Samuel Dashiell Hammett

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Noun1.Samuel Dashiell Hammett - United States writer of hard-boiled detective fiction (1894-1961)
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Retired cricket umpire Dickie Bird - his own autobiography Sir Michael Caine - The Maltese Falcon by Samuel Dashiell Hammett. Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson - Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson Presenter Michaela Strachan - Born Free Terry Wogan - Birdsong by Sebastian Faulkes Gary Lineker - the Famous Five stories by Enid Blyton Athlete Roger Black - The Alchemist by Paul Coelho.
Anniversaries: 1564: Death of Swiss theologian John Calvin; 1679: Habeus Corpus Act passed; 1703: Peter the Great founded St Petersburg; 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: Death of Indian statesman Jawalharlal Nehru.
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