On this date seventy-five years ago just before six in the morning Amelia Earhart left Dakar, Senegal, and flew seven hours and fifty minutes to Gao, Mali in the French Sudan. According to her writings, the flight was uneventful. In But This Is Different http://butthisisdifferent.com we suspect that Amelia's focus is far away from the African continent and, in fact, may be getting a little worried that things may not work out as planned.
"In my life I had come to realize that when things were going very well indeed it was just the time to anticipate trouble. And, conversely, I learned from pleasant experience that at the most despairing crisis, when all looked sour beyond words, some delightful "break" was apt to lurk just around the corner." - Amelia Earhart
The photograph shows the Lockheed Electra at Gao, French Sudan.