Harry Houdini

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Harry Houdini


1874Born in Hungary as Erik Weisz

1878Arrives to the US

1890Tours circuses and performs at dime museums

1891Becomes a professional magician

1894Marries Wilhemina Rahner

1900Starts to gain fame nationwide

1910Earns trophy for flying across Australia

1912First performance of the Chinese Water Cell Torture

1926Dies in Detroit at age 52

Important Events

Famous Quotes"Another method of eating burning coals employs small balls of burned cotton in a dish of burning alcohol.""No performer should attempt to bite off red-hot iron unless he has a good set of teeth."

Interesting Facts-Changed his name three times-He died on Halloween-His postage stamp contains a secret image

Houdini's show propaganda

Houdini perfoming an escape

Video of Houdini's escape

Picture of Houdini