Now that the holidays are over, it would seem there’s nothing interesting about today’s date. Not so! On January 11, Amelia Earhart became the first person to fly solo from Hawaii to California in 1935. Later in 1937, Earhart disappeared during her attempt to be the first woman to fly around the world. Said Earhart, “Please know I am quite aware of the hazards. I want to do it because I want to do it. Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be but a challenge to others.”
Cool lady, eh? Some historians now speculate that Earhart landed safely on the island of Nikumaroro, but died before she could be rescued. Hmm, a renegade aviatrix stranded on remote island in the Pacific…methinks I might have a future GOMP plot!