History that should be remembered but generally isn't...
So, I've got a project for school where I have to make a memorial about something, and Google wasn't helping much, so I ask the community: what is the most important thing that usually gets left out? What gets glossed over by WWII, the JFK assassination, etc.?
I would do one for the fall of Constantinople and the Byzantine Empire in 1453.
May not be memorial material but it is history that should be known.
The Katyn Massacre.
The American Revolutionary War was fought from 1776 to 1781. The War of 1812 was fought between the British and Americans as an offshoot of a war between the British and French. The Americans were angry about trade restrictions imposed by the British navy. Then the British navy started enslaving American sailors into service aboard their ships, and we got really, really pissed.
I agree with you though.