My kid just took a massive test in her AP US History course. While listening to her study non-stop for a week, I was surprised by the number of obscure facts that I know. I don’t know enough to pass the class but it was a fair amount of random information. For example, the Lusitania was a ship, it was in distress, it sank, and then there was a war. I think it was probably WW1. I realized that my vast historical knowledge is derived from old folk songs. History is so important. Weird folk songs can be a great way to carry on our traditions. I just hope all of the facts are accurate.
Today is the anniversary of the sinking of the Lusitania.