Timeline

Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
1894/05/27 Born in Maryland, USA
1918/06/24 Hammett enters the US Army, serves in the Motor Ambulance Company at Camp Mead, Maryland Military
1919/03/00 Dashiell Hammett sickened by influenza, complicated by bronchial pneumonia in early 1919 Sickened Influenza Pandemic of 1918
1919/05/29 Hammett is discharged from the Army with 'arrested' tuberculosis. Military
1920/06/00 Hammett, a Pinkerton Detective, is sent to Anaconda Work Anaconda Copper Mining Company Smoke Stack Anaconda
1920/11/00 Hammett enters Cushman Institute (US Public Health Service hospital in Tacoma, Washington) to treatment his tuberculosis, treated by Nurse Josephine Dolan Sickened
1921/01/00 Hammett is transferred to a USPHS hospital at Camp Kearney (Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, San Diego) for further treatment for tuberculosis (discharged in May 1921) Sickened
1929/02/01 Red Harvest - published (originally serialized in Black Mask as The Cleansing of Poisonville) Author Red Harvest
1929/07/19 The Dain Curse - published Author The Dain Curse
1930/02/00 The Farewell Murder - published in Black Mask magazine Author The Farewell Murder
1930/02/14 The Maltese Falcon - published Author The Maltese Falcon
1931/04/24 The Glass Key - published Author The Glass Key
1934/01/08 The Thin Man - published Author The Thin Man
1936/12/25 "After the Thin Man " is released. Story by Dashiell Hammett After the Thin Man
1944/01/19 First edition of The Adakian, the Adak Army Base newspaper edited by Dashiell Hammett from 1944 to 1946, is published. Military Post Adak Army Base and Adak Naval Operating Station Adak Island
1951/07/09 Dashiell Hammett is subpoenaed and asked to name contributors to American communist organisations, he refused and spent 6 months in jail. Defendant
1953/03/26 Dashiell Hammett testifies before House Un-American Activities Committee, refuses to cooperate and was blacklisted. Defendant House Un-American Activities Hearings
1961/01/10 Dies Final resting place Arlington National Cemetery Arlington

6 Creative Works by Dashiell Hammett »

Title Type Association Y/M/D Moniker
Title Type Association Y/M/D Moniker
Red Harvest Author Book 1929/02/01
  • All-TIME 100 Novels, since 1923 the beginning of TIME
  • The Top 100 Crime Novels of All Time
  • The Top 100 Crime Novels of All Time
  • The Top 100 Mystery Novels of All Time
The Dain Curse Author Book 1929/07/19
The Farewell Murder Author Short Story 1930/02/00
The Maltese Falcon Author Book 1930/02/14
  • 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die
  • The Top 100 Crime Novels of All Time
  • The Top 100 Mystery Novels of All Time
The Glass Key Author Book 1931/04/24
  • The Top 100 Crime Novels of All Time
  • The Top 100 Crime Novels of All Time
  • The Top 100 Mystery Novels of All Time
The Thin Man Author Book 1934/01/08
  • 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die
  • The Top 100 Mystery Novels of All Time

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