25 Fascinating Facts About Harry Houdini

Are you a fan of magic? Well even if you aren’t, you’ve probably at least heard of Harry Houdini. He’s one of the most famous magicians in recent history. Today we’re going to take a look at his life and how a young trapeze artist from Budapest took the world of entertainment by storm. These are 25 Fascinating Facts About Harry Houdini.

20

In 1918, he registered for the US selective service as Harry Handcuff Houdini

militarySource: history.com
19

His first job in the United States was as a trapeze artist

houdiniSource: biography.com
18

While in school, one of his favorite hobbies was cross country running. In fact, he was really good at it!

runningSource: biography.com
17

Raised in a Jewish family, Harry became a Freemason later in life

freemasonSource: history.com
16

In 1906, Houdini started his own magic publication called Conjurers' Monthly Magazine. It quickly went out of business, but not before he used it to attack his rivals, praise his own appearances, and subtly re-write history in his favor. Apparently he would have made a great 45th president...

magazineSource: history.com

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