On this day: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was Born
Thursday, 22nd May 2014 by Ian Brown
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.