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The century of the 1800s.
Selected Magic Events By Year
(click on date to see all magic events in that year)
- 1800 - Library of Congress, is established and goes on to contain all magic books formally copyrighted in the US
- 1801 - Ludwig Leopold Doebler, who toured England, Austria, Germany, Russia and France with his magic, is born,
- 1809 - The magician Torrini, some sources believe, performs the first version of Sawing a woman in half in front of Pope Pius VII. This, however, is greatly debated.
- 1810 - P. T. Barnum, an American showman famous for founding the circuses that would later become the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, in born
- 1811 - Richard Potter performs an An Evening's Brush to Sweep Away Care, or a Medley to Please, at the Columbian Museum in Boston
- 1814 - The first recorded performence of pulling a white rabbit from a top hat is performed by Louis Comte
- 1815 - St. John Bosco, who taught spiritual values through magic, making him an early, if not the first, performer of modern Gospel Magic, is born
- 1816 - Compars Herrmann, who pursued a career as a magician and served as a role model and inspiration for Alexander Herrmann, is born
- 1817 - Wiljalba Frikell, a German magician who developed an act without the usual equipment on stage, is born
- 1824 - Chemische Belustigungen Nürnberg (ie Nuremberg Chemical Amusements), a reprint of Chemical Amusement, is published
- 1826 - "Torrini" De Grisy, is killed when he is accidentally shot by his son, Giovanni, during a performance of the bullet catch
- 1827 - Manuel de chimie amusante - A French translation of Chemical Amusement, by J. Riffault, is published
- 1830 - John Henry Anderson starts his career appearing on the stage with a traveling dramatic company
- 1832 - Thomas W. Yost, a magic dealer and one of the early pioneers in the manufacturing magical apparatus, is born
- 1835 - The National Theatre, a venue for a variety of live stage productions in Washington, D.C., opens
- 1838 - The Royal Polytechnic, a permanent science-related fair, opens
- 1839 - Louis Haselmayer, the "Prince of Prestidigitators, Magician, Necromancer, Musician, and Educator of Birds, is born
- 1841 - The words 'hypnosis' and 'hypnotism' are coined by James Braid, circa. 1841
- 1842 - The term psychometry was coined by Joseph Rodes Buchanan