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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.

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...

Challenger Disaster: What Happened To The Space Shuttle...

January 28, 2021

Space Shuttle Challenger explodes shortly after take-off. (NASA/Wikime...

Deadliest Earthquake In History: China's 1556 Quake And...

January 23, 2021

China, Shaanxi Province, Wei River Valley, Wheat Fields, Loess Plateau...

History Of Corsets: How Corsets Became Popular And Were...

January 21, 2021

Modern Oddities by P. Pry Esq., Plate 1st: The Sleeves Curiously Cut, ...

When Explorer James Cook Discovered Hawaii And Was Boil...

January 18, 2021

Death of Captain Cook. (John Webber/Wikimedia Commons) James Cook wa...

Benjamin Franklin: Biography, Trivia, And Facts About T...

January 17, 2021

1767, oil on canvas on panel, located in the White House, Washington, ...

Benedict Arnold: Biography And Facts About The Double-C...

January 16, 2021

Engraving depicts American army officer Benedict Arnold (1741–1801), s...

Dalai Lama History: Biography, History, And Legacy Of T...

January 13, 2021

The 14th Dalai Lama holding a speach in Vienna, Austria. (Wolfgang H. ...

The Conditions On The Mayflower: What Was It Like On Th...

January 12, 2021

The replica of the Mayflower under sail on its way back to Plymouth Ha...

Chimney Sweepers Act of 1788: Child Labor Law That Allo...

January 5, 2021

The Chimney Sweep, 1843, by Angelo Inganni (1807-1880). Oil on canvas,...

Mayan Codex: Codices (Paper Media) Were Destroyed By Co...

January 4, 2021

(Joern Haufe/Getty Images) At the peak of its power, the Mayan Empir...

The History Of Sriracha: How The Famous Vietnamese Cond...

January 2, 2021

A man dresses up with his hot dog with Huy Fong Sriracha Hot Sauce. (P...

Cultures That Don't Celebrate New Year's Day On January...

December 28, 2020

Performers take part in the traditional dragon-and-drums Chinese new y...

The Gregorian Calendar: Why Are The Months And Days The...

December 27, 2020

(Biblioteca del Vaticano/Wikimedia Commons) January 1 marks the star...

Boxing Day History: The True Origins Of Why We Celebrat...

December 26, 2020

(Art Images via Getty Images) To many parts of the world, Boxing Day...

The History Of Why We Leave Milk And Cookies Out For Sa...

December 24, 2020

The Norse god Odin or Wotan, ruler of Asgard. He is holding the spear ...

"I'll Be Home for Christmas" Song Lyrics (The Story of ...

December 19, 2020

The holiday greeting is spelled out by U.S. aviation Cadets in the Sou...

White Christmas: Song Lyrics, Meaning, Fun Facts, And T...

December 18, 2020

Actor Bing Crosby, actresses Rosemary Clooney and Vera Ellen, and acto...

Battle Of Antietam: The Second Deadliest Day In America...

December 15, 2020

"The Battle of Antietam - Army of the Potomac, General George B. McCle...

History Of Women's Shoes: How High Heels Eventually Bec...

December 13, 2020

Women's shoes in White Kid with clog. Italian, 17th century. (Getty Im...