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In 1897, Arctic explorer Robert Peary caused a sensation when he returned from Greenland with five Eskimos.
The first man to fly across the Atlantic, Charles Lindbergh was unprepared for the attention, particularly after his son was kidnapped.
In the early 1830s, Texas, ruled by Mexico, held 20,000 U.S. settlers and 4,000 Mexican Tejanos, forcing residents to pick sides.
The unusual life of David Vetter, who lived permanently inside a germ-free environment due to severe combined immunodeficiency.
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.
"The Wizard of Menlo Park," Inventor Thomas Edison, built the first practical light bulb and revolutionized the world.
General Douglas MacArthur led American troops in World Wars I and II before being fired by President Harry Truman during the Korean War.