Posted by Wordsmith on 14 October, 2016 at 11:12 am. 2 comments already!


On this day in 1912, Teddy Roosevelt is shot by a would-be assassin. By then, Roosevelt was a former President, but he was campaigning to win the White House again! He’d been campaigning hard. In fact, he traveled and spoke so much that a doctor who had been traveling with him had advised him to stop and get some rest. His voice was wearing out!
Roosevelt rested on October 13, but he was determined not to miss an October 14 rally in Milwaukee. His decision almost proved fatal.

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