Amelia Earhart's 115th Birthday Gets Google Doodle, Mystery Remains Unsolved
Amelia Earhart, the first aviatrix to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and attempt a circumnavigational flight of the globe, leading to her disappearance in 1937 over the central Pacific Ocean, has been honored today on what would be her 115th birthday, by the Google doodle.
Today's Google logo features a replica of Earhart's majestic airplane with "GOOGLE" spelled out across the bottom wingspan, where the plane identification number once appeared. The two "O"s in the "GOOGLE" name are represented by the front engine of the aircraft and the windblown swoop of Earhart's yellow scarf.
Earhart, who disappeared 75 years ago on July 2, had not yet celebrated her 40th birthday. Today she would turn 115. Earhart was officially declared dead on January 5, 1939, 17 months after her disappearance. The event of Earhart vanishing without a trace shook her fans everywhere, as Earhart was already a living icon of her day.
The mystery surrounding her disappearance, along with that of her navigator, Fred Noonan, has grown over the years, but to no avail. The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery, or TIGHAR, has recently been conducting a revitalized search for any remains of Earhart's craft in a project they call the "Earhart puzzle." Unfortunately, however, the expedition is causing "more questions than answers," reports SearchEngineLand.com.
In 2009, director Mira Nair came out with the biographical Amelia, in which Hilary Swank played Earhart, Richard Gere portrayed her husband George Putnam, and Christopher Eccleston played Noonan.
Check out the Google doodle here:
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