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State Archives of Florida
Giuseppe Zangara, unemployed bricklayer who on February 15, 1933 made an unsuccessful attempt on the life of President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt. Chicago's Mayor Anton Cermak received a fatal bullet instead. 14 days after Cermak's death from peritonitis on March 6th, Zangara sat in the electric chair at Florida's Raiford prison, and when asked by Sheriff Dan Hardie if he had anything to say, replied "Push da button". And Hardie did, sending the mentally sick, 105 lb. killer into eternity.
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Giuseppe Zangara. 1933. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/7467>, accessed 7 July 2022.
Giuseppe Zangara. 1933. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 7 Jul. 2022.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/7467>