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Old October 31st, 2002, 07:56 AM
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On this day in 1926, Erich Weiss died. By what name was he more
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I used to know that but couldn't remember. Had to look up the answer. Since that's cheating I won't post it.

Thanks for the interesting bit o' trivia, Carole!

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Old October 31st, 2002, 08:17 AM
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I'll leave the initials. H.H.

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Old October 31st, 2002, 10:33 AM
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Houdini!

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Old October 31st, 2002, 10:53 AM
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I guess that was just too easy======
As befits a master of deception, much mystery surrounds the death of Ehrich Weiss, better known by his stage name, Harry Houdini.

The most common misconception about his death arose from the 1953 movie Houdini, starring Tony Curtis. In the movie, Houdini died during a failed escape from the infamous Chinese Water Torture Cell.

The truth was slightly less dramatic. According to the Houdini Historical Center of Appleton, Wisconsin, the famous magician, author, psychic debunker, aviator, and movie star died on Halloween Day, 1926, in Detroit, Michigan. The official cause of death was peritonitis caused by appendicitis.

Houdini died of peritonitis resulting from appendicitis in Detroit, Michigan,
at Grace Hospital in room 401
at 1:26 P.M. on October 31, 1926, Halloween.
He is buried at Machpelah Cemetery,
82-30 Cypress Hills Street, Queens, New York.
His entire family is buried there, mother, father, sister and brothers -
but not his wife Bess.
A plot next to Harry was planned for her,
but she couldn't be laid to rest there, because
Machpelah is a Jewish cemetery, and Bess was Catholic.
Bess Houdini died on a train in California enroute to NYC,
and is buried at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery,
Stevens and Bradhurst Avenues, Hawthorne, New York.
[b]For more information about Houdini - go to
url]http://www.geocities.com/Broadway/Stage/3487/death.html[/url]

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Old October 31st, 2002, 11:05 AM
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Also on this day in history-


October 31

1517
Martin Luther posted the 95 Theses on the door of the Wittenberg Palace church, marking the start of the Protestant Reformation in Germany.

1864
Nevada became the 36th state. My Favorite state!!!

1926
Magician Harry Houdini died in Detroit of complications resulting from a ruptured appendix.

1956
Rear Admiral G. J. Dufek became the first person to land an airplane at the South Pole.

1984
Indian prime minister Indira Gandhi was assassinated.

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Also on this date in history:

In 1973 Thomas scored with Sally Thornbottom.




......just kidding, just kidding

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Bad boy !
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Thomas,,,, thornbottom ????

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Thomas you kill me!!! ROFLMAO

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