Full Name: Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle
Why Famous: Creator of Sherlock Holmes and Professor Challenger
- 1885-08-05 Author Arthur Conan Doyle (26) weds Louisa Hawkins
- 1907-09-18 Author Arthur Conan Doyle (48) weds Jean Elizabeth Leckie
- 1881-01-01 Dr John Watson is first introduced to Sherlock Holmes in story written by Arthur Conan Doyle
- 1887-12-01 Sherlock Holmes first appears in print in "Study in Scarlet" by Arthur Conan Doyle
- 1890-03-01 1st US edition of Sherlock Holmes' first story "A Study in Scarlet" by Arthur Conan Doyle published
- 1892-10-14 Arthur Conan Doyle publishes "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" collection of 12 stories originally published serially in "The Strand Magazine"
- 1905-03-07 Arthur Conan Doyle publishes "The Return of Sherlock Holmes" collection in London after public pressure to revive his famous detective (Feb New York)
- "What are we all? Poor silly half-brained things peering out at the infinite, with the aspirations of angels and the instincts of beasts."