In 1881, the Lady Franklin Bay Expedition set out for the far North to spend two years recording scientific data. Sergeant George Rice was the official photographer on the team, and his images capture details of the men's lives in the vast, bleak Arctic landscape. When the party left Fort Conger August 1883 Rice took few more photos.
Thoroughbred racehorse Seabiscuit was the long shot that captured America's heart during the Depression.
The American effort to relieve starvation in Soviet Russia in 1921 during the worst natural disaster in Europe in 500 years.
In 1978 over 900 people led by Rev. Jim Jones died in the largest mass murder-suicide in history, at Jonestown, Guyana.
The story behind the development of the oral contraceptive that put women in control of birth control.
The first man to fly across the Atlantic, Charles Lindbergh was unprepared for the attention, particularly after his son was kidnapped.
The staggering death tolls of the Civil War permanently altered the character of the republic and the psyche of the American people.
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.
The most daring and innovative accomplishment at the turn of the 20th century.