Anniversary of Professor Hoffmann's Birth

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Tom Sawyer
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Anniversary of Professor Hoffmann's Birth

Postby Tom Sawyer » July 23rd, 2019, 6:09 am

Professor Hoffmann was born July 23, 1839. If my arithmetic is correct, that would make today the 180th anniversary of his birth. Also worth noting is the fact that later this year will be the 100th anniversary of his passing away.

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Re: Anniversary of Professor Hoffmann's Birth

Postby Philippe Billot » July 23rd, 2019, 7:49 am

Yes, he died in December 23, 1919.

See here : https://geniimagazine.com/wiki/index.ph ... r_Hoffmann

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Re: Anniversary of Professor Hoffmann's Birth

Postby Richard Kaufman » July 23rd, 2019, 2:20 pm

In some ways, the father of so many young magicians.
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Re: Anniversary of Professor Hoffmann's Birth

Postby Tom Sawyer » December 23rd, 2019, 10:47 pm

And now we have reached December 23, 2019, which (as noted by Philippe above) is the hundredth anniversary of Professor Hoffmann's passing away.

Of course, in much of the world, it's already December 24. But not in the US!

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Re: Anniversary of Professor Hoffmann's Birth

Postby performer » December 23rd, 2019, 11:51 pm

Wilfrid Jonson makes frequent critical references about the good professor in "Mr Smith's Guide to Sleight of Hand" which greatly amuses me for some odd reason.


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