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Magicpedia:Selected anniversaries/October 28

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  • 1846 - Otto Maurer, founder of the New York Magical Co., was born.
  • 1851 - John Randall Brown, one of the first mentalist to perform a Muscle Reading act, was born.
  • 1883 - The first appearance of Harry Houdini before an audience as Ehrich, The Prince of the Air.
  • 1906 - Archie Tear, one of the first magicians to be televised (1932) was born.
  • 1924 - Bascom Jones, publisher of Magick, was born in San Diego, California.
  • 1967 - Tom Stone, who has a column titled "LodeStones" in Genii, was born.
  • 2008 - Ted Lesley, using the stage name of Friedrich Karl Helzel, passes away.