The American Historical Association put together this Pinterest list of famous history majors in an attempt to make history majors look cool. However, they failed to mention that not a single person on their list is known for their historical work.
Which raises the question:
Can you think of a history major who is famous for doing history?
The candidate must have earned a BA in history (for example Doris Kearns Goodwin, David McCullough, and Cokie Roberts are right out. Goodwin has a mysterious bachelor of arts degree and the latter two have journalism degrees).
Due to their historical work, they must be something of a household name (or at least other people than historians should have heard of them).
The candidate must have been or be famous during any time in American history.