By Tom Interval
On this day 148 years ago, my childhood hero, Harry Houdini (1874–1926), pulled off his first great escape—from the womb! And the celebration will continue this Sunday, March 27, with a 13-hour virtual birthday event hosted by the Society of American Magicians and the Houdini Museum in Scranton, Pennsylvania. See the official Facebook page for details. See you there, Harry!