We've had at least one real life history question recently, and dodged another.
A strict reading of What topics can I ask about here? doesn't provide any guidance for this type of questions, but it's fairly clear that they are outside of the site's intended scope also by community judgement. The general advice is that real-world history questions belongs on the History SE.
Should we update the help center text, to specifically list real-world history questions as off topic?