15 Most Shocking Assassination Plots Ever Attempted




The attempted assassination of Theodore Roosevelt is perhaps most famous not because of the plot but rather as a result of the reaction of the president. While campaigning in Milwaukee, WI, in the run-up to an election, Roosevelt was attacked by John Schrank. The saloon owner shot Roosevelt in the chest after finding him at a hotel.

Rather than rush to the hospital or even stop to evaluate his security arrangements, the politician decided it would be best to carry on as if nothing had happened. His speech, which was 50 pages long, and a metal case for his spectacles were lining his breast pocket and successfully managed to block the bullet before it could cause serious damage. He turned up at a speech a short time later explaining that he had been shot but that it took more than a bullet to kill him.