On this day in 1941 the German battleship Bismarck was sunk by the British Royal Navy. Here’s Johnny Horton performing “Sink the Bismarck” on Dick Clark’s Saturday Night Beech-Nut Show in `1960.

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.