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BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1874

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Harry Houdini (born Erik Weisz, later Ehrich Weiss or Harry Weiss)
                           (March 24, 1874 – October 31, 1926)

The iconic magician and escape artist, Houdini is most remembered for
the difficult stunt of escaping from handcuffs that took a locksmith five
years to build. In his youth, he took a job as a trapeze artist under the
name Ehrich, the Prince of the Air, and was a successful cross-country
runner.



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SHOW DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1946

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The Fat Man
, a popular radio show during the 1940s and early 1950s
was a detective drama based on characters by Dashiell Hammett. It
starred J. Scott Smart in the title role, as a detective who started out
anonymous but rapidly acquired the name ‘Brad Runyon’.

Broadcast from the studios of WJZ in Newark, New Jersey, the series
premiered on the ABC Radio Network and aired until 1951.The success
of the radio series led to a movie, The Fat Man (1951).

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J. Scott Smart

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DETECTIVE SHOW BEGAN ON THIS DAY IN 1942

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Joseph Curtin and Alice Frost played Jerry and Pam North

In 1946, Mr. and Mrs. North received the first Best Radio Drama
Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America. Though the
program aired one time in 1941, it began a continuous original 
run on CBS from December 30, 1942 through December 1946.   

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The radio show Mr. and Mrs. North was based on a series of 
26 novels written by the husband-wife team of Frances and 
Richard Lockridge starting in 1940 and continuing until the 
the death of Frances in 1963.

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