On July 10th…

July 10, 1888: About 2 a.m., 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 innocence 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 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]

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