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Giuseppe Zangara

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Assassination Attempt on Chicago Mayor Cermak and President Roosevelt

 

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Giuseppe Zangara is found guilty to four counts of attempted murder and is senten...HD Stock Footage

 

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Assassination Attempt on FDR - 1933 | Today In History | 15 Feb 17

 

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The Attempted Assassination of Franklin D. Roosevelt

 

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Attempted Assassination Of Mr Roosevelt (1933)

Giuseppe "Joe" Zangara was an Italian immigrant and naturalized citizen of the United States who attempted to assassinate then-President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt on February 15, 1933. During a night speech by Roosevelt in Miami, Florida, Zangara fired five shots with a handgun he had purchased a couple of days before. He missed his target and instead injured five bystanders, mortally wounding Anton Cermak, the Mayor of Chicago.
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