On this day in 1935...


Aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart spoke to the Women's City Club in St. Paul on October 7, 1935.

Earhart, the first woman to fly over the Atlantic Ocean, gained great celebrity for her accomplishments in the field of flying, and set many aviation records in her short life.

She disappeared less than two years after she spoke at the Club, and was declared dead two years after that. Exactly where and when she disappeared is a subject of controversy to this day, with many conspiracies supported by varying amounts of facts having emerged since the day she lost radio contact during a flight. Her body was never recovered.

The Women's City Club led by Alice O'Brien, which was founded in 1931 with the construction of a $255,000 building named for the group, valued social, cultural, and intellectual pursuits. They also hosted Getrude Stein and T.S. Eliot.

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