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04-03-1887

Whaddup Holmes

According to John H. Watson, on an unspecified March 4th, over breakfast, before he’s even finished his Shreddies, occasionally behatted amateur sleuth Sherlock Holmes opened a mysterious letter and kicked off their first adventure together.

When it first appeared in 1887’s oddly named Beeton’s Christmas Annual, ‘A Study in Scarlet’ was met with a collective Victorian ‘meh’. But further Holmes and Watson tales initiated the crime riddled cultural juggernaut that provides Benedict Cumberbatch with work to this day. And, of course, Martin Freeman.