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H.H. Holmes: America’s First Serial Killer

Cases of serial killers often send shockwaves and panic through communities. Shock and horror grow even more upon discovery of torture and other gruesome acts beyond the horror of the murder itself. Such is the case with Dr. H.H. Holmes, America’s first serial killer. Continue reading to learn more as Ira Riklis delves into the... Read More

Happy Birthday Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso reins as one of the greatest artists of all time. His early artistic abilities proved that he had talent well beyond his years. Ira Riklis discovers details about the life of Pablo Picasso in this blog post, including some little-known facts and trivia.  Early Life Of Pablo Picasso Born on October 25, 1881... Read More

Vice President Agnew’s Resignation: How Gerald Ford Became America’s 38th President

Spiro Agnew served as vice president under President Richard M. Nixon. Prior to becoming vice president, he served in other elected positions, becoming governor of Maryland in 1967. During his terms in other offices, suspicion grew that Agnew committed illegal acts that included bribery, income tax evasion, and other accusations. The ensuing investigation essentially left... Read More

Remembering The Legacy Of Miles Davis

When Miles Davis received his first trumpet at age 13, he likely already planned to become a famous musician. Forging ahead, even when others criticized him, Miles Davis pursued his dreams. Ira Riklis looks at the legacy he left behind as one of the greatest jazz musicians in history. Miles Davis’ Early Days And Persistence... Read More

King Triumphs In The Battle Of The Sexes

Women struggled for equal treatment and equal pay in the 1970s and the tennis court was no exception. Once Billie Jean King discovered that women received far less pay than male tennis players, she accepted a tennis challenge from Bobby Riggs, who demeaned the ability of women in the sport. The Battle of the Sexes... Read More

Agatha Christie: The Queen Of Crime

Agatha Christie started writing at a young age and rose to fame as a renowned writer and playwright. Discover details about Agatha Christie as Ira Riklis share information about her work as a writer and her rise to fame as “The Queen of Crime.” The Birth Of Agatha Christie Born September 15, 1890, at Torquay,... Read More

The Beginning Of Wall Street Insider Trading

Insider trading fattens the pockets of greedy Wall Street figures and has resulted in serious financial crises for many Americans. Ira Riklis sheds more light about how and why this all started. Basic Insider Trading Information The U.S. Securities And Exchange Commission (SEC) explains that illegal insider trading refers to “buying or selling a security,... Read More