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Intrepid journalist Nelly Bly went on a journey around the world breaking the record of Julius Verne's fictional character.
Robert Moses fueled some of the most ambitious -- and controversial -- public works projects ever conceived.
A civil rights leader in Harlem before entering politics, Powell was one of the most charismatic black leaders of the 20th century.
From letters of the second U.S. president, John Adams, and his wife, Abigail, this film explores their tumultuous times.
Lyndon Johnson pushed progressive programs before the Vietnam War eroded his support. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
The women's suffrage movement won the right to vote when the 19th Amendment passed in 1920.
Mathematician and paranoid schizophrenic John Nash's work became a foundation of modern economic theory.
Brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright built a flying machine that made its first flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in 1903.