Monday, November 1, 2010

He had the stomach for dying

October 31, 1926 -- Harry Houdini died, of the effects of a ruptured appendix. The injury occurred when a university student delivered several punches to Houdini's abdomen after asking him if it was true he could absorb any such blow.

Houdini's last words were purported to be: "I'm tired of fighting."