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Karen Harris

Karen Harris

Writer

Karen left the world of academic, quitting her job as a college professor to write full-time. She spends her days with her firefighter husband and four daughters on a hobby farm with an assortment of animals, including a goat named Atticus, a turkey named Gravy, and a chicken named Chickaletta.

Birth Control Is Legalized In The U.S.A. In 1960

May 14, 2021

The contraceptive pill first became available in 1960. It uses synthetic female ...

How The Polio Vaccine Was Developed (And All The Hiccup...

April 30, 2021

Child vaccinated with Dr. Salk’s vaccine against polio in 1956. (Jean-...

A History of Shoe-Tossing: Why Do People Throw Shoes Ov...

April 24, 2021

Three pairs of shoes hang from power lines near 19th Street and Martin...

Ivan The Terrible (And Why He Wasn't That Terrible)

April 22, 2021

The Czar Ivan the Terrible, 1590, (1903). Artist Hans Wengel. (Print Collecto...

Female Pirates Anne Bonny and Mary Read And How They Es...

April 20, 2021

Anne Bonny and Mary Read. (Stefano Bianchetti/Corbis via Getty Images)...

The Breast Tax: Imposed On Women Who Chose To Cover The...

April 15, 2021

Lithograph from L'Inde Français, 1828. From the collection of Jean Cla...

Dizzy Gillespie: Trumpet Player, Jazz Legend, And Jimmy...

April 8, 2021

American jazz musician Dizzy Gillespie performing at the Meridien Hote...

A History Of Post-It Notes: When Were They Invented And...

April 6, 2021

Post-it Notes manufactured by 3M. (Scott Olson/Getty Images) Want to...

Jane Goodall: The Famous Anthropologist/Primatologist’s...

April 3, 2021

British primatologist Jane Goodall visits a chimpanzee rescue center...

The Three Fates: 3 Goddesses Of Greek Mythology Who Con...

April 2, 2021

The Three Fates: Clotho, Lachesis, and Atropos, 1558–59. After Giulio ...

1970: Cigarette Advertising Is Banned By Congress

April 1, 2021

Lillian Eggers, television queen of 1940, advertising for cigarettes in Philade...

China Ends Their One-Child Policy In 2015 After 35 Year...

March 29, 2021

A child hugs a red lantern in China. (Zhang Yin/China News Service via...

Guccio Gucci: Founder Of Gucci And Its Complicated Hist...

March 26, 2021

Guccio Gucci c. 1940. (Unknown author/Wikimedia Commons) His name is...

The History of the Word "Okay/OK" And Why The World Use...

March 23, 2021

Chou "An" Chun-An makes an "okay" sign with his hand at the League of ...

The Rebecca Riots Of The 1830s And 1840s (When Welsh Pe...

March 19, 2021

During the Rebecca Riots in Wales, men and boys, dressed as women, att...

The Phoenician Alphabet: History Of Where Your Language...

March 17, 2021

Cadmus introducing the original Alphabet or Phoenician alphabet to the...

History Of Nutella: How World War II's Chocolate Shorta...

March 14, 2021

Nutella celebrated the 50th anniversary in 2015, but its roots extend ...

Nazi Gold, The Truth Behind The Mystery: Where Is It No...

March 4, 2021

A U.S. soldier inspects thousands of gold wedding bands taken from Jew...

Monuments Men: The Story Of How FDR Stole 20% Of Europe...

March 3, 2021

World War II, Hitler and Joseph Goebbels looking at works of art stole...

Leap Day: The History Of Why We Do Leap Day And Where I...

March 1, 2021

The Shepherd 's calendar, 1579, February. Two shepherds in a field wit...

Watson and Crick: Scientists Who Discovered DNA Double ...

February 28, 2021

James Watson and Francis Crick in 1959. (Getty Images) On February 2...

George Washington: Biography, About, Facts, & Things Yo...

February 22, 2021

George Washington (1732–1799), first president of the United States, ...

Ansel Adams: Artist Biography, Facts, Trivia, & More Ab...

February 20, 2021

Photographer Ansel Adams stands on a bluff above the Pacific Ocean. H...

Is Pluto Is A Planet? How Clyde Tombaugh Discovered Plu...

February 18, 2021

Clyde W. Tombaugh, discoverer of the planet Pluto. (Getty Images) On...

Galileo Galilei: Biography, Facts, & Things You Don't K...

February 15, 2021

Italian astronomer and physicist Galileo Galilei (1564–1642) using a ...

Jesse James: Biography, Facts, & Things You Didn't Know...

February 13, 2021

American outlaw Jesse James, circa 1870. (MPI/Getty Images) Between...

Abraham Lincoln: Biography, Facts & Things You Didn't K...

February 12, 2021

President Abraham Lincoln. (Alexander Gardner/Library of Congress/Cor...

Charles Dickens: Stories, Biography, & Things You Didn'...

February 7, 2021

British novelist Charles Dickens (1812–1870) seated in his study in G...

Rosa Parks: Stories, Biography, & Things You Didn't Kno...

February 4, 2021

Civil rights leader Rosa Parks smiles while people gathered around he...

Harriet Tubman: Biography, Facts, And Things You Didn't...

January 29, 2021

Harriet Tubman (1820-1913), American Abolitionist, Portrait, circa 188...