Amelia Earhart's story is revolutionary: She was the first woman to fly alone across the Atlantic Ocean, and might have been the first to fly around the world had her plane not vanished over the Pacific Ocean in 1937. After decades of mystery surrounding her disappearance, her story might come to a close. A new scientific study claims that bones found in 1940 on the Pacific Island of Nikumaroro belong to Amelia Earhart. — The Washington Post

Here are some Associated Press photos of Amelia Earhart during her trail-blazing life: