In October of 1912, the 26th President of the United States, Teddy Roosevelt, was getting ready to deliver a speech to a crowd in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, when an assassin took a proverbial swing at him by way of a pistol shot to the heart. And believe it or not, Roosevelt survived the ordeal completely unfazed - and lived to do more than just tell about it.
Immediately after be took a bullet to the chest, he went on to deliver a fiery campaign speech to a crowd full of understandably stunned Milwaukeeans. “Friends, I shall ask you to be as quiet as possible," he said, opening the speech. “I don’t know whether you fully understand that I have just been shot.”
His 50-page oratorical endeavor lasted for as long as 90 minutes, according to accounts. Only after completing his speech did he go to see a doctor about his newly acquired lead embellishment.
So, just how did Roosevelt survive this would-be assassination? With the help of a few items hidden in his pocket and a whole lot of characteristically Rooseveltian determination.
It's an unbelievable story, but as the video shows, it's all true. Watch below and prepare to be amazed. To quote Roosevelt himself, "Bully!"