Category: assassination

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.

Charles J. Guiteau who assassinated US President James A. Garfield intentionally used a gun that would look nice in a museum.

Charles J. Guiteau who assassinated US President James A. Garfield intentionally used a gun that would look nice in a museum.

‘Code of the Secret Service’, a movie which lead actor Ronald Reagan called “the worst picture I ever made.” The film inspired a man named Jerry Sparr to join the Secret Service, who in 1981, saved President Ronald Reagan from an assassination attempt.

President Teddy Roosevelt completed a 90-minute speech with a bullet lodged in his chest — an assassin shot him in the middle of it. source

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Despite being a fan of his movies, Joseph Stalin ordered the assassination of John Wayne. source

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