LAST WEEK IN HOUDINI HISTORY
April 26, 1919: Houdini is tied to a cannon during a Liberty Loan drive in Los Angeles' Pershing Square. [story]
April 27, 1899: Houdini signs first contract with the Orpheum vaudeville circuit.
April 28, 1923: Houdini jumps manacled into the swimming pool of the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. [story]
April 29, 1910: Houdini receives trophy from The Aerial League of Australia for the first successful flight on the continent. [pic]
April 30, 1908: Houdini jumps handcuffed from the Harvard bridge in Boston. [story]
May 1, 1995: The Houdini Magical Hall of Fame in Niagara Falls, Canada, is destroyed by fire.
May 2, 1912: Challenged by Schlitz Brewing Company to escape his Milk Can filled with beer. Woman in the front row faints when Houdini fails to appear after 2 mins.