Check out this "Today in History" video posted to YouTube by the Associated Press, which pegs Houdini's birthday as today, April 6. How does one even make this mistake anymore? Oddly, they get the place of his birth, Budapest, correct. Usually the false April 6 date goes with his false American birthplace, Appleton, Wisconsin. (Click here if you don't know what I'm talking about.)
It's time to update those files, AP.