What do the 1930s mean to you? We invite you to tell us your own stories — whether you lived through the tumultuous decade or learned about it from a relative, a book or a movie. Comment on the decade as a whole, or on any of our 1930s film subjects:
The international race to develop biological weapons during the 20th century.
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.
The Alaskan Highway stands today as one of the boldest homeland security initiatives ever undertaken.
The grave truth behind modern forensics was discovered in 1920s New York.
The unusual life of David Vetter, who lived permanently inside a germ-free environment due to severe combined immunodeficiency.
Equipment failure, human error and bad luck led to the country's worst nuclear accident in 1979.
The dramatic story of the streamliners is one of remarkable achievements and opportunities lost.