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Magic Day

October 31

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An event every year that begins at 00:00 on day 31 of October, repeating indefinitely

October 31
First occurrence:
Magic Day was created in 1938 when a Chicago member
of the Society of American Magicians received
official permission for a Houdini Day from Mrs. Houdini.

Also known as
Houdini Day

On October 311:26 p.m. on October 31, 1926,
in Room 401 at Detroit’s Grace Hospital
Harry Houdini died from the complications of a
ruptured appendix at the age of 52.

Houdini had escaped from cages and chains and milk cans.
But he could only escape medical care long enough to die
from a problem that might have been treatable
if he hadn’t endured the intense stomach pain
that had kept him up for nights.

The stories about the details around his death vary widely
and aren’t well verified.

So this stays a legend.

But of course , legendary people need legendary stories.
And legends never really die.
Harry Houdini still is a great icon for magicians
and escape artists.

So much so that escapology became an actual word for this art.

#MagicDay #HoudiniDay



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