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Jan. 12, 1935: Earhart Flies Solo Across Pacific

Amelia Earhart set down her red monoplane in Oakland, Calif., on January 12, 1935, becoming the first person to fly solo across the Pacific Ocean. The Courant reported: "She came through neatly but only after fighting a variety of weather and giving California watchers an uneasy three hours during which her position was not known."