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.
A wry philosophical essay on what makes baseball the great American pastime.
The impact of tuberculosis in America, once the deadliest killer in human history.
Though first seen only as an expensive luxury, Alexander Graham Bell's telephone soon transformed American life and became a necessity.
The story of a farm boy who rose from obscurity to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th century.
The historic journey of Apollo 8 captivated the world in 1968 -- a bright spot in a year marked by political assassinations, race riots, and the Vietnam War.
The coal miners' battle for dignity led to the largest armed insurrection since the American Civil War.
The true story behind the most romanticized, infamous outlaw couple in U.S. history and their gang.
Meet the Wizard of Odd. Robert Ripley was a new media star and the most popular man in America.