Adolf Hitler's takes the two-day entrance examination for the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts — specifically, to study painting. He's confident that he will be admitted, but the academy rejects him and deems his test drawings to be unsatisfactory.
Test administrators explain to Hitler that he doesn't have a talent for artistic painting, in large part because he lacks an appreciation for the human form. However, they do detect some talent for architectural drawing and painting.
Hitler writes in Mein Kampf:
"Now I was in the fair city for the second time, waiting with burning impatience, but also with confident self-assurance, for the result of my entrance examination. I was so convinced that I would be successful that when I received my rejection, it struck me as a bolt from the blue. Yet that is what happened.
When I presented myself to the rector, requesting an explanation for my non-acceptance at the Academy's school of painting, that gentleman assured me that the drawings I had submitted incontrovertibly showed my unfitness for painting, and that my ability obviously lay in the field of architecture; for me, he said, the Academy's school of painting was out of the question, the place for me was the School of Architecture."
Hitler, however, has no architectural training and lacks the schooling necessary to even apply to the School of Architecture, much less have any hope of being admitted.
Of the 133 applicants who take the exam with Hitler, only 28 pass and are admitted. One of those who fails with Hitler will try again and eventually become director of Vienna Academy of Fine Arts.