6th January 1854 - Happy Birthday, Sherlock Holmes. The greatest and the world's only Consulting Detective.
"The Guinness World Records has consistently listed Sherlock Holmes as the 'most portrayed movie character' with 75 actors playing the part in over 211 films. Holmes's first screen appearance was in the Mutoscope film Sherlock Holmes Baffled in 1900, albeit in a barely-recognisable form."
The Sherlock Holmes fandom is OVER 100 YEARS OLD. People celebrate his freaking birthday. Sherlockians should be proud.
I love how influential one fictional character has been on the world.