The Railroad revolutionized travel and shipping across America. Many people ride trains today not just for transportation, but also as a way to see the country. What trains have you been on? Do you have any memories of Streamliners? Have you been in a Pullman car? Share your most memorable train ride with American Experience.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
A brilliant scientist, Oppenheimer was tasked with the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.
The story behind the development of the oral contraceptive that put women in control of birth control.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.
Postwar New York City and the global economic order told through the story of the World Trade Center.
After 18 years of struggles, the Golden Gate Bridge opened on May 27, 1937.
"The Wizard of Menlo Park," Inventor Thomas Edison, built the first practical light bulb and revolutionized the world.
In 1960, Francis Gary Powers' U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union.