Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Houdini's life.(West Side Journal)

Byline: * Journal Staff Report

According to the PBS' American Experience Web site, Harry Houdini was born March 24, 1874 as Ehrich Weiss in Budapest, Hungary. However, Houdini often told people he was born in Appleton, Wis.

His father was a rabbi who moved the family to Appleton when Houdini was 4. When he was 9, Houdini started a 5-cent circus in his Appleton neighborhood.

He moved to New York City in 1887 and in 1891 began calling himself Harry Houdini and started a magic act with his friend. …

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