Engineer James Eads tamed the mighty Mississippi, turning New Orleans into the second largest port in the nation.
While the U.N. debated strategies for control of atomic energy, the U.S. Navy was preparing for nuclear tests on Bikini Island.
In 1960, Francis Gary Powers' U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union.
The grave truth behind modern forensics was discovered in 1920s New York.
Major Walter Reed's discovery in 1900 that mosquitoes spread yellow fever halted an outbreak and led to the disease's eventual eradication.
Native Alaskans, oil company representatives, environmentalists, politicians, and others tell the story of the 800-mile pipeline.
A personal story of one family's dramatic effort to hold onto their family farm in Iowa as massive foreclosures sweep the nation in the 1990s.
After 18 years of struggles, the Golden Gate Bridge opened on May 27, 1937.