94 years ago today in LA, Harry Houdini donned a straightjacket & was winched 50' up the Examiner Building. He freed himself in 5 minutes. pic.twitter.com/zXesTugbMT— Esotouric's Lost LA (@esotouric) April 5, 2017
The Examiner Building still stands and is currently undergoing a major renovation. Below are links with more info and images of this escape.
UPDATE: I recently uncovered some newspaper clippings that place this on April 4, not April 5.