dinsdag 22 maart 2011

Twee koppen groter

Als Guiseppe Zangara (prentje), de man die een aanslag pleegde op Franklin Delano Roosevelt, twee koppen groter was geweest had de geschiedenis er anders uit gezien:
"On February 15, 1933, Roosevelt was giving an impromptu speech from the back of an open car in the Bayfront Park area of Miami, Florida. Zangara joined the crowd, armed with a .32-caliber pistol he had bought at a local pawn shop. However, being only five feet tall, he was unable to see over other people, and had to stand on a wobbly folding metal chair, peering over the hat of Lillian Cross to get a clear aim at his target. After the first shot, Cross and others grabbed his arm, and he fired four more shots wildly. He missed the president-elect, but five other people were hit, including Chicago mayor Anton Cermak, who was standing on the running board of the car next to Roosevelt."

2 opmerkingen:

Lilian Cross zei

Waar een hoed dan weer voor goed is.

pst zei

Inderdaad, Lilian. Mensen zijn zich daar veel te weinig van bewust.