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THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES: Basil Rathbone appeared in two Sherlock Holmes films in 1939 — the other was The Hound of the Baskervilles — the first of 14 big-screen appearances as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s legendary detective.

Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes, was born on May 22, 1859.

Exercise for Women in the early 19th century.

What to do if you find yourself choking — and no one’s around.

1927 documentary on how to dial a telephone.

Gallery of photos from the Halifax explosion — the naval accident that erased an entire city in Canada.

Remembering the “Knocker-Ups” Hired to Wake Workers with Pea Shooters.

ICYMI, Monday’s links are here, and include the invention of the baby carrot, phrases commonly used today that come from obsolete technologies, a device used to resuscitate canaries in coal mines, Ziploc bag engineering, and the guy who makes the world’s best paper airplanes.

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