On July 2, 1937 (exactly 71 years ago), aviator Amelia Earhart disappeared over the Pacific Ocean while attempting to make the first round-the-world flight at the equator. (http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/big/0702.html#article)
Could you imagine waking up one day, knowing that you were going to change history in some way. I think that's what Earhart must have felt on that fateful day in July.
She probably woke up and thought to herself, "Ok today's going to be a big day for me. It's going to be the day that I try to go around the world in one flight." She obviously wanted recognition of some sort. It's so sad that it was such a tragic ending and it didnt end the way that she intended it to---with her getting recognition for accomplishing the first round the world flight.
I wonder if she reached her goal and then disappeared, or did her disappearance happen before she could finish her round the world flight.
I wonder what happened--what caused her disappearance.
I wonder what her last thoughts were.
I wonder whether or not she regretted attempting this feat during her last moments.
I wonder what encouraged her to do it to begin with.
It's so fascinating and bizzare all at the same time, dont you think?