I ran across a website that allows you to vote on what you think is the best stuff in the world. I was majorly disappointed to find out that when voting for the best subject: history came in after English and art. On the upside though - people liked history better than philosphy, physics, and math.
Other best history related matters:
Best woman in history - Mary Seacole
Best date to know in history - 1066
Best history to study: Ancient Rome
Best person in history: Julius Ceasar
I can't wait until the best historian category gets added. William A Williams, perhaps?