It depends on the individiual. Social science shows that there is a direct link between the genes and the social background of a person that affects his or her abilities.
If a persons grew up in a social environment with no interest in history then this person more likely will also not be interested in history. In addition then comes into account the education level of the parents.
People with high education will have more likely children that will have high education, well parents with low education will more likely have children with low education.
From demographic science then it is known that people with low education and a poor social background will have more children then people with high education and a good social background.
As consequence a society will change in away that the low educated people with a poor social background will outpopulate all others.
And then it may appear that there is fewer interest for several topics within a society.
But at the same time there are still people with high education and good social background who are interested in several topics like history.
Those who do not know history are doomed to repeat history.