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Thread: Teddy Roosevelt shot

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    "Since the founding of America there have been more than 20 attempts to assassinate a former or sitting US president--and all but four failed. Of these botched attempts, one is quite intriguing: Teddy Roosevelt, on his way to deliver a campaign speech in Milwaukee, was shot point blank in the chest by John F. Schrank with a .38 caliber revolver. Providentially, the 50-page speech, folded over twice, in Roosevelt's breast pocket and a metal case for his glasses slowed the bullet, which lodged between his ribs, sparing his life. Schrank was seized and might have been lynched had Roosevelt not shouted for the criminal to remain unharmed. Determining that he was not mortally wounded, and still wearing his blood-soaked shirt, Roosevelt went on with his scheduled one-hour speech and only then went to the doctor."

    This from a news letter that was received in our mail a few days back. I had never read this about Teddy before.
    charly

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    He was a tough man... And an avid hunter and conservationist.
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