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When Sir Arthur Conan Doyle killed off Sherlock Holmes in 1893,...



When Sir Arthur Conan Doyle killed off Sherlock Holmes in 1893, the magazine that published the story almost had to shut down. More than 20,000 outraged fans canceled their subscriptions. Among the magazine’s staff, Holmes’ death became known as “the dreadful event.”



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