A new historical marker in Miami commemorates the city's unique place in the story of Amelia Earhart's ill-fated attempt to circumnavigate the globe. The landmark was unveiled to the public in a ceremony on Tuesday and is reportedly part of an initiative aimed at recognizing the contributions of women to the region's rich history. The signage serves to make note of the famed aviatrix's connection to the city which is often overlooked due to the mystery surrounding her demise.
"Almost everyone knows where Amelia disappeared," Miami-Dade County Commissioner Sharon Kendrick-Johnson said at the ceremony, "but almost no one knows where she started." To that end, it was in Miami on May 25th, 1937 that the aviatrix announced plans to make a second attempt at flying around the world after her first endeavor had not been successful. She subsequently launched the flight when she departed from what was then the Miami Municipal Airport on June 1st.
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