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Plus, Trace explains how Amelia Earhart’s plane might be just out of reach on the bottom of the Pacific, and how Earth and Mars both quake with plate tectonics.
Amelia Earhart, the aviation pioneer who vanished over the Pacific 75 years ago, would have been 115 today. Meanwhile, researchers are scouring over data gathered during a deep-water search for her plane in the Pacific.
Google marked the aviator’s birthday with a Doodle on Google’s front page today. It shows Earhart climbing a Lockheed Vega 5B monoplane as her yellow scarf flutters in the wind.
Born in Kansas on July 24, 1897, Earhart became the first woman to receive the U.S. Distinguished Flying Cross from Congress. The award was granted after she flew her Lockheed Vega from Newfoundland in Canada to Culmore in Northern Ireland in 1932 — the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic.
plus: Full DiscoveryNews Amelia Earhart coverage here
“It’s well documented Amelia had freckles and disliked having them,” Joe Cerniglia, the TIGHAR researcher who spotted the freckle ointment as a possible match, told Discovery News.
Cerniglia also identified two other bottles as containers of skin products. One green bottle was possibly St. Joseph’s Liniment, which had applications in first aid and as a mosquito repellent.
“This broken bottle was found partially melted in the remains of a cooking fire,” Thomas King, TIGHAR’s senior archaeologist and author of the summary article, told Discovery News.
“It may have been used in an effort to boil or distill drinking water — there is no fresh surface water on Nikumaroro except what can be caught during sporadic rain squalls,” King said.
Spectrographic analysis on another bottle revealed it likely contained Campana Italian Balm, a popular American hand lotion in the 1930s.
A small cosmetic jar offers more circumstantial evidence that the legendary aviator, Amelia Earhart, died on an uninhabited island in the southwestern Pacific republic of Kiribati.
also, we posted this gallery that looks at the jars that were found on the island.
On the southeast end of Nikumaroro Island in the Pacific Ocean, archaeologists are finding artifacts that suggest Amelia Earhart may have survived for a time there as a castaway.
A partial skeleton of a castaway was discovered at the so-called Seven Site in 1940 and this is where several shards of glass have been recovered.
Some of the items contained products used only by women.