FDR escapes assassination in Miami

02/15/2017 0

On this day in 1933, a deranged, unemployed brick layer named Giuseppe Zangara shouts Too many people are starving! and fires a gun at America‚Äôs president-elect, Franklin D. Roosevelt. Roosevelt had just delivered a speech […]

Andrew Jackson narrowly escapes assassination

01/30/2017 0

On this day in 1835, Andrew Jackson becomes the first American president to experience an assassination attempt. Richard Lawrence, an unemployed house painter, approached Jackson as he left a congressional funeral held in the House […]