While campaigning for president in 1912, Teddy Roosevelt was shot by a man named John Schrank. His life was most likely saved as a steel eye-glass case and a 50 page speech were in the way. However Roosevelt was still injured, but he still gave a 90 minute speech shortly afterward.
Even as a Governor and a President, Teddy Roosevelt was an avid boxer. He engaged in sparring matches on a weekly basis. However one punch left him blind in his left eye, which remained a secret for many years afterward.
A blizzard had struck New York City during Teddy’s lifetime. He had made a promise to meet a librarian, and walked 50 city blocks to make the meeting. He arrived, and found out that there was nobody, so he walked back home. He later wrote to the woman and acknowledged that the blizzard must ofContinue reading “Fun Fact: Promises From Teddy Roosevelt”
The nicname for stuffed bear toys came from our 26th president. A group of friends beat a bear and tied it to a tree. They called Theodore Roosevelt, but Teddy refused to shoot it citing it as unsportsmanlike. He did say that someone else should put it out of it’s misery.
Teddy and FDR might share the same name but they weren’t father and son. They were distant 5th cousins.