Profile of the Day: Harry Houdini

Posted March 24, 2011 by Amanda | One Comment

Harry Houdini was born as Erik Weisz on March 24, 1874 in Budapest, Hungary. Considered one of the greatest illusionists in history, Houdini had a remarkable ability to escape from handcuffs, chains, ropes and straitjackets. One of his most well-known escape was from the Chinese Water Torture Cell. In this act, Houdini’s feet were shackled as he was lowered upside down into a glass tank of water.

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  • Henry Wells8

    I just finished reading Modern Marvels – Viktoriana where Harry Houdini is one of the main characters. Highly recommended and entertaining.