Amelia Earhart: The First Woman to Fly Solo across the Atlantic
A rescue attempt was carried out, but it was of no use. On 19th July 1937, after spending $4 million and scouring 250,000 square miles of ocean, the United States government reluctantly called off the operation. In 1938, a lighthouse was constructed on Howland Island in her memory. Her birthplace, Atchison, Kansas, has been turned into a virtual shrine in her memory. Amelia Earhart awards and scholarships are given out every year.