Did a group of men break into the Whitehouse, at night, and attempt to assassinate Dwight D. Eisenhower while he was president?I seem to remember this event being announced on the radio and...

Did a group of men break into the Whitehouse, at night, and attempt to assassinate Dwight D. Eisenhower while he was president?

I seem to remember this event being announced on the radio and possibly television when I was in my teens.  I was born in 1942.  It is such a vivid memory and can not find any reference to it on the internet.

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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No, there was no attempt on the life Dwight Eisenhower while he was president.  It is said that the Germans had a plot to kill him during World War II, but he was of course not president then and you surely would not have remembered that anyway.

I wonder if you might have gotten slightly off in your timeline in this memory.  Do you think that you might be remembering the time that there was an attempt on the life of President Truman?  There was an attempt made on his life on November 1, 1950 when you would presumably have been 8.  Two Puerto Rican nationalists tried to break into the Blair House (the White House was under repair) and assassinate Truman.  Neither of them made it inside the building.

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Yes!  I was off in my years/president.  The mention of the Puerto Rican nationalists brought the memory back to me clearly.

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