Happy Birthday Sherlock HolmesToday is the assumed date of birth of perhaps the world's greatest, and definitely most well-known detective, Sherlock Holmes.
created in 1887 by Arthur Conan Doyle, the great detective first appeared in Beaton's Christmas annual, in a Story called 'A Study in Scarlet'. He would move on to cheat death, be beaten by a woman, and appear in 56 short stories, and four novels total before his author stopped writing his advantures. Nearly all the stories are narrated by Holmes' friend, companion, and flatmate, Doctor John Watson. Although holmes has had much to grumble about Watson's writings, he is known perhaps best for his friendship with the man (along with his fondness for pipes, wearing a deerstalker and inverness cape, and saying the words 'Elementary, My dear Watson).
A fun fact is, that Holmes was never mentioned to have worn the atire we so often associate with him, or to have even said his most famous words. This is all part of the legend of Sherlock Holmes.
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