OTD (Sat.Nov 19 1887) Mrs. Hudson summons Dr. Watson & The Dying Detective commences ! Tapanuli Fever…the Covid of the times !
OTD 1896 The Sussex Vampire begins, and we learn of ” the giant rat of Sumatra, a story for which the world is not yet prepared.” If only…
Baring-Gould dated ‘The Sussex Vampire’ as happening OTD 1896; J. Finley Christ has it as 20 Nov.
Conan Doyle rebuked Houdini in a private letter OTD 1922.