July 24th is the 205th day of the year (206th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 160 days remaining until the end of the year.
1701 – French explorer Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac established Fort Pontchartrain du Détroit, which later grew into the city of Detroit.
1910 – Ottoman forces captured the city of Shkodër to put down the Albanian revolt of 1910.
1923 – The Treaty of Lausanne was signed to settle the Anatolian part of the partitioning of the Ottoman Empire, establishing the boundaries of modern Turkey.
1998 – A gunman entered the United States Capitol and opened fire, killing two police officers.
2014 – Fifty minutes after departing Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Air Algérie Flight 5017 disappeared from radar, and its wreckage was found the next day in Mali, with no survivors of the 116 people aboard.
Michael Richards turns 69
Kristin Chenoweth turns 50
Jennifer Lopez turns 49
Elisabeth Moss turns 36
Anna Paquin turns 36