We Didn’t Start the Fire Explained

Billy Joel’s “We Didn’t Start the Fire” is as informative about 20th Century history as it is enjoyable to listen to – quite.

There sure is a lot packed in those 4(ish) minutes though (119 historical events and figures to be precise), and I knew I’d never remember a boring list of all of them, so I thought I’d make a video going through them all instead.

The video is even in two parts to consume at your leisure, because let’s be honest a single 29 minute video on this would be a bit much.

Links to all of the references and further reading materials can be found in this really not fun looking list.