June 20, 1837 : Queen Victoria becomes Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
May 22, 1859 : Arthur Conan Doyle is born in Edinburgh, Scotland.
October 1881 : Doyle graduates in medicine and surgery from the Edinburgh University of Medicine, where he studied under Dr. Joseph Bell, inspiration for Sherlock Holmes.
August 6, 1885 : Doyle marries Louisa Hawkins. They have two children together: Mary (b. 1889) and Kingsley (b. 1892).
January 5, 1886 : Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, a penny dreadful, Mystery, and work of Gothic Fiction, is published in the US, days before its release in the UK.
November 20, 1886 : Doyle's first work featuring Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, A Study in Scarlet, is published.
December 1893: Doyle publishes "The Final Problem," the short story where Sherlock Holmes seemingly dies during a face-off with Professor Moriarty at Reichenbach Falls.
1900 : Doyle is sent to South Africa to serve as a medic for the British troops during the Second Anglo Boer War. He completes two nonfiction works: The Great Boer War and The War in South Africa: Its Cause and Conduct.
January 22, 1901 : Queen Victoria dies, marking the end of the Victorian Era.
August 1901 - April 1902 : The Strand Magazine serializes The Hound of the Baskervilles, Doyle's 27th Sherlock Holmes story.
October 24, 1902 : Arthur Conan Doyle is knighted for services to the Crown and becomes Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
July 4, 1906 : Louisa (Hawkins) Conan Doyle dies of tuberculosis.
September 18, 1907 : Doyle marries Jean Elizabeth Leckie. They have three children together: Denis (b. 1909), Adrian (b. 1910), and Lena Jean (b. 1912).
July 7, 1930 : Sir Arthur Conan Doyle dies of a heart attack at the age of 71.