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Magicpedia:Selected anniversaries/February 5

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  • 1886 - Frank Van Hoven was born in Sioux City Iowa. He would worked his way to top billing on the United States vaudeville circuit billed as the "Mad Magician" and "The Man Who Made Ice Famous".
  • 1981 - Indian mystic Kuda Bux dies.
  • 1991 - Tommy Tucker, who began with a manipulative act under the name, "The Boy Wonder" and later developed a two person mentalism act with his wife Liz, dies.