We look to our past and draw strength and inspiration from what our hero's were able to accomplish. On this special day we chose Amelia Earhart,she was an American aviation pioneer and author. Amelia Earhart was the first female pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean On Jan 5 1939 she and her plane diapered near Howard Island. In a letter to her husband, written in case a dangerous flight proved to be her last, this brave spirit was evident. "Please know I am quite aware of the hazards," she said. "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."
Today in History
1921 Oldest radio station west of Mississippi River licensed in Greeley Co
1932 1st transatlantic solo flight by a woman (Amelia Earhart) lands in Ireland.
1968 Nuclear-powered sub USS Scorpion, with 99 men, reported missing & is later found at the bottom of the ocean off Azores.
1969 Robert Kennedy's murderer Sirhan Sirhan sentenced to death.
1980 Ensign Jean Marie Butler is 1st woman to graduate from US service academy.