"On this day in 1912, Theodore Roosevelt was shot at close range by saloonkeeper William Schrank. Schrank's .32 caliber bullet, aimed directly at Roosevelt's heart, failed to mortally wound the former president because its force was slowed by a glasses case and a manuscript for a speech Roosevelt was about to deliver. Roosevelt, who suffered only a flesh wound from the attack, went on to deliver his scheduled speech with the bullet still in his body. After a few words, Roosevelt pulled the frayed and bloodstained manuscript from his breast pocket and declared, 'You see, it takes more than one bullet to kill a Bull Moose.' He spoke for nearly an hour, and then was rushed to hospital."