In September of 1838, Frederick Douglass traveled to Nantucket to hear the publisher of Boston's "The Liberator" abolitionist newspaper, William Lloyd Garrison, speak. After hearing Douglass tell his story, Garrison realized he had found the man he had been looking for. Garrison approached Douglass with a proposition.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
The converging forces, circumstances, personalities and events that propelled a group of English men and women west across the Atlantic in 1620.
The six-part story of a frontiersman farmer and a wealthy Confederate slave-owner's daughter.
"The Wizard of Menlo Park," Inventor Thomas Edison, built the first practical light bulb and revolutionized the world.
For 21 years, Chicago mayor Richard J. Daley ruled the city, building the Sears Tower and O'Hare Airport.
At the height of segregation, an unlikely alliance between a black medical genius and a white surgeon led to a pioneering medical breakthrough.
Thoroughbred racehorse Seabiscuit was the long shot that captured America's heart during the Depression.
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.