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Magicpedia:Selected anniversaries/August

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  • 1900 - Paul Le Paul was born Paul Shields Braden in Olney, Illinois.
  • 1921 - Carl Hertz was summoned to the British House of Commons to prove that his act did not harm the birds.
  • 1998 - Shari Lewis died.

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  • 1862 - W.D. Le Roy was born in LaSalle, Illinois.
  • 1911 - John Calvert was born.
  • 1926 - Harry Houdini performed his last and greatest feat by emerging from a coffin submerged in a water tank after spending 91 minutes inside.

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  • 1906 - Brian Baxter, a schoolmaster by profession and semi-professional magician, is born.
  • 1935 - William Zavis, a FISM-award-winning amateur magician, is born.

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  • 2006 - David Copperfield claims he found the "Fountain of Youth" in the southern Bahamas, amid islands he bought for $50-million.

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  • 1914 - Dr John Henry Grossman was born.
  • 1980 - Broadway show "Blackstone! The Magnificent Musical Magic Show" by Harry Blackstone, Jr. finished its run of 104 performances at the Majestic Theatre in New York City.

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  • 1829 - George Heubeck, who became one of Hofzinser's favorite pupils, was born in Vienna.
  • 1924 - Ed Voorhees, who became a magic shop owner in the Philadelphia area, was born.
  • 1952 - The annual convention of The Texas Association of Magicians starts at the Hilton Hotel in Fort Worth.
  • 2006 - Igor Kio, a Russian illusionist with the Russian Circus Association, dies.

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