Harry Houdini Timeline

Harry Houdini timeline

This Saturday marks the 144th birthday of Harry Houdini, the world-famous escape artist whose sensational stunts made his audience wait for the denouement with bated breath. Despite the long way that his posthumous fellow magicians have covered in terms of performance intricacy and special effects, Mr. Houdini is still regarded as one of the greatest illusionists of all time. To bring an homage to the legacy of the one dubbed The Handcuff King by his contemporaries, we give you The Harry Houdini Timeline, which summarizes his life and most notable acts.

Born in Hungary as Erik Weisz, he moved with his family to the US and made his public debut as a trapeze artist at the tender age of 9, calling himself ‘Ehric, the Prince of the Air’. It was in 1894 that he began his career as a magician and renamed himself Harry Houdini, after the French illusionist J.E. Robert-Houdin, whom he admired. Initially revolving around card tricks, his shows had little success, so he introduced feats of escape involving handcuffs, which soon drew manager Martin Beck’s attention and ultimately brought his big break. From then on, his rise to stardom was meteoric, reaching its pinnacle in 1912, when he inaugurated the Chinese Water Torture Cell. The performance enthralled the crowds so much that it stayed a recurring act until his death in 1926.

Expanding his repertoire with increasingly dangerous escape challenges, Houdini quickly sued anyone who imitated his stunts. He also indulged in other passions such as aviation, setting out to be the first to fly a plane over Australia in 1910. However, it is said that he was beaten to the draw just a few months earlier by Capt. Colin Defries.

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Bob Dylan Albums Timeline

Bob Dylan timeline

On this day, 56 years ago, Bob Dylan’s very first studio album was released by Columbia Records. Featuring 11 folk standards and 2 original compositions, the self-titled album did not receive critical acclaim until years later. However, this didn’t stop the newly discovered talent in his tracks from becoming one of the most influential figures in the popular music and culture of the last five decades. On the contrary, once he made his debut, Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman) embarked on a journey that was to unfold into an extremely prolific musical career which has yielded 68 albums, including studio and compilation ones.

To celebrate the artist’s breakthrough and inspirational work, we have put together the Bob Dylan Albums Timeline, which provides a chronological overview of his major album releases.

Recorded in three short afternoon sessions on the 20th and 22nd of November 1961, the debut album Bob Dylan is rumored to have cost only $402 to be produced. Despite the low cost and short amount of time involved, its recording nevertheless posed some difficulties to the producer, John H. Hammond, who later stated that he had never worked with anyone so undisciplined as Bob Dylan before. During the sessions, the young artist, whose early songs became anthems for the Civil Rights Movement, refused to do second takes – “I can’t see myself singing the same song twice in a row. That’s terrible.”

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Stephen Hawking Timeline

Stephen Hawking timeline

Stephen Hawking, the world-renowned theoretical physicist and author who came to symbolize the triumph of mind over matter, died yesterday morning at his home in Cambridge. The scientist was considered a leading voice in physics and cosmology, not only due to his extensive work on the nature of the universe, but also for his efforts – and success – in popularizing science around the world. To honor one of the most brilliant minds of our times, we have created a timeline of Hawking’s life and work.

The Stephen Hawking Timeline illustrates important events and achievements in the life of the physicist, including some of his major publications. His renowned book, A Brief History of Time, was written to help “non-scientists” get a wider understanding of physics and our universe. As Hawking himself noted in the book’s acknowledgments, he had been warned that, for each equation included in the text, his readership would be halved. Therefore – with some difficulty - the author dropped all equations but one: E = mc2. When published in 1988, A Brief History of Time quickly rose to the top of bestseller lists and remained there for months.

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Pink Floyd Timeline

Dr Seuss timeline

This Saturday marked two important events in the history of psychedelic rock band Pink Floyd. First of all, 51 years ago on March 10, the band launched their debut single, Arnold Layne, which peaked at number 20 in the UK despite having been banned by multiple radio stations. Moreover, according to Pink Floyd’s official website, March 10 (1973) is also the day the iconic album The Dark Side of the Moon was released, gaining the band their first No.1 chart placing and remaining on the chart for 741 consecutive weeks.

To wish Pink Floyd a happy anniversary for both occasions, let’s take a look back at their internationally-acclaimed work.

The Pink Floyd Timeline provides a chronological overview of the band’s major album releases, including studio and live albums as well as a few compilations. Although there seems to be some dispute regarding the exact release date of The Dark Side of the Moon, what is certain is that it was recorded at Abbey Road Studios, where the Beatles made most of their recordings. In fact, at the end of Eclipse, the final song on Pink Floyd’s best-selling album, a faintly audible orchestral section of the Beatles’ Ticket to Ride can be heard. It is believed that this was unintentional and that the Beatles song was playing in the background when Eclipse’s closing snippet was recorded.

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Dr. Seuss Timeline

Dr Seuss timeline

Today marks the 114th birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as the beloved Dr. Seuss. Even decades after the publication of his first book, the whimsical writer and illustrator is still capturing the imagination of children – and adults – worldwide with his wacky themes, playful rhymes, and made-up words and creatures. To celebrate the man behind besties like the Grinch, the Sneetches, and the Lorax, let’s take a brief look at his life and work.

The Dr. Seuss Timeline illustrates some of the major events and achievements in the life of the author, as well as a few of his most popular books, such as The Cat in the Hat or Green Eggs and Ham. While many have heard the interesting stories behind his major works, how the penname “Dr. Seuss” was born might not be that common-knowledge.

It all started at Dartmouth, where Theodor (Ted) Geisel wrote for the university’s humor magazine and even rose to the rank of chief editor. That changed abruptly, though, when he was caught drinking gin in his dorm with a few friends. As punishment for violating Prohibition, Seuss was barred from writing for the magazine and stripped of his editorship too. To continue publishing, he hid behind a variety of pseudonyms, such as T. Seuss, D.G. Rosetti, or simply Seuss. Several other monikers appeared over the years, including the pompous “Dr. Theophrastus Seuss,” which the writer later shortened to the penname we know today.

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