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Magic related events from the year 1912.
Please add any notable events below if an article falls within this year.
- Len Belcher
- Ross Bertram
- John Booth
- Romuald Codare
- Stuart Cramer
- Clare Cummings
- Hen Fetsch
- George Gowler
- Thomas M. Harris
- Joe Karson
- Bob Kline
- Robert G. Mashford
- Herbert Millar
- William R. Miller
- Coe Norton
- Charles W. Nyquist
- Frank Olkowski
- Johnny Paul
- El Raschid
- Harold Rice
- Kirk Stiles
- Mel Stover
- Phil Thomas
- Magic Wand, Illusionniste, Sphinx, and Magician Monthly Magazine continue to be published through the year, as well as newly created MUM and Servais LeRoy's Magical Monthly after just beginning late in 1911.
- American Magician (formerly the Boy Magician) ceases publication in September.
- Will Goldston concludes his Magician Annual (1907-1912) series.
- Pacific Coast Society of Magicians based in San Francisco was founded by Syril Dusenberry and the National Conjurers' Association which was formed the year before by Charles J. Hagen was formally organized in February.
- The Society of Professional Magicians of Philadelphia was organized in Pennsylvania in January electing J. E. Pierce as president.
- The German magic club Magischer Zirkel was established in Hamburg.
- The Demon's Club of Baltimore (which was just organized in December of 1911) elect Howard Thurston as their honorary president.
- Henry Hatton replaces Charles Roltare as National President of the Society of American Magicians.
- Harry Houdini was a headliner at Hammerstein's on that same bill from January 29-February 3 with comedian and satirist Will Rogers.
- Houdini premieres his new Water Torture Cell escape during his fall tour with the Circus Busch in Germany calling it simple "The Upside Down".
- Okito returns to performing, traveling with Howard Thurston's magic show, presenting a shadowgraphy. Thurston hired him to open the second half of his large stage show as well as take the position chief mechanic and designer.
- Harry Willard leaves his father's show, at age 12, to join Christ Bros. Circus.
- Great LaFollette was performing his Chinese act as Rush Ling Toy in Vaudeville.
- Charles T. Aldrich was a star of the first Royal Command Variety Performance at the Palace Theatre in London.
- Paul Rosini emigrates to the U.S.
- The illusion Mascot Moth is featured in children's writer E. Nesbit play, "The Magician's Heart"
- At the age of 16, Cliff Green enters vaudeville and played on bills with the Dolly Sisters, Nora Bayes, Milton Berle and George M. Cohan.
- Gustave Fasola concludes his 2 year tour of Australia as "The famous Indian Fakir".
- David Devant issued a newspaper "The Magic Mirror".
- Ariel begins performing a full evening show.
- Pauline, the stage hypnotist, was in London playing the Palladium Theatre.
- Colta married Mimi Engle and they became known as "Colta & Colta".
- Augustus Rapp writes a correspondence course in magic (although it does not sell very well).
- On July 1, David Devant was selected to represent "the world of wizardry" at King George V's command performance at the Palace Theatre in London.
- A young Maurice Rooklyn emigrate to Sydney, Australia with his family and within a few years he was already performing a magic act at the age of twelve with his brother.
- Senor Mardo moves to the United States.
- Walter Jeans creates his Silver Hat illusion which would later evolve into his Million Dollar Mystery.
- The film "Spiritualism Exposed" exposes the preparations of a seance.
- Wong Tong Sun exposes the Bullet Catch which [[Jean Hugard] was performing at the time (who ended up getting got a boost in attendance).
- The Chase's Theater in Washington, D.C. opens, which will host many vaudeville magicians.
- Clarence T. Hubbard starts doing lyceum and club work.
- Boston magic manufacturer, Milton Chase retires due to ill health.
- Claude Leaf moves to the United States.
- William Wagner gives his first public performance, at the age of 20.