Little-known Shot Targeted Roosevelt

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Last month’s commemorations of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963 were featured in newspapers, magazines, television programs, radio broadcasts and online sites, but an assassination attempt that happened in 1933 could have affected history far more than the killing of Kennedy if it had succeeded.

On Feb. 15, 1933, President-elect Franklin Roosevelt was the target of a gunman in Miami. If Roosevelt had died, America would have been deprived of the charismatic and compassionate political leader who guided this nation through the Great Depression and World War II.

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