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From: Fran LaChance <>
Subject: Re: [Q-R] Today in History Dec 6 - Houdini mistaken identity
Date: Sat, 06 Dec 2003 15:06:49 -0500
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Jean Eugene Robert Houdin was NOT Harry Houdini that was Erich Weiss
(1874 0 1926) born in Germany. "Harry Houdini used the stage name taken
from Jean Houdin's name.
http://www.geocities.com/Broadway/Stage/3487/biography.html

Here's the scoop on Jean Houdin who was a magician well before the
Houdini we know about
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/houdini/peopleevents/pande03.html

Fran LaChance

wrote:

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>Dec 6, 1805 Happy Birthday Jean Eugene Robert Houdin-born in France
>he is better know as Harry Houdini
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