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.
Teddy Roosevelt is the only U.S. President that is confirmed to have had a tattoo.
Teddy Roosevelt suffered a detached retina in 1908 after becoming blind in one eye due to a boxing injury in the White House. He later switched to jiu-jitsu and became a black belt.
Teddy Roosevelt’s son fought in WWI as a pilot. He was killed in a dogfight and his plane crashed behind enemy lines. The Germans gave him a full military burial with honors. Reportedly, they admired that a president’s son chose to fight.
Abraham Lincoln’s ghost is the most popular ghost story in the White House. Lincoln’s ghost is said to have haunted the White House since his death, and has been reported by over 20 employees and residents, including first ladies, Harry Truman, Teddy Roosevelt, and Winston Churchill.
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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