Houdini Day- celebrates the birthday of the famous escape artist and magician.

Did You Know??

Harry Houdini was born as Erik Weisz in 1874. Weiss came to the United States on July 3, 1878. The family changed the Hungarian spelling of their German surname into Weiss (the German spelling) and the spelling of their son's name into Ehrich. Friends called him "Ehrie" or "Harry".Weiss became a professional magician and began calling himself "Harry Houdini" because he was heavily influenced by the French magician Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin.

Initially he focused on card tricks , but got his big break in 1899 when he met manager Martin Beck. Impressed by Houdini's handcuffs act, Beck advised him to concentrate on escape acts and booked him on the Orpheum vaudeville circuit. The rest is history....

source: wikipedia

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