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Amelia Earhart waves atop an autogiro in Los Angeles in 1932
After her flight, Amelia Earhart was popular nationwide

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Amelia Earhart Flies Across the Atlantic
Earhart's first trip across the Atlantic took more than 20 hours! After that flight Earhart became a media sensation. Following the trip, she was given parties and even a ticker tape parade down Broadway in New York City. President Coolidge called to congratulate her on crossing the Atlantic. Because Earhart's record-breaking career and physical appearance were similar to pioneering pilot and American hero Charles Lindbergh, she earned the nickname "Lady Lindy."
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