On this date in History Jan 11

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Amelia Earhart’s Hawaii-to-California flight
On this date in 1935, Taking off from Wheeler Field, on Oahu, Hawaii, on January 11, 1935, and reaching Oakland, California, the next day, Amelia Earhart achieved a milestone. She was the first person to fly solo between Hawaii and the continental United States. A distance longer than that from the United States to Europe. Amelia Earhart flew for the first time in 1920, at age 23. She is quotes as saying “As soon as I left the ground,” she later wrote, “I knew I myself had to fly.”
Amelia_Earhart,_circa_1928
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