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Subject: Re: [Q-R] Today in History Dec 6 - Houdini mistaken identity
Date: Sat, 6 Dec 2003 17:43:48 EST
In a message dated 12/6/2003 3:13:24 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> 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.
> Here's the scoop on Jean Houdin who was a magician well before the
> Houdini we know about
Your 100% correct, I didn't look into that information far enough and went
back and see Harry took his name is honour of the magician in France.
And I wasn't inspired to well by Harry when I put that on there :)