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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014
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Robin Roberts to christen new Goodyear blimp in Ohio next month

Robin Roberts to christen new Goodyear blimp in Ohio next month

AKRON, Ohio, July 25 (UPI) --"Good Morning America" anchor Robin Roberts has been chosen to christen the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company's newest blimp -- Wingfoot One -- in Suffield, Ohio.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, July 24, 2014

UPI Almanac for Thursday, July 24, 2014

UPI Almanac for Thursday, July 24, 2014
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, May 21, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, May 21, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, May 21, 2014
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013.
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Amelia Earhart namesake to retrace final flight

OSHKOSH, Wis., July 31 (UPI) -- A namesake and distant relative announced Wednesday she plans a do-over of pioneering U.S. aviator Amelia Earhart's last flight.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 24, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, July 2, 2013.
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Amelia Earhart plane wreck hunters deny keeping site a secret

WILMINGTON, Del., June 12 (UPI) -- The Delaware group that believes it may have found Amelia Earhart's plane says it didn't keep the wreck site secret while it raised money for its expedition.

Group says sonar may show resting place of Earhart's plane

WILMINGTON, Del., June 1 (UPI) -- A Delaware group is seeking to raise funds to investigate sonar images it says may indicate the final resting place of lost aviator Amelia Earhart's plane.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, May 21, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Jan. 11, 2013.
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Building with a past in eBay auction ... Sonar-equipped boats could solve mysteries ... Cities vie for Ponce de Leon title ... 'Backstroke' fails to help suspect escape ... Watercooler stories from UPI.

Sonar-equipped boats could solve mysteries

SEATTLE, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- The head of a Seattle submarine rental company said the wreckage of lost planes such as Navy Flight 19 and Amelia Earhart's can be found -- for the right price.
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Amelia Earhart
This false-color image taken by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity shows a rock informally named "Earhart" on the lower slopes of "Endurance Crater." The rock was named after the pilot Amelia Earhart. Like "Escher" and other rocks dotting the bottom of Endurance, scientists believe fractures in Earhart could have been formed by one of several processes. They may have been caused by the impact that created Endurance Crater, or they might have arisen when water leftover from the rock's formation dried up. A third possibility is that much later, after the rock was formed, and after the crater was created, the rock became wet once again, then dried up and developed cracks. Rover team members do not have plans to investigate Earhart in detail because it is located across potentially hazardous sandy terrain. This image was taken on sol 219 (Sept. 4) by the rover's panoramic camera, using its 750-, 530- and 430-nanometer filters. (UPI Photo/NASA/JPL/Cornell)..
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Amelia Mary Earhart ( /ˈɛərhɑrt/ air-hart; born July 24, 1897; missing July 2, 1937, declared legally dead January 5, 1939) was a noted American aviation pioneer and author. Earhart was the first woman to receive the U.S. Distinguished Flying Cross, awarded for becoming the first aviatrix to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She set many other records, wrote best-selling books about her flying experiences and was instrumental in the formation of The Ninety-Nines, an organization for female pilots. Earhart joined the faculty of the world-famous Purdue University aviation department in 1935 as a visiting faculty member to counsel women on careers and help inspire others with her love for aviation. She was also a member of the National Woman's Party, and an early supporter of the Equal Rights Amendment.

During an attempt to make a circumnavigational flight of the globe in 1937 in a Purdue-funded Lockheed Model 10 Electra, Earhart disappeared over the central Pacific Ocean near Howland Island. Fascination with her life, career and disappearance continues to this day.

Amelia Mary Earhart, daughter of Samuel "Edwin" Stanton Earhart (March 28, 1867) and Amelia "Amy" Otis Earhart (1869–1962), was born in Atchison, Kansas, in the home of her maternal grandfather, Alfred Gideon Otis (1827–1912), a former federal judge, president of the Atchison Savings Bank and a leading citizen in Atchison. This was the second child in the marriage as an infant was stillborn in August 1896. Alfred Otis had not initially favored the marriage and was not satisfied with Edwin's progress as a lawyer.

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