Five years after Charles Lindbergh’s transatlantic flight, Amelia Earhart became the second person to make the trip.
She was also the first woman to attempt the trip, flying from Newfoundland in Canada to Londonderry in Northern Ireland. In 1937, just five years after his historic voyage, the intrepid aviator disappeared in the Pacific Ocean while attempting to travel around the world. His plane was never found and the mystery continues to intrigue fans of history and aviation. In this photo from Getty Images, Earhart poses in front of his biplane.