While his presidential father was really Theodore Roosevelt Jr., Theodore Roosevelt III was better known under that name. He actually was a general during World War II, personally leading troops in Normandy. Earning himself the Medal of Honor, but he died of a heart attack before the war was over.
Theodore Roosevelt’s successor William Howard Taft wanted to copy the success of Teddy bears and introduced Billy Possums, which… were not as popular.
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 of…