February 19, 2019

Today in History: Harry Houdini

Today in History–June 22–the Library of Congress features Harry Houdini, king of handcuffs. Houdini married on this date in 1894 and never once attempted to escape from his wife Beatrice. Did you also know that before Google was a verb, Houdini was? Get more amazing information by visiting the Today in History section, then follow the links below to access more resources about Houdini and other magicians.

Houdini: A Biographical Chronology

Houdini stories from America’s Library

Recollecting Houdini (see pp. 12-13 of oral history transcript)

The American Memory Houdini Collection

The Last Tour American Treasures from the Library of Congress

Timeline & select newspaper articles: Harry Houdini, Master Magician

More historical newspaper coverage of Houdini

More Houdini primary sources

Magician primary sources

Magician videos

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