What Happened on December 1, 1887

How the First Sherlock Holmes Story was Sold for a Song

Historical Events

Event of Interest

Sherlock Holmes first appears in print in "Study in Scarlet" by Arthur Conan Doyle

  • Sino-Portuguese treaty recognizes Portugal's control of Macao
1887 History

Famous Deaths

  • Albertus Jacobus Duymaer van Twist, Dutch Governor-General of Dutch East Indies (1851-56), dies at 78

About December 1, 1887

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 135 years, 6 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Sagittarius