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  1. Abolitionist Cassius Clay was shot during an 1843 debate for the Kentucky House of Representatives; then, “Despite being shot in the chest, Clay drew his Bowie knife, tackled Brown, cut-out his eyes, and finally threw him over an embankment.” He would later become US Ambassador to Russia.

  2. About Vincent van Gogh's death. He shot himself in the chest, missing vital organs, dying 30 hours later in a hospital with his brother Theo at his side, his last words having been "The sadness will last forever".

  3. Theodore Roosevelt survived an assassination attempt, was shot in the chest, and proceeded to deliver a 90 minute speech. He opened with: "Ladies and gentlemen, I don't know whether you fully understand that I have just been shot, but it takes more than that to kill a Bull Moose."

  4. Actor James Doohan was shot six times on D-day after successfully leading his men through a minefield and killing two German snipers. One of the shots to the chest would have been fatal except he had a silver cigarette case there, given to him by his brother.

  5. A WW1 homing pigeon saved 194 men by continuing her flight after losing a leg, an eye and having been shot through the chest.

  6. James Doohan , "Scotty" on Star Trek , was shot by 6 bullets storming Juno beach on D-Day : four in his leg, one in the chest, and one through his right middle finger

  7. President Andrew Jackson was involved in as many as 100 duels. He was shot in the chest in 1806 and took a bullet in the arm in a bar fight with Missouri Sen. Thomas Hart Benton in 1813. Most were to defend his wife's honor.

  8. In 2004 van Gogh's great-grandnephew, Theo, was murdered for making a film about violence against women in Islam. He was shot more than 8 times, cut in the throat to decapitate him, stabbed in the chest and stabbed with another knife attaching a note that threatened Western countries & Jews.

  9. In 1986, serial killer Wayne Nance broke into Doug and Kris Welles’s home. Despite being bound, stabbed in the chest, and then later shot, Doug managed to save his wife by shooting their attacker in one of the few known cases of a serial killer being killed by their intended victim.

  10. Vincent Van Gogh shot himself in the chest with a 7mm revolver. He walked home, saw doctors but there was no surgeon to remove the bullet. The doctors left him alone smoking his pipe in his room. He died at 37 of infection two days later and his last words were "The sadness will last forever"

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A homing pigeon called Cher Ami that saved the lives of 194 soldiers during WW1 by transporting a message. The pigeon was shot through the chest, blinded in one eye and had its leg hanging by a tendon upon arriving with the message.

JFK may have survived his assassination if it were not for the fact he was wearing a brace for his bad back. Oswald's first shot hit him in the shoulder and chest, but the brace prevented him from slumping over, allowing Oswald to get a more accurate shot to the head.

Former general David Petraeus was accidentally shot in the chest with an M-16 rifle. The hospital released him early after he did fifty push-ups without resting, just a few days after the accident.

In 1973, a man tried to rob a bank in Kenora Ontario with dynamite strapped to his chest. A police sniper shot him, detonating the explosives and blowing him up. He has never been identified.

The actor who played “Scotty” on Star Trek, James Doohan, was shot six times storming Juno beach on D-Day - 4 times in the leg, one in the chest and one through his finger.

President Teddy Roosevelt was shot and then delivered a 90-minute speech with a bullet in his chest, before being taken to the hospital. He began the speech: “Friends, I shall ask you to be as quiet as possible. I don’t know whether you fully understand that I have just been shot.”

US Representative Cassius Clay survived an assassination attempt, was shot in the chest, killed his attempted murderer with a bowie knife, threw him over an embankment, and continued the debate he was having

At one point during russian special purpose forces training, the trainees are shot at the chest while wearing body armor to give them a taste of the real battlefield

Theodore Roosevelt was shot in the chest but finished a 90 minute speech that began with "Ladies and gentlemen, I don't know whether you fully understand that I have just been shot, but it takes more than that to kill a Bull Moose."

During one of Theodore Roosevelt's campaign speeches, an assassin shot him the chest. The bullet slowed, however, lodging between his ribs. Roosevelt continued the speech for a full 90 minutes, showing his bloody shirt and saying, "It takes more than that to kill a bull-moose!"

During the 1912 U.S. Presidential Election, Theodore Roosevelt was shot in the chest by a would be assassin in his way to a campaign event. Undeterred, Roosevelt delivered a 90-minute speech at the event before going to a hospital.

In 1912, Teddy Roosevelt was shot in the chest while campaigning, but the bullet was slowed by a steel eyeglass case and a 50-page speech. After determining the bullet hadn't pierced his lung, Roosevelt proceeded to give his 90 minute speech as planned.

Dave Kunst, the first man to walk around the world on foot. He travelled with his brother who was shot dead by bandits in Afghanistan. Dave was also shot in the chest but survived by playing dead. After 4 months of recovery, he resumed his journey.

Theodore Roosevelt once gave a 90 minute speech shortly after getting shot in an assassination attempt. The bullet remained lodged in his chest for the rest of his life.

An Australian man who shot himself in the chest with a shotgun and the load went clean through. He then shot himself in the head with a pistol, lived, reloaded the shotgun, shot his throat and jaw off, lived, aimed to his chest with his hands and pulled trigger with his toes. He then died.

After misunderstanding his brother about finances, and thinking that Theo no longer wished to sell his art, Vincent Van Gogh shot himself in the chest. He did not die until two days later, on June 29th, 1890. He was 37.

In Pulp Fiction, the shot of Vincent plunging the syringe into Mia's chest was filmed by having John Travolta pull the needle out, then running the film backwards.

Vincent van Gogh shot himself with a revolver during the afternoon and passed out. Revived by the coolness of the evening, he then returned to the inn with bullet still in his chest.

Scottie" from Star Trek was Lieutenant James Doohan who was shot by machine-gun on D-Day. One bullet blew off his finger, 4 struck his leg and 1 hit him in the chest. A silver cigarette case stopped the bullet to the chest. He later joked it was the only time being a smoker saved his life

Theodore Roosevelt was shot in the chest going to a speech then, even after he was shot, insisted on giving the 90min speech.

In 1995 an Australian man attempted to commit suicide by first shooting himself in the chest with a shotgun. It didn't work so he shot himself again with a pistol to his head, a shotgun under his chin which blew his jaw off, and was finally successful with a shotgun shot to his heart.

Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr.(Muhammad Ali) and his father are named after the abolitionist who convinced Lincoln to emancipate the slaves. He also gouged out the eyes of his assassin after being shot in the chest. Also fought off 6 guys with knives and a gun and killed one with his knife.

Montgomery fought extensively on the Western Front during World War I, getting shot in the chest and knee in two separate occasions.

In 1970 Don Black, the white supremacist known for founding StormFront.org, was shot in the chest by Jerry Ray, brother of Martin Luther King's assassin James Earl Ray.

Teddy Roosevelt was shot in the chest by an assassin before a campaign stop in Milwaukee. The bullet was slowed by his metal eyeglass case and a 50-page speech folded in half in his jacket. He refused treatment and delivered a 90 minute long speech as planned with a bullet lodged in his chest.