On October 14, 1912, Teddy Roosevelt was shot mid-speech….

On October 14, 1912, Teddy Roosevelt was shot mid-speech. Because the would-be assassin’s arm was jostled, he missed Roosevelt’s head and hit him square in the chest. The bullet, slowed by a 50-page copy of the President’s speech and his steel glasses case, didn’t hit any major organs, so he just asked the audience to quiet down while he went ahead and spoke for another hour.