Throughout the early 1960s thousands of young men and women poured into the Santa Clara valley every month, lured by the booming electronics and defense industries. "There was just too much talent stuffed into one place."
After 18 years of struggles, the Golden Gate Bridge opened on May 27, 1937.
Television game shows became an instant national phenomenon in 1955, but four years later contestant Charles van Doren admitted they were a scam.
A man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.
The tale of oil-seeking mavericks whose risk-taking, sweat and dreams changed an American industry.
The first around-the-world air race was sponsored to prove that the airplane had a commercial future.
The story behind the development of the oral contraceptive that put women in control of birth control.
Silent film actress Mary Pickford played a pivotal role in bringing Hollywood into the center of the motion picture industry.
The staggering death tolls of the Civil War permanently altered the character of the republic and the psyche of the American people.