Theodore Roosevelt sets world record for most hands shook in one day

Theodore Roosevelt Shaking hands with a Native American

Theodore Roosevelt Shaking hands with a Native American

Theodore Roosevelt had a charisma about him that was described by one as “After you met Roosevelt, you needed to wring the personality out of your clothes”. Because of public demand to meet the great TR, on New Years Day, 1907, The Roosevelt’s held an open house where the public could shake hands with the President. By the end of the day, Roosevelt had shaken the hands of 8,510 people, setting a new Guinness World record. That record would hold until July of 1977 – over 70 years.

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