Target: Theodore Roosevelt
Where & When: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1912
Assassin: John Schrank
Weapon: .38 caliber pistol
Schrank shot Roosevelt en route to a speech. Not wounded fatally, Roosevelt continued on and gave the speech.
Target: Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Where & When: Miami, Florida, 1933
Assassin: Giuseppe Zangara
Weapon: .32 caliber revolver
Zangara fired at Roosevelt after he had given a speech, missing the president-elect but hitting and killing Chicago mayor Anton Cermak.
Target: Adolf Hitler
Where & When: near Rastenberg, East Prussia, 1944
Assassin: Claus Schenk von Stauffenberg
Weapon: Bomb (in a briefcase)
Stauffenberg deposited the bomb near Hitler, but when it detonated, the führer escaped with only minor injuries.
Target: Fidel Castro
Where & When: Havana, Cuba, 1961
Weapon: Poison in his ice cream.
The CIA hired a waiter to put poison into Castro’s ice-cream cone; the poison was later discovered in the restaurant’s freezer.
Target: Imelda Marcos
Where & When: Manila, Philippines, 1972
Assassin: Carlito Dimahilig
Weapon: Bolo knife
Dimahilig tried to stab Marcos on live television while she presented awards for a national beautification and cleanliness campaign; Marcos fought him off in front of the cameras.
Target: Ronald Reagan
Where & When: Washington, DC, 1981
Assassin: John Hinckley Jr.
Weapon: .22 caliber pistol
Hinckley stalked Jimmy Carter before ultimately settling on Reagan; he had hoped the assassination would impress and attract the attention of Jodie Foster, with whom he was obsessed.