What did Amelia Earhart do?
Amelia Earhart (1897-1937?) was the first woman to fly across the Atlantic ocean solo.
On an attempt to fly around the world, her plane went down in the Pacific Ocean and the whereabouts of her body (and that of her navigator Fred Noonan) are still unknown. Some believe that they have found her bones on a small atoll called Nikumaroro (Gardner Island) near Tuvalu.
See the Earhart related link for more info.