Why Famous: Emily Brontë is remembered for her only novel "Wuthering Heights" published in 1847 and set on the Yorkshire Moors. It is regarded as a classic of English literature.
She was the sister of Charlotte Brontë (Jane Eyre) and Anne Brontë (Tenant of Wildfell Hall) with whom she published a collection of Poems in 1846.
- 1846-05-07 First printed copies of "Poems" by Emily, Charlotte and Anne Brontë received, published under pseudonym of Acton, Currer and Ellis Bell (2 copies sold)
- 1847-01-04 Manuscripts of Emily Brontë's "Wuthering Heights" and Anne Brontë's "Agnes Grey" sent to publisher T.C. Newby (published December 1847)
- 1939-03-24 "Wuthering Heights" based on the novel by Emily Brontë, directed by William Wyler and starring Merle Oberon and Laurence Olivier, premieres in Los Angeles