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Today in History
19 June 1937
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Famed aviator Amelia Earhart in Rangoon
On 19 June 1937, famed aviator Amelia Earhart arrived in Rangoon as part of her attempt to circle the world. Two weeks later she disappeared over the South Pacific. The mystery of her final flight has never been solved. She was the first woman to fly solo over the Atlantic, set many aviation records, and was a best-selling author. This photograph was taken at Mingaladon airfield. She is being interviewed by the editor of the Rangoon Times.
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About this project
The aim of this website is to promote interest in Myanmar's amazing history.Our hope is to challenge the often two-dimensional and uncritical views of history taught in Myanmar by reexamining key periods in the country's past. We would like as well to reveal the rich multicultural nature of Myanmar's history and its deep and ongoing ties to global events and trends.Finally, this website will also delve into the history of neighbouring regions, such as Yunnan in China and the Northeast in India, in the hope of introducing these places to a Myanmar audience.We believe that meeting Myanmar's many challenges today will require fresh imaginative thinking. This is turn will only be possible with a clear and critical understanding of Myanmar and global history.