Harriet Quimby

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Birthday
11, 1875
Birthplace
Arcadia, MI
Death Date
Jul 1, 1912 (37)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
11, 1875
Birthplace
Arcadia, MI
Death Date
Jul 1, 1912 (37)

About

Aviator who was the first American woman to gain a pilot's license and the first woman to fly over the English Channel.

Before Fame

She worked as a journalist in San Francisco and a theatre critic in New York City before earning her pilot's license in 1911.

Trivia

She wrote seven screenplays that were made into silent films.

Family Life

She was the daughter of Ursula and William Quimby. She died in an aviation accident in 1912 at age thirty-seven.

Associated With

She and Amelia Earhart were fellow female aviators.