The Attempt to Assassinate Teddy Roosevelt

In 1912, while in Wisconsin on the campaign trail, former US president Teddy Roosevelt (1858-1919) was shot in the chest by John Schrank in an attempted assassination.

Not only did he survive the assassination attempt, but he insisted on giving a 55-minute speech despite of the fresh bullet lodged in his chest. He opened his speech with:  “Ladies and gentlemen, I don’t know whether you fully understand that I have just been shot, but it takes more than that to kill a Bull Moose.”



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http://www.history.com/news/shot-in-the-chest-100-years-ago-teddy-roosevelt-kept-on-talking
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theodore_Roosevelt

Photo Credits / Sources:

By Pach Brothers (photography studio) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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