Otto von Bismarck Born, Julius Streicher Organizes, Obama-Medvedev Meetup

On this day: April 1
Adolf Hitler, of the National Socialist Workers' Party, is sentenced to five years in jail for his participation in the "Beer Hall Putsch". However, he spends only nine months in jail, during which he writes the book Mein Kampf (1924)

The recently elected Nazis under Julius Streicher organize a one-day boycott of all Jewish-owned businesses in Germany, ushering in the series of anti-Semitic acts that will gradually, yet ultimately lead to the Holocaust (1933)

Military forces under direction of the Soviet-controlled government in East Germany set-up a land blockade of West Berlin (1948)

President B. Hussein Obama meets Russia's figurehead President Dmitri Medvedev (2009)

b: Otto von Bismarck (1815), Larry McDonald (1935); d: Jamie Guzman (1991)

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