Janice Jones-Thomson looks back on the lobotomy done to her mother, Beulah Jones.
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.
Begun during the Civil War, the transcontinental railroad employed 20,000 men, mostly immigrants, who built the iron road with their bare hands.
Native Alaskans, oil company representatives, environmentalists, politicians, and others tell the story of the 800-mile pipeline.
The impact of tuberculosis in America, once the deadliest killer in human history.
Brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright built a flying machine that made its first flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in 1903.
In 1960, Francis Gary Powers' U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union.
Robert Moses fueled some of the most ambitious -- and controversial -- public works projects ever conceived.
Politics, culture, race relations, and technology in a year of change.