The New Houdini Chronology ☛ 1904

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Last update: 2/3/18
Weeks start on Sunday.

Dec. 27-Jan. 2: [Theater?], Birmingham, UK [8]
Jan. 4-9:
Jan. 10-16:
Jan. 17-23: Empire Palace of Varieties, Sheffield, UK [1][8]
➤ Tues., Jan. 19: Houdini escapes Charles Peace cell at police station on Walter Lane. [8][9]
Jan. 24-30: Empire Theater, Liverpool, UK [1][9]

Jan. 31-Feb 6: Empire Theater, Liverpool, UK [1][8]
➤ Tues., Feb. 2: Houdini escapes jail cell and shackles at Liverpool police station. [8]
➤ Sat., Feb. 6: Charity matinee to aid Lord Mayor's Fund at Sheffield Empire. [8][9]
Feb. 7-13: Empire, South Shields, UK [8]
➤ Tues., Feb. 9: Escapes jail cell at South Shields Central police station. [8]
Feb. 14-20: Empire Theater, Birmingham, UK [1][8]
Feb. 21-27: Empire Theater, Birmingham, UK [1][8]
Feb. 28-March 5: Hippodrome Theater, London, UK [7][8]

March 6-12: Hippodrome Theater, London, UK [1][8]
March 13-19: Hippodrome Theater, London, UK [1][8]
➤ Thurs., March 17: The Mirror Handcuff challenge.
March 20-26: Hippodrome Theater, London, UK [1][8]
March 27-April 2: Hippodrome Theater, London, UK [1][8]
➤ [Date?]: Houdini visits home of Henry Evanion at 12 Methley Street.

April 3-9: Hippodrome Theater, London, UK [9]
Wed., April 6: Houdini celebrates 30th birthday.
April 10-16:
➤ Fri., April. 15: Escapes jail cell Vine Street police station in London. [8]
April 17-23: Palace, Hull, UK [8][9]
April 24-30: Empire Palace, Sheffield, UK [8][9]
➤ [Date]: Houdini meets young Randolph Douglas aka Randini. [8]

May 1-7: Empire, Leeds, UK [8][9]
May 8-14: Hippodrome, Brighton, UK [1][8]
➤ Sat., May 14: The Mirror presents Houdini with silver replica Mirror Cuffs. [8]
May 15-21: The Empire and Hippodrome, Bristol, UK [8][9]
May 22-28:
➤ May 27: Houdini sails for New York on the Deutschland. [7][8]
May 29-Jun 4:
✪ ➤ June 4: UK papers report Houdini has bought a Humber automobile. First car.

June 5-11:
June 12-18:
June 19-25:
June 26-Jul 2:

July 3-9:
July 10-16:
July 17-23: Harry and Dash travel to Appleton, WI.
➤ Sat., July 23: Edna Ferber interview published in Appleton Crescent.
July 24-30:
July 31-Aug. 6:
✪ ➤ Thurs., Aug. 11: Houdini buys home at 278 W 113th Street, New York, NY [1][3][5]

Aug. 7-13:
Aug 14-20:
Aug. 21-27:
Aug. 28-Sep 3: Empire Leicester Square, London, UK [1][8]
➤ Mon., Aug. 29: Houdini arrives in Plymouth aboard the Kronprinz Wilhelm. [7]

Sept. 4-10: Zoo Hippodrome, Glasgow, Scotland [1][8]
Sept. 11-17: Zoo Hippodrome, Glasgow, Scotland [1][8]
Sept. 18-24: Zoo Hippodrome, Glasgow, Scotland [1][8]
Sept. 25-Oct. 1: Regent Theater of Varieties, Salford, UK [1][8][9]
➤ Mon., Sept. 26: Houdini escapes jail cell at Salford Town Hall. [8]
➤ Fri., Sept. 30: Houdini exposes Carl Mysto's coffin escape. [8]

Oct. 2-8: Regent Theater of Varieties, Salford, UK [1][8][9]
✪ ➤ Tues., Oct. 4: Houdini introduces The Prison Cell & Barrel Mystery. [6]
Oct. 9-15: Empire Palace of Varieties, Bristol, UK [1][8]
Oct. 16-22: Royal Hippodrome, Liverpool, UK [1][8]
Oct. 23-29: Royal Hippodrome, Liverpool, UK [1][8]
Oct. 30-Nov 5: Palace Theater, Halifax, UK [8][9]

Nov. 6-12: Palace Theater, Halifax, UK [8][9]
Nov. 13-19: Tivoli Theatre, Leeds, UK [8][9]
Nov. 20-26:
Nov. 27-Dec 3: Pavilion, Newcastle, UK [8][9]

Dec. 4-10: Hippodrome, Brighton, UK [8][9]
Dec. 11-17: Grand Theater, Manchester, UK [1][8]
Dec. 18-24:
Dec. 25-31:


SOURCES (1904):
[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.
✪ Denotes a first or possible first.

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