On this date, one century ago, Presidential candidate Teddy Roosevelt was shot while on his way to giving a campaign speech, by would-be assassin John Flammang Schrank. Roosevelt was known for giving long-winded speeches, and it was the thick notes of his speech which slowed down the bullet enough, that T.R.‘s wound was not fatal. Instead, while bleeding, he went on to deliver his speech for more than an hour. Click here for more details, plus excerpts from the speech.
From the November 1912 issue of Cartoons Magazine.
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