Janice Jones-Thomson looks back on the lobotomy done to her mother, Beulah Jones.
Robert Moses fueled some of the most ambitious -- and controversial -- public works projects ever conceived.
The impact of tuberculosis in America, once the deadliest killer in human history.
While the U.N. debated strategies for control of atomic energy, the U.S. Navy was preparing for nuclear tests on Bikini Island.
The historic journey of Apollo 8 captivated the world in 1968 -- a bright spot in a year marked by political assassinations, race riots, and the Vietnam War.
It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history.
Begun during the Civil War, the transcontinental railroad employed 20,000 men, mostly immigrants, who built the iron road with their bare hands.
Engineer James Eads tamed the mighty Mississippi, turning New Orleans into the second largest port in the nation.
In 1960, Francis Gary Powers' U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union.