http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amelia_Earhart gives you a brief biography of this famous aviatrix.
I used to be the Tourism Director in Atchison. I was in that position when the first Amelia Earhart Festival took place in Atchison. Growing up in the hometown of such a famous woman, you really learn a lot about her. Next time you are in Atchison, Kansas, be sure to stop by her Birthplace museum. www.atchisonkansas.net.
I encourage you to do a little research about this famous aviatrix today, and maybe do this little craft with your kiddos.
Grab some stick gum, some packages of smarties, a few rubber bands and some lifesavors.
String a rubber band through two lifesavers, or the airplane wheels.
Place the smarties, or the plane, between the wheels.
Grab a stick of gum, and bring the rubber band ends up over each wing, and there you have it, a candy made biplane.
Happy Birthday, Amelia.