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UK Study Shows Many Forget Key Historical Dates

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A New Survey of 2,000 adults suggests that the Internet could be making people more forgetful. After all, if there's information we need, all we have to do is Google it.

The survey, done in Great Britain, found that only six in ten people could actually remember which year the September Eleventh attacks took place.

Also, only half knew what year man first walked on the moon, and even fewer knew when the Berlin Wall fell (about 1/3 of respondents).

Most people (87%) who took part in the survey admitted relying heavily on the Internet for their information, allowing them to make less of an effort to remember things.

However, an overwhelming 88 percent felt that learning and teaching history was still relevant, even in an age where knowledge is just a mouse click away.

Very interestingly, and probably something unique to British culture, almost 90% of respondents knew that the Battle of Hastings took place in 1066. Also, most respondents knew the dates of the two World Wars and England's World cup win.

This study was commissioned by Grant's Whisky.

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