On October 24, 1926 Harry Houdini performed at the Garrick Theatre in Detroit despite having a high fever. It was the last performance of his life. The video above about his last performance is from HistoryPod.

To commemorate Houdini’s final show (and raise money for AutismAlliance of Michigan) the American Coney located across the street from the Garrick will be selling a Houdini Weenie this Sunday, October 24. Get the details over on DeadlineDetroit. (I will admit to being lukewarm to hot dogs that have not been set ablaze over a campfire but I have to admit the Houdini Weenie does sound good.)