Plaque marks spot where Teddy Roosevelt was shot.

Teddy Roosevelt Shot Here

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin

On October 14, 1912, after eating a meal at the Hotel Gilpatrick, former President Teddy Roosevelt walked outside to his car and was shot point-blank by John Schrank, an insane bartender.

Schrank claimed to be acting on orders from Roosevelt's dead predecessor, William McKinley.

The bullet lodged in Roosevelt's manly chest but did no serious damage, and Roosevelt carried on with his scheduled hour-long speech. A Hyatt Regency now stands on the site, and the historical plaque that used to be bolted to the outside of the Hotel Gilpatrick is now displayed in the Hyatt lobby, along with a display of old newspaper clippings and photos of the memorable day.

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Teddy Roosevelt Shot Here

Hyatt Regency Milwaukee

333 W. Kilbourn Ave., Milwaukee, WI
Hyatt Regency Milwaukee. West side of downtown, at the corner of W. Kilbourn Ave. and N. Old World 3rd St. Plaque and display in the hotel lobby.
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