He was a marketing genius and even his death was a brilliant promotion. Anticipating how to carry on his name even after he was dead he arranged for the ritual of trying to contact his spirit.
Although it is generally believed that Houdini was punched by a student who didn’t allow the escape artist the proper time to prepare for the blow, it is not known for certain whether or not the blow actually ruptured his appendix. Because this does not cause appendicitis. Appendicitis is in fact a bacterial infection.
It is commonly felt that Harry had peritonitis prior. And the punch in his abdomen just aggravated the situation.Regardless, Harry “Erhich Weiss” Houdini went to the great beyond at 1:26 p.m.on October 31 1926. He was 52 years old.
Final Resting Place
Machpelah Cemetery in Queens, New York is the final resting place for Houdini.
Where was he really Born?
An interesting note is that Houdini had always said that he was born in Appleton Wisconsin, which is where a museum in his memory now stands. Houdini would tell others that his birth date was April 6, 1874 in Appleton. In truth, it has recently been revealed from logs from the boat that Houdini’s family traveled to America in, that he was actually born on March 24, 1874 in Budapest, Hungary.
This means that Houdini came by ship as a toddler with his family to America. Young Erhric’s father was Rabbi Mayer Samuel Weiss who had a job available to him in the U.S.
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