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Time Capsule: 1893

Snapshots of the world from one year in the past

SHERLOCK HOLMES IS KILLED OFF

In a plot twist that shocked the nation, Arthur Conan Doyle chose December 1893 to put an end to beloved detective Sherlock Holmes, In a story called e Final Problem, published in e Strand magazine, Holmes chases criminal mastermind Professor James Moriarty across Europe to the Reichenbach Falls; in the struggle that ensues, both seemingly fall to their deaths. Doyle wanted to move on from 221B Baker Street to focus on more serious literary projects, but the public outcry was so great that he was persuaded to resurrect Holmes, and he went go on to pen more than 20 additional short stories featuring the deerstalker-wearing sleuth.

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