Andrew Jackson Goes Double-Or-Nothing
When it comes to luck, Jackson had life’s odds in his favor on the day of his would-be assassination. On January 30, 1835, unemployed painter Richard Lawrence aimed a pistol at Jackson who was leaving the funeral of Warren R. Davis. As luck would have it, the gun misfired. Jackson, who was 67 years old at the time, began to beat the crap out of his would-be assassin, who then drew a second pistol, which misfired a second time.
Other attendees of the funeral joined in on the boot party on his would-be assassins face, including Davy Crockett.