Today in History
May 22, 1859
Elementary, My Dear Watson
Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle is born in Edinburgh, Scotland, the second of 10 children. He studies medicine and is knighted in 1902 for his work in a field hospital during the Boer War, but is best known for creating one of literature's most familiar characters, the coldly perceptive Detective Sherlock Holmes. Doyle is also a strong promoter of spiritualism, and several groups attempt to contact his spirit through séances after his death in July 1930.
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