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Anne Morrow Lindbergh - Timeline

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June 22, 1906 - Anne Morrow Lindbergh is born in Englewood, New Jersey.

May 1928 - She graduates Smith College and receives two literary awards.

May 27, 1929 - Anne Morrow marries Charles Lindbergh in a secret ceremony.

August 29, 1929 - Anne flies solo for the first time.

1930 - Anne becomes the first U.S. woman to get a glider pilot's license.

1931 - Anne is issued her private pilot's license.

1931 - Anne and Charles begin their journey to chart air routes via Canada and Alaska to China and Japan in the Lockheed "Sirius". She would later document their adventure in her first book, North to the Orient.

Summer 1933 - Anne and Charles start their 30,000-mile North Atlantic survey flight between North America and Europe in the "Sirius". In Greenland, a young Eskimo boy names the plane the "Tingmissartoq", which means "one who flies like a big bird."

1933 - Anne receives the Cross of Honor of the U.S. Flag Association.

1934 - Anne Morrow Lindbergh is awarded the Hubbard Gold Medal by the National Geographic Society for distinction in exploration, research and discovery. She becomes the first woman to receive this honor.

1935 - She receives an honorary Masters degree from Smith College.

1935 - She visits Minnesota for the first time with Charles.

1939 - Anne receives honorary doctorates from Amherst College and the University of Rochester.

1955 - Anne Morrow Lindbergh writes Gift from the Sea, a book about love, marriage, youth and aging, inspired by seashells found on the beach at Sanibel/Captiva Island, Florida. It becomes a national best-seller and her best-known work.

1970 - Mrs. Lindbergh receives an honorary Doctor of Letters degree from her alma mater, Smith College.

1979 - Anne is named to the National Aviation Hall of Fame.

1985 - She receives an honorary doctorate from Gustavus Adolphus College.

1993 - She receives the Aerospace Explorer Award from Women in Aerospace.

1996 - Anne is inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame.

1999 - Anne is inducted into the International Women in Aviation Pioneer Hall of Fame.

February 7, 2001 - Anne Morrow Lindbergh dies at her second home in Vermont.
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