I must say you are totally wrong. There are numerous benefits of learning history and you must read them before you make this judgment!
The study of history is very essential because history enables us understand the problems our world faces today better to enable us compare some past situations and events that can be related to the present problems. Additionally, studying history also help us choose our leaders during electioneering and give constructive criticisms whenever the government misgoverns. This enables us perform our civic duties better in a democratic dispensation.
It makes us more cultured and informed. It helps us understand certain historical terms we have grown accustomed to using in our day-to-day languages. For instance, boycott, veto, czar, liberal, democracy, etc.
It teaches us how to make use of the map as well as the interpretation of charts and how to analyze graphs. Studying history helps us improve our ability to understand what we read from daily newspapers, magazines, books, forums, and what we see on TV. This enables us participate more intelligibly in such academic discussions to proffer solution to the problems facing our world today.
It gives us the ability to analyze situations better, gather more useful information, evaluate evidences, distinguish between unimportant and important facts, and come up with intelligent conclusions and results. We are able to come to the realization that civilization makes people solve problems they encounter using intelligent reasoning rather than force.