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Amelia Earheart, Leopold and Leob and Louis Armstrong

The Pilot

Born in Kansas, Amelia Earheart was the first female pilot to fly across the Atlantic Ocean. She was rewarded the U.S. Distinguished Flying Cross for this record. She set many other records, make best-selling books about her flying experiences. As a child, she was very adventurous. Her parents are Samuel "Edwin" Stanton Earhart and Amelia "Amy" Otis Earhart. Earheart`s education was a type of homeschooling with her sister, Amelia and Muriel. In 1919, Earheart started learning how to fly. In April 1928, Amelia got a call asking her if she wanted to fly, making her the first women to fly across the Atlantic Ocean. - Rebecca Stuck (1/16/1929)

Criminals

At a young age, Nathan was considered a child prodigy for speaking his first words at four months old. He was born on November 19, 1904. He was born to a wealthy Jewish family.


Richard Loeb was born on June 11, 1905. When Loeb went to school, he skipped several grades, eventually being the youngest person to be graduated from University of Michigan at 17. At that age, Loeb was described as lazy and unmotivated. He spent most of this time reading novels about crime.


Leopold and Loeb are two men who, at the time, were two college students. Even though the two knew each other while growing up, around the time they attended college is when their friendship got stronger. They both had an interest in crime. They eventually came up with a "perfect crime" to commit when they wanted to be supermen. Leopold consisted an special individual with unusual abilities. The perfect crime was murdering Robert Franks. They spent seven months of planning the abduction and hiding the body.


They put their method into action on May 21, 1924.


Leob confessed first about murdering and kidnapping of Robert Franks. He confessed that it was all Leopold`s idea, Leopold killing Franks in the back seat of the car while Leob drove. But Leopold confessed and insisted it was the other way around, Leob doing the murder and Leopold driving. But Leopold insisted that it was all on Leob, even after Leob died from a knife attack. Due to the evidence, it was Leob who killed Richard Franks