The New Houdini Chronology documents every week of Houdini's life with known performances and notable events. On this page you can view some sample years as I continue to build on it. My plan is to eventually offer the complete chronology as a book. I hope you'll find this a useful research tool and enjoy the previews!

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Now showing the formative years: 1874 to 1899

I'm kicking off this dedicated page to The New Houdini Chronology by featuring Houdini's childhood and his years of his early career struggle: 1874 to 1899.

These years offer a fascinating look at Houdini's long hard road to success. As a bonus, I've included the "A.D." page that tracks the amazing afterlife of Houdini from 1927 to the present. As always, your comments and contributions are welcome.

I hope you enjoy this peek inside The New Houdini Chronology.


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    1. I decided to change what I offer online as I continue to build the chronology. I'm just going to post a rotation of sample years. Eventually I'd like to publish the entire thing as a book. I have plans. :)

  2. I was about to ask the same thing. Any idea of a time frame when a book might be available or how often you expect to rotate the years?--Dale.

    1. A book might be a ways off, especially as I've now decided to work individual challenges into the chronology. It would have to reach a point where I feel it's finished enough to print. But possibly I'll offer PDFs along the way.

      I'll probably rotate the years every few months.

      But if someone has a research project and needs information on a specific timeframe, just shoot me an email.