Assassination Attempt on FDR in Miami

Submitted by FHMaster on Sat, 01/07/2017 - 11:17

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giuseppe_Zangara

"On February 15, 1933, Roosevelt was giving an impromptu speech from the back of an open car in the Bayfront Park area of Miami, Florida, where Zangara was living, working the occasional odd job, and living off his savings. Zangara joined the crowd, armed with a .32-caliber pistol he had bought at a local pawn shop. However, being only five feet tall, he was unable to see over other people, and had to stand on a wobbly folding metal chair, peering over the hat of Lillian Cross to get a clear aim at his target.[2] After the first shot, Cross and others grabbed his arm, and he fired four more shots wildly. Five people were hit, including Chicago mayor Anton Cermak, who was standing on the running board of the car next to Roosevelt. En route to the hospital, Cermak had allegedly told FDR, "I'm glad it was me instead of you.", words now inscribed on a plaque in Bayfront Park."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giuseppe_Zangara

  1. http://digital.library.miami.edu/gov/FDRAssn.html

  2. http://www.u-s-history.com/pages/h1516.html

  3. http://history1900s.about.com/od/1930s/qt/fdrshot.htm

  4. http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/fdr-escapes-assassination-in…

Year
1933
Month
02
Day
15
Location
Miami
State
Perpetrator
Victim
Event Type