24 July It Happened Today
1704 Britain captures Gibraltar from Spain.
1802 Birth of Alexandre Dumas, French novelist famous for The Three Musketeers and The Count of Monte Cristo.
1898 Birth of American aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart.
1923 The Treaty of Lausanne is signed by Greece and Turkey.
1980 Death of British comic actor Peter Sellers, noted for his portrayal of Inspector Clouseau in the Pink Panther films.