On July 10th…

July 10, 1895: Holmes visited the scene of Peter Carey’s murder. (BLAC)

July 10, 1888: At about 2 AM, Silver Blaze killed John Straker. (SILV) Another one of my favorite stories in the Canon. I never had heard of a horse as a weapon and innocent of murder by reason of self-defense. At age 12, I did not care about racing laws, rules, and such. Now as an adult? I still don’t care about them. It’s a great story.

July 10, 1889: A letter from a foreign potentate was received in the foreign office. (SECO)