Today in History October 24, 1902 Arthur Conan Doyle is Knighted
The Scottish writer/physician Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh in 1859. He is best known for his stories about the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes which has spawned a multinational multigenerational cultural following. The character of Holmes was first introduced in Doyle’s 1887 novel ‘A Study in Scarlet’. Holmes featured in 56 of Doyle’s short stories and four of his novels. Doyle received knighthood on October, 24 1902 by King Edward VII. He died on July 7, 1930 of a heart attack while in the company of his wife.