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UPI Almanac for Monday, March 24, 2014.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013.
By United Press International

Ghost hunters to seek Houdini's spirit in Nova Scotia

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Ghost hunters seeking to contact the spirit of magician Harry Houdini said they will hold a seance in Nova Scotia.

Legendary Vegas magician John Calvert dies at 102

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Longtime Las Vegas magician John Calvert died in Southern California last week at the age of 102, his Web site said Sunday.
Adrien Brody to play Harry Houdini in History miniseries

Adrien Brody to play Harry Houdini in History miniseries

NEW YORK, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning actor Adrien Brody is to play Hungarian-American illusionist Harry Houdini in a 4-hour scripted miniseries, the History channel announced Monday.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, March 24, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012.
By United Press International

Experts vary on Brit spy's cause of death

LONDON, April 30 (UPI) -- Three pathologists gave varying opinions about the cause of death of British spy Gareth Williams, whose naked body was found in a locked sports equipment bag.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, March 24, 2012.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Oct. 31, 2011.
By United Press International

Daredevil dangles to beat Houdini record

NIAGARA FALLS, Ontario, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- A British escape artist said he was dangling from a helicopter in Canada when he beat Harry Houdini's record for escaping from a straightjacket by 45 seconds.

Snake escapes at Michigan park

LEONARD, Mich., June 25 (UPI) -- A snake owner said he is trying to find Hudini, the 5-foot boa constrictor that escaped from his backpack while he was napping in a Michigan park.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, March 24, 2008.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2007.
By United Press International

Trial delayed in crack pipe arson case

CINCINNATI, May 22 (UPI) -- Trial was postponed for an Ohio man who allegedly broke into a house to smoke crack and started a fire that destroyed a collection of Houdini memorabilia. Jarrod Frederick is expected to appear in court in Cincinnati on Friday to change his plea, WCPO-TV,
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NYP2002070304 - NEW YORK, July 3 (UPI) -- Marie Blood, niece of Harry Houdini, and Illusionist David Copperfield pose in front of a mockup of the U.S. Postal department's new stamp honoring the late illusionist Harry Houdini. Houdini is the first magican to be honored by the Postal Stamp service. rlw/ep/Ezio Petersen UPI
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Harry Houdini (born Erik Weisz; March 24, 1874 – October 31, 1926) was a Hungarian-born American magician and escapologist, stunt performer, actor and film producer noted for his sensational escape acts. He was also a skeptic who set out to expose frauds purporting to be supernatural phenomena.

Harry Houdini was born as Erik Weisz (he later spelled his birth name as Ehrich Weiss) in Budapest, Hungary, on March 24, 1874. From 1907 on, however, Houdini would claim in interviews to have been born in Appleton, Wisconsin, on April 6, 1874.

His parents were Rabbi Mayer Samuel Weiss (1829–1892) and his wife, Cecelia (née Steiner; 1841–1913). Houdini was one of seven children: Herman M. (1863–1885); Nathan J. (1870–1927); Gottfried William (1872–1925); Theodore "Theo" (1876–1945); Leopold D. (1879–1962); and Gladys Carrie (born 1882 – unknown year of death).

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