Today in History

Events on Aug 24

1981
Lennon's Killer Gets Sentenced
Mark David Chapman is sentenced to 20 years to life in prison for the murder of rock star John Lennon.

1932
Amelia Earheart Flies Nonstop from LA to New Jersey
Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly nonstop across the United States, traveling from Los Angeles to Newark, N.J., in just over 19 hours.

1847
Charlotte Bronte finishes Jane Eyre
Charlotte Bronte finishes the manuscript of "Jane Eyre."

1456
Printing of the Gutenberg Bible
The printing of the Gutenberg Bible is completed.