Janice Jones-Thomson looks back on the lobotomy done to her mother, Beulah Jones.
Engineer James Eads tamed the mighty Mississippi, turning New Orleans into the second largest port in the nation.
Though first seen only as an expensive luxury, Alexander Graham Bell's telephone soon transformed American life and became a necessity.
When two passenger ships collide off Nantucket in 1909, 1,500 people rely on 26-year-old Jack Binns to operate a new technology - wireless telegraphy - to save them all.
Begun during the Civil War, the transcontinental railroad employed 20,000 men, mostly immigrants, who built the iron road with their bare hands.
While the U.N. debated strategies for control of atomic energy, the U.S. Navy was preparing for nuclear tests on Bikini Island.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history.
The U.S. and the Soviet Union race to build the hydrogen bomb during the Cold War, thus beginning the nuclear arms race.