Janice Jones-Thomson looks back on the lobotomy done to her mother, Beulah Jones.
The worst epidemic in American history killed over 600,000 Americans during World War I.
The U.S. and the Soviet Union race to build the hydrogen bomb during the Cold War, thus beginning the nuclear arms race.
After 18 years of struggles, the Golden Gate Bridge opened on May 27, 1937.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
The internationally famous carnival of delights in New York was the birthplace of the hot dog and the roller coaster.
The Pennsylvania Railroad Company accomplished an enormous engineering feat, but destroyed a great architectural monument.
The unusual life of David Vetter, who lived permanently inside a germ-free environment due to severe combined immunodeficiency.
Engineer James Eads tamed the mighty Mississippi, turning New Orleans into the second largest port in the nation.