Events @ TC

Section Navigation

News Display: Death of Houdini

Harry Houdini (born Erik Weisz in Budapest in 1874), the greatest magician and escape artist of the 20th century, died on October 31, 1926. Punched by one of his students who was testing the strength of his stomach muscles, Houdini failed to recover from a ruptured appendix at the age 52.

Stories feature Houdini's fame and life in the circus as a trapeze artist and contortionist, showcasing his daring stunts and escapes which relied upon remarkable strength, speed, dexterity, and concentration, rather than upon trickery.

The Everett Cafe features thematic news displays on a wide range of educational topics, in addition to daily postings of headlines from around the world.

Individuals with disabilities are invited to request reasonable accommodations including, but not limited to sign language interpretation, Braille or large print materials, and a campus map of accessible features. Address these requests to the Office of Access and Services for Individuals with Disabilities at (212) 678-3689,, or Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services at (212) 678-3853 V/TTY.



  • Jennifer Govan
  • 212-678-3022
add to calendar