April 1, 1816 – Jane Austen declines royal writing advice

April 1, 1816 – Jane Austen declines royal writing advice

Jane Austen responds to a letter from the Prince Regent suggesting she write a historic romance, saying, “I could not sit down to write a serious romance under any other motive than to save my life.”

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April 1, 1924 – Hitler sent to Landsberg jail

April 1, 1924 – Hitler sent to Landsberg jail

In Germany, Nazi Party leader Adolf Hitler is sentenced to five years in prison for leading the Nazis’ unsuccessful “Beer Hall Putsch” in the German state of Bavaria.

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