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.

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