In the 1920s, many Americans were listening to Jazz and learning the Charleston. Henry Ford preferred the country dances he learned as a boy - quadrilles, gavottes, the schottische, the polka and the chorus jig were his favorites. Later in life he hosted dance lessons in Dearborn twice a week to teach what he believed was the correct, old way of dancing.
America's first First Lady defined the role of the President's wife and in the process changed the face of the American presidency.
Martha Ballard was a midwife and mother in Maine following the American Revolution.
P.T. Barnum -- huckster, con man, promoter, entertainer and founder of "The Greatest Show on Earth".
The young CBS reporter changed his pacifist ideals after reporting on the rise of fascism in Europe during World War II.
The world famous escape artist could escape from everything - except his own mortality.
From a small-town Texas murder emerged a landmark civil rights case that successfully challenged Jim Crow-style discrimination against Mexican Americans.
The story behind the development of the oral contraceptive that put women in control of birth control.
The women's suffrage movement won the right to vote when the 19th Amendment passed in 1920.