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Term: Roosevelt, Theodore (assassination attempt)


on October 14, 1912, Theodore Roosevelt was shot in Milwaukee by would-be assassin John Schrank, who had stalked him for three weeks through eight states. With a .38-calibre bullet still in his chest and blood soaking through his clothes, Roosevelt nevertheless addressed an audience of 9,000-12,000 people in Milwaukee Auditorium for 80 minutes, joking at one point that "It takes more than one bullet to kill a Bull Moose." View more information elsewhere at

View pictures relating to Theodore Roosevelt in Milwaukee at Wisconsin Historical Images.

View a related articla at Wisconsin Magazine of History Archives.

[Source: "Glass Used by Teddy Roosevelt after Assassination Attempt" at the Wisconsin Historical Museum's Museum Object of the Week series, October 13, 2005]
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