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UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 24, 2012.
By United Press International
Amelia Earhart search yields debris

Amelia Earhart search yields debris

WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- The group searching for Amelia Earhart says some debris found in the South Pacific could be the wreckage of the famed U.S. aviatrix's long-lost plane.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, July 24, 2012.
By United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Monday, July 2, 2012.
By United Press International
Research concludes Earhart died on island

Research concludes Earhart died on island

WILMINGTON, Del., June 3 (UPI) -- A group investigating the disappearance of Amelia Earhart concluded she died on an uninhabited Pacific island where her plane made an emergency landing in 1937.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, May 21, 2012.
By United Press International
Photo sparks hunt for Earhart aircraft

Photo sparks hunt for Earhart aircraft

WOODINVILLE, Wash., April 17 (UPI) -- A Washington state forensic examiner says he's contributing his expertise to a $2 million search for the missing aircraft of aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012.
By United Press International

Rare bird sets up housekeeping in Calif.

SAN DIEGO, April 15 (UPI) -- A bird named for Amelia Earhart has hatched at least six chicks at a nature center near San Diego after a 160-mile trip from another county, officials say.
Are island bones those of Amelia Earhart?

Are island bones those of Amelia Earhart?

NORMAN, Okla., March 3 (UPI) -- Three bones found on the Pacific island of Nikumaroro may be those of the famous aviator Amelia Earhart, a group involved in historical aircraft recovery said.

Earhart 'hair' found to be thread

CLEVELAND, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- DNA analysis of what was believed to be a strand of Amelia Earhart's hair found the item was actually thread, a Cleveland aviation museum said.
99s present Swank with Earhart medal

99s present Swank with Earhart medal

FAIRFIELD, N.J., Oct. 18 (UPI) -- The president of The 99s, an organization of women pilots, has honored actress Hilary Swank and director Mira Nair for their work on "Amelia," a film about pioneering U.S. aviatrix Amelia Earhart.
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'Amelia' to open Qatar film fest

'Amelia' to open Qatar film fest

DOHA, Qatar, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Mira Nair's "Amelia" is set to open the inaugural Doha Tribeca Film Festival in Qatar, organizers announced Tuesday.
McGregor joins cast of Earhart bio-pic

McGregor joins cast of Earhart bio-pic

LOS ANGELES, May 27 (UPI) -- Scottish actor Ewan McGregor reportedly is set to co-star with Hilary Swank in the big-screen Amelia Earhart biography "Amelia."

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, May 21, 2008.
By United Press International
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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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