Google pays homage to Amelia Earhart with a Doodle
Google always comes up with interesting doodles. To grace the search engine's home page today was an aircraft and a lady. Amelia Earhart, one of the most enigmatic figures of history whom Google honoured on her 115th birthday.
GOOGLE HAS put up a doodle today with an aircraft and a slim tall lady standing wearing a flying gear on its side. Amelia Earhart, whose birthday Google is celebrating with the doodle, was an international star at her times as she was the first women to fly across the Atlantic Ocean. This year on July 24, we, with Google and the world, celebrate her 115th birthday. She was born in Atchison, Kansas in 1897 at her grandparent's place. Although her own father suffered in his lifetime due to many problems like alcoholism, her grandfather was a distinguished man and sent both Earhart and her sister to private schools and provided a life of comfort if not luxury.
Most of her childhood was marked by outdoor games, collecting of small animals and keeping of a scrapbook that had the pictures of women who achieved great professional distinction in their lifetime. It was no doubt that the little Earhart wanted to make something of her life, and she did that by choosing to fly. Although her whole life history is very inspirational and interesting the most interesting part is her disappearance in 1937 with her navigator Fred Noonan.
Her disappearance with no trace left many questions unanswered - as to what happened to the pilot - and the enigma so great that scientists and investigatorsare still looking out for evidence to find out what happened in the last few hours of her life and how did she die. Over the years, however, a number of theories have come to be discussed. It was on midnight of July 2, 1937 that both Amelia and her co-pilot boarded a heavily loaded Electra with the intention of flying to Howland Island but they never made it to the silver stretch of land and it was on Nukumanu Islands, where they were heard last. From the time that she disappeared to today, no shred of physical evidence was found to actually locate the lady and the aircraft.
Many think that Earhart sank and died while others think maybe they crash landed in the Ocean and swam to Japan and were arrested as American spies, while some also think that she survived the incident, married and led a different life. The unsolved mystery would remain but for now she is a true inspiration for women around the globe.