Aug 24, Charlotte Bronte, using the pseudonym Currer Bell, sent a manuscript of “Jane Eyre” to her publisher in London.
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.
Aug 24, Edith Mae Irby became the University of Arkansas’ first African-American student.
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.
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.
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
Aug 24, Brazilian officials said an 80-year-old woman filmed drug traffickers near her Copacabana beach apartment for two years and delivered 22 films to police, triggering a massive raid against a slum drug gang. Police arrested 15 suspected traffickers, including two Rio de Janeiro state police officers.