The New Houdini Chronology ☛ 1902

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Last update: 1/29/18
Weeks begin on Sunday.

Dec. 29-Jan. 4: Olympia Theater, Paris, France
Jan. 5-11: Olympia Theater, Paris, France [1][6]
Jan. 12-18: Olympia Theater, Paris, France [1][6]
Jan. 19-25: Olympia Theater, Paris, France [1][6]
Jan. 26-Feb 1: Olympia Theater, Paris, France [1][6]
Tues., Jan. 28: Houdini travels to Blois to vist grave of Robert-Houdin. [5]

Feb. 2-8: Olympia Theater, Paris, France [1][6]
Feb. 9-15: Olympia Theater, Paris, France [1][6]
 Sat., Feb. 15: Gladys Hardeen born (out of wedlock?). [10]
Feb. 16-22:
Feb. 19, 20, 21: First Cologne slander trial against Werner Graff.
Feb. 23- Mar 1:
Wed., Feb. 26: First Cologne verdict announced in Houdini favor.

March: 2-8: Ronacher’s Theater, Vienna, Austria [1][6]
March 9-15: Ronacher’s Theater, Vienna, Austria [1][6]
March 16-22: Ronacher’s Theater, Vienna, Austria [1][6]
March 30-April 5: Ronacher’s Theater, Vienna, Austria [1][6]

April 6-12: Houdini returns to United States for 10 days. [6]
Sun., April 6: Houdini celebrates 28th birthday.
April 13-19:
April 20-26:
April 27-May 2:

May 4-10: Circus Corty-Althoff Circus, Holland [1][6]
May 11-17: Circus Corty-Althoff Circus, Holland [1][6]
May 18-24: Circus Corty-Althoff Circus, Holland [1][6]
May 25-31: Circus Corty-Althoff Circus, Holland [1][6]

June 1-7: Circus Corty-Althoff Circus, Holland [1][6]
June 8-14: Circus Corty-Althoff Circus, Holland [1][6]
June 15-21: Circus Corty-Althoff Circus, Holland [1][6]
Wed., June 18: Houdini deals with rival Kleppini in Dortmund, Germany. [1]
June 22-28: Circus Corty-Althoff Circus, Holland [1][6]
June 29-Jul 5: Colosseum Theater, Essen Ruhr [1]

July 6-12: Colosseum Theater, Essen Ruhr, Germany [1][6]
July 13-19: Colosseum Theater, Essen Ruhr, Germany [1][6]
July 20-26: Colosseum Theater, Essen Ruhr, Germany [1][6]
Sat., July. 26: Second Cologne trial.
July 27-Aug. 1: Colosseum Theater, Essen Ruhr, Germany [6]
✪  Thurs., July 31: First packing crate challenge escape.

Aug. 3-9: Eden Theater, Aachen, Germany [1][6]
Aug. 10-16: Eden Theater, Aachen, Germany [6]
Aug. 17-23:
Aug. 24-30:

Aug. 31-Sept. 6: Circus Carre, Munchen, Bavaria [1][6]
Sept. 7-13: Circus Carre, Munchen, Bavaria [1][6]
Sept. 14-20: Circus Carre, Munchen, Bavaria [1]
Sept. 21-27: Circus Carre, Munchen, Bavaria [1]
Fri., Sept. 26: Third Cologne trial.
Sept. 28-Oct 4: Circus Carre, Munchen, Bavaria [1]

Oct. 5-11:
Oct. 12-18: People's Palace Theater, Halifax, UK [1][6][8]
Oct. 19-25: Palace Theater, Blackburn, UK [1][6][8]
Fri., Oct. 24: The Hodgson challenge.
Fri., Oct. 24: Third Cologne verdict announced in Houdini favor.
Oct. 26-Nov 1: Palace Theater, Bradford, UK [1][6][8]

Nov. 2-8: People's Palace Theater, Halifax, UK [1][6][8]
Nov. 9-15: Pavilion Theater, Leicester, UK [1][6][8]
Nov. 16-22: St. James’s Hall, Manchester, UK [1][2][6][8]
Nov. 23-29: Palace Theater, Blackburn, UK [1][6][9]

Nov. 30-Dec. 6: City of Varieties, Leeds, UK [1][6][8]
Thurs., Dec. 4: Houdini escapes from Charles Peace cell at Armley Prison. [1][8]
Dec. 7-13: Empire Music Hall, Burnley, UK [8][9]
Tues., Dec. 9: Houdini escapes Burnley jail. [8]
Dec. 14-20: City of Varieties, Leeds, UK [1][6][8]
Dec. 21-27:
Thurs., Dec. 25: Harry and Bess spend Christmas at 10 Kepple Street with fellow magicians.
Dec 28-Jan 3:

SOURCES (1902):
[1] Koval, Frank. The Illustrated Houdini Research Diary, Part 2: 1900 to 1905. Chadderton: 1993.
[2] Original newspaper story or advertisement via newspapers.com or other archival source.
[3] Silverman, Kenneth. Houdini!!! The Career of Ehrich Weiss. New York: Harper Collins, 1996.
[4] Christopher, Milbourne. Houdini The Untold Story. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Co., 1969.
[5] Original Houdini letter, cable, contract or signed item.
[6] Original pitchbook, program, playbill or poster.
[7] Houdini, Harry. New York Dramatic Mirror column 1900-1905
[8] Tait, Derek.  The Great Houdini: His British Tours. Barnsley: Pen & Sword Books, 2017.
[9] David De-Val Escapology Website, Houdini UK Tours.
[10] Rauscher, William V. Hardeen Monarch of Manacles. 1878 Press Co, 2017.
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