1887, A Study in Scarlet Published

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Year: 1887
Figure: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Contribution: A Study in Scarlet is Published

Perhaps the most famous sleuth of all time, Sherlock Holmes got his start with the publication of A Study in Scarlet, wherein the cryptic Holmes meets his trusty sidekick, Dr. John Watson, and uncovers the truth behind two gruesome murders on the streets of London and in the American West.

He's been a hit ever since.

Alluded to in every day speech and the subject of modern-day films and TV shows, Sherlock Holmes remains a well known figure into the twenty first century. In fact, the first episode of the third season of the TV series Sherlock, entitled The Empty Hearse, will be airing in the coming months.

It's very exciting.

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