Sherlock Holmes 157th Birthday
Sherlock Holmes, the man who put the “detect” in detective, practiced forensic science and criminal profiling years ahead of the rest of the world, brought down a criminal empire, and made the occupation of private detective a very cool thing to be.
Sherlock Holmes started his career in London in the early 1880s. Not much is known of him before then, but he was quick to make a name for himself with Scotland Yard, and not long after, the rest of England. Eventually his fame would spread world-wide, thanks to the pen of Dr. John H. Watson and the literary marketing genius of Arthur Conan Doyle.