In the history of our nation, multiple attempts have been made on the lives of various Presidents. Four of these attempts have been successful.
President Andrew Jackson was shot at in the Capitol building on January 30th, 1835, but the attacker missed.
Theodore Roosevelt was shot in 1912, while he was campaigning for President.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt was shot at on February 15, 1933 in Miami, Florida, just three weeks before his inauguration.
An assassination attempt was made on President Harry Truman on November 1st, 1950 by two Puerto Rican Nationalists.
Two attempts were made on the life of President Gerald Ford, both by women.
Ronald Reagan was shot on March 31st, 1981 by a man named John Hinckley.
William Henry Harrison, Zachary Taylor, Warren Harding and Franklin Delano Roosevelt also died while in office, but not by assassination.
Another odd set of Presidential coincidences has been occurring for some time. Every President that has been elected every twenty years since 1840 has died in office, either by assassination or from another affliction. Zachary Taylor is the only other President to have died in office who was not elected on a twenty year mark. He was elected in 1848 and served only a few months of his term. Are the others a coincidence or is there some sort of Presidential curse?
|1840||William Henry Harrison||Died in Office|
|1920||Warren Harding||Died in Office|
|1940||Franklin Delano Roosevelt||Died in Office|
|1960||John F. Kennedy||Assassinated|
|1980||Ronald Reagan||Attempted Assassination|
|2000||George W. Bush||?|