1847
Aug 24, Charlotte Bronte, using the pseudonym Currer Bell, sent a manuscript of “Jane Eyre” to her publisher in London.

1923
Aug 24, Kate Douglas Wiggin (66), author (US kindergarten movement), died.

1932
Aug 24, Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly nonstop across the United States, traveling from Los Angeles to Newark, N.J., in just over 19 hours.

1996
Aug 24, Four women began two days of academic orientation at The Citadel; they were the first female cadets admitted to the South Carolina military school since Shannon Faulkner.

2001
Aug 24, Actress Jane Greer died at age 76.

2002
Aug 24, A Palestinian militia shot and killed a Palestinian woman suspected of collaborating with Israel, then dumped her bullet-riddled body on a street in the West Bank town of Tulkarem. The next day her son said that Palestinian gunmen tortured him until he invented a story about his mother’s involvement.

2004
Aug 24, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross (78), a psychiatrist who revolutionized the way the world looks at terminally ill patients and later as a pioneer for hospice care, died in Scottsdale, Arizona. Her book “On Death and Dying” (1969) identified five stages of grief. Her last book, co-written with David Kessler, “On Grief and Grieving” was released in July 2005.

2005
Aug 24, In Dublin, Ga., a girl shot, killed and robbed Fredrick Williams (25) and Reante Stanley (26) after they had given her and a 14-year-old friend a ride to a motel. The girls stole about $200 from the men. Lakeisha Davis (15) of Dublin was charged with murder and armed robbery. The 14-year-old, who was not immediately identified, was tried in juvenile court on a charge of theft. In 2008 Davis was sentenced to life in prison.

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