When a live grenade landed near President George W. Bush while he was addressing thousands of Georgians in Tbilisi's Freedom Square, in May, he joined the fraternity of U.S. presidents who have been objects of assassination attempts. Of the fifteen presidents and former presidents targeted, four (Lincoln, Garfield, McKinley, and Kennedy) were killed. Here are the ten others who survived.
1. Andrew Jackson (January 30, 1835). As Jackson walked through the Capitol, Richard Lawrence, an unemployed house painter, shot two pistols at him, both of which misfired. Lawrence became the first person ever charged with the attempted assassination of a U.S. president.
2. Theodore Roosevelt (October 14, 1912). Inspired by a dream in which William McKinley told him to shoot the president, John Schrank, a New York bartender, shot Roosevelt during a campaign rally in Milwaukee. Roosevelt survived—perhaps because the bullet had to pass through the fifty-page speech he was carrying in his coat—and delivered his speech before getting medical treatment.
3. Franklin D. Roosevelt (February 15, 1933). Giuseppe Zangara, a bricklayer, fired his .32 caliber revolver at FDR as the president-elect waved to supporters from a convertible in Miami's Bayfront Park. The bullets missed Roosevelt but hit Mayor Anton Cermak of Chicago, who died three weeks later.