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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.

Frederick Douglass's "What To The Slave Is The Fourth O...

July 4, 2020

American orator, abolitionist, writer, and escaped slave, Frederick Do...

Helen Keller: What You Didn't Know About The Outspoken ...

June 27, 2020

Helen Keller on her four-acre estate near Westport, Conn. (David McLan...

Juneteenth: Slavery Abolished In The U.S. In 1865 (The ...

June 19, 2020

A Juneteenth celebration in Richmond, Virginia, 1905. (VCU Libraries/W...

A Millionaire Orchestrated An Elaborate Treasure Hunt (...

June 18, 2020

After 10 years, Forrest Fenn's treasure has been found. (arstechnica.c...

How To Become A Modern-Day Knight: The History Of The O...

June 15, 2020

Knight from the late 12th century. (Photo by DeAgostini/Getty Images) ...

The History Of Miranda Rights: How The Supreme Court Pa...

June 13, 2020

Ernesto Miranda. (The Republic) If you're a fan of TV crime dramas, ...

Josephine Baker: French Resistance Agent, Old Hollywood...

June 8, 2020

Portrait of American-born singer and dancer Josephine Baker, circa 192...

Rodney King: The Riots, The Movement, And What Eventual...

June 5, 2020

Activist Jasmine Cannock addresses a crowd of reporters and listeners ...

History Of The Curfew: Etymology, Brief History, And Ho...

June 3, 2020

British paratroopers enforce curfew in Tel Aviv after King David Hotel...

Golden Gate Bridge Opens In 1937: 200,000 People Celebr...

May 27, 2020

More than 200,000 people walked across the Golden Gate Bridge when it ...

1979: The First Ever Missing Child Appears On A Milk Ca...

May 25, 2020

Kidnapped six-year-old Etan Patz was the first missing child to appear...

Samuel Morse: Inventor Of The Telegraph, Failed Painter...

May 24, 2020

Samuel Morse upset his father by becoming a painter. (history.com) Y...

1618 Defenestration Of Prague: Two Catholic Lords, Secr...

May 23, 2020

The Defenestration of Prague depicted by Johann Philipp Abelinus betwe...

Agnodice: The First Female Doctor Who Disguised As A Ma...

May 18, 2020

Agnodice disguised her gender to study medicine. (ancient.eu) Today,...

The Order Of The Dragon: An Ancient Society Dracula's F...

May 16, 2020

Saint George on horseback fighting against the Dragon in a fresco insi...

History Of The Hot Dog: Why Do We Call Them Dogs? Where...

May 13, 2020

Hot dogs were a favorite of street vendors. (Wikimedia Commons/Public ...

Why Is It Called The Roaring '20s?

May 12, 2020

Magazine illustration of a roaring '20s party, New York , New York, 1926. (Transcendental Grap...

1891: What It Was Like When Carnegie Hall Opened In New...

May 5, 2020

1895: View of Carnegie Hall on the corner of Seventh Avenue and 57th S...

Themiscyra: The Ancient Real-Life Version Of The Amazon...

April 28, 2020

One of the more fascinating stories from ancient mythology is that of ...

Trojan Horse: The Greeks Entered Troy On This Day In 11...

April 24, 2020

Engraving After The Trojan Horse by Henri Paul Motte. (Getty Images) ...

The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake: The Largest In Conti...

April 18, 2020

More than 28,000 buildings were destroyed. (britannica.com) On this ...

Death Ships: Everything About The Ships That Brought Th...

April 15, 2020

The Plague in Marseille, 1726, engraving. Pandemics don't just appea...

Positives Of The Black Plague: Labor Shortages Empowere...

April 13, 2020

The Great Plague actually created opportunities for Europe's poorest p...

Slovakian Easter: Drench And Spank Women, Give Men Pres...

April 12, 2020

A water bath is part of the odd Eastern European Easter celebration. (...

How We Tried To Contain Major Pandemics Throughout Reco...

April 10, 2020

A nurse checking on a patient at the Walter Reed Hospital Flu Ward dur...

Plague Masks: A Brief History Of The Strangest Medical ...

April 5, 2020

The plague mask featured a long beak. (Pinterest) As if the Black Pl...

Mysophobia: History Of The Fear Of Germs, Washing Hands...

April 4, 2020

A paramedic wears a protective mask and complete sterile dressing to a...

Howard Hughes: Facts And Stories You Didn't Know (All T...

April 2, 2020

Howard Hughes in the cockpit of an airplane in a leather flight helmet...

Terracotta Army: The 1974 Discovery Of 8,000 Ancient Cl...

March 29, 2020

The Terracotta Army guards the Emperor's tomb. (Photo by API/Gamma-Rap...

Charles 'Pretty Boy' Floyd: The Depression-Era Robin Ho...

March 28, 2020

Mugshot of gangster Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd. One of the most colo...