On January 6, 1854, a literary character was born. It was some years later before he was recorded in print, but the character born on that day has reshaped the way the modern world has looked at a detective. Sherlock Holmes, I presume?
It wasn’t until a story set in 1914 suggested the birth of Sherlock Holmes, placing him at age 60. At this point in his life and career, he had solved several crimes and endured many terrific adventures with Dr. Watson. To this day, Holmes and Watson remain popular figures in both contemporary culture as well as the literary classics offered in novel and short story form from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.