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Last update: 5/1/18
Weeks runs Monday to Sunday.
➤ Thurs., Jan. 22: Carrie Gladys Weiss born.
March 30-April 5:
✪ ➤ Fri., April 3: Ehrich Weiss leaves job at H. Richter’s Sons to pursue career as a magician. 
➤ Mon., April 6: Ehrich celebrates 17th birthday (it's likely he believed he was 18).
Ehrich and Jacob Hyman perform "a series of semi-professional magic shows" as The Brothers Houdini around New York. 
Dec. 28-Jan. 3:
➤ Tues., Dec. 29: Columbus, KA. 
➤ Wed., April 6: Ehrich celebrates 18th birthday.
Oct. 3-9: The Brothers Houdini performing in New York. 
➤ Wed., Oct. 5: Houdini's father Mayer Samuel Weiss (63) dies after operation for tongue cancer at Presbyterian Hospital, 308 E. 69th St., New York, NY. 
➤ Fri., Oct. 7: Rabbi Weiss buried at Machpelah Cemetery, Queens, NY 
The Brothers Houdini tour with "Hamilin's Wizard Company" medicine show in Iowa. 
April: Huber's 14th St. Museum. New York, NY (The Brothers Houdini) 
➤ Thurs., April 6: Ehrich celebrates 19th birthday.
Columbia World's Exposition in Chicago, IL (The Brothers Houdini) 
June: Kohl & Middleton Dime Museum (150 Clark St.), Chicago, IL (Houdini solo) 
July 3-9: Miner's Bowery Theatre, New York, NY (The Brothers Houdini) 
July 31-Aug. 6: Huber's 14th St. Museum, New York, NY (The Brothers Houdini) 
Aug. 21-27: Wonderland, Toledo, OH. (The Brothers Houdini) 
Aug. 28-Sept. 3:
Sept. 11-17: Robinson's Musee Theater, Buffalo, NY. (The Brothers Houdini) 
Sept. 25-Oct. 1:
Oct. 23-29: Kohl & Middleton Dime Museum (State Street), Chicago, IL (The Brothers Houdini) 
Oct. 30-Nov. 5:
Nov. 27-Dec. 3: The Louvre (286 Wabash Ave.) Chicago, IL. (The Brothers Houdini) 
Feb. 19-25: 9th and Arch Dime Museum, Philadelphia, PA (The Brothers Houdini) 
Feb. 26-March 4:
At some point in the first half of 1894 The Brothers Houdini tour with "Oliver's Wizard Oil Company" medicine show in Illinois. 
➤ Fri., April 6: Houdini celebrates 20th birthday.
➤ Tues., April 10: Jacob Hyman and Harry dissolve "The Brothers Houdini" partnership. 
April 16-22: Globe Museum (Houston & Bleecker streets), Bowery, NY (as Prof. Houdini) 
April 30-May 6:
June 18-24: Vacca's Pavilion (Buschman's Walk & Ocean Avenue), Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY (The Brothers Houdini with Dash).
➤ Thurs., June 21: "Risey in the box" incident. 
✪ ➤ Fri., June 22: Houdini marries Wilhelmina Beatrice Rahner aka Bess. 
June 25-July 1:
➤ Sat., July 28: Coney Island Clipper announces Brothers Houdini act will now become The Houdinis. 
July 30-Aug. 5:
October (2 weeks): Barton's Theatre, Newport, VA (The Houdinis) 
 Koval, Frank. The Illustrated Houdini Research Diary, Part 1: 1895 to 1899. Chadderton: 1993.
 Original newspaper story or advertisement via newspapers.com or other archival source.
 Silverman, Kenneth. Houdini!!! The Career of Ehrich Weiss. New York: Harper Collins, 1996.
 Christopher, Milbourne. Houdini The Untold Story. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Co., 1969.
 Original Houdini letter, cable, contract or signed item.
 Original pitchbook, program, playbill or poster.
 Houdini diary.
✪ Denotes a significant first.
Additional Sources (1891-94):
 Weltman, Manny. Houdini: Escape into Legend, The Early Years: 1862–1900. Van Nuys: Finders/Seekers Enterprises, 1993.
 Kalush, William, and Larry Sloman. The Secret Life of Houdini: The Making of America's First Superhero. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2006.
 Harry Houdini Personal Scrapbook 1895 to 1899, History Museum at the Castle, Appleton, WI.
 Sandford, Christopher. Houdini and Conan Doyle. London: Duckworth, 2011.
 Silverman, Kenneth. Notes to Houdini!!!. Washington D.C.: Kaufman & Greenberg, 1996.
- The Water Torture Cell
- The Milk Can
- Jail Breaks
- Murderers Row escape
- Siberian Transport Van
- Bridge jumps
- Belle Isle Bridge jump
- Suspended Straitjacket
- The Challenge Packing Case
- The Overboard Box
- Mirror Handcuff Challenge
- Sea Monster Escape
- Prison Cell & Barrel Mystery
- Weed Chain Tire Grip
- Buried Alive
- The Shelton Pool Test
- Houdini's Movies
- Merveilleux Exploits du Célébre Houdini à Paris (1909)
- The Master Mystery (1918-19)
- The Grim Game (1919)
- Terror Island (1920)
- The Man From Beyond (1921)
- Haldane of the Secret Service (1923)
- Velvet Fingers (1925-26)
- Medium Well Done (1936)
- Religious Racketeers (1938)
- Houdini Picture Corp.
- Film Developing Corp.
- Filming locations
- Unmade Movies
- The Margery Files
- Margery (all posts)
- Houdini and Conan Doyle
- Houdini's Spiritualism Lecture
- Congressional testimony
- 1925 radio address on spiritualism (transcript)
- Houdini on the Bible, spirits, Freud, and spells
- Rose Mackenberg
- Message Codes
- Arthur Ford
- The Final Houdini Seance
- The Official Houdini Seance
- Beatrice Houdini
- Theo Hardeen
- Cecilia Weiss
- Jim Collins
- Franz Kukol
- Martin Beck
- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
- J. Gordon Whitehead
- Edward Saint
- Jacob Hyman
- Leopold Weiss
- Mayer Samuel Weiss
- Carrie Gladys Weiss
- Bernard M.L. Ernst
- Charmian London
- Jess Willard
- H.P. Lovecraft
- Sherlock Holmes
- Other magicians
- Full Bibliography
- By Houdini
- For Kids
- Wild About Harry Bookshelf
- Houdini His Life Story (1928)
- Houdini The Man Who Walked Through Walls (1959)
- Houdini The Untold Story (1969)
- The Life and Many Deaths of Harry Houdini (1993)
- Houdini!!! The Career of Ehrich Weiss (1997)
- The Secret Life of Houdini (2006)
- The Metamorphosis: The Apprenticeship of Harry Houdini (2012)
- The Witch of Lime Street (2015)
- The Official Houdini Seance
- Visting the Copperfield Collection (2018)
- 278 Open House (2017)
- Los Angeles Conference on Magic History (2015)
- Official Houdini Séance, San Francisco (2015)
- Houdini Historical Roast (2015)
- Midwest Magic History Weekend, Marshall (2015)
- The Grim Game premiere in Hollywood (2015)
- Houdini at Hollywood Heritage (2014)
- Official Houdini Seance, Fort Worth (2012)
- Magic Collectors Weekend, Chicago (2011)
- Houdini Art and Magic exhibition (2010-2012)
- Tony Curtis at The Magic Castle (2009)