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Roosevelt was once shot while giving a speech. He finished the speech and then went to the hospital

Tough as nails, Teddy Roosevelt was preparing to deliver a campaign speech in Milwaukee when a deranged man shot him at close range, aiming at Roosevelt’s heart. The bullet deflected off Roosevelt’s eyeglass case and through the thickly folded papers of his speech that were in his coat pocket, before lodging in the former Rough Rider’s body. Undeterred, Roosevelt delivered his speech. After he was introduced, Roosevelt pulled the blood stained papers from his pocket and told the crowd of onlookers, “You see, it takes more than one bullet to kill a Bull Moose.” As soon as the speech concluded, Roosevelt was whisked away to the nearest hospital where the bullet was removed from his body.

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