Samuel Dashiell Hammett


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United States writer of hard-boiled detective fiction (1894-1961)

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Anniversaries: 1679: Habeus Corpus Act passed; 1837: Birth of American frontier scout Wild Bill Hickok; 1856: Guilty verdict in the trial of Staffordshire poisoner Dr William Palmer; 1878: Birth of American dancer Isadora Duncan; 1894: Birth of American detective story writer Samuel Dashiell Hammett; 1937: The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco opened; 1941: German battleship Bismarck sunk; 1964: Deayth of Indian statesman Jawalharlal Nehru; 1988: In Canada, a man was aquitted for murdering his mother after he told the court he was sleepwalking when he drove 14 miles to her home, hit her with an iron bar and then stabbed her.