Harry Houdini Born On This Day In 1874.

Born Erich Weisz on March 24, 1874, in Budapest, young Harry Houdini moved with his family to Appleton, Wisconsin, where he later claimed he was born. Fascinated with magic, he began

Harry Houdini

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performing and drew attention for his daring feats of escape. In 1893, he married Wilhelmina Beatrice Rahner, who became his onstage partner as well. Houdini continued performing escape acts until his death in 1926.

Magician, escape artist. Born Erich Weisz on March 24, 1874, in Budapest, Hungary. One of seven children born to a Jewish rabbi and his wife, Erich moved with his family as a child to Appleton, Wisconsin, where he later claimed he was born. When he was 13, Erich moved with his father to New York City, taking on odd jobs and living in a boarding house before the rest of the family joined them. It was there that he became interested in trapeze arts

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