Howard Dully discusses the lobotomy that Walter Freeman performed on him when he was 12.
The internationally famous carnival of delights in New York was the birthplace of the hot dog and the roller coaster.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
Engineered by William Barclay Parsons, the 21-mile, four-track route of the New York City Subway was the largest public works project in history.
The Pennsylvania Railroad Company accomplished an enormous engineering feat, but destroyed a great architectural monument.
Robert Moses fueled some of the most ambitious -- and controversial -- public works projects ever conceived.
A brilliant scientist, Oppenheimer was tasked with the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.
The story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease.
Major Walter Reed's discovery in 1900 that mosquitoes spread yellow fever halted an outbreak and led to the disease's eventual eradication.