Yes, and today's history lecture was on the dawn of the 14th century. Namely, the Black Death.
Wednesday is going to prove to be just as cheery, as the focus will be on the Hundred Years War.
(American History: I'm between two depressions. Love Teddy Roosevelt, though I can tell that Hofstadter couldn't stand him and really tried to push the notion that he suffered from Little Wiener syndrome. Not too nuts about FDR.)