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1893 in

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Timeline for 1893
19th century | 1890s

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On 20 December 1893, bottle factory owner Nathaniel Seers underwent a sudden change of personality. He sacked an employee who had suffered an injury at the factory instead of showing his usual compassion and philanthropy. Events in the following month revealed that Seers had been killed and replaced by a Zygon. (PROSE: The Bodysnatchers)

On 25 December, the Sherlock Holmes story by Arthur Conan Doyle, The Final Problem, first appeared in the Christmas issue of The Strand. (PROSE: The Bodysnatchers)

The Irish author and playwright Oscar Wilde stayed at the Langham Hotel. (AUDIO: The Adventure of the Diogenes Damsel)

Molly O'Sullivan was taken in this year by Kotris, to check that the retro-genitor particles had settled in her body. He returned her to her parents shortly afterwards. (AUDIO: Tangled Web)

The Sweetville concept. (TV: The Crimson Horror)

While in Yorkshire, the Eleventh Doctor and Clara Oswald entered the community of Sweetville to investigate what the "crimson horror" was but were trapped after being subject to the red leech's poison. Jenny Flint rescued them. Jenny and Madame Vastra removed the poison from a rocket, preventing Mrs Winifred Gillyflower and Mr Sweet's plans to destroy humanity. Strax killed Mrs Gillyflower to save the lives of the Doctor and his friends, and Mrs Gillyflower's daughter, Ada, crushed Mr Sweet. (TV: The Crimson Horror)

The Whisper Men came to Clarence DeMarco in prison, and told him the secret of the Doctor. (HOMEVID: Clarence and the Whispermen)

Vastra and Jenny invited Strax, Clara and River Song to a conference call. However, Jenny was killed by the Whisper Men and the group was sent to Trenzalore. (TV: The Name of the Doctor)

In this year, Arthur Conan Doyle's father died and, shortly afterwards, his wife was diagnosed with terminal consumption. (AUDIO: The Monstrous Menagerie)