If you don’t know who Amelia Earhart is and have not seen the film Amelia, then today you will be reminded to find out more about this amazing woman, which is thanks to a Google doodle that is simply of a plane. This is how Amelia Earhart is best remembered and rather than Google offering something interactive, as they do with many birthday doodles, this time we see a static image with text behind that reads “Amelia Earhart’s 115th birthday“.
We personally learned a lot about Earhart by watching the movie Amelia, which explained how this legendary American pilot wanted to prove she had been every bit an equal to her male equivalent and then some. Earhart met her end in this world when trying to fly around it in 1937, and history shows her death came thanks to a freak coincidence of problems when trying to fly over the Pacific Ocean.
The image in Google’s doodle shows a Lockheed Vega 5b, which had been the plane used when Amelia Earhart first made the flight to Culmore in Northern Ireland from Canada in 1932. There had been a trip 4 years before this but not as a pilot, although it still crossed the Atlantic.
It had always been her dream to fly and she famously made this clear on a number of occasions, although Amelia Earhart’s best known quotes include telling the press how she knew she had to fly, which had been after getting “2 or 3 hundred feet off the ground“. If you want to see some of her most known quotes then see the second video below, which showcases a few of them. Records started being set only 2 years into her flying career.
How do you best remember Amelia Earhart, and where did you first learn about this legendary pilot? Do you like Google’s doodle today? We have included the movie trailer for Amelia below this article, which gives you a taste of her story.