Jan. 11, 1935: Amelia Earhart Becomes the First Person to Fly from Hawaii to U.S. Mainland
On this day in 1935, aviator Amelia Earhart became the first person to fly solo from Honolulu, Hawaii to Oakland, California.
Two years later, Earhart would begin her ill-fated around-the-world flight, disappearing over the Pacific after completing nearly 22, 000 miles of the voyage.
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Photo: Amelia Earhart in 1928 (Library of Congress)