In 1859 John Brown seized a federal armory at Harper's Ferry, Virginia, but failed to incite a revolution. Authorities found a link between Brown and Frederick Douglass.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
Eleanor Roosevelt supported the President's New Deal and advocated for civil rights, becoming one of the 20th century's most influential women.
The trial of Charles Julius Guiteau, who assassinated President James A. Garfield, turned into a public battle over the meaning of insanity.
America came apart in 1964 and has since been reborn.
Author, soldier, scientist, outdoorsman and caring father, he was the youngest man to become president. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
The Alabama governor and presidential candidate promised segregation forever.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.
Head of the most powerful family in America, billionaire John D. Rockefeller's vast philanthropy changed his family's reputation.