On this day: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was Born

Thursday, 22nd May 2014 by

On May 22, 1859, the author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh. 221B Baker Street is, of course, the residence of his most famous character Sherlock Homes. The address didn't actually exist until the street was extended in the 1930s, at which point the business there had to employ a full-time secretary just to answer mail addressed to the world-famous consulting detective.

221B Baker St