Aida de Acosta
American aviatorDied when: 77 years 302 days (933 months)
Star Sign: Leo
Aida de Acosta Root Breckinridge (July 28, 1884 – May 26, 1962) was an American socialite and the first woman to fly a powered aircraft solo.
In 1903, while in Paris with her mother, she caught her first glimpse of dirigibles.She then proceeded to take only three flight lessons, before taking to the sky by herself.
Later in life, after losing sight in one eye to glaucoma, she became an advocate for improved eye care and was executive director of the first eye bank in America.
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