Timeline

Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
1894/05/27 Anne Bond Dashiell, wife of Richard Thomas Hammett, gives birth to a son, Samuel Dashiell Hammett, on "Hopewell and Aim" farm near Great Mills, Maryland. Born Hopewell and Aim, Lexington Park Lexington Park, MD
1900/00/00 Samuel Dasheil Hammet will grow up at 212 N Strieker Street (now demolished) in Baltimore, Maryland. Neighborhood Franklin Square Historic District Baltimore, MD
1918/06/24 Hammett enters the US Army, serves in the Motor Ambulance Company at Camp Mead, Maryland Military
1919/03/00 In early 1919, Dashiell Hammett takes ill with influenza, complicated by bronchial pneumonia. 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 Smoke Stack State Park Anaconda, MT
1920/11/00 Hammett enters Cushman Institute (US Public Health Service hospital in Tacoma, Washington) to receive treatment for tuberculosis. He will be cared for 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
1922/00/00 Crackerjack Pinkerton detective Dashiell Hammett gathers evidence for the defense of Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle. Detective Trials of Roscoe Arbuckle
1922/05/00 At 870 Market St, Detective Hammett quits Pinkerton before his 28th birthday. Hammett used the building for the location of the Continental Detective Agency, and the mysterious Continental Op. Work Flood Building San Francisco
1926/00/00 Dashiell Hammett takes an apartment at 891 Post Street, probably residing in 401 (NE corner, 4th flr). He will write his first three novels, "Red Harvest", "The Dain Curse" and "The Maltese Falcon", here before moving in 1929. Home The Maltese Falcon 891 Post St San Francisco
1926/00/00 Dashiell Hammett takes an apartment at 891 Post Street, probably residing in 401 (NE corner, 4th flr). He will write his first three novels, "Red Harvest", "The Dain Curse" and "The Maltese Falcon", here before moving in 1929. Home Red Harvest (book) 891 Post St San Francisco
1926/00/00 Dashiell Hammett takes an apartment at 891 Post Street, probably residing in 401 (NE corner, 4th flr). He will write his first three novels, "Red Harvest", "The Dain Curse" and "The Maltese Falcon", here before moving in 1929. Home The Dain Curse 891 Post St San Francisco
1927/11/00 Part 1 of "The Cleansing of Poisonville" by Dashiell Hammett appears in Black Mask magazine. Author Red Harvest (book)
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
1930/04/00 Former Pinkerton detective, Dashiell is hired as a crime fiction reviewer for the New York Evening Post. Between April and October 1930, he will review a total of 85 books in 13 "Crime Wave" articles. Author
1931/04/24 The Glass Key - published Author The Glass Key
1934/01/08 The Thin Man - published Author The Thin Man (book)
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 organizations. Hammett refuses and spends 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 Samuel Dashiell Hammett dies of lung cancer in Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan, New York City. Mr Hammett's grave is in Arlington National Cemetery, section 12, site 508. Died Arlington National Cemetery Arlington, VA

6 Creative Works by Dashiell Hammett »

Title Type Association Y/M/D Moniker
Title Type Association Y/M/D Moniker
Red Harvest (book) Author Novel 1927/11/00
  • 1100 or so Notable Novels and Novellas
  • All-TIME 100 Novels
  • 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
  • 1100 or so Notable Novels and Novellas
  • The Top 100 Crime Novels of All Time
  • The Top 100 Mystery Novels of All Time
The Glass Key Author Book 1931/04/24
  • 1100 or so Notable Novels and Novellas
  • 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 (book) Author Book 1934/01/08
  • 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die
  • 1100 or so Notable Novels and Novellas
  • The Top 100 Mystery Novels of All Time

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