On this day seventy five years ago, Amelia Earhart - the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean - disappeared with her navigator over the central Pacific Ocean near Howland Island during an attempt to circumnavigate the globe. In the years since, a number of theories have emerged in an attempt to explain their fate. Among them are claims that they were captured and executed by the Japanese or that Earhart survived and assumed a new identity in New Jersey. Recently, new evidence has emerged to suggest that the pair lived - at least for a short time - on an atoll in the South Pacific.
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