Magician Harry Houdini, 52, dies in Detroit 90 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 31 1926)

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(Sunday, October 31, 1926, Halloween, 1:26 p.m. EST)Harry Houdini (born Erik Weisz), world famous as a magician, a defier of locks and sealed chests and an exposer of spiritualistic frauds, died today in Room 401 at Detroit’s Grace Hospital of gangrene and peritonitis resulting from a ruptured appendix. He was 52.

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