Sherlock Holmes

Today in History, October 31: 1892 – “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes”, the first of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s novels featuring the super sleuth, is published. Doyle based Holmes’ character on one of his professors from the University of Edinburgh, Dr. Joseph Bell, who displayed remarkable deductive abilities. Doyle had been publishing stories about Sherlock Holmes in “The Strand” magazine since 1887.

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