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Between 1890 and 1920, 12 million people emigrated from Europe arriving in New York Harbor and Ellis Island.
The internationally famous carnival of delights in New York was the birthplace of the hot dog and the roller coaster.
The effort of pioneering researchers to conceive babies through in vitro fertilization.
The unbounded optimism of the Jazz Age and the shocking consequences when reality finally hit on October 29th, 1929.
Major Walter Reed's discovery in 1900 that mosquitoes spread yellow fever halted an outbreak and led to the disease's eventual eradication.
A star in baseball's golden age, Joe DiMaggio's celebrity status and tumultuous marriage to Marilyn Monroe brought him pain.
"The Wizard of Menlo Park," Inventor Thomas Edison, built the first practical light bulb and revolutionized the world.
Native Alaskans, oil company representatives, environmentalists, politicians, and others tell the story of the 800-mile pipeline.