Janice Jones-Thomson looks back on the lobotomy done to her mother, Beulah Jones.
The story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease.
Though first seen only as an expensive luxury, Alexander Graham Bell's telephone soon transformed American life and became a necessity.
The Alaskan Highway stands today as one of the boldest homeland security initiatives ever undertaken.
Equipment failure, human error and bad luck led to the country's worst nuclear accident in 1979.
The first around-the-world air race was sponsored to prove that the airplane had a commercial future.
Engineer James Eads tamed the mighty Mississippi, turning New Orleans into the second largest port in the nation.
While the U.N. debated strategies for control of atomic energy, the U.S. Navy was preparing for nuclear tests on Bikini Island.
At the height of segregation, an unlikely alliance between a black medical genius and a white surgeon led to a pioneering medical breakthrough.