Saturday, May 4, 2013

Fact of the Day: Roosevelt Vision

Even as a Governor and a President, Teddy Roosevelt was an avid boxer. He engaged in sparring matches on a weekly basis. However one punch left him blind in his left eye, which remained a secret for many years afterward. 

23 comments:

Beauty Follower said...

Didnt knew about it.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

That a lot of people did not know !

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Oh, too bad about his eye!

Emmylou said...

Didn't know this! He did look like a boxer....

Dana said...

I had no idea! That's too bad...

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I wonder if modern-day presidents hide their illnesses and such in the way that many of the older presidents did?

Pat Hatt said...

Never knew that, hazards of boxing

Unknown said...

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Christine said...

Interesting fact. I just read a nice quote of his "comparison is the thief of joy".

Saucy Siciliana said...

I studied American History when I lived in the States and never knew about this. I only remember his "carrot and stick" :)

Unknown said...

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Very intresting theme.

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Bob Bushell said...

Brilliant fact.

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

Oh I didn't know about that!!!
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Pilar Domínguez said...

I learnt about him in " Winter of the world" by Ken Follett. Very interesting fact, Adam. Kisses:)

Kay said...

You really come up with such interesting information, Adam.

Unknown said...

Interesting fact!

Gloria Baker said...

Didn't know of course but I love this type of post you make Adam!
You know all:)

Grabiszse said...

boxer ? Realy ? OMG :D

Holy Ghost Writer said...

Great fact I never knew

MEcoy said...

whoa that's very interesting how does he manage to keep it secret

Adam said...

you just have to keep an eye on things

Adam said...

I doubt it in this age of the internet

Teddi said...

i did not know this either. but people used to tease me about my name by saying his.