In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
When two passenger ships collide off Nantucket in 1909, 1,500 people rely on 26-year-old Jack Binns to operate a new technology - wireless telegraphy - to save them all.
They were the first to brave the unknown.
Native Alaskans, oil company representatives, environmentalists, politicians, and others tell the story of the 800-mile pipeline.
"The Wizard of Menlo Park," Inventor Thomas Edison, built the first practical light bulb and revolutionized the world.
It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history.
A uniquely impressionistic history of the early years of the Space Race.
In 1960, Francis Gary Powers' U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union.