On the uninhabited island of Nikumaroro, a finger bone was found. It is possible that this finger bone belongs to Amelia Earhart. When our daughters are taught about famous women in history, Earhart’s name is invariably included as a pioneer, a role model for our girls that they can try anything.
It was over 73 years ago that Amelia Earhart’s attempt to fly around the world ended in her mysterious disappearance. No trace of her or her airplane was found. No one knew what became of her.
But, after 22 years of research, the evidence found on Nikumaroro seems to point to the island being where Earhart and her navigator landed and that they eventually died there. Official results on the bone will be released soon.
The mystery of Amelia Earhart might finally be solved after all these years and the history books will have to be changed. Maybe even the remains of her plane will be found!
Until then, you can teach your daughter (and sons) about the courage of Amelia Earhart.