November 19, 2019

Today in History: Hippodrome

Today in History–August 16–the Library of Congress features the Hippodrome Theater, which closed permanently on this day in 1939. Opened in 1905, this gigantic theater seated up to 5,200 people and was the stage for the most popular vaudeville performers of the time, including Harry Houdini. Learn more by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access more Library resources related to the Hippodrome Theater and theater in general. Curious about the Hippodrome in … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]