 14, more than a week after The Globe's first report, a front-page story indicates a huge search for Amelia Earhart, which will be the last at the time.

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