Since Google is using their Doodles today that means that they’re featuring someone. I don’t know who was that person is, and so I pointed the cursor of my mouse on the logo and a caption shows and states that it’s Harry Houdini’s 137th Birthday. So, I decided to feature him here in my blog.
I honestly don’t know him. So in order for me to be able to say something about him, I researched it on the net and found some really interesting facts about this man.
mother is just actually the second wife of his father. Although he claimed in his entire life that he was born in Appleton, Wisconsin on April 6, 1874; truth is that he was born in Budapest, Hungary on the date I’ve mentioned above.
He came from a Jewish family and yet ran away from them in 1886 because of some family scandal. His brother, Nathan got married to Sadie and later on got divorce. Two weeks after, his brother’s former wife married again and this time to his other brother, Leopold. And then he adds another scandal by marrying a woman which is out of their religion. He married his wife Wilhelmina “Bess” Rahner, who is a Catholic. They didn’t have any child due to his frequent x-ray exams, which causes his sterilization.
actor, stunt performer and film producer.
He died at the age of 52 on a Halloween (October 31, 1926) at Room 401 in Detroit’s Grace Hospital, Michigan due to appendicitis. Some thought or claimed that he died in his performance because he passed out after J. Gordon Whitehead punched him in the stomach just to test his claim that he can withstand any blows in his body. But truth is Harry Houdini is already suffering from appendicitis few days before his last performance. He was just too plain stubborn for refusing to seek any medical treatment and continue performing, instead. So, when J. Gordon Whitehead repeatedly punched him in his stomach, it seems that it worsened his appendicitis conditions and led to his death.
According to his brother, before he died his last words were, “I’m tired of fighting.”