What are some Amelia Earhart facts?

Amelia Earhart was born on 24 July 1897 in Atchison, Kansas. Amelia Earhart was 10 years old when she saw her first airplane; she saw it at the Kansas state fair. She wasn't really impressed.

It wasn't until Earhart attended a stunt-flying show, almost a decade later, that she became seriously interested in aircraft. A pilot spotted Amelia Earhart and her friend, who were watching from an separate area, and dove at them. As the plane *swooped* by, something inside her awoke. On December 28, 1920, pilot Frank Hawks gave her a ride that would change her life that's when she knew she could fly.