A communitiy's moment in history is not usually of its own choosing but comes as some unwanted thing which can be embarrassing and completely frightening. Such was the unhappy fate of Miami on the evening of February 15, 1933 when Giuseppe Zangara tried to assassinate President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt with an $8.00 pistol. The attempt failed but Mayor Anton J. Cermak of Chicago died from a bullet wound. And Zangara was electrocuted for his crime.
Shappee, Nathan D.
"Zangara's Attempted Assassination of Franklin D. Roosevelt,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 37
, Article 3.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol37/iss2/3