A deadly accident at the old Grand Central Depot in 1902 led the busy terminal to be redesigned. Over a decade, William Wilgus and his construction crews sunk the tracks underground and switched from steam to electric service -- keeping the trains running the whole time.
From steam engine depot to the grand Beaux Arts monument that opened in 1913 and stands today, explore this gallery of photographs of Grand Central. It features several images from the mid-20th century taken by Boris Y. Klapwald.
It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history.
The story behind the development of the oral contraceptive that put women in control of birth control.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
During the Great Depression, Americans built the Hoover Dam, one of the greatest engineering works in history.
John Scopes' free speech trial pitted science against religion after the teacher presented Charles Darwin's theory of evolution in a Tennessee school.
Originally settled as a mail stop, Las Vegas changed from an Old West vacation town, to a mafia haven, to the "Atomic City" and "Sin City."
A wry philosophical essay on what makes baseball the great American pastime.
Silent film actress Mary Pickford played a pivotal role in bringing Hollywood into the center of the motion picture industry.