Amelia Earhart, the only person to fly solo from Honolulu to the mainland of the United States, arrived at the Oakland, Calif., airport on Jan. 19, 1935, in order to attend a civic banquet in her honor at the Athen's Athletic Club of Oakland. Upon arrival, left to right are George Palmer Putnam, Amelia's husband, Amelia Earhart Putnam, Paul Mantz, mechanic for Amelia and Mrs. Paul Mantz. (AP Photo/Ernest King)

Ernest King