On this date in 1887, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle received his Third Degree. He was initiated into Freemasonry under Phoenix Lodge, No. 257 at the age of 27.
Professionally he was a writer and medical doctor. He created the character Sherlock Holmes in 1887 when he published A Study in Scarlet, the first of four novels and more than fifty short stories about Holmes and Dr. Watson.
He passed away on July 7, 1930, at the age of 71.