Today marks the birthday of the world’s oldest non-living dictator, Adolf Hitler! 120 years ago today he was born in Austria, he went on to try and become an artist, but didn’t do so hot, so instead he went for world domination. A pretty nice secondary goal if you ask me.
The failed Führer started his run to greatness in 1923, but was unsuccessful in that too. So he was thrown in jail for a few months, where he wrote Mein Kampf, his handbook for the future. Over the course of the next 10 years, he slowly, and legally built up a following, that eventually led to his appointment as Chancellor of Germany in January 1933 by Hindenburg. He used the disastrous outcome of WWI for Germany, and the global depression to snowball his way into the hearts of the German people.
In another few years he got the Nuremberg Laws passed, which allowed him to begin his crusade against the Jews, and other undesirables.
In 1938, TIME magazine named Adolf Hitler their Person of the Year, and a scant year later, That person started The Greatest War in the history of the world.
After a series of unfortunate events which led to Germany’s defeat, Adolf Hitler was reported to have committed suicide with his new bride, Eva Braun. However, there are widespread reports that Hitler, along with other high ranking members of The SS escaped to South America, Argentina being the most likely place, and are lying in wait to begin again new on the Fourth Reich.