The surprise pandemic of 1918 shook Americans’ confidence in the medical establishment that had previously found vaccines for other lethal diseases like smallpox and typhoid. People tried everything to avoid getting the virus — from gargling with mouthwash to wearing masks — but it was not until years after the pandemic was over that scientists made any real breakthroughs.
The remarkable story of mid-19th century ingenuity and perseverance during the laying of the transatlantic telegraph cable between North America and Europe.
During World War II, more than a thousand women signed up to fly with the U.S. military as WASPS.
George Eastman introduced the Kodak and Brownie camera systems and transformed photography into something anybody could do.
The unusual life of David Vetter, who lived permanently inside a germ-free environment due to severe combined immunodeficiency.
It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history.
A marvel of engineering, architecture, and vision, the story of the Beaux Arts structure on 42nd street that forever changed midtown Manhattan.
During the Great Depression, Americans built the Hoover Dam, one of the greatest engineering works in history.
Meet the genius engineer and inventor whose technology helped create our wireless world.